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Breathalyzer Tests Can Be Wrong: 5 Reasons for False-Positive Results

You’re driving along when you see the blue lights of a police car in your rearview window. If the officer merely suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI), you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll be asked to take a breathalyzer test. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t agree to take it. For (read more)

8 Tips for Hiring a DUI Lawyer

So, you’ve been charged – rightly or wrongly – with DUI (driving under the influence). Since Georgia’s DUI penalties are among the strictest in the nation, you need to act quickly to secure legal representation to get your driving privileges back. Your success, though, hinges on hiring the right DUI lawyer who will deliver the (read more)

7 Reasons Why You Might Get Pulled Over For DUI

You had a few drinks at the bar and decide to drive home – carefully. Not long after you turn onto the main road you see a police cruiser pull out behind you. Before you know it, you can see the glow of flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Why? You were sure that you (read more)

How Long Does Alcohol Stay on Your Breath?

Earlier this year, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that refusing a breathalyzer test can no longer be used against you in court if you’re suspected of driving under the influence. The ruling means police officers and prosecutors will have to rely on other evidence (dashboard video, blood tests, field sobriety tests, etc.) to prosecute cases (read more)

5 Things You Need to Do After Getting Into a Drunk Driving Accident

Let’s say you’ve had a couple of drinks and are driving home for the night. It’s not a smart – or legal – thing to do, but things happen. Trying to stay as safe as possible, you keep your car at about 15 mph under the speed limit. An impatient – but sober – driver (read more)

I Got a DUI In Texas and My License Was Suspended. Can I Still Drive in Georgia?

Even though Georgia isn’t a signatory to the Driver License Compact (DLC), that doesn’t mean that getting your license suspended in one state won’t have repercussions back home. Georgia still has laws on the books that will address your out-of-state license suspension. In most cases, you’ll also forfeit your driving privileges in the Peach State. (read more)

Georgia License Check After DUI

Under Georgia law, your driver’s license could be suspended long before you go to court for a DUI (driving under the influence) charge. It’s called an Administrative Driver’s License Suspension, and if you do not act in time, you could lose your driving privileges for up to 12 months. Keep in mind that Georgia has (read more)

What is DUI Nolo Contendere?

If you’re facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, your plea options are guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere – which is Latin for “no contest.” In previous years there were meaningful advantages to pleading nolo contendere in DUI cases. Although the plea is still a good option for minor offenses, (read more)

What Can Happen to My Georgia Medical License If I’m Convicted of a DUI?

In May, police arrested a Kennesaw man claiming to be a nurse, charging him with three felony counts as well as a misdemeanor DUI. Two of the felony counts stemmed from the man possessing prescription drugs. The other was for threatening the officers if they came to the hospital where he worked. The man faces (read more)

Woman Faces Uncertainty After Being Charged With DUI Child Endangerment

A Marietta mother has discovered how serious Georgia law enforcement takes driving and drinking with minors in the vehicle. After being pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road, she is now facing a string of charges, and her relationship with her son is now uncertain. According to reports, the deputy forced (read more)