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How Long Does It Take To Get Your First Court Date For a DUI?

Whoever said “the wheels of justice turn slowly” definitely wasn’t describing the process for cases involving driving under the influence (DUI).  Here in Atlanta, things move pretty fast when the charge involves suspected impaired driving – even for a first time DUI charge. How fast? Your first court date will be the day after your (read more)

What Should I Do After I Get Arrested For My First DUI?

You’re driving along, minding your own business. Suddenly, the blue lights and siren of a police car pierce the calm. When the officer asks you to step out of the car to take a field sobriety test, you know this may not end well.  You’ve never been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) before. (read more)

What You Need to Know About DUI Classes

If you’re convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, you can safely assume that participating in a DUI class will be part of the penalties. Officially referred to as a Court-Ordered DUI Risk Reduction Class, the courses are led by private individuals but regulated by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. How (read more)

What Should I Do If I’m Facing an Underage DUI Charge

Getting caught for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia is difficult enough if you’re an adult. Things are even dicier if you’re under the age of 21. No matter where you live in the U.S., 21 is the legal drinking age. Make no mistake, though: police officers are not fools. They realize many minors (read more)

How Often Do DUI Cases Go to Trial?

If you’re facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and are feeling a bit nervous about how a judge or jury may rule in court, we’ve got good news for you. The majority of DUI cases are settled long before they reach trial. Even if your case does make its way to court, though, (read more)

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)