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What to do if Pulled Over With Marijuana

A Taliaferro County law enforcement officer recently arrested two individuals during a traffic stop on Interstate 20. The arrest occurred shortly after 300 pounds of marijuana was detected in a secret compartment of a motor home coming from California to Charleston. Both the driver and passenger are now located in Wilkes County Jail with pending (read more)

What You Must do After Georgia Accidents

A pickup driver in Cobb County recently left a bicyclist at the scene of an accident with a broken neck. Video footage of the driver, however, was caught on the bicyclist’s camera. In the video footage, a driver can be seen stopping in front of the bicyclist and knocking the rider off of the bike. (read more)

Understanding Marijuana Charges

A man was recently arrested after a Special Operations Unit searched his home and seized dangerous weapons as well as THC oil. The man was taken into custody and charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a drug related object, possession of a firearm or knife during an (read more)

DUI Pleas

A former reality TV star of “Little Women: Atlanta” was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison for the death of an individual that resulted from a wrong-way collision in Virginia. Before being convicted, the driver pled guilty to driving the wrong way, failing to obey a highway sign, and manslaughter. Law enforcement has reported (read more)

What Not to do if Pulled Over for a DUI

A man in Forsyth last month was jailed on charges of driving under the influence as well as aggravated battery after he crashed his vehicle and proceeded to get into a fight with an emergency medical technician. Law enforcement at the scene of the accident reports that the driver was arrested on one count of (read more)

How to Act at DUI Checkpoints

No matter the degree of caution that you apply to drinking and driving, there is a significant possibility that eventually you will end up either charged for driving under the influence or in the middle of a DUI stop. For this reason, it is particularly helpful for drivers in Georgia to understand what to do (read more)

What Evidence Does the Prosecution Use in DUI Cases?

In a memorable news story, a grandmother in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently tried to flirt out of a DUI arrest with a law enforcement officer while the woman’s grandson remained in the vehicle. It did not take long before the woman realized that her flirting would not work and she was arrested by the law (read more)

Things to Never Tell a Law Enforcement Officer

A man in Fort Oglethorpe was recently arrested on several traffic charges including driving under the influence as well as driving with an open container, failure to maintain lane, failure to signal, and improper use of a turning lane. Law enforcement officers noticed the man weaving between lanes of traffic and almost ending up on (read more)

Georgia Municipalities Begin Lowering Marijuana Penalties

Echoing similar decisions that have been made by municipality courts throughout Georgia, the City Council of Kingsland recently voted to approve an ordinance that will decrease the severity of penalties associated with the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Some of the other municipalities in Georgia that recently made similar decisions include Atlanta, Clarkston, Forest (read more)

Common Mistakes Law Enforcement Makes During DUI Stops

Atlanta law enforcement recently awarded more than $100,000 of Forsyth County taxpayers money after a lawsuit in which a driver was erroneously arrested for driving under the influence. In 2017, a law enforcement officer contacted 911 when he saw some teenagers behaving suspiciously in his neighborhood. While the teenagers were let go, one of the (read more)