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Strip Club Found Liable for DUI Death

In the summer of 2017, an Atlanta Chick-fil-A employee was headed to work when he was killed in a t-bone accident with a drunk driver who was leaving a strip club. After the deceased man’s family initiated legal action against Oasis Goodtime Emporium, a strip club in Doraville, for letting the “noticeably intoxicated” driver leave (read more)

What Not to do if Pulled Over by the Police

Recently, a motor vehicle driver in Alabama attempted to get out of a speeding ticket in metro Atlanta by concocting a unique lie to tell the police officer. The event occurred when the law enforcement officer clocked the driver traveling 90 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone.  The motorist attempted to (read more)

Lessons from Vince Vaughn’s Recent DUI Charge

Law enforcement in Los Angeles County, California recently announced that actor Vince Vaughn has been charged with three misdemeanors including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher, and refusing to comply with law enforcement. Law enforcement reports that Vaughn repeatedly refused to get out of his (read more)

Where Will You be Taken Following a Georgia DUI?

Recently, a Sandy Springs business was heavily damaged when a pickup truck crashed into it. Law enforcement was then called to the scene of the accident, but left. Law enforcement was then called to the scene of the accident a second time when additional damage was noticed. This is when law enforcement noticed that a (read more)

Responding to Drug Trafficking Charges in Georgia

Recently, more than $5 million of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine as well as $850,000 in cash were found as part of a large-scale drug bust that occurred in metro Atlanta. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has already commented that the investigation started in south Fulton County, which led to a search in Gwinnett County. (read more)

Headlight Infraction in Georgia Lands Man in Jail

There must be probable cause, or in other words, reasonable suspicion of a crime, in order for a Georgia police officer to pull you over. A broken headlight is a violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-8-20, and therefore, that is all that would have to be present for an officer of the law to make a (read more)

What You Need to Know About DUI Plea Deals

  If you have ever been arrested for DUI, you were most likely approached by the prosecuting attorney in court, offering you a “deal” or a “plea bargain.” This typically means that you plead guilty to an offense lesser than the offense that you were originally charged with, and often, there are concessions to tend (read more)

Georgia #3 for Most Aggressive U.S. Drivers

GasBuddy conducted a study on aggressive driving habits, including braking, speeding, and rapid acceleration to determine the list that ranks states according to most aggressive drivers. For anyone who lives in Georgia, it may not come as a surprise that the state ranked #3 on the list. Even less surprising is the fact that Georgia (read more)

Operation Rolling Thunder: A Big Surprise for DUI Drivers

If you are a Georgia resident, you might already be aware of the likes of Operation Rolling Thunder, but for out-of-staters who are spending some time in the Peach State, this law enforcement-packed initiative could take them by surprise. This is not a reference to the American aerial bombing campaign that took place during the (read more)

Do Insurance Companies Pay for Atlanta DUI Accident Damages?

Insurance policies, no matter the state in which they are purchased, exclude any coverage for acts that are fraudulent or intentional. For example, if one day you decide to light your car on fire, your insurance company will not pay for the damages from the fire. However, insurance companies do have to pay for any (read more)