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Can the Police Search Your Car if They Smell Marijuana?

Recently, Atlanta law enforcement arrested the performer, Ty Dolla $ign, on drug charges shortly before he was scheduled to co-headline a concert. The singer was stopped along with six other people while traveling through Atlanta, which led to law enforcement smelling marijuana coming out of the vehicle. A search of the car later revealed cocaine (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)

Potential Defenses to Firearm Charges

A man who was convicted of murder 20 years ago was recently arrested by law enforcement in Georgia after he attempted to pull a firearm on law enforcement officers during a traffic stop. The man is also accused of having more than 70 bags of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana in his vehicle. The event occurred (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)

What to do if Questioned by Law Enforcement About Marijuana

A solicitor for the City of Atlanta was recently placed on administrative leave after being arrested for marijuana possession as well as speeding. According to a law enforcement report, an officer spotted the worker’s vehicle speeding, pulled the car over, and smelled marijuana after approaching the vehicle. When the officer asked the driver for information, (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)

Can a Criminal Charge be Dismissed?

If you are reading this right now, you or someone you love has probably been charged criminally, and wish the charge would just disappear. Whether you believe you are innocent of the charge, or you think that the charge was a bit overzealous for the crime committed, there is hope for you. Before you attempt (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)