Atlanta DUI Law

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)

You Have the Right to Refuse a Breathalyzer and the State Can’t Use That Against You

You’re pulled over on suspicion of DUI in Atlanta. The officer asks you to take a breathalyzer. Do you have to comply? Can the state use the fact that you refused to cooperate against you in court? According to the Georgia Supreme Court, the answer to both questions is no. Earlier this year, the Supreme (read more)

Understanding Georgia’s DUI Courts

The Cobb County DUI Court recently celebrated its 10th year of operation. Over the last decade, more than 525 repeat DUI offenders have entered the court with 391 of these individuals graduating. The court reports that each year there are more than two million drivers with at least three DUI convictions in the country and (read more)

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)

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)

A Fake ID can Cost You More Than You Think

The fact that individuals can obtain fake identification cards is fairly common knowledge. Many fake IDs are obtained by underage individuals for the purpose of purchasing alcohol or gaining entry into a 21 and over bar or club. Regardless of what the fake ID is for, however, you might want to think twice before spending (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)