DeKalb County Detective Arrested for Drug DUI in Atlanta

A DeKalb County detective has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to reports, Justin Hamilton was driving his personal vehicle while off duty in Atlanta when he veered onto the sidewalk and struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital after complaining about pain in his leg. Hamilton waited at the…

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…

What Happens If I Get a DUI In Another State?

There might be times when you decide to take a small trip and leave the state of Georgia. Maybe you head to Florida to hit the beach in Jacksonville or visit a friend in Tallahassee. While you’re there, you decide to have a few drinks. On your way home, you get into an accident with…

Georgia DUI Expert Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges

Police officers aren’t above the law. If an officer drives drunk they won’t get special treatment. In fact, the penalties for a police officer convicted of DUI can be even more severe than for everyday citizens. This is a reality Glynn County officer Kevin Yarborough may soon have to face. Yarborough, who is recognized as…

Is There a Warrant Out for Your Arrest After a Georgia Drug Crime?

A 10-month local state and federal investigation recently led to the issuing of drug arrest warrants for 58 individuals. The Glynn County Chief of Police has reported that 27 of the 58 suspects are still at large. Law enforcement has also requested that individuals who are subject to a warrant turn themselves in. This operation…

Defending Against Georgia DUIs involving Terroristic Threats

A man in Polk County faces felony charges of making terroristic threats against a law enforcement officer after a DUI stop. According to reports, the man was pulled over by a law enforcement officer and began making threats and suggestions of violence toward the officer. As a result of this act, the man has been…

Defending Against Felony DUIs in Georgia

Less than two years after being charged with four counts of felony DUI, a man in Savannah was found not guilty on all charges and released from jail. In 2016, the man was charged with three counts of DUI with bodily injury as well as one count of DUI resulting in death. These charges arose…

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…

Little-Known Georgia Driving Laws

A chain reaction accident on Interstate 75 involving three vehicles recently resulted in the death of one person and led to another individual facing criminal charges. The accident began when a driver’s vehicle was stopped by the police. The woman was then determined by law enforcement to be under the influence of alcohol. A tractor…

Four Tips for Handling Georgia DUI Stops

A police chief in Milledgeville recently pled not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. After the hearing occurred, the man climbed into his police vehicle to assume his job duties for the day. The man was previously arrested in August, 2018 for driving with his bright lights on in his…

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