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…

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…

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…

Five Ways to Avoid Distracted Driving

Recently in the Atlanta area, a driver received only minor injuries after his vehicle collided with a fence and subsequently flipped approximately 30 feet off of a parking deck. The car proceeded to land in front of someone nearby who was washing a vehicle. Bystanders mistook the noise of the car for train cars colliding…

How to Answer Common Law Enforcement Questions

A well known rapper and producer named Daz Dillinger was recently arrested in Cobb County on drug charges. As a result of this offense, the driver now faces 13 felony marijuana charges. Law enforcement also managed to obtain probable grounds on which to obtain a warrant to search Dillinger’s home, which led to the discovery…

Potential Defenses to Charges of Vehicular Homicide

A driver in Decatur now faces first-degree vehicular homicide charges after an accident killed a 5-year-old boy. This charge comes after the driver was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless driving. The accident occurred when the driver struck another vehicle that was waiting a red light. The driver proceeded to travel into the…

Defenses to Charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute

Recently in Hapeville, Georgia, drugs disguised as candy were confiscated by a law enforcement officer after a hit and run accident. Law enforcement also obtained cocaine, marijuana, and cannabis lollipops shaped like Hello Kitty, Homer Simpson, and the Despicable Me Minions. Law enforcement has expressed concerns that because these drugs look like candy, they will…

What You Need to Know About DUIs and Insurance

The Georgia State patrol reports that a mother now faces charges or running from law enforcement while her children were unrestrained in the vehicle. A Georgia law enforcement officer was sitting in his vehicle along Interstate 85 when the woman drove past erratically. The officer attempted to pull the woman’s vehicle over under suspicion of…

Important Things to Know About DUI Plea Deals

Reality star Tommie Lee of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” faced two years in prison in association with a 2016 DUI arrest until recently making a plea deal that limits Lee’s jail time to just two days in Fulton County Jail. Additionally, Lee will be required to complete 40 hours of community service and attend…

Understanding Alcohol-Related Pedestrian Accidents

A recent high-speed chase through several South Georgia neighborhoods resulted in the death of a local police chief as well as a bystander. Law enforcement reports that the fleeing vehicle went out of control and struck a motorcyclist and a police officer near a gas station at the intersection of Georgia 38 and Georgia 57….

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