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,…

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…

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…

Woman Arrested for Second DUI Following Fatal Bike Accident

An Atlanta-area woman has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a bicyclist was killed in an accident in Sandy Springs. 34-year-old Antoinette Battle will face charges for DUI and vehicular manslaughter for her role in the fatal crash. According to reports, this is not Battle’s first DUI arrest. She was previously arrested in…

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…

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