All across Georgia, people are looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day festivities at their favorite restaurants and bars. Large crowds are expected starting Friday and going well into Sunday, the actual date of St. Patrick’s Day this year. In addition to free-flowing green beer, you should also expect to see an increase in DUI checkpoints…

Criminal Law Basics by the Athens GA Criminal Defense Attorney Most people learn about criminal law from pop culture – the movies, television, books, magazines and the internet. This blog post discusses the basics of criminal law. Let our Athens GA Criminal Defense Attorney give you an overview of the basis every Georgian need to…

Tips if you are arrested for DUI in Athens Georgia. 1. Write Down Everything you can remember as quickly as possible! DUI cases are often won and lost in the details. So write down everything you remember from your DUI stop, no matter how insignificant. Do it now. Memory fades over time, and important details that could…

At some point in our lives, most of us are pulled over by the police at least once. Even most law-abiding drivers may unknowingly have a blown tail light or just driving the same vehicle as a reported crime. Many individuals are unaware of what their rights are when they’re pulled over. Here are some…

PLEASE READ THIS ADVICE. Many people are arrested (DUI, traffic ticket, etc.) every day and the majority of the individuals make the same mistakes which can make their situation worse. A lot of these reactions are understandable; however, some defy logic and common sense. No one plans on having an arrest today, but you may be arrested…

What are the DUI penalties in Georgia? The DUI penalties in Georgia depend on whether this is your  first offense, second offense, third offense and so on. Further, other factors include age, your class of driver’s license and your driving history will affect the sentence. Although there are many factors that can affect the penalties…

Our Athens GA DUI Lawyer shares his insight on field sobriety tests. Standardized field sobriety testing is one of the most controversial issues related to drunk driving arrests. Field sobriety testing was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is used by law enforcement officers to determine whether or not a person is driving under the influence…

Quite many people believe that if they are arrested and not “read their rights,” they can escape punishment. This is not true. However, if the police fail to read a suspect his or her Miranda rights, the prosecutor can’t use for most purposes anything the person arrested says as evidence against them at trial. Of course, as…

Our Athens GA DUI Lawyer gives you an update from the Georgia Supreme Court today! The Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday struck down parts of Georgia statutory law that allow a person’s refusal to submit to a breath test upon being stopped for DUI to be used as evidence in the accused’s criminal trial. The case…

How can my Georgia driver’s license to drive be suspended administratively and again if I am convicted of DUI?  This is a very good question.  Georgia law thinks of driving as a privilege and not a right, therefore can issue a license suspension.  On the administrative end, the law provides the Department of Driver Services…

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