Blog Posts in 2013

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Georgia Lawmakers Support Ignition Interlock Requirement in DUI Cases

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is encouraging all states throughout the country to adopt the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) for individuals convicted of driving ...
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Officers on High Alert for Atlanta DUIs This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for celebration, parties, and gatherings with friends and family. Naturally, many of us choose to celebrate with good food and drink. Knowing this, law enforcement ...
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Driver Crashes into Pharmacy, Resumes Drinking at Bar Next Door

According to police, a man in northeast Atlanta drove into a pharmacy, only to continue drinking at a bar next door. The incident occurred early Friday morning after 3:00 am. The 38-year-old suspect ...
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How to Hire a DUI Lawyer in Georgia

If you were arrested for a serious criminal offense, such as driving under the influence, you need an attorney who can effectively and aggressively stand up and fight for your legal rights – but ...
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Roswell PD Receives Grant for DUI Enforcement

Last month, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta announced that the Roswell Police Department was selected to receive a Georgia Highway Safety Grant. The grant is ...
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DUI Arrests in Georgia Rise During Labor Day Weekend

The end of summer and the days surrounding holidays are historically the most dangerous times of year on American roadways – particularly due to an increase in motorists who drive under the ...
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Georgia Serious Injury by Vehicle DUI Law

The state of Georgia has already implemented a number of severe penalties for individuals who drive under the influence ( DUI ) of drugs or alcohol. Consequences for a standard first time DUI can be ...
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Georgia's Implied Consent DUI Law

The state of Georgia and most other states throughout the country enforce what is known as an implied consent law. Generally, implied consent means that every motorist on the road has given their ...
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DUI Checkpoints in Albany, GA a Success

This past weekend, law enforcement officers in Albany, Georgia conducted several successful DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. The anti-DUI efforts were part of a statewide program designed to ...
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Georgia's Less Safe DUI Law

The legal limit for driving under the influence ( DUI ) in Georgia is.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This means that any driver who submits to a breath or blood test and registers a BAC of.08% ...
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DUI Suspect Arrested After Crashing into MARTA Bus

Earlier this week, a driver was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI ) after he crashed his vehicle into a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus. ...
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Georgia Legislator Arrested for Multiple DUI

Last week, a South Georgia legislator was arrested and charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ) of alcohol. This arrest is the second time the local lawmaker has been brought up on criminal ...
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What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

As many states throughout the nation continue to implement new laws and penalties regarding driving under the influence ( DUI ), Georgia has also established new consequences for convicted ...
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Georgia's Open Container Law

The state of Georgia has continuously made changes to laws in order to reduce the prevalence of motorists who drive under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. While many of these notable changes ...
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Atlanta Father Indicted After Fatal DUI Crash Kills Daughter

An Atlanta man was recently indicted last week on charges relating to a fatal DUI accident that occurred on Highway 78 last year. The crash also resulted in the death of the man's 15-year-old ...
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Georgia's Operation Zero Tolerance Nets 300 DUI Arrests

This past weekend, law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Georgia participated in a nationwide campaign to crack down on DUIs. Operation Zero Tolerance, as the program was officially known, ...
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Are Field Sobriety Tests Optional?

Most people are aware that when a law enforcement officer stops a driver for suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI ), they will often perform a series of field sobriety tests. These are the ...
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Georgia Police Arrest Six Drivers for DUI in Seven Car Pile-Up

Early Friday morning – the day after the Fourth of July – Georgia police arrested six motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). The six arrests came as the result of one ...
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New Laws in Georgia Include Changes for Repeat DUI Offenders

With July 1 marking the beginning of the new fiscal year, sweeping policy changes have been made in states throughout the nation. In Georgia, a set of 130 new laws officially went into effect ...
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GA Officials Tour State for July 4 Zero Tolerance DUI Campaign

As part of Georgia's efforts to crack down on drunk and impaired driving this week, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that they will be touring the state to remind local ...
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Atlanta Officer Struck in DUI Hit and Run Accident

Early Saturday morning, an Atlanta law enforcement officer was hit by a driver while attempting to direct the vehicle into a parking lot. Shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, the officer ...
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Georgia Cracks Down on DUIs During Holiday Week

As part of a nationwide initiative to reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities caused by impaired drivers, law enforcement agencies across Georgia are prepping for a 10-day DUI crackdown over the ...
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When Is a DUI a Felony?

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a criminal offense that can be prosecuted in many different ways. While standard first-time DUIs are typically misdemeanor offenses, they can ...
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Lawrenceville Woman Arrested for DUI Had Six Kids in SUV

Law enforcement officers arrested a Gwinnett County woman last month under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) with six children in her SUV. The shocking arrest came as the result of a tip ...
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What You Need to Know About the Costs of a DUI

Thanks in part to nationwide efforts of increasing awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence (DUI) , most Americans are well aware that being convicted of a DUI can subject them to ...
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