DUI on Moonshine: How "White Lightning" Might Affect You

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Deputy Commissioner with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources faced DUI and failure to maintain lane charges in 2017 after a crash. Walter Hyman Rabon crashed on Georgia 11 Northbound with a passenger in the car. Rabon claimed he swerved to avoid a deer, which caused him to spin counterc...

DUI and Driver's License Suspension Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Georgia driver's license can be suspended for several reasons, including as a result of an arrest or a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. If you have been arrested for DUI, or driving on suspended license, an experienced Dekalb County DUI attorney can help defe...

Dekalb County Pretrial Diversion: What is it?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pretrial diversion is an alternative to traditional criminal sentencing that could be just what you need to avoid the consequences of a DUI conviction. It is a chance to have your DUI charge dismissed and removed from your criminal record. Pretrial diversion has certain eligibility requirements,...

CDL and DUI: Georgia Law and Penalties

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Drivers with a commercial driver's license (CDL) rely on that designation to make their living. These drivers have successfully passed tests that demonstrate their ability to drive commercial vehicles safely on Georgia roads. A CDL is valuable to the person who has earned the privilege and it sho...

Challenging the Drug-Sniffing Dog in Your DUI Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The use of drug-sniffing dogs is a common occurrence in drug-related DUI cases in Georgia. Certain legal requirements must happen for the use of the drug-sniffing dog to be constitutional. An experienced Dekalb DUI attorney knows these requirements and will protect your rights. The Initial Stop ...

Driver Facing Multiple Charges After Chase

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every case has its own unique set of facts and circumstances. These facts and circumstances will affect the type of things that a driver can be charged with and may also ultimately affect sentencing. One particular Georgia driver is learning this after making the unfortunate mistake of driving wh...

Teen Charged With DUI, Other Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The legal drinking age in all states and the District of Columbia has been twenty-one since the 1980s. While this increase has helped reduce the number of teenagers who drink, there are still those that consume alcohol while underage and, unfortunately, some of these individuals choose to get be...

Are Ride-Sharing Services Reducing DUI Rates?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Technology is changing the way that we do pretty much everything. Since the advent of the smartphone, people have been using their phones to do more and more things. Channel 2 News conducted an investigation into the reasons that Georgia has seen a drop in the number of DUI arrests in recent year...

Aaron Carter Arrested For DUI in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pop singer Aaron Carter is currently facing a handful of misdemeanor charges in Georgias Habersham County. These include DUI, possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. In an ironic turn of events, Carter was filmed last Monday in Tampa, Florida offering his opinion abo...

Policeman Charged With DUI While On Duty

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chicago policeman Dale Jesionowski, 53, has been charged with misdemeanor DUI after a fellow officer observed him driving erratically on the city's Southwest side. According to local news outlets, at approximately 12 pm Jesionowski was seen striking a curb in the parking lot of a police station i...

Can You Get a DUI on a Bike in Georgia?

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is reasonable to wonder if riding a bicycle while intoxicated could result in a DUI charge? The question is especially relevant to college students, many of whom opt for a bike instead of a car to save money on gas and other auto expenses. Riding a bike after drinking may even seem like a logi...

New Technology Raises New Legal Questions

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds every year. Companies are constantly coming up with new gadgets and devices that do a variety of different things, from refrigerators with cameras so you can see what you need while at the grocery store to watches that can detect you are sick before you...

DUI & Georgia Child Endangerment Laws

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Being arrested for driving under the influence can be harsh enough, but when a child is involved in a DUI charge, Georgia punishes to the fullest extent of the law. When a driver is accused of being under the influence with a child under the age of 14 in the vehicle, they face DUI child endangerm...

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