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...

First DUI Charge - Clayton County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

DUI cases are typically prosecuted for Clayton County in Jonesboro at the Clayton County State Court. Tasha Mosely is the elected solicitor general and she has several attorneys who work for her as prosecuting attorneys. They are tough on DUI are it is rare that they dismiss one, even if they hav...

UGA Football Star Charged with DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Former UGA star football player Orson Charles was arrested on Friday in Athens for DUI. According to the DUI report, Charles car was stopped in the street around 3am. When the officer approached to see if everything was okay with the vehicle and driver, Mr. Charles began to drive. This triggered ...

DeKalb Driver Charged with DUI, Vehicular Homicide

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 05, 2012 | 0 Comments

A DeKalb County woman, 22 year old Chasity Nicole Jones, was arrested and charged last month with serious DUI charges and vehicular homicide after an accident in which she fatally struck Atlanta police officer Gail Thomas. Officer Thomas, a 15 year veteran, was working a traffic accident when she...

Republican State Representative Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Republican State Representative Kip Smith was arrested in Atlanta recently for driving under the influence ( DUI ). Atlanta DUI officer Kramer observed Smith's gold Jaguar XJ8 run a red light and initiated a traffic stop. Upon speaking to Smith, Officer Kramer noticed that Smith smelled of alcoho...

Smoking Bans Lead to More DUI?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

This time of year - with New Years Eve just a few days off - and lots of holiday parties and festivities to partake in, DeKalb DUI officers stay quite busy stopping drivers and arresting them for possession and DUI related offenses. I recently came across a study from the Journal of Public Econom...

Field Sobriety Tests in the News

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Field Sobriety Tests are making news in DeKalb County. Channel 2 Action News investigated the standard field sobriety tests that DeKalb County DUI officers administer to those suspected of DUI. Typically, a Dekalb area motorist is stopped by a DUI officer for a traffic violation. Then an investig...

Doraville Police Officer Accused of DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last weekend, a City of Doraville DUI officer was himself arrested for DUI following a motor vehicle accident. Doraville DUI Officer Kasey Lindsey was placed on leave after the incident and has now been terminated from the Doraville police force. DeKalb County DUI officers responded to a wreck l...

DeKalb County DUI Trials (2)

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most DUI offenses in DeKalb County are misdemeanors. However, if you have had prior DUIs, you may be charged with a felony. You may also be considered a habitual violator (which is a felony) if you have had numerous prior traffic convictions. Serious accidents or injuries by vehicle involving dru...

DeKalb County DUI Trials (1)

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

DeKalb County DUI prosecuting attorneys rarely reduce DUI cases to reckless driving. Even more rarely do they just dismiss or drop a DeKalb DUI. And DeKalb County has Star Team officers who arrest drivers for DUI every night. This means that there are usually just two options for a person facing ...

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