Two Dekalb County Police Officers Facing DUI Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jail records show that on July 7, 2019, not one but two Dekalb County Police Officers were arrested for driving under the influence in separate instances. The arrest report for Sergeant Tim Paske indicated that he was arrested for DUI on Cotillion Drive near Shallowford Road. Paske, 32, was booke...

Atlanta Mom Charged with DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

While visiting South Carolina, Atlanta resident Tamika Bailey, 28, was arrested after allegedly driving while intoxicated with her two young children in the car. According to reports, The South Carolina Department of Public Safety received a complaint that Bailey was driving recklessly before tur...

Yes, You Can Get a DUI on a Bird

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you live in Metro-Atlanta, chances are you've seen at least one of the thousands of electric scooters filling the sidewalks after scooter companies like Bird and Lime arrived in Atlanta early last summer. The scooters quickly sprouted across intown Atlanta, showing up in neighborhoods includin...

Law Enforcement Trainee Arrested for DUI in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A student of the Florida Law Enforcement Training Center crashed an SUV on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after allegedly having a bit too much drink. Clare Marie Busch, age 31, of New Orleans, was driving the vehicle when she first crashed at the FLETC facility's gate on Chapel Crossing Road. She then...

High on Whip-Its and a Georgia DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whip-Its are a unique way of getting intoxicated, or high, that can have a serious effect on a person's ability to drive safely and lawfully. They are cheap, becoming increasingly popular, and are dangerous both behind the wheel and away from it. When a person drives under the influence of Whip-I...

Man Accused of DUI Faces Homicide Charges in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A driver now faces homicide by vehicle and DUI charges after an accident which has left a man brain-dead. The accident occurred on Jimmy Carter Boulevard at the intersection with Singleton Road, in unincorporated Norcross, GA. Diego Romero, age 31, was traveling westbound on Jimmy Carter Bouleva...

County Commissioner Arrested for DUI in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A county commissioner from Macon-Bibb County was arrested for a DUI charge in the early hours of Friday, February 22, 2019. Commissioner Virgil Watkins, age 34, was elected to represent District 8 in 2013. A Georgia State Patrol Trooper, Micheal Brock, pulled over Watkins just after 1 a.m. on Fr...

DUI Suspect Leads Police on Crazy Chase

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman in Forsyth County, Georgia led law enforcement on a crazy chase in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 8, 2018. Christina Lee Waggoner, age 44, from Loganville, Georgia, was driving on Georgia 400 northbound when law enforcement attempted to initiate a traffic stop, leading to the...

Increased DUI Enforcement in DeKalb County in December

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Around any major holiday, Georgia law enforcement steps up their game when it comes to hunting for those driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. In fact, the number of arrests and prosecutions rises dramatically during and immediately after a major holiday as a result of increased ...

Hit and Run & DUI: What You Need to Know

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Often the charges of hit and run and driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol will be charged out of the same set of circumstances. This typically arises when an allegedly intoxicated person strikes another vehicle (or a person) with his or her car and leaves the scene. Both charges ...

Losing Control: Accidents While Under the Influence

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia has incredibly strict DUI laws, even when the DUI did not result in any other harm than a broken law. When a person's intoxication causes damage to property or harm to other people, the charges may be much more severe. When that accident is the result of drug intoxication, a person may fa...

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...

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