Increased DUI Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today marks the start of Memorial Day Weekend, and that means an increase in traffic across much of Atlanta and Georgia. While people are preparing for weekend getaways, parties, and relaxation, it's important to remember that, as with many other holiday weekends, Memorial Day Weekend sees a shar...

Why it is Important to Challenge Breath Test Results

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most often, a person is arrested for driving under the influence after a law enforcement officer has asked the driver to perform a breath test using a testing device. These devices are designed to provide a blood alcohol concentration reading after a suspect blows into the device. Although these...

When is a DUI a Felony in Georgia?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

In most cases, driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime prosecuted as a misdemeanor. In cases involving aggravating circumstances, however, the state of Georgia can prosecute DUIs as felonies. Felony offenses are viewed as more serious crimes than misdemeanors and impose harsher penalties, in...

Holiday DUI Arrest? Act Fast to Protect Your Rights

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

The holidays are for celebration, and for many that means taking time off work and enjoying the company of friends and family. As is often the case, these celebrations and social events tend to involve alcohol, which can lead to problems when revelers get behind the wheel. In fact, the holiday se...

Avoid Being Arrested for DUI This Thanksgiving

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

As you can imagine, the roads, highways, and freeways will be congested before, during, and directly after Thanksgiving Day due to the large number of people traveling to and from their vacation destination. Of course, the more traffic, the higher the risk for serious and fatal car accidents. As ...

How to Avoid a DUI During the Fourth of July Weekend

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the Fourth of July weekend around the corner, highways, freeways, and city streets have become flooded with people. Of course, this creates a high volume of traffic and even more risk for automobile accidents. Unfortunately, drinking and driving is one of the most dangerous causes of acciden...

Georgia Supreme Court May Soon Rule Out Blood Tests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Georgia Supreme Court recently passed an order that may consider drawing blood from an individual that the officer suspects of driving drunk unconstitutional and a violation of Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment states that law enforcement must have reasonable cause to search a person...

How to Save Your Driver's License

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you've been arrested for drunk driving, your driver's license is in jeopardy. A DUI arrest means administrative suspension unless you take action. Many people are not aware of the fact that they can do something to fight back and save their license. Administrative License Suspension hearings a...

Can You Lose Your Job After a DUI Arrest?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence is a serious conviction with heavy consequences, including incarceration, probation, fines, mandatory DUI education courses, and more. But DUI costs more than your criminal record; it can cost your reputation and even your job. "I was arrested for drunk driving. Will ...

How to Save Your Drivers License

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 02, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you've been arrested for drunk driving, your driver's license is in jeopardy. A DUI arrest means administrative suspension unless you take action. Many people are not aware of the fact that they can do something to fight back and save their license. Administrative License Suspension hearings a...

Georgia DUI Expert Charged with Perjury

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 06, 2013 | 0 Comments

In recent news, a man who has testified in many DUI cases has been charged with perjury. In the words of a deputy district attorney, "I wasn't happy to lose in a case where the guy was giving questionable medical testimony and also lying about his credentials." Dr. Joseph Citron has testified as...

The Intoxilyzer 5000 Margin of Error

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Intoxilyzer 5000 is a common breath test machine. It is a type of chemical test used to measure blood alcohol concentration after a lawful DUI test. The major problem with breath test machines like the Intoxilyzer 5000 is that there is a margin of error. Because the blood alcohol limit is so ...

Could the Legal Intoxication Limit be Lowered to .05%?

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

10,000 people die every year as a result of drunk driving accidents, a statistic that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) believes is unacceptable. In response to these statistics, the NTSB is recommending that the legal intoxication limit be lowered from .08 percent to .05 percent. T...

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