Atlanta, Ga. - The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported yesterday what I have been experiencing for the past few months - a lack of Atlanta traffic.
The City of Atlanta reportedly experienced a 50% decrease in traffic volume in March and April. Anyone living inside the Metro Atlanta area can confirm that commuting anywhere over the past several months has been easy. However, according to statistics this past week, traffic levels are only 20% lighter than they were before the pandemic.
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I focus a lot on offenses that are related to DUI in Atlanta. This can range from minor traffic violations to serious drug possession charges. In today's post, I will list out some of the most common traffic violations that lead to DUI investigations in Atlanta.
Common DUI Related Traffic Violations
Unless stopped at a DUI checkpoint, most people who are investigated and subsequently arrested for DUI are initially pulled over by an officer for committing a minor traffic offense. What most people are unaware of is that these minor traffic violations will be used against them in court. The minor traffic violation becomes evidence that the driver was under the influence to the extent that he or she was a less safe driver.
Some of these violations include:
- Failure to maintain lane
- Failure to yield
- Disobeying a traffic control device
- Reckless driving
- Headlight violation
- Expired tag and registration
- Failure to use a turn signal
- Racing, etc.
The list goes on and on. If the officer then arrests the driver for DUI, then the initial traffic violation will become “proof” of less safe driving.
This may all sound extreme, and, honestly, it is. DUI Law in the state of Georgia is no joke. If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important that you take it seriously. Call our offices now. An Atlanta DUI Attorney can you help you immediately.