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Our goal is to provide an analysis of both news stories and current issues in the Atlanta legal community.  Our Atlanta DUI Lawyers bring a wealth of experience to our readers because unlike news reporters, we work every day in the Atlanta and Fulton County court systems.  Anyone can report the news, but our Atlanta DUI Attorneys will explain to our readers how the law applies to current events and the consequences an accused person may face in court.  Additionally, we will discuss the potential defenses that may apply to the cases we discuss.  Check back daily for our legal analysis. 

Atlanta DUI Checkpoints on Fourth of July Weekend

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

DUI checkpoints will be set up out around the City of Atlanta during this 4th of July weekend. The frequency of checkpoints greatly increases during holiday weekends - especially holiday weekends where a lot of drinking and partying is to be expected. One of the most popular weekends is 4th of ...

Bizarre Arrest Report from North Atlanta Metro

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - According to reports just outside of the City of Atlanta, a man has been arrested after resisting arrest. What started as a drug investigation ended with a police officer being bitten on the nose. The man allegedly had attempted to run away and when police caught up to him, he bit...

Arrests Reported At Downtown Atlanta Condo

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Officers arrested two individuals at a condo in Downtown Atlanta on drug charges after searching the home on unrelated warrants. One of the individuals was wanted on aggravated assault charges related to an incident occurring in early June. However, when officers arrived inside ...

DUI Enforcement Will Return to Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

As many of you know, since the pandemic and Governor Kemp's Shelter in Place Order as well as the civil rights protests and riots, the Atlanta Police Department has taken a step back from frequent arrests. The number of arrests for crimes has gone down. But as an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I urge you...

What Should You Do If Pulled Over for DUI in Atlanta?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I get a lot of questions regularly - in particular some preventative inquiries, such as “What should I do if I get pulled over for DUI in Atlanta?” If you are pulled over for a traffic violation such as failure to maintain lane or speeding, and the officer begins to a...

Hit and Run in North Metro Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - A story has been making local headlines after a driver has been arrested for a fatal hit and run accident. The driver allegedly was driving under the influence when she lost control of her vehicle and drove up onto the sidewalk of a local road. A father and his son were walking ...

Fatal Accident Reported South of the City of Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Authorities reported that a woman was killed on Monday in a crash in South Fulton. The accident involved two vehicles. Investigators believe that speed was a significant factor in the cause of the collision. As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will focus on the law behind one of the poss...

Pedestrian Hit on Interstate in Buckhead

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - One of Metro Atlanta's neighborhoods - Buckhead - experienced a serious injury in the early hours of Monday morning. According to reports, a woman was hit on Georgia 400 North when she got out of her vehicle and attempted to walk across the northbound lanes near the Lenox Road e...

Protestor in Atlanta Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - According to arrests out of Midtown Atlanta on Saturday, a shooting led to the unrelated arrest of an older man for disorderly conduct. There were gunshots heard during protests on Ponce de Leon Avenue where the road meets Boulevard. The shots were reported at close to 8:00pm. A...

Atlanta Traffic Returns to Normal

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 ...

Atlanta Police Department Facing Difficulties

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Reports concerning the Atlanta Police Department are increasingly negative. According to different news outlets, the department is facing some serious setbacks. It's no news that in the wake of the death of Rayshard Brooks that the two officers involved were arrested. However, s...

What is the Law Behind Resisting Arrest in Atlanta?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I have received many questions over the past few days regarding DUI in Atlanta as well as what exactly constitutes resisting arrest or resisting police. In today's post, I will outline the law behind the offense of resisting arrest, which is known in Ge...

How Do Atlanta Police Investigate DUI Suspects?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I am often answering questions about Atlanta DUI Process. The majority of people are curious about what an officer can and cannot do during an investigation for DUI in Atlanta. In today's post, I will outline what a typical DUI investigation looks like within the City...

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