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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 Police Chase Leads to Arrest of Car Thief

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

Atlanta, Ga. - A high speed chase resulted in the arrest of an alleged car thief this past week. Officers recognized a stolen vehicle driving down Lynhurst Drive on Friday evening. The driver, however, refused to pull over when they attempted to initiate a stop. This led to a high speed chase, ...

Motorcyclist Dies After Collision in Cedartown

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

Cedartown, Ga. - A motorcyclist was killed earlier this afternoon after a collision in Cedartown. According to investigators, the motorcyclist was attempting to cross over Georgia Route 1 when he was struck by a truck traveling northbound. He was trapped underneath the vehicle, and both vehicle...

High Speed Chase Leads to Foot Chase in Midtown Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – This past Thursday night, Clayton County Officers along with Atlanta Police Officers were led on a high speed vehicular chase that resulted in a foot chase through Midtown. The incident started with officers in Clayton County noticing a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. ...

Driver Allegedly Hits Crossing Guard in Hampton

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hampton, Ga. – According to reports out of Henry County, police are looking for a driver who allegedly hit an elementary school crossing guard in Hampton early Friday morning. The driver hit the guard and then left the scene without checking to see if the guard was okay or fulfill any of his l...

Fatal Crash Reported in Union City

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

Union City, Ga. – A young man in his twenties was killed during a crash on Interstate 85 traveling northbound in Union City. He was a passenger in a truck with another passenger and the driver. The other two individuals were seriously injured. The collision occurred after the driver lost contro...

DUI Accident Reported Just South of Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. – According to reports out of Clayton County, an alleged DUI driver caused a collision at the intersection of two major roads in Newnan. Police were called to the scene of the accident and noticed that the driver of one the vehicles seemed to be under the influence. This led to a D...

Deadly Hit and Run Reported in Northeast Atlanta

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

Atlanta, Ga. – Officers with the Atlanta Police Department have reported that a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the area of the Buford Highway Connector and Sidney Marcus Boulevard. The accident was reported as occurring at 1:50PM in broad daylight. However, the driver...

Atlanta Police Officer Hit on Interstate 20 East

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

Atlanta, Ga. – An officer with the Atlanta Police Department was struck by a vehicle on I-20 East near the Flat Shoals Road exit. According to reports, the driver did not stop and kept driving away from the incident. The officer was in the middle of an investigation for another accident when h...

Atlanta Police Chase Results in Teenager’s Death

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

Atlanta, Ga. – A teenage driver died after allegedly leading a police chase through Downtown Atlanta earlier this week. Georgia State Troopers reported that the seventeen-year-old died after Troopers resulted to utilizing a PIT Maneuver in order to stop the vehicle. The pursuit was initiated b...

Doraville Accident Results in Child’s Fatality

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

Doraville, Ga. – A fatal accident was reported in Doraville. The at-fault driver has been accused of leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of a 12-year-old girl. DeKalb County police arrested the driver for leaving the scene of the accident, vehicular homicide, and acqui...

South Atlanta Traffic Stop Results in Felony Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. – A routine traffic stop just south of the City of Atlanta resulted in an arrest of serious drug charges. The charges resulted from the initial traffic stop. Officers pulled the driver over for speeding. This escalated into a search of the driver's vehicle and resulted in the disco...

Atlanta Officers Arrest Two Racing Organizers

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

Atlanta, Ga. – Two arrests have occurred from a recent street racing activity that took place near Northside Drive. Officers with the Atlanta Police Department arrested two individuals who are now believed to be organizing many of these events. They were arrested on obstruction charges after a...

Fatal DUI Accident Reported in Clarkesville

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

Clarkesville, Ga. – Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol reported an arrest that occurred after a fatal accident in Clarkesville in Habersham County. The accident occurred allegedly as a result of a DUI driver who had his five-year-old son in his vehicle. The driver crossed the center line a...

Driver Accused of DUI and Vehicular Homicide in Newnan

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. – A driver has been arrested for vehicular homicide as well as DUI in Newnan after allegedly driving under the influence and causing a fatal accident. The driver was allegedly under the influence when he sped into the back of another vehicle. This caused a vehicle fire which result...

Gainesville Vehicle Stop Leads Felony Drug Discovery

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gainesville, Ga. – The stop of a vehicle by officers in Gainesville for a minor traffic violation led to the discovery of trafficking amounts of both heroin and methamphetamine. Officers initially pulled the vehicle over for a traffic offense. It led to a further investigation of the driver, t...

Lawrenceville Crash Results in Fatality

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lawrenceville, Ga. – A crash resulted in a fatality on an interstate in Gwinnett County earlier today. According to reports, the accident occurred as a result of a driver losing control of his vehicle. Authorities discovered the driver dead at the scene. Although the crash is still under inve...

Five Arrested After Hitting Marietta Police Car

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marietta, Ga. - Five individuals from Tennessee were arrested in the state of Georgia after allegedly striking a police car. This led to police discovering that the individuals were in a stolen vehicle and were in possession of several stolen firearms. The charges include fleeing police, damag...

Suwannee Police Chase Ends in Fatality

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Suwannee, Ga. - According to reports out of Suwannee, a father was killed during a collision that resulted from a police chase. Police were chasing two individuals in a U-Haul truck that were accused of shoplifting from a local Walmart. The U-Haul ended up hitting the man as he was walking int...

Vehicle on Fire Leads to More Questions in Chamblee

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Chamblee, Ga. - According to reports, an ambulance caught on fire for unknown reasons and caused a serious traffic delay in Chamblee this past week. No one is certain as to what actually occurred that caused the accident. Although no charges have resulted from the incident, as a Chamblee DUI L...

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