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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. 

Alpharetta Police Report Fatal Crash off of Old Milton

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Alpharetta, Ga. – A horrifying crash involving a wrong way driver was reported off of Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta this past week. Officer reported that two major injuries were reported as well as a fatality. The causes of the accident are unclear. However, as a Alpharetta DUI Lawyer, I w...

Roswell DUI Arrest Makes Local Headlines

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Roswell, Ga. – According to officers, a female driver has been arrested this past week for driving under the influence after calling 911 to report her vehicle sinking into the Chattahoochee River. She allegedly was “heavily intoxicated” when she crashed her car into a pond at the Johns Creek W...

DUI Arrest of Atlanta Officer in Canton

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Canton, Ga. – According to reports out of Canton, an Atlanta Police Department Officer was arrested for DUI in Canton this past week. Not many details have been released regarding his arrest. I am using this news story as an opportunity to focus on the law behind driving under the influence in...

Pedestrian Killed in Decatur While Crossing Street

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Decatur, Ga. – A pedestrian was struck by two vehicles and killed this morning. He was allegedly attempting to cross the street on Flat Shoals Parkway near Columbia Drive. The man reportedly died at the scene. Officers are still investigating the incident. As of right now, neither driver has b...

Local Teenagers Die in Fiery Crash in Peachtree City

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Peachtree City, Ga. – The Peachtree City Police Department is still investigating a crash that resulted in two fatalities this past Saturday night. Officers believe that the teenager driving a car with another teenage passenger swerved into oncoming traffic. Both teenagers died in the crash. T...

Investigators Search for Answers in Marietta Collision

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Marietta, Ga. – Police in Marietta have reported that three people were seriously injured in a four-vehicle collision that happened on Interstate 75 on Monday evening. The wreck shut down the interstate for over two hours causing severe delays. The chain-reaction collision began when a sprinte...

Street Racing Bust South of Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – A street racing bust resulted in over 100 arrests just south of the City of Atlanta this past weekend. According to reports, officers were called to the parking lot of a Sam's Club location off of Jonesboro Road. There were reports of drivers laying drag in the lot. Officers end...

Two Car Collision in Atlanta Results in Fatality

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Public Safety's Public Information Office reported a serious and fatal accident occurred earlier this month. A tractor trailer was stopped for traffic in the left lane on I-285 N. There was a truck following behind the tractor trailer and was allegedly f...

Sandy Springs Police Investigate Fatal Crash on GA 400

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sandy Springs, Ga. – Two serious accidents were reported this past week in rapid succession in Sandy Springs. According to officers, a man was struck and killed by another driver passing by the first accident. Police reported that the man got out of his vehicle and was walking in the same lane...

Driver Arrested After Fiery Accident in Norcross

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Norcross, Ga. – The Gwinnett County Police Department has reported a driver has been arrested after being accused of crashing into a local apartment building, severing a gas line, and starting a fire that displaced dozens of people from their apartments this past week. The crash happened this ...

Man Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – A man was killed early yesterday morning after being run over outside of a grocery store in Buckhead. Officers that reported to the scene stated that the man is believed to be homeless. He was allegedly wrapped in a blanket while lying in the roadway. No charges have been filed ...

Tiger Woods' Crash Makes Headlines

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I regularly check the news for any national headlines regarding DUI. DUI laws are different all over the country, and I've stated many times that DUI in Atlanta is one of the harshest DUI laws in the US. Recently, Tiger Woods made headlines as he was in...

Driver Accused of Vehicular Homicide in Austell

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Austell, Ga. - According to reports out of Austell, a driver has been accused of speeding and causing a rollover crash that resulted in three fatalities. After six months of investigation, Cobb County police have arrested the driver. He is facing charges of reckless driving, vehicular homicide...

Fatal Crash in Douglasville Under Investigation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Douglasville, Ga. – A fatal crash in Douglasville is still under investigation. Investigators with Douglas County have reported that the vehicle involved left the roadway on Dallas Nebo Road. It is believed that the car left the road and crossed the centerline into the path of another vehicle. ...

Buford DUI Crash Results in Two Fatalities

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Buford, Ga. – According to reports out of Gwinnett County, a driver has been accused of causing a fatal crash on Ga. 316. Last week, he was allegedly driving on the highway going eastbound near Sugarloaf Parkway. He struck a post which caused the car to roll. The accident caused the deaths of ...

Fatal Hit and Run Reported Just South of Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jonesboro, Ga. – An unidentified woman has been struck and killed off of Ga. 138 Friday morning. According to police, the driver who hit her with their vehicle was not at the scene when police arrived to investigate. There were two other pedestrian fatalities this past week in Clayton County. Po...

Atlanta Police Search for ATV Riders

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – Atlanta police are searching for several men who have been accused of riding ATVs and dirt bikes through the city. The men allegedly surrounded two officers with the APD. They have been accused of reckless driving and obstruction. It is believed they are members of a group compo...

Sandy Springs Police Officer Injured in Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sandy Springs, Ga. – A Sandy Springs police officer was seriously injured and her patrol car was totaled after an alleged distracted driver struck the vehicle. According to reports, the patrol car was parked with emergency lights on the westbound shoulder of Interstate 285 westbound. A passing...

Driver Dies After Car Shooting in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – Atlanta Police are still investigating a case that happened over the weekend in order to determine the cause. A man was pronounced dead yesterday after his vehicle was shot up in the Buckhead area near Piedmont Road. According to reports, someone opened fire on his vehicle aroun...

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