Vehicle on Fire Leads to More Questions in Chamblee

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

Chamblee City Hall

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 Lawyer, I will focus on the correlation between accidents and DUI in Chamblee. A lot of the time, officers automatically assume that one of the drivers must have been under the influence to the extent that it makes them a less safe driver if they are involved in an accident. This is not always the case.

DUI and Accidents

Accidents and DUIs commonly are charged together. If a car accident occurs alongside a DUI arrest, then the accident can actually be used to support the DUI charge. The accident itself may in fact demonstrate that the accused driver was less safe to drive.

Penalties for DUI in Georgia are serious. However, when an accident is involved, the DUI Penalties are further exacerbated. This is especially true if there are injuries property damage.

There is also the risk of other charges if you get into an accident while accused of DUI. This can also heighten the penalties including a lengthier suspension of an accused driver's Georgia Driver's License.

DUI Accidents are very serious and should never be handled without the help of reputable representation.

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About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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