What Traffic Offenses Lead to DUI in Atlanta?

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

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Atlanta, Ga. - There are many offenses that can lead to a DUI investigation and ultimately an arrest for DUI.

As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will briefly outline the different traffic violations that commonly lead to charges of DUI in Atlanta.

Traffic Violations and DUI

Routine traffic stops occur from  If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you probably were given other traffic offenses or other related charges.  For example, generally before being charged with a DUI, a driver has been pulled over for some other offense such as:

Aggressive Driving - driving with the intent to intimidate or harass other drivers on the roadway.

Failure to Maintain Lane - neglecting to stay inside the lines of a single lane.

Following Too Closely - traveling too closely to other vehicles on the roadway.

Headlight Requirements - failing to utilize headlights when needed.

Hit and Run - leaving the scene of an accident.

Illegal Passing - passing other vehicles on the road improperly.

Racing - driving a vehicle in an attempt to outgain another vehicle on the roadway.

Reckless Driving - driving with a disregard for others on the roadway.

Speeding - traveling at higher speeds than the posted speed limit.

Texting While Driving - using a mobile device while in control of a vehicle.

These are just a few examples of common traffic violations that lead to driving under the influence.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge in Atlanta, call our offices today. An Atlanta DUI Attorney can help you with your case now.

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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