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Understanding Drug Crime Penalties in Suwanee County

The State of Georgia has strict laws and sentences for drug crimes.  Even if you are arrested possessing a small amount of an illegal substance, you can be subject to stiff consequences. If you or someone you know has been arrested for drug crimes, adequate legal representation is essential in your or their defense. The [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:10:07+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

What Happens With a First Offense DUI

Georgia has very strict DUI laws. In Georgia, a DUI conviction can never be removed or expunged from your record. Even first-time offenders can be subject to serious consequences, including fines and jail time. Don’t think that the judge will let you off easy just because this is the “first time.” You want to be [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:03:24+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

Will I serve jail time in Buford County for my DUI?

The state of Georgia has specific penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). The penalties will depend on the specific facts of your case, whether this is a first offense and other mitigating circumstances.  How much jail time is required depends on a few factors. A DUI conviction is no joke. Not only can it [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:53:37+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

A Felony Conviction Will Change Your Life

Any crime that is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death is usually considered a felony. Being convicted of a felony can have life altering consequences in addition to lengthy prison sentences and large fines. Convicted felons lose many rights upon their release from prison. While some rights may eventually be [...]

By | 2018-01-10T23:43:49+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Types of Homicide Charges in Georgia  

  There are many different words used to describe the killing of another human being, such as homicide, murder and manslaughter. Many people don’t know that these terms are actually separate criminal offenses. In Georgia, “homicide” is the general word for the act of killing another person. If someone is accused of killing another human [...]

By | 2018-01-10T23:40:47+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal?

Checkpoints are often set up on roads to detect DUIs. This is most prevalent around the holidays when people are often suspected of high consumption of alcohol. New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July, for example, are the two holidays where checkpoints are implemented at the highest volume. The 4th amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:21:31+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

The History of the Controversial Romberg Test

The Romberg test was originally a neurological test that was used to assess the dorsal columns of the spinal cord, which are essential for joint position sense (proprioception) and vibration sense. A positive Romberg test suggested that ataxia is sensory in nature, i.e. depending on loss of proprioception. Proprioception is the sense of the relative [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:30:33+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

Can you Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in Georgia?

  Under the Georgia Constitution, “no person shall be compelled to give testimony tending in any manner to be self-incriminating.”9 Recently, the Supreme Court of Georgia decided that a compelled breath test also falls under the Georgia Constitutional right against self-incrimination, which protects individuals from having the results of a compelled breath test, or their refusal [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:26:34+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments