Traffic Offenses Can Carry Serious Collateral Consequences

At first glance, a traffic offense may seem like a minor matter with relatively insignificant consequences. It is true that the fines for most traffic offenses are not financially devastating. But it is important for defendants to realize that a traffic offense can carry long-lasting and expensive consequences in many different areas of their lives. [...]

By | 2018-03-07T18:11:26+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Drunk Driving, Traffic Violations|0 Comments

What Should I Do After a DUI Arrest?

A DUI arrest places a suspect’s important constitutional rights at stake. In the confusion and anxiety of an arrest, it can be difficult to know what to do in order to protect these rights. By learning about the process and legal rights, suspects will be better prepared to make it through the arrest process without [...]

By | 2018-02-12T16:31:15+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

You Were Stopped for a DUI, Now What?

If you are stopped for suspected DUI in Georgia, you may be asked to submit to testing of your blood, breath, or urine to determine if there is alcohol (or other drugs) present. If you have failed a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test, you will likely be charged with DUI. In Georgia, a DUI conviction [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:17:07+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Drunk Driving|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

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

Georgia Supreme Court Rules on DUI Breathalyzer Test

Georgians do have a constitutional right to refuse to consent to warrantless blood tests, absent some other exception to the warrant requirement. The Georgia Supreme Court has prohibited law enforcement officers from compelling a person suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to take a breath test by blowing into a breathalyzer. The Georgia supreme [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:57:44+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

An Overview of DUI Tests  

If you fail a field sobriety test, the police officer will take you to the station in order to perform or more accurate blood alcohol level test. These tests are normally taken by testing a blood, urine or breath sample. The blood test is very direct and measures the amount of alcohol in your system. [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:20:09+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments