Was Speeding but Got Arrested for Racing, how Can that Happen?

This scenario may not be that much of an issue in some of the more rural areas of the state, but it certainly has become of keen interest to law enforcement in more populous metropolitan areas. In major metropolitan areas such as; Metro Atlanta,...

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How a DUI Conviction Can Negatively Impact a Young Life

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction can have a devastating effect on a young persons' career and reputation. Many reading this article are parents to high schoolers, college students, and young people who are just now discovering...

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Can I Realistically Get My DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving?

Prospective clients often ask this question. In most cases, the answer is yes, but there's no way I can guarantee that. Sadly, for some prospective clients, the answer is no and we'd be better off taking our chances at trial on the DUI...

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Can I Really Afford to Hire a DUI Defense Attorney?

People often ask themselves this question when they are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Sometimes they rationalize, “well it is a misdemeanor, maybe I should just represent myself.” That's true, a first,...

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Will a DUI Conviction Effect College Acceptance, Military, or Other Job Opportunities?

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction can have a devastating effect on a young person's career and reputation. By young person, I'm specifically referring to those between the ages of 18 to 25. Typically, those are high schoolers,...

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Don’t Hamstring Your Attorney, It’s Best to Be Honest

There are many euphemisms that can be used to describe someone that is lying. Spinning a yarn, pulling the wool over someone's eyes, being full of shit are some you've no doubt heard before. In the legal arena we sometimes say someone is...

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Let's Talk About Aggravated Assault and Immunity Defenses

The crime of Aggravated Assault falls under Title 16, Chapter 5 of the Georgia Criminal Code, which categorizes Crimes Against the Person. Specifically, it's O.C.G.A § 16-5-21 and in part it reads: (a) A person commits the...

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Cop Gets Owned in Youtube Video. Be Careful, It Might Not Go Down Like You Think It Should.

Ever since the advent of the camera phone Americans have taken it upon themselves to record their interactions with police. This has added a level of accountability to policing that there otherwise would not be. Think Rodney King, Walter Scott, and...

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Self-Incriminating Statements During Traffic Stops

Let's Talk About Self-Incrimination and GA's Implied Consent Law. The purpose of this blogpost is to clear up some misconceptions drivers may have about appropriate actions to take if pulled over under suspicion of DUI. If an officer pulls...

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The Police Stopped Me for No Reason, Can They Get Away with That?

Many DUI case are either reduced to a lesser charge very early on in the process because key evidence in the state's case is suppressed, or the case is dismissed altogether because the police had no reason to stop the defendant in the first...

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