About the New Law on Texting While Driving

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Georgia's texting law provides a new means of probable cause for law enforcement to conduct traffic stops.  The law that took effect in July 2010 was categorized as a primary traffic offense, meaning that law enforcement can stop a vehicle if they observe a driver reading a text or email from a cell phone or other mobile device.  Anytime an officer makes contact with a driver he/she may look for other offenses.  Anything that indicates a possibly impaired driver will prompt the officer to investigate further, which could include a field sobriety test.

A little note to the wise: texting while driving is much easier todetect at night due to the backlight of the cell phone or mobile device.  Also, it's simply dangerous and now illegal!

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, call the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today!

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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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