The Roadside Breathalyzer - An Inaccurate Test

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

A person suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia is very often given two breathalyzer tests by police officers. The first test is given on the side of the road after you have been pulled over and may be done in conjunction with other field sobriety tests. The second test is perf...

Cobb County DUI Attorney Discusses a Case Where the Defendant Claims the Definition Of Intoxication Discriminates Against Alcoholics

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are a number of different defenses that an accused individual can raise when facing a DUI charge such as improper administration of field sobriety tests, lack of reasonable suspicion to pull the driver over and inaccurate or incorrect chemical testing. These are just a few examples of the t...

How Will a DUI Affect My Security Clearance?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the chief reasons a DUI can be so damaging is the effect it has on ones career. A convicted DUI can make it extremely difficult to secure gainful employment, but it can also have an effect on a persons job at the time of conviction. This is especially true for those persons who require s...

Should States Do Away With DUI Checkpoints?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Missouri legislature is currently weighing the possibility of cutting the number of DUI checkpoints in the state, raising questions about the overall efficacy-to-cost ratio of this controversial anti-DUI measure. A recent proposal would see fewer checkpoints in the state, as no money in the n...

Professor Awarded $200,000 After Unwarranted DUI Charge

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A University of South Carolina-Lancaster professor has closed the book on a false DUI debacle that began in February 2014. In an arrest that many characterized as having "no evidence," esteemed professor Darris Hassell was charged with driving under the influence after spending an evening grading...

Have a DUI-Free Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner in Georgia. Atlanta will be bustling with festivities. Cantinas and taquerias across Forsyth county and greater Georgia will be open for business to celebrate this ‘imported' holiday, serving obligatory margaritas, Tecate, Dos Equis, Tequila Sunrises and Pa...

Woman Live Streams Herself Driving Under The Influence

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Social media has become an increasingly popular method of communication in recent years. There is a wide range of apps and websites available for people to post, chat, and share information on. Some of the most popular and well-known social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, an...

Cobb County DUI Task Force

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Cobb County there is a DUI TASK FORCE.  These police officers receive special training in DUI Detection, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and DUI Arrest Procedures.  These officers are also more likely to care about the outcome of their cases.  When arrested by the Cobb County DUI Task Force...

5 Tips for DUI Traffic Stops

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

In order to arrest you for drunk driving, law enforcement must conduct a traffic stop. In order to pull you over, the officer needs to have a reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime. In short, if you're pulled over for any traffic infraction, such as speeding or rolling through a stop sig...

Police Officers Can Be Arrested for DUI Too

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 09, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let's be honest, we all make mistakes and sometimes we don't realize how serious these mistakes are until there are consequences. Police officers are human too, and even they can face charges for driving under the influence just as any average citizen. Whatever the case may be, every individual d...

Georgia News Anchor Arrested After a DUI Accident

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 06, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to the Huffington Post, Amanda Davis with the Fox 5 news in Atlanta Georgia was recently arrested for driving under the influence. Police reports share that she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence because her accident was a result of her driving on the wrong side of...

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