What's the Point? Georgia's License Point System

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

More points aren't always better, unlike the 45-0 win the Georgia Bulldogs had last Saturday. More points on your Georgia driver's license is the last thing you want, and a variety of different driving infractions can quickly add points to your license. If you get enough points, your license will...

The Hazard of Craft Beer: Stronger Than You May Think

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The craft beer industry is booming, seeing double-digit growth of new craft beers every single year since 2014. With the growth of the industry, comes a similar growth in the amount of higher alcohol content beer as well. As a result, the old rules about how to judge if you have had too much may ...

Underage and Under the Influence: DUI Under 21

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are under the age of 21 and have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you face criminal penalties such as fines, loss of your license, and possible jail time. This is a unique factual situation, which comes with specific penalties and requirements. If you or someone you kn...

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...

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