After 2018 DUI, Former Politician Back in Jail

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Steven Foster, a former Democratic candidate for Congress, was charged with driving under the influence in 2018. This left him to run his campaign from inside a jail cell, something he was discouraged from doing both by the Georgia Democratic Party and journalists from his hometown newspaper. To ...

Another Georgia County Reduces Marijuana Penalties

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 21, Macon-Bibb Commissioners voted to implement an ordinance that reduced the penalty of possessing small amounts of marijuana. Before the new ordinance, those in Macon-Bibb caught with less than an ounce of marijuana could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000. The new ordinance ...

Woman Stopped for DUI with Xanax

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Floyd County, Georgia woman is accused of driving under the influence of drugs after police discovered her with a plastic bag containing several Xanax pills. Ashley Rebecca Dupree, age 35 was arrested just before 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, outside of a Walmart Supercenter on Cartersv...

Police Officer Dragged by DUI Suspect's Car

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A police officer in Georgia was pinned in the door of a car and dragged while a DUI suspect attempted to drive away. The incident was captured on dashcam video. The police officer pulled over Dennis Aguirre, age 24, after observing him driving recklessly on the evening of Friday, April 5, 2019. ...

Georgia Woman Faked Cancer Diagnosis to Delay DUI Trial

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Georgia woman now faces a significant prison sentence as the result of a DUI and a fake cancer diagnosis. Abbey Arthur was sentenced to ten total years, with two to be spent in Georgia State Prison and the remaining eight to be served as probation. Arthur set up a crowdfunding page which claim...

DUI Wreck Inside Covered Bridge in Athens, Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A historic covered bridge at Watson Mill Bridge State Park was damaged on Saturday, February 23, 2019, after an allegedly drunk driver ran his truck into it. The bridge is over 100 years old and spans the South Fork River between Oglethorpe and Madison counties, near Carlton, GA. It is the oldest...

Man Pulled Over for Driving Drunk at 155 mph in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dwayne Pope was pulled over by an Alpharetta, GA officer on Sunday, November 11, 2018, after he was caught up in a chase in which he reached speeds of 155 mph. The Alpharetta officer was traveling southbound on Georgia 400 near Mansell Road at around 3 A.M. At that time, Pope's car raced by at mo...

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...

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