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Blog Posts in 2011

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Judge Gets Reprimand for his DUI

The Judicial Qualifications Commission, the Georgia state agency that supervises judges conduct, has issued a reprimand, of which the details have not been made public, to a DUI/traffic Judge that ...
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Fulton County Christmas DUI Arrests

Be very careful on the roads of Fulton County GA this holiday season. Fulton County officers ( including the cities of Atlanta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, College Park, etc. ) crack down during ...
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More High Profile DUI Arrests

Atlanta / Fulton County DUI officers are zealous in their pursuit of DUI drivers. They make thousands of arrests each year. Fulton County courts take in thousands of dollars as a result of the fines ...
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Atlanta Area Officer Charged With DUI

A Gwinnett County officer was arrested and charged with DUI last week following a 3 car motor vehicle accident. The Gwinnett Sheriff's Deputy, Douglas Mattox, who has been with the County since ...
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Actor Griffin O'Neal Arrested for DUI - Drugs

Last Thursday, Griffin O'Neal entered a plea of not guilty to drug related DUI charges as well as possession of cocaine and firearm charges in a California court. Griffin, 46 years old, is the ...
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UGA football player arrested for DUI outside of Athens, GA

Outside of Athens, GA early Sunday morning, University of Georgia ( UGA ) football player Cornelius Washington was arrested for driving under the influence ( DUI ) charges. Washington was stopped by a ...
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Trial Prep

Going to trial can be daunting. However, a DUI trial is often needed as Atlanta DUI prosecuting attorneys are unable and unwilling to reduce or dimiss DUI charges - even in cases when the DUI arrest ...
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City of Atlanta DUI Trials

Have you been charged with an Atlanta DUI? If yes, you are not alone. City of Atlanta police officers, as well as Georgia State Troopers, charge thousands with Atlanta DUI offenses each year. In most ...
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Fulton County DUI Trials

Fulton County State Court is the jury trial court for Fulton County, GA misdemeanor offenses. So if you find yourself charged with a DUI by a state trooper, city of Atlanta police officer, or any ...
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What is a DUI Motion to Suppress?

In Decatur, GA in DeKalb County, DUI prosecuting attorneys are tough on DUI. Many of those charged with DUI are under the mistaken assumption that it is easy to get a DUI charge reduced to Reckless ...
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18 year old singer arrested for DUI

18 year old vocalist Shelby Copra, lead singer of the Disney girl group KSM, was arrested recently for DUI - drunk driving charges. KSM was formed as a Go-Go's cover band for a new teen audience, ...
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Actress sentenced after DUI nolo plea

33 year old actress Jaime Pressly, perhaps best known for her role in the television series "My Name is Earl" entered a plea of "no contest" to charges of driving under the ...
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Hines Ward DUI in DeKalb County

Hines Ward was arrested for DUI early Saturday morning, July 9, 2011, in DeKalb County Georgia. Ward is a receiver for the professional football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and formerly played ...
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Johns Creek DUI Arrests

Law enforcement officers in Johns Creek Georgia make many DUI arrests each month. Johns Creek prosecuting attorneys and judges are tough on seeking DUI convictions. But just because you were charged ...
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Dunwoody Probation Problems

If you (or a friend or family member) had been convicted of a DUI, possession, or theft case in the city of Dunwoody, then you are very likely on probation. Probation can be tough and people often end ...
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Underage DUI and Minor in Possession Charges

In Georgia, drivers of all ages are charged with DUI. Typically, if a defendant in criminal or traffic case is less than 17 years of age, his or her case falls under the jurisdiction of the juvenile ...
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Derek Lowe gets DUI

In late April 2011, at 10:00 at night, Atlanta police officers pulled over the 2011 Porsche of Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe, age 37, for racing another car on Peachtree Road in Atlanta. ...
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Probation Violations and Revocations

If you have plead guilty or been convicted in a bench or jury trial of a DUI or other crime, you are likely on probation. While on probation, there are two main ways in which you can violate your ...
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Alco-sensor

An alco-sensor is the name of the preliminary breath test that Georgia officers administer when making a traffic stop if they suspect the driver of driving under the influence of alcohol. Typically, ...
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Field Sobriety Tests

In Georgia, an officer cannot pull over drivers at random. There must be a reason for the police officer to stop the motor vehicle. This could be any traffic offense, from no seat belt to failing to ...
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DUI Arraignment

The first court hearing date in the criminal side of the DUI prosecution is called an arraignment. An arraignment is when you get to enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty. Often, even though you ...
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Pulled over for DUI with kids in the car

Being pulled over and charged with DUI is troubling. If convicted of DUI, you face serious consequences. A first DUI is usually a misdemeanor and with each successive DUI the penalties increase. ...
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DUI Breathalyzer Refusals

A DUI in Georgia is really two different prosecutions. There is the criminal prosecution side and then the administrative suspension process prosecuted by the Department of Driver Services (DDS). The ...
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Georgia DUI trial options

In Georgia, you never have to plead guilty to a DUI. You are innocent until proven guilty and the prosecuting attorney on behalf of the state of Georgia must prove your guilt. Many of those accused of ...
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Hiring a Georgia DUI Attorney

DUI offenses are serious and a DUI attorney should be consulted. But what should you look for in a DUI lawyer? We offer a couple of considerations. First, we think that it is important to ask any ...
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