Cedartown Woman Kills One and Injures Two in DUI Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A crash on 1-75 involving three vehicles on November 18, 2018, has resulted in the death of one person, serious injury to two others, and criminal charges against the driver responsible. Evelyn Nowell, 73, of Cedartown, Georgia had stopped her Chevrolet Impala in the right lane of I-75 around 11...

Fighting Your Out-of-State DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

You're on vacation in Georgia, enjoying the scenes, sights, and attractions the state has to offer. On your way home from enjoying a vacation, you are pulled over for suspected DUI. Nothing can ruin the fun and good times of your trip, like a criminal charge while out-of-state. If you are from o...

Methamphetamine and Georgia DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Georgia DUI can be based on a person's use of Methamphetamine, commonly called "meth." Meth is a serious and illegal drug, one that significantly affects a person's ability to drive. These effects can lead to an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, a charge that carries possib...

How to Plead in a Georgia DWI Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Too many people arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol assume they will be found guilty just because they are charged with the crime. As a result, a great many Georgia drivers plead guilty to DUI when they should not. You have a right to have your case defended and wit...

When is a DUI a Felony?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most people who face charges of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia face a misdemeanor charge. However, for some who meet certain circumstances, they may be charged with a felony DUI. A felony DUI carries serious penalties that can affect your life for years to come. If you have been ch...

The Importance of the Implied Consent Notice

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia, like most states, has an implied consent statute. This statute required drivers who have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol to submit to a chemical test in order to determine if the driver was, in fact, impaired. If a driver refuses to co...

It's Been 120 Years Since The First DUI Arrest

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

People have been making the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated for nearly as long as cars have been in existence. In fact, 2017 marks the 120th year since the very first person was arrested for drunk driving. This arrest occurred in London, England on September 10, 189...

Man Violates Probation with Second DUI, Imprisoned

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When someone is convicted of driving under the influence and receives probation as a part of their sentencing, it is critical that they adhere to the terms of their probation. Alternative sentencing is a savior to many charged with DUI, it can be the difference between jail time and carrying on w...

Man Leaves ER On Narcotics, Arrested For DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hospital staff informed Benjamin Levy, a man with a long criminal history being treated at the Aspen Valley Hospital Emergency Room, not to drive after leaving hospital premises. Local news source Vail Daily reports Levy "did not heed the advice." According to nurses, Levy was under the influence...

How Does A DUI Affect A Medical License?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the first questions that runs through a professional's mind when charged with a DUI: how will this affect my career? A number of professionals require special licenses to work in their respective fields, and are naturally inquisitive as to what threat a DUI could pose to said license. Medi...

What You Need To Know About DUI Spring Break Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

This month, college revelers will arrive at Spring Break destinations around the country in droves. One may suspect that this week of hedonism brings a storm of alcohol-related incidents and charges, and they would be right. Between underage drinking, public intoxication, possession of alcohol or...

Georgia State Trooper Fired After DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just three months after completing training school, a Georgia State Trooper was terminated and faces a DUI charge. Deionte Marlon McAllister of Suwanee, Georgia graduated last Veteran's Day with a class of 24 other troopers in the 98th Trooper School. McAllister, 24, was assigned to Forest Park a...

Understanding Georgia's Implied Consent Law

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you know you have already given your consent to having your blood alcohol content tested? When you signed your Georgia driver's license, you agreed to allow law enforcement to test your breath, blood, or urine if they had reason to believe that you were under the influence when driving your v...

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