This blog post reviews Georgia DUI law, both criminal and administrative, in the wake of a recent Georgia Supreme Court ruling. The current law requires suspected drunk drivers to submit to drug and alcohol testing during traffic stops. Motorists who refuse to submit to testing can lose their driver's license for one year. Challengers to the law believe that the loss of their license is a threat to their constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizures.
Whether perpetrated by the male or female, domestic violence is a serious issue. The charges can also lead to serious penalties for the accused. One Macon Georgia woman is facing serious charges after a domestic results in her husband being hospitalized.
Driving while under the influence can have serious ramifications. One Michigan mother is facing serious charges after a night of drinking and driving. Both she and her husband are now facing drunk driving and child abuse charges for the incident.
Domestic violence is a serious charge that can result in serious penalties under Georgia law. An individual charged with domestic violence can face jail time and fines. In addition, the court will often enter a protective order which can prevent the accused from entering their own home or seeing their children. A domestic violence conviction will result in a criminal record and a damaged reputation.
Concert goers in Atlanta enjoyed the music of one of their favorite artists over the weekend. However, when that artist left the stage, he and his tour buses were in danger after an early morning shooting on I-285 near I-75. Cobb County police are investigating the event.