It is well known that drinking and driving is discouraged in our society. However, this is not the only form of distracted driving. Texting, eating and talking are other behaviors that make Georgia highways unsafe for drivers and pedestrians alike. Distracted driving has caused Georgia to have a rise in highway fatalities for the first time in nine years.
Anyone can be accused of a crime. It does not matter your social economic status or your title. Everyone is subject to the criminal justice system. A criminal accusation of any kind can have devastating effects on a defendant's ability to make a living or to rehabilitate their reputation in the community. Lawyers, despite the punchline of many jokes, are respected members of their communities. The discipline required to complete law school and pass the bar garners the admiration and respect of many. Recently, a Georgia attorney was arrested after allegedly distributing illegal drugs instead of legal advice.
It has been stated before, but is worth stating again: Georgia takes driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol seriously. The penalties for being adjudicated guilty can vary in severity and have negative long term consequences on a citizen's ability to earn a living.
Violence between Georgia partners can be both personally and professionally devastating. If there is an allegation of rape, the investigation will include a medical examination to retrieve evidence. This is often conducted at public hospitals, like Grady Memorial. However, a local newspaper investigation has discovered disturbing evidence concerning these examinations.