March 2016 Archives

What is blood alcohol content level and why is it important?

Many people have heard of blood alcohol concentration, or content, levels but may have wondered what BAC specifically refers to. It is important to understand what blood alcohol concentration levels are because BAC is commonly used in drunk driving charges and is an important part of the criminal justice system.

Youthful drivers and DUI

As parents, we teach our children to tell the truth. Unfortunately, this can result in self-incrimination if your child is stopped by police on suspicion of driving under the influence. An admission by your child had a single mixed drink or can of beer can result in serious criminal charges, even if your child does not appear to be intoxicated.

Multiple drug arrests made at Georgia concert

This blog recently discussed the seriousness of drug charges in Georgia. At least 8 individuals were arrested in Georgia recently on felony drug charges by undercover authorities. Undercover agents allegedly purchased LSD and heroin at a rock concert in Georgia, which led to the arrests. Several law enforcement groups, including state and federal law enforcement, were involved in the undercover arrests. Authorities reported that they purchased various illegal drugs at the concert.

A closer look at drug and marijuana possession charges

Criminal charges associated with marijuana possession are not insignificant and should not be taken lightly. Penalties for possession of even a small amount of marijuana are serious. Possessing greater than one ounce of marijuana can carry felony charges, which are considered particularly serious. Possession of amounts less than one ounce can be charged as a misdemeanor.

Understanding protective orders in Georgia

There are different types of protective orders that may be available in situations of family violence in Georgia. In general, protective orders can range from 6 to 12 months; a request to make the order longer, or even permanent, may be granted in some circumstances.

What are implied consent laws?

Georgia has an implied consent law and because of this, it is important to understand that implied consent laws can present serious consequences for individuals who are accused of drunk driving. Because of the important impact of implied consent laws, Georgia residents may wonder what an implied consent law is and what its implications are. Implied consent laws are implicated when a driver is pulled over for suspected drunk driving and asked to take a breathalyzer test.

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