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The consequences of a DUI conviction in Georgia

Drivers who have been charged with a DUI in our state should be aware of the serious consequences that may await them if they are convicted. Under Georgia Code, Section 40-6-391, drivers can violate DUI law by driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or higher (DUI per se) or driving under the influence according to the arresting officer (DUI).

Fake gun leads to aggravated assault charge for man

Airsoft guns are a hot topic of debate around the globe. Some countries have banned them altogether due to their uncanny resemblance to an actual firearm. In the United States, airsoft guns are required to have a bright orange tip on the end of the barrel to identify them as such. It is illegal to remove the orange tip, and anyone committing a crime using or portraying an airsoft gun as a real weapon is subject to punishment just as if a real weapon was used.

What is the difference in assault and battery?

The terms assault and battery are commonly mistaken for the same crime. However, though they are similar in nature, they each have defining characteristics and separate sentencing guidelines. The most defining difference between the two is the presence of actual physical harm.

What are the most common traffic violations?

Did you get up late this morning? No matter how hard you tried, you couldn't make up the time while at home. If you are like most people, everything seemed to take twice as long as it usually does -- probably because you were in a hurry. So, you tried to make up the time while driving. Nearly everyone plays out this scenario on occasion, but that doesn't make it legal.

Crimes that affect employment in Georgia

Some crimes committed in the state of Georgia can affect both future, as well as current, employment. These crimes are especially relevant to employment in higher level, professional positions such as bankers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, attorneys, and other such positions in which trust is a large factor. They are known as "moral turpitude" crimes, and include a long list of offenses. A current or potential employer can decide to terminate or deny employment if a person has been convicted of such.

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