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Penalties for Georgia impaired and drunk driving

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.

Alleged underage drinker charged with DUI

Summer is a time for making good memories with family and friends. This past week a family from out of state made a memory that they wish they could forget. A devastating car crash caused by an alleged drunk driver has forever altered the composition of one family. A 20-year-old now faces several DUI charges for the accident.

Georgia Supreme Court ruling challenges DUI law

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.

Georgia father charged with drunk driving while child in car

The Georgia news outlets often reports harrowing stories about drunk driving accidents. In a court of law, there are two sides to every story. Defendants should not be tried in the media. Instead, a trial should determine whether a defendant is guilty. A Forsyth County man understand this better than most as he is currently battling drunk driving charges in the media, while he waits for his trial in the courts.

St Patrick's Day sparks push to prevent drunk driving

St. Patrick's Day 2015 is almost here. This is a time when Americans of Irish and non-Irish decent celebrate Irish culture. Georgia residents will be wearing green while attending parades and events. For some, the celebration will also include a drink or two. The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety is urging discretion during this year's holiday.

What are the penalties for drunk driving in Georgia?

It can be helpful to understand drunk driving laws and penalties in Georgia so that individuals facing an impaired driving situation and allegations will better understand how to respond to the allegations and charges they are facing. DUI penalties can be severe and harsh and may increase following additional DUI allegations and charges.

Car service claims to reduces drunk driving

The Super Bowl and other big sporting events can be a great time for friends and family to gather and partake in food and drink. Of course, those that consume alcohol at these events are encouraged not to drink and drive. Taxi cabs have long been an option for those who have had too much to drink, but now car services such as Uber are touting their apparent affect on the battle against drunk driving as well.

What is an ignition interlock device?

Being accused of drunk driving is a serious matter. An individual may be afraid of such accusations, and rightly so. Drunk driving allegations can not only leave a Georgia resident facing the possibility of jail time, fines, and licenses suspension or revocation, but it can also damage his or her reputation, drastically affecting personal and professional relationships. A drunk driving charge or conviction could indirectly, or directly, cause an individual to lose his or her job, reduce the amount of time he or she spends with family, and decrease his or her ability to find work and get to educational institutions.

Fatal motorcycle accident in Cobb County

During this holiday season, a Cobb County family will mourn the loss of one of their loved ones. According to police spokesman Dana Pierce, the 25 year old motorcyclist drove into the path of a car that had turned in front of him. The car and the motorcycle collided, leaving the cyclist dead. The 27-year-old driver of the car refused medical treatment at the scene. It is expected that the driver of the car will soon face charges for the accident.

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