Suwanee GA DUI / DWI Blog

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In Focus: 2nd DUI Offense

What are the penalties for a second DUI conviction in Georgia?

Being arrested for a second DUI can be frightening. As a second offender, you face far more severe penalties and punishments than you did the first time around. Georgia prosecutors take second DUI offenses seriously and will seek to hold you accountable for your actions. Second offense DUIs could result in mandatory prison time, hash fines, and potentially suspension of your license for several years. Anyone facing a 2nd DUI conviction should...

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Implied Consent Laws in Georgia

Can I lawfully deny a Breathalyzer test?

If you have been stopped for a DUI in Georgia, one of your first thoughts will likely be, do I need to submit to the breath, blood, or urine test? Knowing your right of refusal when it comes to chemical testing is essential for protection of your legal rights. In the state of Georgia, like all other states, there are what are known as “implied consent laws.” Implied consent laws essentially hold that by driving on Georgia roads, you automatically agree to take a chemical test to detect alcohol in your system. Implied consent laws have limitations, however, which our

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Selecting a DUI Attorney

What should I look for when choosing a DUI defense lawyer?

Each year, over 1.5 million people will be arrested for driving while intoxicated.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Completing a DUI Education Course

What are the costs of a DUI education course?

A DUI comes with many potential consequences, including jail time, fees, public service, and mandatory completion of a DUI education or risk reduction course. The course can be time consuming and will come at your expense. Before your driver’s license can be reinstated, you will need to provide proof of completion of an approved DUI class.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Know These Facts Before You Plead Guilty to a DUI

How might a DUI conviction on my record impact my employment?

If you have recently been arrested for a DUI, especially if it is a first time offense, it may be tempting to enter a plea of guilty simply to resolve the matter. Before you take a plea, however, you should be aware of the potential long term consequences of having a DUI conviction on your record. DUI convictions, though the most common criminal offense in the nation, can potentially impact your ability to find a job, insurance premiums, loan qualifications, and much more. As such, it is critical that you contact an experienced

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In Depth: Blood Alcohol Content

What is the legal limit for alcohol in Georgia?

Blood alcohol content or BAC is a measure commonly used to assess whether an individual is legally intoxicated. We have all likely heard of the term blood alcohol content or legal limit, but beyond that few of us have delved into the true meaning of the measure. Alcohol detected in your blood through a police ordered a

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In Focus: The Walk and Turn Field Sobriety Test

How can I challenge a failed walk and turn field sobriety test?

The walk and turn test is a field sobriety test commonly used by police officers across the nation.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Long Term Consequences of a DUI

Will a DUI conviction stay on my record?

Every year, approximately 200,000 people across the state of Georgia will be arrested for a DUI, according to state crime data. A DUI arrest can cost you thousands in fines and legal fees, but the true consequences of a DUI may not even become known to you until months or years after your conviction. Our

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Defending Against Drugged Driving Charges

What are the penalties for driving under the influence of drugs in Georgia?

Across Georgia, drunk driving arrests are on the decline, while drugged driving charges have skyrocketed. According to a recent 11Alive News investigation, Georgia now employs over 250 officers with drug recognition training. Officers have arrested several drivers on charges of drugged driving, only to have the charges later dismissed when toxicology reports were clean.  Drugged driving charges can be difficult to defend against and the penalties for drugged driving are severe. Our

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Seeking a Hardship License in Georgia

Will my license be suspended after my DUI arrest?

Most of us rely on our vehicles to transport us to work, school, grocery shopping, and other daily activities.  If your Georgia license has been suspended due to a DUI, it may leave you struggling to maintain your job and simply get around.  The good news for those who lose their license is that you may be able to obtain a limited driving permit or hardship license. With this permit, you can continue to drive to limited places, like your job or school.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Constitutionality of DUI Checkpoints

Are DUI checkpoints legal?

DUI or sobriety checkpoints became commonplace in the United States by the 1980s.  A DUI checkpoint allows law enforcement officers to stop vehicles traveling on set roads to determine if the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  While sobriety checkpoints can happen at any time, law enforcement officers tend to use DUI checkpoints on days when they know people may be drinking and driving.  New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July are two of the most common holidays for DUI checkpoints.  
Despite the use of sobriety checkpoints nationwide, many have called into question the constitutionality of DUI checkpoints.
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