Suwanee GA DUI / DWI Blog

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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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

You’ve Been Stopped for a DUI—What Happens Next?

What should I do if I have been pulled over for suspected drunk driving?

You suddenly spot flashing blue lights behind you. In a moment of panic, you realize you are being pulled over. Maybe you were coming from an event, friend’s house, or a bar. If you have had anything to drink before being stopped, you may be at risk of being arrested for a DUI.  Your actions in the aftermath of the initial stop could have a significant impact on whether your night ends in bed or in handcuffs.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Know Your Rights If You Are Stopped for a DUI

Should I refuse the breath test?

Being stopped on suspicion of drunk driving can be a frightening experience.  After all, a DUI conviction in Georgia could potentially result in prison time, fines, and loss of your driver’s license. The important thing to remember if you are being pulled over is that you do have legal rights.    
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Defending Against DUI Charges

What defenses could I raise against a DUI charge in Georgia?

A DUI is a serious offense that carries the potential for mandatory prison time, significant fines, and the possibility of losing your driver’s license.  Being arrested for a DUI can be a frightening experience, leading to much uncertainty and concern.  The good news for anyone who is facing DUI charges is that there are several viable defenses you may be able to raise.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Your License After a DUI

Will I be able to drive after my DUI arrest?

You rely on your vehicle to get you from home to work and school.  Without your driver’s license, you may find yourself unable to hold a job, continue to further your education, or get your kids to and from school.  Even further, daily living tasks like grocery shopping could become all the more difficult.  As such, if you have been arrested for a DUI, one of your main concerns may be the status of your driver’s license.  Depending on the facts surrounding your arrest, you could face suspension of your
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

In Focus: The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test and How to Challenge It

Is the DUI eye gaze test reliable?

The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Test is one of the most common tests administered when a driver is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving.  Commonly known as the “eye test,” the HGN test involves a qualified police officer moving a light or pen in front of the suspect’s eyes and requesting that the driver follow the light.
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

DUI Overview: What is a DUI in Georgia?

Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life. You may lose your license, rack up significant monetary fines, and it can affect your future background checks as well. With all of these negative consequences, it is important to understand exactly what is considered a

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

DUI Penalties for Drivers of All Ages in Georgia

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only dangerous, it is also illegal. The criminal penalties of a DUI in Georgia can be severe.

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