Field Sobriety Tests in Georgia - What to Expect

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are pulled over by law enforcement for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the officer will likely ask you to perform one of the standard field sobriety tests. These tests are known to be inaccurate, yet they could be used against you in your DUI case. An experienced Forsyth Co...

Teen Drivers Face Harsh Penalties For DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prom season is in full swing and summer is just around the corner, which means that alcohol use among teens will be on the rise. Teens are less capable than adults of managing the effects alcohol has on the body, making it incredibly dangerous for them to get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, some...

Do Checkpoints Actually Deter DUIs?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In discussing DUI checkpoints, Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, told The New York Times: The original concept was it could deter someone from driving drunk because there might have been a D.U.I. checkpoint on the way home and one didnt know for sure,” she said. “Toda...

Bus Driver Charged With DUI Facing Numerous Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students on board a high school bus called their parents after they realized their bus driver, Carole Ann Etheridge, was driving erratically. A student who was on board the bus at the time of the incident can be heard saying, “Were in the middle of the road!” in a recorded video. After students ...

Councilman Opts For Lengthy Jail Sentence After DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

In an interesting bid to save his job as a Mesa, AZ councilman, Ryan Winkle has accepted a plea deal substantially more punitive in nature than one typically receives on the same charges. The act seems to be one of self-imposed retribution, as Winkle will spend six days in Lower Buckeye Jail and ...

Arrested For DUI With A Concealed Carry Weapon?

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many questions surround the intersection of DUIs and concealed carry weapons. Can a concealed carry permit be revoked for a DUI? Can you obtain a CCW permit after a DUI conviction? Can you carry a gun while on probation for DUI? If you are in possession of concealed carry weapon during a DUI stop...

Pilot Suspected of Flying Under the Influence

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

DUI arrests occur every day across the country. They are routine fare for law enforcement and only certain cases warrant outstanding media attention, such as those involving celebrities or strange conduct on the part of the driver. DUI charges have been leveled against people who weren't operatin...

Roadside Checkpoints: Can You Turn Around?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roadside checkpoints are a common way for law enforcement to catch intoxicated drivers. Police departments set up checkpoints all year round but certain holidays, such as the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve, tend to see a greater amount of enforcement efforts. Instead of going through a DUI che...

Which State Has The Harshest DUI Laws?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drinking and driving can lead to dangerous and deadly consequences for those who cross paths with the intoxicated driver. In San Diego in October of 2016, a deadly accident occurred because of a man decided to get behind the wheel while under the influence. A number of people were gathered at Chi...

Probable Cause and Your DUI Defense Strategy

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Arrested for drunk driving? With the right defense strategy, you may be able to avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction. In fact, your DUI defense starts before the arrest. In order to conduct an arrest, law enforcement must first conduct a legal traffic stop, and in order to conduct a le...

Another "Lost" Star Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes a late night craving can turn into a year long headache. On Friday May 4, former Lost star, Matthew Fox was arrested in Oregon for driving while under the influence while he was on his way to a fast food restaurant. A police officer noticed he was driving erratically and pulled him over...

First DUI Offenders in Forsyth Co.

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The increase in bar, restaurant and entertainment options in Forsyth County GA has lead to an increase in DUI enforcement. Forsyth County makes a tremendous amount of revenue off of DUI convictions. A large portion of the State Court of Forsyth trial calendar includes drivers charged with DUI and...

UGA football player Orson Charles arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

DUI enforcement in Georgia is aggressive. Throughout the metro area, numerous motorists are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence ( DUI ) and related offenses such as minor in possession of alcohol ( MIP ) and possession of marijuana / drugs. This past weekend, former UGA tight end...

DUI Breath Tests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Forsyth County Georgia prosecuting attorneys and judges defer heavily upon the results of the state administered chemical test - usually the breath test results from the Intoxilyzer 5000 - when determining the plea offers and sentences of those charged with drunk driving ( DUI ). .08 is the legal...

Forsyth County DUI Investigations

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 06, 2011 | 0 Comments

Forsyth County is one of the toughest jurisdictions in the state of Georgia on DUI offenders. They regularly want additional jail time and high fines and fees for even first time DUI offenders. Forsyth DUI officers have been cracking down during the Christmas / New Years holidays. If you or a fri...

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