The Effect of Confirmation Bias on your DUI Charge

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a Forsyth County DUI Attorney, I have seen many cases where a police officer has exaggerated evidence or seen evidence that wasn't there in the course of a DUI arrest. This is not to say that all police officers are dishonest, of course, but every profession has occurrences of human error that...

So, You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI – What Now?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, a trial that ends in a conviction is not the end of the road. From there, your attorney can file a motion for new trial within 30 days of the entry of judgment. Even if this motion is initially denied, the order denying the motion may be appealed. Another method is to ...

Forsyth Among Lowest in Distracted Driving Convictions

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the most recent Distracted Driver Data Report, Georgia Department of Driver Services found that since Georgia's crackdown on distracted driving, over 19,000 drivers have been convicted of violating Georgia's hands-free law. This is an increase of 10,937 from the previous year. The re...

Forsyth County Man Indicted for Fatal Car Wreck

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Monday, June 10, Brandon Schneider, age 27, was indicted in Forsyth County Superior Court for charges of homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, D.U.I., use of improper tires, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, and reckless driving. Schnieder is suspected of being the driver res...

Hit and Run Suspect Located in Forsyth County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 26, police officers in Forsyth arrived at a gruesome scene. The body of 27-year-old Jose D. Ramirez Labra was found after an apparent hit-and-run. The driver had left the scene, abandoning his damaged motorcycle along the side of the road. According to reports, police were eventually able...

Sheriff's Deputy Rear-Ended by DUI Suspect in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A sheriff's deputy from Liberty County was taken to the hospital after his patrol vehicle was rear-ended on the morning of Sunday, May 19, 2019. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred on East Oglethorpe Highway just after 5:30 a.m.  Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes was in the midd...

DUI Suspect Kills Three-Year-Old in North Georgia Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A DUI suspect faces several serious charges after an accident in north Georgia that led to the death of one child and left another child in serious condition. Charles Raymond Evans, of Toccoa, GA was driving a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck on I-85 in Banks County, GA at around 3 p.m. The pickup tr...

Psilocybin Mushrooms and DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Psilocybin mushroom is a mushroom with hallucinogenic effects that can significantly affect a person's ability to drive. These types of mushrooms are illegal and can also lead to drug possession charges if found in your vehicle at the time of arrest. If you or someone you care about has been...

Ecstasy and Forsyth County DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The use of ecstasy can significantly affect a person's ability to drive safely. As both an illegal drug and a substance which can negatively affect driving performance, the potential for criminal penalties is high. As a result of driving under the influence of ecstasy, you face serious penalties,...

How to File Your DUI Appeal in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have been convicted of a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, there are steps you can take even after your conviction. An appeal can save you from an improper conviction, law enforcement misconduct, or other issues that arose during your trial. Knowing how to pursue an ...

Party Plates & An Unexpected Outcome of Your DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

States have enacted a wide variety of different laws to curb instances of people driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. From the use of mandatory informed consent testing, ignition interlock devices, and strict driver's license penalties to alcohol counseling, these methods have m...

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...

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