Georgia DUI Laws and Bicycling Under the Influence

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bicycling is known for being highly economical, environmentally friendly, and most importantly, good for your health. What many bicyclists do not realize is that many states criminalize operating a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many, but not all states have Bicycling Und...

MADD Demands DUI Crackdown

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

Getting a DUI lawyer has never been more crucial then it is nowadays, especially for repeat offenders. There is ever increasing pressure on judges and Georgia lawmakers to crack down on repeat DUI offenders. Just this week, activist group MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) demanded Georgia and ...

First DUI arrest in lifetime

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

Law enforcement patrols heavily for DUI in North Fulton. Roswell, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek all have more than than their fair share of DUI enforcement. These cities all maintain their own police forces with highly trained DUI officers. Roswell, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek all have their own co...

Pro Golfer Arrested for DUI

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

On Thursday, professional golfer Rachel Connor was arrested for DUI. Ms. Connor, 21 years of age, was driving in FL when DUI officers noticed her speeding and failing to maintain her lane of travel. She had a passenger, NFL palyer Eddie Georgia, in the front passenger seat. According to the DUI, ...

North Fulton DUI: Contesting Your Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have been charged with a North Fulton DUI - such as by the DUI officers in the City of Roswell, Alpharetta, or Milton, then you have a tough journey ahead. Only in rare cicrumstances will DUI prosecuting attorneys in Roswell reduce or dismiss your case. The same attorney prosecutes the cas...

DUI Arrests in Roswell and Alpharetta

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

North Fulton DUI officers including the State Troopers, Roswell Officers, Alpharetta PD,Milton PD, and Johns Creek law enforcement officers make numerous DUI arrests. Cities like Roswell andAlpharetta have their own Municipal Courts where they prosecute traffic offenses and city ordinances. DUI o...

Preparing for a DUI Trial

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

In North Fulton, the cities of both Alpharetta and Milton have their own municipal courts and police departments. One of the biggest offenses for these cities is DUI - drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. The cities of Alpharetta, GA and Mitlon, GA maintain seperate court locati...

DUI Trials

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Roswell, GA, DUI officers make thousands of arrests each year. Several weeks later, Roswell DUI Defendants are to appear at an arraignment calendar in the Roswell Municipal Court where they (or their DUI lawyer on their behalf) enter a plea of guilty or not guilty to the charges. In recent mon...

Dunwoody DUI offenses

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

The city of Dunwoody has a police force, court system, prosecuting attorneys, and judges all of its own.  Dunwoody officers charge offenders with crimes such as DUI, possession of marijuana, minor in possession, shoplifting, trespass, traffic offenses, public drunk, open container, as well as oth...

Minor in Possession Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have consumed alcohol or you have it in your possession, and you are under the age of 21, Dunwoody law enforcement officers can charge with you being a minor in possession of alcohol.  A  Minor in the Possession of alchol charge is a misdemeanor, but carries with it high fines, probation, ...

Dunwoody Possession of Marijuana Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prosecuting attorneys and police officers in Dunwoody are aggressive when it comes to charging people with possession of marijuana.  While possession of marijuana for less than one ounce is a misdemeanor offense, it still carries some pretty tough penalties.  If you are convicted via a guilty ple...

Probation Issues

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have been convicted of a Dunwoody DUI offense (or any conviction in Dunwoody in which you received a probation sentence), then you are likely facing a year or more on supervised probation.   Probation is given as an alternative to jail and many people are relieved to have a probation sente...

NY Mom gets DUI and Child Endangerment charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Recently, a 38 year old mom living outside Buffalo, NY was arrested and charged with DUI and child endangerment when she allegedly stopped her car on a busy road and her nine year old daughter held up a note to passing motorists asking them to help her and the two other children in the car.  Some...

Condition of Probation: Ignition Interlock Device

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, as a condition of your Roswell or  Alpharetta drunk driving probation, an ignition interlock device is required to be installed in your vehicle for a six month period.  This period follows a one year suspension of your Georgia driving privileges.  These are specialized devices and ther...

Alpharetta Probation Revocations

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

In both misdemeanor and felony cases, a common outcome with a conviction is probation.  Probation means a probated jail or prison sentence; so the sentence is for 12 months or five years, but instead of serving the time, the judge has allowed you to serve the time on probation instead.  This is g...

What does a BAC over .08 mean?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

The amount of alcohol in an individual's body is assessed by looking at the weight of the alcohol in a particular volume of blood.  This is known as blood alcohol concentration or BAC.  Roswell prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement officers believe that BAC measurements provide an objective w...

Highest BAC ever

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, if you are charged with DUI, the legal limit is a .08.  If your blood or breath test reveal a blood alcohol content, BAC, at or exceeding a .08, you will be presumed to have driven impaired.  But how high is a .08?  It is interesting to put this into perspective.  It is generally unde...

DUI arrests: you are not alone

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

It seems everyone has been arrested for a DUI.  Wole Ralph, the vice chairman for the Clayton Co. Commission and recipient of the Community Champion Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), has been arrested for DUI.  Mr. Ralph had denied the charges.  The arrest occurred on Saturday, Fe...

DUI cases in the news....

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement officers and DUI task force cops aggressively pursue DUI arrests and convictions not just in Roswell, Georgia, but nationwide.  Here are some recent headlines: Brandi Glanville, the ex-wife of country singer Leann Rimes' new fiancé Eddie Cibrian, has entered a nolo or "no contest"...

ADD, ADHD and Field Sobriety Tests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

When a driver is pulled over and the officer suspects the driver may be driving under the influence, the officer will usually speak with the driver for a few minutes, observe their appearance and behavior, and then administer field sobriety tests.  Especially in cases where the driver refuses a b...

Guilty of DUI...or do you just have diabetes?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

Alpharetta police officers are aggressive in making DUI arrests.  However, they have been a little too aggressive....sometimes people who suffer from diabetes are wrongfully charged and arrested for DUI when they have not had a drop of alcohol.  The symptoms of hypoglycemia and diabetes mimic the...

Alpharetta / Milton Motorcycle DUI Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

In North Fulton County, Alpharetta and  Milton DUI officers can and will charge you with DUI for driving any type of motor vehicle, i.e. scooters, lawn mowers, golf carts, motorcycles.   If you have been pulled over by an Alpharetta police officer while driving your motorcycle, the officer will l...

No way was my BAC over .08!

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are reading this blog post, you may have already been charged with a DUI.  Many people submit to a chemical test and are surprised when the officer informs them that the result is over the legal limit of a .08.  The driver certainly did not feel impaired to drive in any way and were likely...

Does how much I had to eat affect breathalyzer results?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

Below find some interesting facts about food and intoxication: In a driver that has not eaten anything all day, approximately 20% to 25% of the consumed alcoholic beverage is absorbed from the stomach, while 75% to 80% is absorbed from the small intestine. Therefore, in such drivers, their breath...

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