Being Safe at This Year’s Roswell Wine Festival

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

According to reports out of Roswell, the City Council has approved of street closures for the seventh annual Roswell Wine Festival on Sunday, October 6th.

Public events like this (those that involve alcohol and crowds) tend to be heavily monitored by law enforcement. As an Alpharetta Roswell DUI Lawyer, I always recommend that if you plan on drinking at an event always have a plan to get home afterwards. One that does not involve you driving and driving.

Laws regarding driving under the influence in the state of Georgia are very strict. In fact - we have some of the strictest laws regarding DUI in the country.

In today's post, I will outline the law behind DUI in Roswell Alpharetta.

DUI Law in Alpharetta Roswell

Driving under the influence, or more commonly referred to as DUI, is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-391 as:

 A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while:

(1) Under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(2) Under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(3) Under the intentional influence of any glue, aerosol, or other toxic vapor to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(4) Under the combined influence of any two or more of the substances specified in paragraphs (1) through (3) of this subsection to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(5) The person's alcohol concentration is 0.08 grams or more at any time within three hours after such driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving or being in actual physical control ended; or

(6) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this Code section, there is any amount of marijuana or a controlled substance, as defined in Code Section 16-13-21, present in the person's blood or urine, or both, including the metabolites and derivatives of each or both without regard to whether or not any alcohol is present in the person's breath or blood.

Roswell Alpharetta DUI Penalties are harsh - even for a first time DUI. The penalties for a first time DUI conviction can include: 12 months of probation, a minimum fine of $300, between 1-10 days of jail time, at least 40 hours of community service, substance abuse counseling, DUI Risk Reduction School, MADD Victim Impact Panel, and a Drivers License suspension.

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About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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