Section 40-6-91(a)(2) charges are a real bad news/good news thing. The bad news is that, at least theoretically, these charges are easy to prove in court. Under the law, prosecutors need only prove that the defendant was “Under the influence of any … [Read more...]
Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Georgia?
Lots of people ask this question around Labor Day. DUI checkpoints usually pop up all over Cobb County on this holiday weekend. That’s because many people associate Labor Day with hot food, close friends, good football, and harmless fun. The State of … [Read more...]
What’s the Penalty for First-Time DUI in Georgia?
When people ask us this question, they’re really asking “How do I avoid the penalty for first-time DUI in Georgia?” These offenses carry substantial direct and indirect consequences.The direct consequences of a first-time DUI in Georgia are … [Read more...]
What is the Best Defense for DUI?
Since the late 1990s, thousands of people have asked this question. Before then, DUI was little more than a traffic ticket. Then, under pressure from advocacy groups, the laws started getting tougher, especially in the south. Today, Georgia has one … [Read more...]
Some Common Non-Intoxication Defenses in DWI Cases
Intoxication, or lack thereof, is usually the most important issue in a DWI case. Since Georgia has a per se DWI law, prosecutors must prove the defendant’s BAC level was above the legal limit or the defendant had lost the normal use of his/her … [Read more...]