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Common Defenses to DUI Charges in Georgia

If you are facing a DUI charge in Georgia, you have every right to be concerned. After all, a DUI conviction can have a serious impact on your life. Luckily, as we discuss below, there are multiple ways to fight DUI charges in Georgia. After reviewing these common defenses to DUI charges, please contact a […]

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Cost of a DUI Conviction in Georgia

Most people are aware of the consequences of a DUI conviction. A criminal record, difficulty finding employment and housing, and losing your license are just a few of the consequences you may face if you’re convicted of DUI. However, what many people don’t know is that there are financial costs associated with a DUI conviction. […]

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What Is a DUI Less Safe Charge?

Everyone knows that drinking and driving can get you into trouble. However, most people are unaware that you can actually be charged with DUI even though your blood alcohol content (“BAC”) is below the legal limit of 0.08%. In Georgia, this type of DUI charge is called a “DUI less safe.” Below is some additional […]

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An Overview of Field Sobriety Tests in Georgia

Police officers in Georgia use field sobriety tests to determine the intoxication levels of drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These tests are administered roadside, and most drivers feel compelled to complete them when requested by an officer. In the article below, we discuss the types of field […]

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Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Georgia?

Even if you’ve only have had a glass of wine with dinner, a DUI checkpoint is rarely a welcome sight. In Georgia, these checkpoints are perfectly legal, and police use them to identify and arrest drivers who have had too much to drink. However, the police must abide by specific guidelines when stopping drivers at […]

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Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Georgia?

No one wants to be pulled over by the police. Whether it’s for speeding or suspicion of driving under the influence (“DUI”), being stopped by the police can be an intimidating experience. But what happens if the police officer who pulls you over asks you to take a breathalyzer test? Do you have to do […]

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Sentencing for DUI Convictions

What factors will determine your sentence following a DUI conviction? DUI convictions can result in a wide array of penalties, including suspension of your driver’s license, fines, jail time, and community service. Sentences following a DUI conviction can vary, with some defendants receiving just a night in jail, while other first time offenders could be […]

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Appealing Your DUI Conviction

What are the grounds for a successful criminal appeal in Georgia? In the state of Georgia, over 20,000 people will typically be convicted of a DUI each year, as reported by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. At times, a guilty verdict can be handed down to even defendants with the best lawyers or evidence […]

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