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Athens GA DUI Law Blog

Is a DUI permanently on my record?

The answer to that question is usually "yes" in the state of Georgia, unless the charges were dismissed or you were otherwise not prosecuted.

What that means is that if you plead guilty to a DUI, you will likely have a “criminal record” for the rest of your life. Having a criminal record can stand in the way of getting a job, qualifying for a loan or finding a place to live. 

Georgia police plan Super Bowl drunk-driving blitz

Super Bowl Sunday (and the early morning hours on the following Monday) has become a popular time for Georgia police to crack down on drunk driving. So if you are planning to have a few drinks while watching the game at a party, bar or restaurant, the best way to avoid a DUI is to plan a sober ride home in advance.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently issued a press release stating that those who are caught with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more will be arrested and put in jail since Georgia is a zero tolerance state. 

Why personal breathalyzers aren’t more popular

DUI laws across the nation are getting stricter as lawmakers attempt to combat drunk driving fatalities, which appear to be at a standstill in recent years. In fact, The Atlantic reported that a DUI offense can cost up to $20,000 in fines when everything is said and done.

So why do people continue to drive drunk? In many cases, the problem is that people are unaware that they have had too much to drink. They don’t have any intention of driving drunk or hurting anyone, they just are simply unaware that they are over the legal limit to drive. 

You don’t have to plead guilty after a failed BAC test

As we have been reporting, Georgia law enforcement spent the holidays cracking down on suspected drunk drivers. New Year’s Eve, especially, is known as one of the biggest nights for police to target drunk driving, which is why arrests typically skyrocket.

If you were pulled over and charged with drunk driving over the holidays, chances are you feel somewhat scared and confused, especially if you haven’t been through it in the past. Our last post on “What you need to know after being charged with a DUI in Georgia” can help to put your mind at ease. 

What you need to know after being charged with a DUI in Georgia

The holidays are in full swing and if you plan on celebrating with alcohol, it’s important to avoid driving. As we reported in our last post, Georgia law enforcement will be spending the rest of the month cracking down on drunk drivers.

Because drunk driving arrests are expected to skyrocket over the next couple of weeks, you might be reading this post after being charged with a DUI. Here are a few things that you need to know:

Prepare for increased DUI enforcement in Georgia over the holidays

If you have noticed more squad cards on Georgia's roadways recently it's because the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is in the middle of a holiday safe driving campaign, which includes an increased law enforcement presence.

The GOHS said thousands of state troopers, police officers and sheriff's deputies will be patrolling the state's roadways throughout the busy holiday travel season.

Reasons for license suspensions in Georgia

Many different types of offenses, including DUI and DWI offenses, can result in a suspension of a person's driving privileges in Georgia. People whose licenses are suspended have their rights to drive withdrawn temporarily for a specific length of time. When the suspension period is up, the person can then reapply to have his or her driver's license reinstated after they have fulfilled any additional requirements.

Georgia man charged with DUI after collision

The Georgia State Patrol believes that alcohol consumption may have contributed to an Oct. 20 accident that sent a Clermont man to the hospital. Police say that the two-vehicle crash was caused by a 34-year-old Hall County man who failed to yield while allegedly driving under the influence. He has been charged with DUI and issued with a traffic citation. The accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Athens Highway southeast of Gainesville.

2 drivers charged for DUI after wreck

Two drivers were accused of drunk driving after they were both involved in the same accident in Georgia on Oct. 24. The crash took place in Atlanta at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Battle Avenue. The accident also involved a police cruiser.