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August 2014 Archives

Georgia man charged with DUI after rollover accident

The Georgia State Patrol says that a 54-year-old man was driving under the influence when he lost control of his vehicle near Cave Spring on Aug. 25. State Troopers charged the man as he remained in the intensive care unit of the Atlanta Medical Center. He is facing counts of DUI, failing to maintain a single lane and not wearing a safety belt. The single-vehicle accident took place on Gadsden Road at approximately 9:30 p.m.

How different offenses effect Georgia license points

Drivers in Georgia may face a license suspension after committing a serious violation or accruing 15 points on a license in a two-year period. Minor offenses do not apply to the system, and major offenses like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol could result in a suspension after the first offense.

Georgia man found drunk in car with liquor and unbuckled baby

Police reported that they found a 39-year-old man asleep at the wheel of his car at the exit ramp of Interstate 75 southbound at Jodeco Road in McDonough on August 9. Another driver had called the Henry County police to say that they had seen a driver slumped over in his vehicle around 5:30 a.m. The vehicle, a Nissan SUV, was sitting at a green light but still running.

Police cracking down on DUI during Labor Day season

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia will be cracking down on drunk drivers. Officers throughout the state will be putting an increased emphasis on looking out for impaired drivers between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1. This is in response to a large number of accidents and deaths in the state during this time last year.

A DUI charge doesn't always have to lead to a conviction

When you're facing DUI charges, it might seem like walking away without a sentence is next to impossible. However, DUI penalties can be harsh, and an aggressive defense strategy could save you from time in jail or losing your driver's license. At Daniels and Rothman, P.C., we try to win every case, even those that may seem likely to end in conviction.

NFL player John Abraham speaks publicly about his DUI

Football fans in Georgia may be interested to hear what Arizona Cardinals player John Abraham had to say about his DUI charge. On Aug. 1, the linebacker offered his first public statement about his detention for DUI on June 29. The statement came on the sixth day of the Cardinals' training camp that Abraham had missed.

What are the penalties for DUI in Georgia?

Motorists may benefit from learning more about the potential consequences of being charged with a DUI offense in Georgia. People who are convicted of a DUI charge may be required to undergo a DUI Drug or Alcohol Risk Reduction Program and possibly a clinical evaluation as well. Drivers under age 21 who are convicted of exceed the .02 percent BAC limit may receive a 12-month delay in obtaining a graduated license.

What aggravating factors can affect DUI penalties in Georgia?

Penalties for driving while under the influence in the state of Georgia are strict already and could result in jail time or a driver's license suspension. However, some aggravating factors can add on to sentences faced by those convicted of DUI.