Although arriving at the legal drinking age of 21 might seem like light years away, you don't want to let your sense of urgency to be able to legally purchase alcohol cloud your ability to exercise sound judgment. Just like drinking and driving, using a fake ID can have longstanding consequences for your life, especially when as it relates to putting your future livelihood at risk.
There are many college and high school students who live in or visit Athens, Georgia (Clarke County). Some of them, unfortunately, engage in underage drinking. When they drink and drive, those students may find themselves facing DUI charges and in need of legal defense.
With college students on spring break around the country and St. Patrick's Day coming up, Albany State University recently offered a program called Arrive Alive. It uses simulators and other tools to show college students what can happen if they are impaired or distracted while driving.
Ignition interlock devices are often ordered for people who have been convicted of one or more DUIs in order for offenders to get their driver's licenses back. IIDs are essentially Breathalyzers connected to the ignition that determine whether drivers have alcohol on their breath. If they do, their vehicles won't start.
Have you heard of the "100 days of summer" between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day? This period has the reputation for being the most dangerous time of year for teenagers who drive.
Parents may remember their proms with fondness, but the fact remains that teens today are at higher risk of getting into a collision during the final three months of the school year — April, May and June.
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.
A Georgia teen will serve nine years in jail after the death of his girlfriend in a Muscogee County auto accident. The sentencing follows the boy's plea of guilty to the charges. Now, the district attorney for the county is prosecuting two more teens in relation to the underage DUI death.
The retired professional basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal, will be giving lectures to teenagers about avoiding distracted driving and drunk driving. The talks are intended to educate teens about the dangers associated with underage DUI in the hopes of discouraging them from engaging in such activities. According to the District Attorney's Office of DeKalb County, Shaq plans to join them along with fire and rescue workers to lecture high school students in Lithonia.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a report showing that almost half of teenagers are drinking alcoholic beverages. Out of those, approximately 65 percent say they participate in binge drinking. With statistics this high, it is no wonder that so many Athens GA teens are getting pulled over by police and charged with underage DUI.