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December 2011 Archives

Phone app could prevent DUI arrests in Georgia this New Year's

Before you go out celebrating this evening, you may want to consider downloading an app for your iPhone or Android in order to prevent you or your friends from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after welcoming the New Year with a few glasses of champagne.

What are the consequences of refusing a breath test in Georgia?

Earlier this week on our Athens, Georgia, DUI law blog, we discussed how it is legal for drivers to refuse to take field sobriety tests, urine tests and breath tests after being suspected of drunk driving and why some drivers may choose to do so in order to avoid DUI charges or a conviction.

Can drivers refuse field sobriety and breath tests in Georgia?

When an individual is pulled over in a traffic stop in Athens, Georgia, for suspected drunk driving, police may request that the individual take several field sobriety tests or a breath test in order to determine if the individual should be arrested for DUI. There are many reasons why a driver might choose to refuse a field sobriety test or breath test in Georgia, but drivers also need to be aware of the consequences of doing so.

DUI enforcement campaigns in full swing this holiday in Georgia

Last week on our Athens, Georgia, DUI law blog, we discussed the TEAM Georgia 2011 Safe Holiday Tow to Go campaign. The campaign is offering sober transportation services in some areas throughout the state in order to prevent individuals from getting behind the wheel of vehicle after drinking too much.

Rapper strikes deal after DUI arrest, avoids jail time

When an individual is charged with DUI in Georgia, the situation may certainly be embarrassing and cause one to feel ashamed of his or her actions. But the individual may also be extremely worried about his or her future. Could one lose his or her license? Will the individual be sentenced to jail? What will the financial costs amount to?

Take a sober ride to go this holiday season in Georgia

There is nothing wrong with drinking some wine at a company holiday dinner or celebrating the upcoming end of the semester with friends at your local Athens bar, just as long as Georgia residents and students remember to drink responsibly and to not get behind the wheel of a vehicle if they have had one too many alcoholic beverages.

Can a passenger in a vehicle be charged with drunk driving?

Not only is getting behind the wheel when one is under the influence of alcohol or drugs a violation of the law, it also puts the individual at a greater risk of getting into an accident. College students, professionals and Georgia residents understand that these are serious consequences of drunk driving.

Head of FAA who lead safety initiative charged with drunk driving

As we have previously discussed on our Athens, Georgia, DUI law blog, individuals accused of driving under the influence face a variety of legal consequences depending on the circumstances of one's arrest. But after serving jail time or paying fines if one is convicted of DUI, individuals may discover that moving on with their lives after a conviction is more difficult than what they might have imagined. For this reason, it is important that the rights and reputations of those who are charged with drunk driving are properly defended.