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DUI First Offense Archives

How to avoid a DUI on St. Patrick's Day

It started out as a religious holiday in Ireland. However, to most Americans, St. Patrick's Day is a day to have fun, drink and celebrate their Irish roots -- real or imagined. Most St. Patrick's Day celebrations involve drinking -- everything from green beer to the more authentically Irish Guinness and various brands of Irish whiskey.

Getting through the holiday party season without drinking

You're committed to not drinking at any holiday parties this year. Besides the advantage of being able to remember the parties the next day and not making a spectacle of yourself in front of family, friends or (maybe worse) people you work with, this commitment will save you from getting arrested for DUI. Georgia law enforcement officers will be out all over the Athens area, and a DUI can ruin the holidays -- and can impact you well into the future.

Why your Breathalyzer results may not be accurate

If you were pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving and the Breathalyzer test you took on the side of the road indicated that you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .08 percent, you may think there's no way you can fight that. However, Georgia DUI attorneys dispute Breathalyzer results regularly.

Your first DUI in Georgia: What happens to your driver's license?

All Georgia motorists agree to abide by the state's implied consent law when they first receive their driver's license. This entitles any law enforcement officer that suspects that you're operating a vehicle while intoxicated to conduct necessary chemical testing to find out for sure if you are.

A DUI could lead to deportation under the new administration

Even a first DUI can have serious legal consequences -- particularly if other drivers or passengers are injured as a result. However, for undocumented immigrants, one DUI could potentially lead to deportation under the Trump administration.

Frito-Lay aims to decrease drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday

Frito-Lay is partnering with Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving to keep intoxicated drivers off the road this upcoming Super Bowl Sunday. The snack giant has created a special limited addition Tostitos "Party Safe" bag to encourage people to get home safely.

Helping college students fight alcohol and drug-related charges

One of the most frightening experiences a parent can face is learning that their child was arrested. Even kids who have never been in trouble with the law sometimes make poor decisions when they go away to college and don't have mom and dad keeping tabs on them.