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Fighting a DUI charge

Drunk driving is dangerous. It also has serious legal consequences. There are several legal defenses that may be used, in the appropriate circumstances, to fight a DUI charge.

Scary: Halloween DUI patrols increase odds of arrest

Werewolves, witches, wrestlers, waiters and wildlife will all be roaming Bryan County streets in just a few days. Halloween is right around the corner and with it comes trick-or-treating for the little ones and costume parties and clubs for those a bit older.

Georgia woman faces DUI and two counts of child endangerment

Motorists in Georgia and elsewhere understand they must follow the rules of the road while operating a motor vehicle. Failure to do so could result in a traffic violation. However, some violations are more severe than speeding or rolling through a stop sign. If law enforcement believes that a motorist is under the influence of alcohol, they could face a drunk driving charge.

Sobriety checkpoints during the Fourth of July week

Law enforcement offices throughout the state of Georgia have the legal authority to use and execute sobriety checkpoints. Some communities across the state have announced that they will increase police presence on roadways and implement checkpoints, since drunk driving can be a problem during the week of July 4th. Georgia bases the permissibility of checkpoints on state and federal laws, as well as case precedent.

Can you receive a DUI if your BAC is below the legal limit?

Summer is here and that means that people in Georgia will be going to the beach, going to parties or enjoying a much-deserved vacation. In any of these occasions, a person may have a beer or two. However, it is important to note that doing so could constitute a crime, especially if a person decides to get behind the wheel of a car while impaired.

What is Georgia's blood alcohol concentration limit?

When a Georgia resident is arrested for suspected drunk driving, they may have their blood alcohol concentration tested. Blood alcohol concentration, often shortened to the acronym "BAC," refers to the amount of alcohol that a person has in their system. The more alcohol a person has in their system, the higher their BAC will be and the more intoxicated they may be.

A holiday DUI can be challenged with legal support

It is normal for Georgia residents to attend holiday parties this time of year. Whether they choose to celebrate with their families, friends or co-workers, it is a regular practice for many to get together and enjoy the company of the people they love as the end of the year winds down. For some, getting together in celebration may mean indulging in alcoholic beverages, a legal practice for adults who are of a certain age.

What is an aggravated DUI charge?

In the state of Georgia, a person is considered intoxicated if they are driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent. This means that even if the person is not exhibiting all of the signs and symptom of intoxication, they can still be convicted of drunk driving based solely upon a blood alcohol test. A DUI charge is a serious matter and a conviction can have lasting repercussions.

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