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Understanding Implied Consent in Georgia DUI Cases

What is Georgia’s Implied Consent law? Georgia’s Implied Consent law can “require [a person] to submit to state administered chemical tests of your blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances” in order to determine if [he or she is] DUI. At first glance, this would seem to be at odds with the Fourth Amendment, which states …

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New Georgia Supreme Court Case Has Major Implications for DUI Cases

Yesterday, with Elliott v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court handed down a decision that has major implications for Georgia drivers and the attorneys who represent them, particularly where breath tests are involved. To understand the implications of this case, it is first important to understand a little bit of Georgia law, and even a bit …

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DUI Per Se vs. DUI Less Safe

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1544725638265{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;background-color: #08124b !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”DUI Per Se vs. DUI Less Safe” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left”][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1544725648203{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_text]In Georgia, a person may be charged with DUI Per Se, DUI Less Safe, or both. Many people do not understand the differences between these two charges. Essentially, the elements that the State must prove in …

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Implied Consent

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1530899197811{padding-bottom: 25px !important;background-color: #08124b !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Implied Consent” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left”][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1530899389446{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] What is Georgia’s Implied Consent law? Georgia’s Implied Consent law can “require [a person] to submit to state administered chemical tests of your blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances” in order to determine if [he or she is] DUI. At …

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Things To Know During Memorial Day Traffic Crackdowns

10 Things To Know During Memorial Day Traffic Crackdowns All attorneys who practice DUI law in Georgia know that holiday weekends mean traffic enforcement crackdowns, and Memorial Day weekend is no exception. On Monday, law enforcement officials in Georgia and its neighboring states began what they call the “Hands Across the Border” traffic enforcement campaign. …

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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Last year, 273 Georgia drivers were arrested for DUI over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Many of these drivers were likely stopped, and ultimately arrested, at DUI checkpoints.  Police agencies around Georgia use DUI checkpoints year-round to detect what they believe to be impaired drivers.  However, use of these checkpoints increases drastically around the holiday season, …

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