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A Few Notes on Roadblocks

A Few Notes on Holiday Roadblocks Every holiday season, Georgia sees a spike in DUI arrests. This is due in part to widespread use of police roadblocks. Different agencies may call them different things – DUI Checkpoints, Vehicle Safety Checkpoints, etc. But the way the function is basically the same:  police stop every vehicle and check […]

School’s In Session: Illegally Passing a School Bus

School’s In Session:  Passing a School Bus It seems like the first day of school gets earlier and earlier every year, doesn’t it?  With the beginning of the school year comes traffic in Atlanta, and an increased number of certain traffic and criminal offenses.  Some of these offenses are not well-known.  So for the next […]

Georgia’s New Hands-Free Law

Georgia’s New Hands-Free Driving Law:  What You Need to Know On July 1, 2018, a new Georgia law goes into effect that may require some changes to your commute.  The “Hands-Free Law,” signed by Governor Deal earlier this year, essentially states that a driver operating a motor vehicle may not hold a phone in his […]

FTAs and Atlanta Municipal Court

Ransomware Attack Cripples Atlanta Municipal Court and Causes Confusion, Missed Court Dates You may have heard of the ransomware attack that struck the City of Atlanta in March of this year.  This attack, in which hackers demanded that the City pay $51,000 in bitcoin, crippled many of the city’s government offices, and it continues to affect […]

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. […]

Medical Marijuana And What It Means for Georgia Drivers

Last week, Governor Deal signed into law a new bill that expands the number of Georgians who are able to legally use cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions.  Click here to read to full text of the bill as it was signed into law.  Cannabis oil has been legal for a very small number […]

What Parents of Teen and Young Adult Drivers in Georgia should Know and Understand

Georgia’s TADRS: Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act was enacted in 1997.  The law establishes the concept of Graduated Driver Licensing for 16-year-old drivers and also imposes additional restrictions on drivers up to age 18 and up to 21.  Prior to the enactment of this law, the fatality rate of teenage drivers was very high.  […]