Driving after consuming any amount of alcohol presents a risk to you personally, and everyone else on the road. It’s in your best interests to avoid drinking and driving altogether, but you know know our State’s DUI laws regardless. Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and Zero Tolerance If...

People can hear their Miranda warnings before an arrest or following an arrest for a DUI charge.  Recently the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled on what is an effective waiver of an individual’s rights under Miranda, which could determine if certain statements or actions,...

Welcome to Athens, Georgia and UGA to all new and returning students.  The firm of Baker & Slider wanted to give some general information concerning common crimes that UGA students seem to face and the criminal justice system in Athens, Georgia.  The most common crimes...

Following University of Georgia home football games, police roadblocks are a common site. Oftentimes these roadblocks are established in the counties surrounding Athens, such as Oglethorpe, Madison and Jackson counties, and are operated by Georgia State Patrol in conjunction with the local police department. The...

As students at the University of Georgia get settled into their routine of fall semester, it is important to remember that there is a large new group of students in Athens, Georgia unfamiliar with the legal landscape of Athens. Students often times are surprised to...

DUI arrests for prescription drug impairment seem to increase every year in the Athens, Georgia area as Athens-Clarke County and University of Georgia police officers receive more training on the effects of drugs on the body. A DUI drug arrest can be made when a...

Some people may have heard that you can refuse to be tested for DUI by police in the state of Georgia. This is true in some instances. However, it’s important to understand the implications of doing so. Georgia has an implied consent law. Therefore,  anyone operating...

Georgia’s General Assembly passed a bill deemed the “Georgia Hands Free Act,” aimed at keeping drivers safe and distraction free. But what does “hands free” really mean? This law will take into effect on July 1, 2018 and will spell some major changes to the...

DUI Jurisdiction and County Lines: A New Georgia Court Case Many people think that DUI jurisdiction ends at county lines. However, a recent Georgia court case might turn those notions on their head. TV shows and movies are full of examples where the police come to a screeching halt...

Fight DUI Charges in Georgia It's hard to fight DUI charges in Georiga. DUI law is always changing. Additionally, each case is different. As a result, we wrote this post to help people understand how to fight DUI charges. We'll look at the two most common...