New Georgia Supreme Court DUI Breathalyzer Case A recent case before the Georgia Supreme Court could have profound implications for people charged with DUI, especially if their DUI charge stems from a breathalyzer test. Breathalyzer tests are one of the primary ways police gather evidence in...

Roadblocks and DUI Arrests With University of Georgia football in full swing, football fans attending home games can expect roadblocks to be set up by the various police departments patrolling the roads of Athens-Clarke County, Madison County, Oglethorpe County and Oconee County (Athens Clarke County Police,...

DUI Marijuana Tests Challenged in Georgia The Cobb County police department, along with one of its officers, were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Georgia at the Federal Court in Atlanta. The lawsuit alleges that the police improperly arrested and detained...

DUI Checkpoints in Athens Police in Athens, GA are turning to DUI checkpoints with increasing intensity. Indeed, all over Georgia, police are stepping up their use of DUI roadblocks and checkpoints. In fact, last year Police warned drivers that they would be stepping up roadblocks and...

Sheriff Elections and DUI One of the greatest things about our country is the fact that we elect so many of the officials that make and enforce our laws. Sheriff elections are an important element of our democratic system of government. However, the fact that we...

DUI Defense in the Greater Athens Area When people in Georgia think about the Greater Athens Area, they mostly think about the college, UGA, and Athens-Clarke County. However, there are lots of areas around Athens where people live, work and travel. As a result, there are...

Gameday and UGA Home Games Gameday is one of the biggest draws for people coming to visit Athens. It not only brings people in from out of town, but also brings out locals, residents, and students to enjoy the fun and the atmosphere. However, the fact that...

Following the football game between the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee, several DUI arrests were made in Oconee County.  Georgia State Patrol had indicated prior to the game that they planned on having an increased presence in and around the Athens area,...

Whenever the State or another party attempts to enter evidence of the results of a scientific test, they must be able to show that the test is reliable enough for the jury to consider it. This ensures that parties cannot use the results of scientifically...

One of the central tenets of the criminal justice system is that the state has the burden of proving that a defendant is guilty of the crime that is alleged. A defendant is always innocent until the state proves otherwise. Sometimes, even when the state...