Despite the best efforts of criminal defendants and their attorneys, sometimes judges and juries get it wrong. They may miss a key piece of evidence, find themselves overly swayed by the opinions of certain experts, or simply have a bias against the defendant in the...

It pays to hire good DUI lawyers.Under Georgia law, evidence of prior DUIs is generally admissible in a DUI proceeding when a criminal defendant has refused to take a state-administered alcohol test, if the prior DUI will be used to show knowledge, plan, or absence of...

When individuals are stopped while driving, they will often find that they are asked if their car may be searched for any evidence of alcohol or drugs. In addition to searching a vehicle, police may also attempt to search the individual themselves, including engaging in...

Georgia DUI law is always evolving. Under Georgia law, when several crimes arise from the same conduct and are brought as different charges even if by different agencies, they must be prosecuted in one criminal proceeding, unless certain specific requirements are met. If they are not prosecuted...

Like many states throughout the country, Georgia has implemented an implied consent law for use in DUI investigations and arrests. This means that individuals who drive on Georgia’s roads are presumed to consent to the “search” of their blood alcohol levels through blood alcohol testing....

In some instances, officers may pull over a driver on suspicion of drunk driving or DUI because they observe the driver engaging in actions that suggest they are intoxicated, such as swerving across the road, or blowing through stop signs. However, in other circumstances, officers...

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...

An injured plaintiff could ask 10 lawyers, “What is my case worth?” and get back 10 different responses. Why is that? Do personal injury attorneys really know the value? Do insurance companies? No, they do not! However, there are factors that can be analyzed 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...

Slip and fall cases get a bad rap based on a number of fraudulent claims; however, the area of slip and fall litigation is surprisingly specialized and results in some of the higher verdicts in Georgia. This legal guide is designed to give tips on...