Arrests for driving under the influence in Valdosta County have remained steady. What has changed is the substance behind the arrests. While most people consider alcohol to be a driving force in charges for driving under the influence, law enforcement officials say that prescription drugs have taken over as the leading cause for DUI arrests.
You know that you can be arrested for driving under the influence if you are caught driving down a public road or highway. In fact, when most people think of DUI, they picture someone weaving in and out of a lane of traffic. We may even consider checkpoints and, in the worst cases, accidents. It’s
The Worth County Sheriff’s Office made headlines recently. The department locked down the campus of Worth County High School without giving prior notice school officials. No one at the school knew what was going on. Over the course of the next four hours, officers conducted a drug sweep of the campus, searching all 900 students
To be able to convict someone of a crime, a prosecutor must gather evidence that shows the person committed that crime and convince a judge and jury of the fact. There are a variety of types of evidence used in a criminal trial. In order for a trial to be considered fair, the defendant and
Until just last week, those in possession of small amounts of marijuana in Atlanta faced jail time. Even less than an ounce could land you behind bars. Thanks to a new city ordinance, any person in Atlanta that is caught with less than a single ounce of marijuana won’t be facing any time in the
When you think of police responding to a crime, you think of just that: police responding. In a typical scenario, a crime is committed, the police department or 911 is called, and officers are sent to the scene. But what if police officers could start “responding” to crimes before they occurred? Predictive policing offers just
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is estimated that nearly one-third of all women and approximately one in 12 men will have or will experience domestic violence. Even one person falling victim to intimate partner abuse is too many. There are ways that you can help combat domestic violence in your own community. 1.
There is no denying that probation can be a hassle, to say the least. For many people, though, probation can be a better alternative to jail. For others, it is a necessary condition of release. No matter why you have found yourself on probation, violating it has serious consequences. When you are placed on probation,
It may have been so long ago that you can’t remember how old you were before you began hearing warnings telling you not to drink and drive. For many, this means that if you have to drive at all, you should avoid drinking altogether. For others, it means that if you do drive to a
Turn on the evening news and you may see a person being arrested. You may not see it because someone taped the incident on their cell phone, but rather because the news media has obtained body cam footage from the local police department. As often as we see this type of footage on the news
Scenario One: You wake up in the morning to find your car missing from your driveway. You call the police, they locate your car and arrest the person that took it. Your car is returned, and you go about your day. Scenario Two: You are caught in a rainstorm and see a car running in
We use the Internet on a daily basis. From keeping interactive planners to shopping, the virtual world is helping us in more ways than we realize. Unfortunately, it can also land us in hotter water than we realize. Most people know that using the Internet puts us at some risk. We understand that not everything