Drugged driving has been dominating the news recently, in part due to more and more states legalizing marijuana. Officials have touted the dangers of drugged driving in hopes of deterring people from the practice. Unfortunately, the efforts may have been in vain. Drugged driving has taken over drunk driving for the first time in history.
When people are arrested and accused of a crime, their first step is typically to hire an attorney. People know that there is a lot on the line when they are facing a conviction, and they also know that an attorney can help to mitigate the consequences of their crime. Unfortunately, some people believe that
An incident in South Dakota has raised an interesting legal question: Can a person suspected of driving under the influence (or any other crime) be forced to give a urine sample? While it is commonly known that a judge may sign a warrant that forces a suspect to submit to a blood test to determine
Most people have heard of drones. In fact, the small flying machines have become so popular over recent years that some Atlantans even have their own. From private citizens to companies like Amazon, drones have found their way into today’s society for a wide variety of uses. We use the machines for entertainment and are
Adderall was initially released in 1996 and since, prescriptions for the drug have reached record numbers. For every one person that was prescribed the drug when it was released, there are three patients currently being prescribed the medication. Originally released as a means of treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, demand for the drug
When a person finds out that they have a warrant out for their arrest, it’s understandable that they become anxious and stressed out. There are undoubtedly questions that begin to swirl in that person’s mind, but how they react should be based upon the unique set of circumstances surrounding the warrant. While it is hardly
If you’ve ever seen any kind of cop show, you have at least heard part of the Miranda Warning, a.k.a. your Miranda Rights. Every time a “perp” is arrested, they are told, “You have the right to remain silent,” and then the screen goes black. While this line helps tie up an episode in a
The news of the Interstate 85 highway fire in North Atlanta that resulted in that same roadway’s collapse made national headlines. At first, officials were not sure what had caused the blaze that destroyed part of the highway. It was only after an investigation that it was discovered that arson was the cause of the
A truck driver in Georgia was involved in an accident while under the influence of alcohol. That accident has cost the trucker his license. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared the trucker to be a hazard to public safety after the chain-reaction crash he caused. According to reports, the driver of the truck ran
It’s fair to say that most people expect to be able to drive their vehicles without incident. Unfortunately for residents in one Atlanta neighborhood, carjackings are on the rise, leaving everyone on edge. The East Lake neighborhood has seen multiple carjackings, but no arrests. For some victims, the carjackings aren’t ending when the crime does.
People try to get out of charges of driving under the influence in all sorts of creative ways, but perhaps none more creative than a college student in Arkansas. The young man was pulled over by police recently and decided to show off a unique skill to prove to police that he was sober: juggling
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you may make the choice to hire an attorney to represent you in court. When you answer to your charges in court, your attorney may call a variety of expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. While this may seem like an expense you cannot