If you have ever been pulled over for DUI, chances are almost nil that the police officer had a warrant in hand before asking you to submit to a blood, breath or urine test in order to determine your blood alcohol content. The Supreme Court of the United States is expressing their concern over this
Tom Taylor, a Georgia State Representative, was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of DUI in Rabun County. Following his arrest, Taylor registered a blood-alcohol content of .225%, close to three times the legal limit in Georgia of .08%. According to reports, Taylor was stopped by police at 2:45 p.m. on April 7. Taylor was
Will DUIs soon become extinct? It is a question that many are asking as ride-sharing companies like Uber become more popular and self-driving cars are primed for release. There has been much debate regarding the effect that ride-share services have on DUI arrests and accidents. Anecdotally, available transportation options result in the lessening of DUIs.
We tend to put professional athletes on pedestals. We expect “more” from them and are disappointed when they fail to live up to those expectations. Such was the case earlier in April when Heisman Trophy winner and former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith was arrested for marijuana possession and driving under the influence. According to
Abby Wambach, one of the women often credited with being responsible for propelling US women’s soccer to global fame, was arrested for driving under the influence in Portland, Oregon last week. Wambach was booked into the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and released on her own recognizance after being charged with the misdemeanor. According to a
It should come as no surprise that a suspect’s behavior during an arrest can have a strong impact on their case. The truth is that a suspect’s behavior can mean the difference between spending time in jail and relaxing at home in front of the television. Being arrested is a stressful experience that can cause
In January, supermodel Stephanie Seymour was arrested for drunk driving in Greenwich, Connecticut. She caused not one, but two separate accidents in the same day. In the first one, she tried to back up her SUV on a highway exit ramp and slammed into another car behind her. She then fled the scene, later slamming
Alcohol is an expensive habit, but getting a DUI is even more expensive. Few people are aware of just how much a DUI conviction can cost. Sometimes people decide not to get a DUI lawyer on their side because they think it will be too expensive to hire one, but it may cost even more
Over the past several months, John Stamos has been all over the national news. Of course, many fans of ‘90s television were ecstatic over his return to the set of Netflix’s “Fuller House.” He has also found a home on Fox’s “Grandfathered.” However, not all the recent news has been positive. Late last year, he
Perhaps the simplest explanation is to say that it means what it sounds like – that by driving on the roads of this state, if you are arrested for DUI, you have impliedly consented to provide a blood, breath, or urine sample at the request of a law enforcement officer. But it’s not that simple.
In the State of Georgia, and in every other state in the nation, drunk driving is almost completely defined by your blood alcohol content. If you are driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, you are considered legally drunk. That’s not to say you can’t be arrested for driving erratically after drinking, even
We all know the old saying, or maybe the song: “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” Nearly every city and/or state across the United States mandates bars close at a certain time. For instance, Georgia’s bar closing times are set by each county. However, anywhere you go in the state