Many people are familiar with the term “assault and battery,” and mistakenly interchange the two terms. The crimes are not one in the same as far as Georgia law is concerned. Assault and battery are separate crimes, and are further broken down into “simple” and “aggravated” offenses. The following is a brief description of each crime:
If you are convicted of driving under the influence in Georgia, your Atlanta DUI lawyer may inform you that the judge has required you to install an interlock ignition device on your vehicle. You may have questions, and rightly so.
There are misconceptions surrounding ignition interlock devices and their use. Here’s what you need to know.
Being charged with driving under the influence is not something to take lightly. A DUI conviction in Atlanta can have a lasting negative impact on your life.
It’s important that you find an experienced attorney to stand up for you in court. Here are some tips for finding the right DUI attorney in Atlanta for you and your situation.
Burglary and robbery are often terms that are used to describe the same event. People tend to interchange the two terms, believing that they are the same thing. The fact of the matter is that burglary and robbery are very different things in Georgia and elsewhere.
To help make it more clear, here is a rundown of each crime.
A new Georgia distracted driving law takes effect in July, and you need to know about it. Break the law, and you could be handed a hefty citation by a local law enforcement officer. House Bill 673 makes it a requirement that anyone behind the wheel uses hands-free technology when using their cell phone or
When a person is charged with driving under the influence in Atlanta, they are understandably overwhelmed, especially if they’ve never been charged with a crime. It’s often the things we don’t know or understand that cause us the most anxiety. Being accused of DUI is certainly cause for worry, but you may be able to
When people think of driving under the influence, they picture a vehicle of some sort. Typically, thoughts turn to a car or truck. People may have read the odd story of someone being charged with DUI while driving a tractor or boat, sometimes even a bicycle, but these stories are few and far between. Many
A law was passed in 2016 making it legal to “float under the influence.” Many boaters and non-boaters alike took this to mean that the state of Georgia had made it legal to drink on one’s own boat. This was not the case. The floating while drinking law only pertains to people floating on the
In February 2017, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd was convicted of driving under the influence. As part of his sentence, he was given house arrest and ordered to self-administer breathalyzer tests. During his sentence, he failed a breathalyzer test, thereby violating the terms of his house arrest. He mounted what some saw as a
Drunk driving is still a very real problem in the United States. It not only costs money, but it costs lives as well. In 2015, drunk driving was the cause of just under 30 percent of all vehicle fatalities. Approximately 10,000 people die each year as a result of drunk driving, and the total monetary
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 hire a DUI lawyer because they think it will be too expensive. It may cost you even more to go through the legal process
When people hear of someone being charged with driving under the influence, they typically assume that the person was intoxicated due to the consumption alcoholic beverages. While this is true in many cases, it is not accurate in all. Drugged driving is becoming an increasing problem throughout the United States, and Georgia is not immune.