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How to Handle a Traffic Citation in Georgia when You Don't Live Here.

Many people drive through Georgia with a driver's license from another state. Whether you are here for work, vacation, or just passing through, if you receive a traffic citation, you need to be careful how about you handle it.

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Options when A Officer Confiscates Your License After a DUI Arrest

You are arrested for DUI in Georgia. You're faced with the decision of submitting to a breath or blood test at the request of a police officer. If you submit to a blood or urine test after arrest, your license will not be suspended that day because it will take some time for the blood to be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and analyzed.

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Domestic Violence Issues During a Pandemic

As people are stuck in quarantine in close quarters with their families for extended periods of time, one ugly downside can be the emergence or reappearance of domestic or spousal abuse.

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How the Coronavirus or Covid-19 Crisis Can Affect Your Case

People have been watching various news outlets for the near constant updates regarding the state of the Coronavirus pandemic. One concern for many is how it might affect their pending criminal case.

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Does the Witness or The Officer Have to Appear in Court for My Case?

Any person charged with a criminal offense, which includes traffic offenses, has a Constitutional right to confront witnesses against them. So does that mean if the officer that wrote the ticket, or made the arrest, or the alleged victim of the offense, does not appear in court, that the case is dismissed?

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Can My DUI Be Reduced to Reckless Driving or Another Charge?

Almost everyone who is arrested for DUI wants to avoid a DUI conviction. One way to avoid that is to enter a guilty or nolo contendere plea to Reckless Driving or another lesser charge.

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Can I Claim Self Defense in My Case?

Sometimes people are charged with a crime such as Battery, Aggravated Assault, or even Murder despite acting in defense of themselves, their property, or another person.

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Can I Change My Plea in My Criminal Case?

Some people go to court and plead not guilty at their arraignment, or first appearance. This almost never prevents them from later entering a plea of guilty or no contest to the charges.

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The Future of Breath Tests in DUI Cases in Georgia.

The landmark Elliott case that prevents prosecutors from introducing evidence of someone's refusal to submit to a breath test in Georgia is also affecting actual breath tests in Georgia.

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New Law on Refusals in DUI Cases

Just last month, in the landmark case of Elliott v. State, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the admission of someone's refusal to submit to a breath test in DUI cases are not admissible at trial and violate the Georgia Constitution.

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