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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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Should I Receive Treatment on A Lien?

Often times when people are injured in an automobile collision or other incident involving the negligence of others, their health insurance does not cover some of the treatment necessary to make a full recovery or deal to the injuries suffered.

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Atlanta and Fulton County Have "Decriminalized" Marijuana. Can I Smoke It or Use It There?

Over the past year or so, the city of Atlanta, the new city of South Fulton, and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners have all enacted legislation which makes possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce an city or county ordinance violation...

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Can I Get a Limited Permit if My License Gets Suspended?

Your license to drive in Georgia can be suspended for numerous reasons. It might be for failure to appear in court for a traffic ticket, failing to pay child support, or being convicted of an offense such a Driving without Insurance or Hit & Run.

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The Cops Did Not Read Me My Rights. Will My Case Be Dismissed?

Miranda warnings, which advise people who are arrested of their right to remain silent, their right to an attorney, and the warning that anything they say can and will be used against them in a court of law come up in many police and legal shows and movies...

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The Right to Refuse a Breath or Blood Test in A DUI Case

Just a few months ago, the Supreme Court of Georgia in Olevik v. State (No. S17A0738) decided that individuals have a Constitutional right to refuse a breath test when requested by police in a DUI investigation.

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