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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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Georgia's New Hands Free Law

Beginning on July 1, 2018, an important new law will go in to effect in Georgia. Like more and more other states around the United States, Georgia will implement a new "hands free law" for its drivers.

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DUI Court: Is It Right for You?

There has been a recent trend in the criminal justice system for those people charged with drug and alcohol related crimes who have substance abuse issues to use treatment as an alternative to incarceration or jail time.

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Understanding Georgia's Court Systems for Your Traffic Ticket

Understanding how the court system in Georgia is structured can be helpful to why your case is where it is and what your options are to resolve your traffic citation.

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Ways to Avoid a Criminal Conviction on Your Record, Including Pre-Trial Diversion, First Offender, and Conditional Discharge.

A criminal conviction can have negative consequences on someone's record for many years. There are several ways to avoid a conviction in Georgia for some offenses in certain situations, and it's important to know the options for each individual case.

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