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Temporary Changes Made to Georgia Department of Driver Services Operations
If you are being arrested for DUI, it is a bad idea to claim that you have coronavirus while aggressively breathing on the officers. Keep your mouth shut and do not give the officer more evidence to use against you.
A pending House Bill would fix the DUI-drugs license suspension disparity.
Left Turns Yield the Right of Way to all Oncoming Traffic (including folks turning right).
Georgia Ranked Third Toughest DUI Penalties in the Country
Cell phone usage in court.
Now is the time to be extra-careful in your driving, as Operation Southern Shield is in effect with intensive enforcement of the speed laws.
Georgia law change allows drivers to keep moving on opposite side of a school bus on separate roadways
Georgia makes changes to the serious injury by vehicle statue to make leaving the scene of a wreck a felony where another person involved in the wreck sustains bodily injury to a significant degree.
Georgia General Assembly makes changes to implied consent warnings to try to salvage breath testing.
Lifetime CDL Disqualifications can be cut to 10 years.
Georgia officers are probably authorized to order the driver and passengers out of a vehicle, although the issue has not been squarely confronted. The Fourth Amendment does not protect you from the order, based on Pennsylvania v. Mimms. A defense may be available under Georgia state constitutional grounds.
There is little difference in punishment for "less safe" and "per se" DUI's in Georgia.
Thoughts on the focus on DUI to the exclusion of other offenses.
Causes for ignition interlock failures.
Review of Georgia laws relating to Mopeds.
Summary of HB 205 which makes major changes regarding ignition interlock device permits in Georgia.
2017 Legislation Summary for SB 176
When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, the officer will take your driver's license. It will either be sent to Georgia Department of Driver's Services or to the court that will handle your charge. The taking of your license is typically accompanied by service of a license suspension notice and a temporary driving permit. A driver charged with DUI needs to contact a DUI lawyer soon after the arrest in order to contest the pre-conviction administrative license suspension.
Georgia driver's license agency is trying to provide better assistance online with license reinstatement needs.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a California case involving the sufficiency of an anonymous tip of drunk or reckless driving to justify a law enforcement stop of a moving vehicle where the reported illegal conduct was not corroborated by the officer.
DUI Guru is Sean Black of Black Law Offices, LLC. Mr. Black is a 1992 graduate of Emory University School of Law.
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