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New laws to affect DUI defense

Georgia laws have recently changed, a result of a ruling by the state's Supreme Court a few months ago. The changes may affect how a person prepares a DUI defense. Being accused of driving under the influence can be stressful, and many people unsure of their legal rights and/or how to respond to the formal accusations. 

Law changes may help present a DUI defense

Georgia residents are probably familiar with the Breathalyzer test. This is a way for law enforcement to immediately detect if a driver is under the influence. Previously, if a Georgia driver refused to take one of these tests, prosecutors could use the refusal as evidence in court. A new ruling has changed this procedure, which may help accused drivers present a DUI defense in court.

Vague marijuana laws may increase need for DUI defense

Georgia drivers are likely aware that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can lead to legal trouble. However, the state of Georgia might soon legalize the personal use of marijuana, and marijuana is still considered to be an illegal drug on the federal level. Due to the vague wording of several laws, people who use marijuana may need to present a DUI defense in court. 

Police initiative may result in need for DUI defense

Across Georgia, and the nation as a whole, friends and family prepare to gather together and celebrate the holiday season. Many people choose to take a vacation in the winter months, and thousands of college students revel in the opportunity to leave the dorm and return home for a few weeks. Holiday travel combined with throngs of shoppers bargain hunting for last-minute deals leads to increased traffic, and police are warning the public that they are focusing on violations that may lead to accidents, leaving some in a position that may warrant presenting a DUI defense in court. 

Man refuses breath test, must present DUI defense

A young Georgia driver's call for help resulted in his arrest. The 19-year-old man was involved in a minor accident, and when he did the right thing to call and report it from the scene, he was arrested for DUI. He now finds himself facing serious legal trouble, needing to present a DUI defense. 

Georgia drivers: .08 is not necessarily your magic number

Perhaps you left a college house party, but you only had a few drinks. You feel fine, so you decide to drive yourself home. Unfortunately, your slightly-blurred vision causes you to not notice another driver as you roll through a stop sign, and you crash. In Georgia, residents may be convicted of a DUI even if their blood-alcohol level reads less than .08 percent.

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