If you have been reading our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog for a while now, then you may be well aware that the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Georgia and throughout the U.S. is 0.08. This means that if you are pulled over by a police officer and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, you may be asked to take field sobriety tests and a breath test.
Earlier this year on our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog, we had mentioned that lawmakers were pushing to lower the legal alcohol limit for boaters in Georgia. Before hitting the waters this summer and relaxing on your boat with a cold beer in your hand, you should know that the legal limit has indeed been changed.
Our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog often discusses the consequences students, professionals and other folks may face when they are charged with a first-offense or repeat DUI charge. Although folks face a variety of consequences for drunk driving, there are also a variety of DUI defenses that may be used to protect citizens' rights in Georgia after a DUI arrest.
Before the start of the New Year, we had mentioned on our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog that penalties for convicted drunk drivers would change in the state as of Jan. 1. One change included reducing the number of days repeat offenders must wait before reapplying for a driving permit after having their licenses suspended as a result of a repeat DUI conviction.
College students and other residents in Athens, Georgia, may know their limits when it comes to drinking alcohol. But folks who are considering switching to drinking alcohol with diet soda instead of regular soda in an effort to cut calories may want to pay close attention to a new study.
Drunk driving is a serious offense that is not to be taken lightly in Athens. However, people do make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes include getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after having one too many drinks.
Super Bowl XLVII is just days away, which means many folks in Athens are probably making plans to attend parties or hit up the bars in order to watch the game this Sunday.
Many folks understand that it is dangerous and illegal to drive drunk. Drunk driving could result in a DUI arrest after a traffic stop, and it could also lead to the loss of one's life when an intoxicated driver causes an accident. Because drunk driving is so dangerous, DUI charges often carry harsh penalties in Georgia and throughout the country.
A woman who was charged with DUI in 2010 is still fighting the criminal charge in court. She claims that she did drink a small amount of alcohol before driving, but the amount she had consumed was not nearly enough to cause her to become impaired or to break the law.
Police in Georgia reported that over the weekend a Fox 5 Atlanta news anchor was involved in a car accident. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident. This is especially good news for the evening news co-anchor since she was arrested after the crash. Police said that the anchor might have been driving drunk when the crash occurred.