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Repeat drunk driving charges could land you in a lot of trouble

Are you facing a DUI charge? Do you have more than one on your record already? If you do, you could face serious penalties if you are convicted. Repeat drunk driving offenses are no laughing matter, and prosecuting attorneys in Georgia will do all that is necessary to seek maximum punishment in such cases. As this is the case, having an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side could prove invaluable.

Georgia drunk driving: How does the HGN work?

Two of the standardized field sobriety tests have been addressed in previous posts. The column this week will cover another -- the horizontal gaze nystagmus. Law enforcement officers in Georgia like to use this test on those suspected of drugged or drunk driving, but is it really all that accurate?

Georgia drunk driving: The walk-and-turn test, is it accurate?

There are several standardized field sobriety tests that law enforcement officers in Georgia utilize to determine if someone was operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In a previous post, this column went over the one-leg stand test. This week, this column will address the walk-and-turn test, why it is used if drunk driving is suspected and its accuracy.

Georgia drunk driving: Is the one-leg stand test accurate?

When a driver is suspected of driving under the influence, law enforcement authorities in Georgia have the right to perform a routine traffic stop. During that stop, field sobriety tests may be performed in order to determine if drugged or drunk driving is actually an issue. One of the tests used is called the one-leg stand test. While many believe this test to be quite accurate, others would disagree.

Breathalyzers used to determine impairment in drunk driving cases

Law enforcement officers in Georgia are trained to perform certain sobriety tests on suspected drunk drivers. One test that is commonly used to determine impairment in drunk driving cases is the Breathalyzer test. How does a Breathalyzer work and is it always accurate?

Deputy accused of drunk driving

A Sheriff's Deputy in Georgia found himself in pretty hot water recently when he was arrested and charged with DUI. Drunk driving is considered a fairly serious offense. As such, this individual could benefit from the best defense possible in order to minimize the consequences that this arrest could have on his personal and professional life.

Georgia woman arrested for drunk driving

Police in Georgia recently arrested a woman who they say was operating a vehicle while impaired in Atlanta. Several charges have been filed against her, including one for drunk driving. Depending on how her case is fought in criminal court, she could be facing a number of serious consequences for this alleged event -- if she is ultimately convicted.

Chicken truck struck in alleged drunk driving incident

A Georgia woman was recently arrested for allegedly hitting a chicken truck with her car. According to reports, this incident took place Feb. 21, in Madison County. The accused is facing various charges, including drunk driving, aggressive driving and hit and run -- among others.

Charges dropped in woman's drunk driving case

Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a devastating event, especially if the case against one is groundless. While there are many who have been charged with drunk driving, sometimes there are errors on the part of the arresting officer. One Georgia woman who had been charged with this offense recently had her  charges dropped.

Georgia officer faces drunk driving charges

In general, the public tend to look up to those in law enforcement and expect these men and women to somehow live lives beyond reproach. However, no one is perfect, and there are times even those sworn to uphold the law can find themselves accused of a crime such as drunk driving. One Georgia officer finds himself facing those circumstances now.

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