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What are standardized field sobriety tests?

Officers may use field sobriety tests when checking for your sobriety level. Of these tests, they have two separate options. Will they use a non-standardized field sobriety test, or a standardized one?  What are the differences between these two tests? Does the type...

How do breath testing devices generate readings?

After a drunk driving arrest in Georgia, you might think you have few options but to accept the consequences that a conviction may bring. Evidence such as a breath test implying your intoxication may seem insurmountable. However, depending on the nature of the test,...

Can a DUI ruin your college career?

Georgia teens have a lot to look forward to in their college years. The last thing they want to do is set themselves off-course by making avoidable mistakes. This especially applies to DUI-related charges. Even one DUI conviction could potentially overturn years of...

How can a DUI affect college?

DUIs of all kinds are serious in Georgia and across the United States, but being charged with one can be particularly bad for college students. Many may believe that being caught under the influence in a vehicle can be attributed to youthful indiscretion, but this...

Getting into — and out of — a DUI in Georgia

A driving under the influence charge can ruin your life. Police, the courts and the State of Georgia may come after you. The penalties are severe: fines, loss of license, jail time, community service and higher insurance costs. Getting into trouble You may receive a...

3 factors that make a DUI a felony in Georgia

There are a number of ways that a DUI could be elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony in Georgia. For many people who are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Georgia, the ensuing charges will be a misdemeanor. However, depending on the circumstances, that...