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What Is a Bench Trial in Georgia.

What Is a Bench Trial in Georgia?

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Georgia, the United States Constitution and Georgia Constitution guarantee you the right to a jury trial. You can, however, waive (give up) that right by entering a plea or requesting a bench trial, in wh… Read More
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What Happens to the Car After a DUI Arrest in Georgia?

What Happens to the Car After a DUI Arrest in Georgia?

If you’re arrested for DUI, what happens to your car — and how do you get it back? While issues relating to the criminal aspects of the arrest are at the forefront, you do need to make sure your car is safe. Depending on the situation, there are… Read More
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Can You Travel Abroad With a Georgia DUI Conviction?

Can You Travel Abroad With a Georgia DUI Conviction?

A Georgia DUI conviction can limit your ability to travel freely, especially if the penalties include license suspension or revocation, limited driving privileges, or an ignition interlock device. A DUI record may also prevent you from being admitted… Read More
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Felony DUI arrest by a police officer.

What Constitutes Felony DUI in Georgia?

Any DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge is a serious matter in the State of Georgia. While many DUI offenses are charged as misdemeanors, DUI can be a felony in certain circumstances, which means greater potential criminal and administrative pen… Read More
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The occurrence of a DUI traffic stop.

What To Do At a DUI Traffic Stop

If you get pulled over by the police for a DUI traffic stop, your words and actions may play a significant role in determining the outcome. Knowing what to do at a DUI traffic stop is extremely important. Based on our decades of experience representi… Read More
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Concept image of what is an arraignment.

What Is an Arraignment?

If you face a criminal charge in Georgia, your case will follow an established criminal process. An arraignment is a step in the process that occurs early in a criminal case, following the arrest or issuance of a citation. Retaining an experienced cr… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
The sentence of plead guilty and why you shouldn't in the courtroom.

Why You Should Not Plead Guilty to a Georgia Criminal Charge

Individuals charged with a criminal offense often wonder if they should just plead guilty and accept the consequences. The truth is that entering a guilty plea is one of the most serious mistakes you can make in a criminal case. You should never plea… Read More
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Concept image of dui charges in Georgia.

Factors That Affect DUI Charges in Georgia

The State of Georgia does not have an offense called aggravated DUI or statutory aggravating factors or sentence enhancements that automatically apply in a DUI case. However, there are certain factors that may affect the court’s decisions in a DUI… Read More
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A police officer holds a breath test machine in his hand ready at a traffic stop with his patrol car in the background.*the officer was blurred on purpose to place focus on the mouth piece. Concept for What Is the Legal Limit for DUI in Georgia?

What Is the Legal Limit for DUI in Georgia?

After a traffic stop on suspicion of DUI, the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in your blood usually determines how the officer will file the official charges associated with a driving under the influence of alcohol arrest. One method of bringing a… Read More
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A man drinks beer while driving a car. Concept for understanding the Georgia open container law.

Understanding the Georgia Open Container Law

The Georgia open container law generally prohibits consumption of alcohol and possession of open alcoholic beverage containers in motor vehicles on public highways. The offense is often associated with a DUI charge. If you face an open container law… Read More
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