Legal Blog: Drug Charges
What Rights Do I have if I am Arrested While Driving?
November 16, 2016
The law is black and white. It’s written in a way that makes it very clear to understand what you can and cannot do. The law is also clear when it comes to the consequences if you are convicted of a crime. If you speed, you may receive a citation and have to pay a Read More
Drinking and Driving: How Much is .08 Percent?
April 13, 2016
The number .08 percent doesn’t sound like a big number, but when it comes to your blood alcohol content, a hundredth of a point can make a difference of whether you drive home in your own vehicle, or in handcuffs in the back of a patrol car. That little number can be all it takes Read More
DUI: What You Don’t Know
March 4, 2016
Did you know DUI convictions can stay on your driving record for life? If you are convicted in a court of law from operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of over 0.08% or higher, you face many penalties, including (but not limited to) A suspended license for up to 1 year Heavy fines Read More
Medical Marijuana Legalized in Georgia
August 18, 2015
A few months ago (April 2015) Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The new law specifically legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat a list of illnesses and conditions. Cannabis oil contains high levels of THC, which is the component of marijuana that produces the drug-like effect. Read More
To Blow or Not To Blow: That Is The Question
June 11, 2015
Summer days are great for hanging out by the pool, visiting the lake and barbecuing in the backyard. Outdoor events can bring alcohol, and that can bring along trouble. For legal professionals and law enforcement, the summer time creates an increase in driving under the influence (DUI incidents). Anytime of the year, it is a Read More
Medical Marijuana Is Now Legalized in Georgia
April 22, 2015
Last Friday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The new law specifically legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat a list of illnesses and conditions. Cannabis oil contains high levels of THC, which is the component of marijuana that produces the “high.” There will be an application Read More
Driving Under the Influence and the Georgia Implied Consent Law
September 5, 2014
Driving under the influence of alcohol can have serious consequences. If you are arrested for DUI, your freedom, wallet, employment, and driving privileges may all be effected. That’s in addition to the danger intoxicated drivers put everyone else in while on the road. Police officers are always on the lookout for impaired drivers. There are Read More
Have You Been Charged With a BUI?
July 11, 2014
We all know that drinking and driving don’t mix. Boating under the influence is a “DUI” charge on the water. There are steep penalties associated with both of these charges. If you have been drinking alcohol, you can be charged with a BUI on any motorized water vehicle, as well as one without a motor Read More
July 4th Celebrations Can Get You in Serious Trouble
July 3, 2014
Common Problems for Arrests Made on July 4th Throughout Metro Atlanta The holiday that celebrates our independence is supposed to be harmless fun for everyone. It is, however, one of the biggest evenings for arrests in the metro Atlanta area. There are several ways that someone can get into trouble, by just over-indulging in the Read More
Prescription Drugs: Is Sharing My Prescription a Crime?
June 27, 2014
The drug laws in Georgia cover a wide range of substances and scenarios. A drug related arrest doesn’t always mean someone was using cocaine or selling marijuana on a street corner. Sometimes, people may even find themselves in jail on a drug related charge without knowing that what they were doing was technically illegal. Physicians Read More