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License Consequences for DUI Convictions in Henry County, Georgia

By: Attorney Erin Dohnalek In Georgia, an individual may be charged with DUI under the following circumstances: If he/she was in actual physical control of a moving vehicle while he/she was under the influence of alcohol to an extent that it was less safe for them to drive. If he/she was in actual physical control […]

Child Hearsay in Georgia

If you are charged with child molestation, cruelty to children, or any crime, in Georgia, where a child is the alleged victim, the State will fie a Motion to Admit Child Hearsay testimony. This is pursuant to O.C.G.A. 24-8-820. This status is the Georgia Child Hearsay Statute. O.C.G.A. 24-8-820 reads as follows: (a) A statement […]

Tests and Refusals: Know Your Rights

When someone is pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Georgia, they will be asked to perform a series of tasks that could indicate potential impairment to the arresting police officer. It is important to note that these tests are entirely voluntary. If you choose not to perform the tests, your refusal statement cannot be […]

License Consequences for DUI Convictions in Cherokee County, Georgia

By: Attorney Erin Dohnalek In Georgia, an individual may be charged with DUI under the following circumstances: If he/she was in actual physical control of a moving vehicle while he/she was under the influence of alcohol to an extent that it was less safe for them to drive. If he/she was in actual physical control […]

My Driver’s License is suspended from a DUI. Now what?

There are several traffic offenses in Georgia that can lead to a suspension of your drivers license upon a conviction. The most common offense we see where a suspension will be invoked is DUI. Once your drivers license is suspended it is imperative that you immediately contact your attorney in order to file an appeal […]

Recidivist Statute

A felony conviction has serious consequences. Punishment for a felony offense typically includes prison time, probation, fines, loss of constitutional rights and privileges, and a lifelong blemish on the person’s criminal record. Not only does a felony conviction impact the person’s ability to obtain employment and housing, but, under O.C.G.A. § 17-10-7, a prior felony […]

I take prescription medication. Can I drive?

The short answer is “it depends.” Most people correlate DUI conviction with alcohol. However, you can still be convicted of a DUI without having any alcohol in your system. Generally speaking, any sort of prescription medication that impairs and affects your driving could be the reason of a police officer stopping you. Typical prescription drugs […]

License Consequences for DUI Convictions in Forsyth County, Georgia

By: Attorney Erin Dohnalek In Georgia, an individual may be charged with DUI under the following circumstances: If he/she was in actual physical control of a moving vehicle while he/she was under the influence of alcohol to an extent that it was less safe for them to drive. If he/she was in actual physical control […]

Georgia Peeping Tom Lawyer

Georgia Peeping Tom Lawyer Georgia law defines a Peeping Tom as someone who peeps through windows or doors on the premises of another for the purpose of spying or invading the privacy of the other person. O.C.G.A. § 16-11-61. Interestingly, the State is not required to show that the spying was successful, meaning whether or […]