Georgia DUI Law Updates

  

New Federal Bill would create a national standard for Marijauna DUI driving

Sunday, March 09, 2014

georgia marijauna duiA new bill introduced in Congress would create a national standard for DUI Marijuana and threaten any states that failed to comply with a suspension of federal highway funds. So much for states rights.  Polis who introduced the bill is a Democrat but it will be interesting to see how Republicans who are traditionally States Rights oriented will reconcile their State's Rights core values with tough on crime tradition. In Georgia, to be found DUI while driving under the influence of Marijuana you must be proven to be a less safe driver or incapable of driving safely after have consumed or smoked marijauna. Marijuana like alcohol effects differently people differently and there is no scientific consensus on what an appropriate level of THC in the blood should be per se DUI if at all.  more

GA Legislature Passes Internet Mugshot dot com law

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Georgia Legislature passed a law prohibiting the publication of Mugshots on websites for commercial gain. Many websites that publish mugshots data mined from Sheriff's department websites have set up a system where they charge the arrested person $150 or more to remove their picture. The websites are very adept at optimizing their website so they rank hign in Google search results. This means that if you are arrested and photographed a simple Google search of your name will many times show your mugshot on the first page of search results. This has become quite a lucrative business. I have had potential clients that have told me that they have paid over $1000.00 removing mugshots from these commercial websites.  more

SB 236 License Suspension Reform

Friday, November 23, 2012

On January 1 2013, the license suspension reforms outlined in Georgia Senate Bill 236 will go into effect. We've provided a synopsis of the new law below. more

HB 1176 - Criminal Record / Expungement Reform / Fee Increase

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

This is our first post in a series discussing the criminal justice reforms enacted in House Bill 1176 and SB 236 and how those reforms will affect DUI prosecution and defense in Georgia. First,  HB 1176, which deals with criminal record, expungement, and court fines and costs.

HB 1176 - Part VI Restricting Records HB 1176 - Part VI Restricting Records (719 KB)

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So much for States rights and unfunded mandates: Congress considers legislation mandating breath testing devices on the cars of all DUI offenders.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mandatory DUI Interlock devices or alcohol detectors for vehicles for all DUI offenders and eventually universally? more

Georgia Requirements for Persons taking DUI School Courses out of state

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Georgia Department of Drivers Services (herein after "DDS") will accept DUI School certificates from the states below as listed and  the Out of State DUI School Program must be in an in person classroom setting and not online or over the internet and certificate must state number of hours completed for the DUI school course. Georgia law requires a minimum of a 20 hour program certificates meeting requirements at the end of this article. more

Georgia Super Speeder Law hits the books January 1st. 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

On January 1st, 2010, O.C.G.A. Sec. 40-6-189, hits the law books commonly known as the Super Speeder law. The Super Speeder law provides that drivers who are convicted of driving 75 miles per hour or greater on a two lane road or 85 mph or greater on any other road are classified as Super Speeders.  more





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