Georgia DUI Law Updates

  

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 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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