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    • DUI: What will happen to my driver's license?

      Question : I got a DUI in Alpharetta having dinner and drinking at the restaurant called “Pure” and I have some questions and I want to schedule a meeting or consultation so we can talk about what to ...

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    • DUI: Vivitrol can help you stop drinking

      Question: I really need to stop drinking. I admit I’m an alcoholic and I need to do something about it. I’m writing to you because I got a DUI last night and I told my wife I’d stop drinking forever ...

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    • I don't want to be on probation for DUI in Alpharetta

      Question: I got arrested in Alpharetta when I was driving home. I was at a restaurant and I was drinking but I didn’t feel drunk so I drove home and I got stopped by an Alpharetta cop who said I was ...

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    • Do you have to do community service if you get arrested for DUI?

      Question: If you get arrested for DUI do you have to do community service? I really don’t want to do any community service because I work a lot and I just don’t have the time to complete it. I work a ...

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    • Community Service in Alpharetta

      Question: I got arrested for DUI in Alpharetta. I want to find out if I have to do community service picking up trash or working for the government. This is not my first DUI charge, I got one about 7 ...

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    • DUI: My community service

      Question: I need to get some community service done for this DUI charge I caught about a week ago. It's not my first DUI so I want to do some community service before going to court. I'd like to do ...

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    • Detention Centers in Georgia

      As Georgia DUI and criminal law attorneys we get many questions about the location of various Georgia jails and their telphone numbers. Following is a list of Georgia jails and telephone numbers that ...

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    • DUI: Can I use Auto-Brewery Syndrome as a defense?

      Question : I barely drink at all. I mean, if I have six beers a year that’s a lot for me. I gave up drinking after I saw my mom passed out in the kitchen wearing only a robe about five years ago. She ...

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    • High-Gravity Beer & DUI

      Question : I was drinking high gravity beer and I was wondering if I could use that as a defense. Since I rarely drink high gravity beer (almost never, really), I didn’t realize I was getting so drunk ...

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    • I got a DUI on prescription drugs, why?

      Question: I had back surgery because I fell off of a roof and I was given pain meds by my doctor. I don’t do illegal drugs and I rarely drink and I can’t believe that I got a DUI last weekend. The cop ...

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    • Driver Who Collided With MARTA Bus is Charged with DUI

      Late last month, a driver rear-ended the back of a MARTA bus near College Avenue in northeast Atlanta. Both the driver of the car and the occupants of the MARTA bus were injured. The driver of the car ...

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    • Tips for Going Through a DUI Checkpoint in Georgia

      DUI checkpoints can be incredible sources of anxiety for drivers, especially if the police should suspect that they have been driving under the influence. Unfortunately, when many people find ...

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    • Are Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints Legal in Georgia?

      Question: I got stopped at a roadblock in Georgia and I was ultimately charged with drunk driving . Can the cops do that? Answer: Yes, “roadblocks,” “checkpoints” or “sobriety checkpoints” are legal ...

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    • Can a DUI be a Federal crime?

      Q: Can DUI ever be a Federal crime or is it always a state crime ? A: That's an interesting question. Most of the time DUI is a crime charged under Georgia state law. And various courts have ...

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    • Expungement of a Past DUI Charge

      Question: I received a DUI in Georgia. Can I get an expungement of the DUI? Answer: We often are asked about how to get a DUI charge expunged from a person's criminal record. Georgia DUI Expungements ...

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    • Addresses of Local Area Courts

      Where you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia will determine where your case will be heard. Here are some addresses of courts in Georgia: Roswell, GA Municipal Court The ...

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    • DUI: I told the cop I gave my dog liquor

      Question: I got stopped by a cop in Sandy Springs and I admitted that I’d been drinking. I only said that I’d had a couple because the cop seemed pretty cool so I thought he’d let me go. My dog was in ...

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    • DUI: I got drunk eating alcohol-infused Halloween candy

      Question: I went to a Halloween party and ate hard alcohol-infused candies and I drove home and I got stopped for a DUI. I was pulled over by an Alpharetta cop and he charged me with drunk driving. ...

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    • I got charged with DUI and Marijuana Possession in Cherokee County

      Question: I was charged with DUI and marijuana possession under an ounce in Cherokee County, Georgia. I was just driving with my wife and a cop pulled us over and he said we were speeding. I don't ...

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    • My brother got a DUI-drugs charge

      Question: My brother developed an opioid addiction from treating pain from playing football in college at the University of Georgia and because he was in a car accident about a year ago when he got ...

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    • I got charged with DUI and Marijuana Possession in Cherokee County

      Question: I was charged with DUI and marijuana possession under an ounce in Cherokee County, Georgia. I was just driving with my wife and a cop pulled us over and he said we were speeding. I don't ...

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    • Kratom & DUI

      Question: I wasn't drinking or even using illegal drugs but I got into an accident and I got arrested for DUI. I wrecked my car, the thing is totaled. I was driving home after going out with some ...

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    • I Passed the Field Sobriety Tests But Was Still Charged with DUI!

      You have just left an after-work company social gathering. Despite having had a few drinks, you feel more or less fine and decide to drive yourself home. After only having driven a block, you see ...

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    • Is A-Rod Guilty of DUI steroids?

      Question: I got a bet with a friend and was wondering if you could settle it. It's for dinner in Alpharetta and drinks at a bar in Cumming and maybe for good seats to a Braves game. So I've got money ...

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    • Will Sucking On a Penny Beat the Breath Test?

      Question: I was driving home from Atlanta on Georgia 400 when my car got stopped for weaving in Roswell . I was going home to Norcross. It was about 2:30 a.m. and I was really sleepy. I think the cop ...

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    • Driver Who Collided With MARTA Bus is Charged with DUI

      Late last month, a driver rear-ended the back of a MARTA bus near College Avenue in northeast Atlanta. Both the driver of the car and the occupants of the MARTA bus were injured. The driver of the car ...

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    • Atlanta Falcon Running Back Arrested for DUI

      Here's a link (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/faclons-rb-turner-apologizes-dui-165041791--nfl.html another example of the fact that anybody can be arrested for DUI in Georgia - in this case it is the ...

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    • Celebrity DUIs

      When someone gets arrested for a Georgia DUI they may feel alone and scared. But many people have been arrested for DUI, including many celebrities . Here's a list of some famous people who have been ...

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    • Can I drink on DUI probation?

      Question: I’m a bartender at a bar in Dunwoody and I’m on probation for DUI . I want to know if I can drink at all while I’m on DUI probation in Sandy Springs because I’d like to drink with some ...

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    • DUI Probation: Can I drink? Will I get caught?

      Question: I got a DUI and now I'm on probation. I've been on probation for about 5 months. I travel for work and we sometimes have to go to dinner with clients. At those dinners the clients drink ...

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    • Georgia DUI Schools/Defensive Driving Schools

      Question: As part of a DUI sentence do I have to attend DUI School/Defensive Driving School ? Where can I find a DUI school in Georgia? Answer: We get this question a lot. Yes, Georgia state law ...

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    • DUI with a Commercial License

      Under any normal circumstances, getting charged with drunk driving is serious. But when you have a commercial license and you're arrested for a DUI, it can put your entire livelihood at risk. Georgia ...

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    • I was arrested in Dunwoody, Georgia, for a DUI

      Question: I was arrested in Dunwoody, Georgia, for a DUI last Thursday night. I didn’t just get a DUI ticket, the Dunwoody cop gave me a speeding ticket, a reckless driving ticket, and an open ...

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    • I was arrested for shoplifting at the Perimeter Mall

      Question: I was arrested for shoplifting at the Perimeter Mall over the weekend and I need help. I forgot that I had clothes in my pocket and I just left the store because I was in a hurry. When I ...

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    • Is my first DUI a felony in Georgia?

      If you've been charged with your first DUI, you may be wondering if you will incur felony charges. Most first offenses are misdemeanors, which have penalties of at least a day in jail, fines of $600 ...

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    • I Passed the Field Sobriety Tests But Was Still Charged with DUI!

      You have just left an after-work company social gathering. Despite having had a few drinks, you feel more or less fine and decide to drive yourself home. After only having driven a block, you see ...

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    • Do you have to do community service if you get arrested for DUI?

      Question: If you get arrested for DUI do you have to do community service? I really don’t want to do any community service because I work a lot and I just don’t have the time to complete it. I work a ...

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    • DUI & Radiation Sickness

      Question: I think I got arrested for DUI because I was suffering from radiation exposure and that made me look like I was drunk. I got arrested about 10 days ago when I was driving home from a night ...

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    • DUI: I was drinking at breakfast

      Question: I got arrested in Forsyth County for a DUI after breakfast three days ago. I can't believe that I got busted for DUI after breakfast. I had my usual scrambled eggs, toast and coffee. In the ...

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    • High Gravity Beer & DUI

      Question: I still can’t believe that I caught a DUI in Johns Creek because I only drink beer. I’m really not drunk when I have 5 beers because I know my limit and what I can handle. The Johns Creek ...

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    • DUI: "It was only beer not liquor"

      Question: I want to know if the type of alcohol consumed impacts the breath test. I only drank beer but when I got stopped and I took the breath test I scored .162. That's over twice the limit. I'm ...

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    • The cop said he smelled pot

      Question: I was arrested for marijuana possession in Forsyth County. I was driving and the deputy pulled me over for speeding. I was only going like 10 miles over the speed limit, at least that's what ...

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    • Marijuana Defense: I got it from a state where it's legal

      Question: I got arrested for marijuana possession but I think what I did wasn't illegal. I even explained to the cop that although I did have pot, I got it from visiting a friend in Colorado, where ...

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    • I got charged with DUI and Marijuana Possession in Cherokee County

      Question: I was charged with DUI and marijuana possession under an ounce in Cherokee County, Georgia. I was just driving with my wife and a cop pulled us over and he said we were speeding. I don't ...

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    • Does It Matter That The Officer Did Not Read Me My Rights?

      Question: A few weeks ago I spent the day on Lake Lanier with my boat and Jet Ski. I had maybe 8 beers. I got into my truck and started to drive home and police pulled me over. They said I didn't ...

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    • How Does the "Miranda Warning" factor in a DUI Matter?

      Any criminal defense attorney in Georgia will tell you that the best thing to say if you have been arrested by the police is nothing at all. Even those of us fortunate enough to have never had a run ...

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    • Can You Get Stopped For Driving Too Slow?

      Question: I was coming home from a party in Norcross where my friend who knows Miley Cyrus was celebrating a birthday and I thought Miley would be there. She didn't show but Ryan Seacrest called to ...

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    • I'm already on probation and I got arrested again

      Question: I’m already on probation in Forsyth County for marijuana possession and I got a DUI last week. I know I shouldn’t have gotten arrested and I think that may be a probation violation and I’m ...

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    • Probation Violation: I got arrested again

      Question: My probation officer said she’s going to give me a probation violation because while I was on probation for shoplifting, I got a marijuana charge. I was put on probation in Alpharetta about ...

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    • I'm facing a probation violation in Sandy Springs

      Question: I am on probation for DUI in Sandy Springs and I tested positive for drinking alcohol. I did drink, but not a lot. Now I have to go to court for a violation of probation hearing. I was out ...

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    • DUI: Are the police targeting exotic dancers?

      Question : I’m writing in for my fiancé. She was arrested for DUI two nights ago in Sandy Springs and I think she was singled-out by the police because she’s a stripper. I just don’t think it’s right ...

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    • DUI: Should I get treatment for my alcohol problem?

      Question : I know I shouldn’t have been drinking but I thought I could have a single beer. Just one beer at our barbecue is all I wanted to drink. The problem is that one beer turned into about 17 ...

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    • I got arrested for DUI in the morning

      Question: I drank and went to sleep and when I woke up in the morning I drove to work. While on my way to work, I got stopped for speeding and the Sandy Springs cop asked me if I’d been drinking. I ...

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    • My teen daughter got arrested for shoplifting: Why? What was she thinking?

      Question : My teenage daughter got arrested for shoplifting at the mall last weekend, and now we need an Alpharetta shoplifting lawyer to help her. She was at the North Point Mall and she got stopped ...

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    • Georgia Shoplifting: Does it matter the type of items I stole?

      Question : I got arrested for shoplifting in Alpharetta yesterday and I’m embarrassed and worried about my future. I was only ever arrested one time before, and that was about 15 years ago, and that ...

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    • Shoplifting in Georgia: I just made a mistake

      Question : I got arrested for shoplifting in Alpharetta. I certainly didn’t mean to steal anything, and I’ve never taken anything from a store. It was just a mistake, just an oversight. I bought about ...

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    • My Son was Arrested for Shoplifting in Roswell

      Question: I didn’t think my son would ever be arrested for shoplifting in Roswell, Georgia, but I think it had to do with his depression, not because he’s some type of thief. He has money; in fact, he ...

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    • My Daughter is Under 21 and got a DUI in Woodstock

      Question: My daughter got arrested for DUI in Woodstock and she’s only 19. She hasn’t ever been in trouble before and I still can’t believe that she got a drunk driving charge. She said she only had a ...

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    • I was arrested for DUI in Woodstock, Georgia, and I don't want jail

      Question: I was arrested for a DUI in Woodstock and I took the breath test and I blew a .238. I know that’s really a high number and I was intoxicated, I’ll admit that. But I’m worried that I’ll have ...

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