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Alleged drunk driver facing felony homicide charges

A man in Georgia is now facing serious felony homicide charges for his involvement in a car accident that took the life of his own stepson. Police say that the man was drunk at the time of the wreck.

Police reports reveal that the man is 31 years old, while his stepson was 17 years old. The crash happened right around 11 p.m.

Was my Lyme disease misdiagnosed for too long?

If you have recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease after spending a long time seeking a diagnosis of your debilitating symptoms, it likely comes as a relief that you finally have a name for the cause of your suffering. However, you probably also feel frustrated about the time you spent suffering and trying to achieve a diagnosis, while your medical provider failed to successfully figure out the problem.

The time that you spent trying to find a diagnosis is time that you could have spent treating your illness and preventing it from becoming chronic. Therefore, it is likely that you have asked yourself whether you might be able to file a medical malpractice claim against your medical provider because of his or her failure to diagnose.

What are the penalties for meth possession in Georgia?

It is well known that the laws for drug possession, as well as drug manufacture, in Georgia are relatively strict. Even the simple possession of a small amount of marijuana in Georgia can lead you into serious trouble with the authorities. Therefore, it is easy to imagine that possession of more serious drugs, such as methamphetamine, have even more serious consequences.

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive synthetic drug. It is also a very dangerous one, and therefore the authorities do everything that they can in order to keep it off the streets. Although it can be prescribed, it is far more often used illegally as a simulating drug. If you are found with it on your possession, it is vital that you learn of the legal consequences so that you can work to defend yourself immediately.

Would you risk DUI if you knew how alcohol affects you?

In the state of Georgia, you can face charges of driving under the influence if your blood alcohol concentration is at 0.08 percent or higher. If you drive a commercial vehicle, the legal limit is only 0.04 percent.

How much is too much? You may not know how little it takes to reach a BAC level that could put you in trouble with the law.

Facing an underage DUI in Georgia

As a person under the age of 21, it is illegal to consume alcohol in Georgia in the majority of circumstances. Therefore, if you are found to be consuming alcohol and you are under the age of 21, you could face certain legal consequences.

It is one thing to be consuming alcohol under the age of 21; however, it is entirely another thing to be operating a vehicle at the same time. If is for this reason that zero tolerance DUI laws are in place for those under the age of 21.

Georgia drug programs can fulfill legal requirements

When you have been convicted of a drug crime, you may worry that your future has been sacrificed due to some poor choices. But this does not need to be the case. The state of Georgia is becoming more forward-thinking when it comes to the prevention of repeat drug offenses, and therefore, it has some more lenient and positive legal implications to minor drug charges.

If you have been convicted of a drug possession charge in Georgia, for example, possession of marijuana, you may be eligible to seek permission from the courts to complete a drug education program. These programs can educate you on drug use and offer rehabilitation therapy.

Was my failed back surgery due to malpractice?

When a person is suffering from chronic back pain, after trying other solutions, medical practitioners may suggest that a surgery is attempted to relieve the pain and solve the issue.

However, after this operation, many people not only report that the pain has not been reduced, but that there is new pain and increased pain. Some of this pain can be attributed to the natural consequences of surgery and healing; however when this pain does not go away over time and even leads to worsening pain, it can be cause for concern.

Was my doctor negligent?

When you are seeking medical treatment or are in a hospital, you naturally want to trust that you are in good hands. While doctors are usually competent and highly professional individuals that always put the needs of their patients first, there can be times when a person's health is compromised by the negligent actions of a doctor.

Doctors and all medical practitioners have certain duties that they are legally obliged to fulfill. If they do not exercise these duties, the health of their patients can be at risk.

Key elements of a malpractice case involving surgical error

People trust physicians to aid them in either maintaining or regaining their health. When physicians are negligent in the services they provide and end up hurting their patients, medical malpractice claims can aid the patients and their loved ones in seeking reparations.

In the case of surgical error, it is important to understand the claim process in order to create a successful claim. There are a few key elements of a medical malpractice case to be aware of.

Getting a suspended license in Georgia

Having your license suspended can be a very frustrating situation to be in. It can mean that you may struggle to get to work every day, and you can lose a sense of your independence.

It is mandatory for the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to suspend your driver's license in the event of you committing a serious violation. If the act is serious enough, you may have your license revoked.