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How breathalyzer results can be challenged

If you have been pulled over by a law enforcement official while driving, it is possible that they will have asked you to perform a breathalyzer test. These breathalyzer tests are executed to check a driver's sobriety while on the road. They are practical, portable and cheap, which is why they are so commonly used.

Fatal crash results in vehicular homicide, DUI, more charges

In April 2017, a 64-year-old man lost his life when the moped he was on was allegedly struck by a Nissan Maxima near the Dean Forest Bridge on Ga 204. A 45-year-old woman was arrested for following too closely and for DUI. The man died at the accident scene.

Tips for dealing with sobriety checkpoints

With the summer season quickly approaching, you might come across a sobriety checkpoint in the Hinesville area. You need to know what to do when told to drive into a checkpoint. A good start is to follow this order and not try to turn around and avoid the checkpoint, especially if you have nothing to hide. Here are some tips for dealing with a DUI checkpoint so it can go as smoothly as possible.

Getting back your driver’s license after a DUI

If you were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs by law enforcement officers, you will have faced a driver's license suspension. A driver's license suspension is conducted by the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), or you may be done through a suspension by the court. When your license is suspended by the court, it means that it was suspended in conjunction with a criminal sentence.

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.

Defenses against Breathalyzer refusal

It's extremely common for a driver to get pulled over, perhaps for no particular reason at all, and be ordered to perform a Breathalyzer test. A Breathalyzer test consists of a device in which a person must blow into. The breath of a person is used as evidence and material in order to determine the blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If a person's breath is measured over a certain limit, he or she is likely to face serious consequences.

Getting help for alcohol dependence after your DUI

Getting a DUI can be a wake up call for the way you have been living. Perhaps you have been avoiding the realities of your alcohol dependence for too long and have now realized that your behavior has gotten out of control. If this is the case, then the good news is that there is help available for you in the form of education and support.

When does an ignition interlock device become mandatory?

The first time you're convicted of driving under the influence, you could see between 10 days and 12 months behind bars, anywhere from $300 in fines to $1,000 and a driver's license suspension that lasts for 12 months. You will also need to do community service for at least one standard work week (40 hours) and you'll have to go through a program for drug and/or alcohol use. You may have to go to a substance abuse program, as well, though that is decided by a clinical evaluation.

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