False Positives Lead to Real Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though law enforcement officers in Georgia are trained to tell when a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, sometimes they can make mistakes. One such instance occurred this past May when a Georgia police officer stopped a woman and thought she was under the influence of marijuana. ...

Cherokee County Deputy Arrested For DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cherokee Sheriff's Office deputy Jonathan Nuzzo, 42, was arrested for driving under the influence in Ball Ground, GA on June 30. Nuzzo was charged with one count of DUI by the Ball Ground Police Department. He was not on duty at the time of the incident. According to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman ...

Star Golfer Tiger Woods Charged With DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former golfing sensation Tiger Woods has made his way into headlines yet again. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's report, Woods was arrested for driving under the influence near his Jupiter, Florida home. Although the arrest report has not yet been made available to the public, ESPN repo...

DUI Charges Dropped Against Model Stephanie Seymour

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

In January 2016, former Sports Illustrated and Victoria Secret model Stephanie Seymour was involved in a two-vehicle accident, off Exit 5 on the Connecticut Turnpike. While stopped at a stop sign, a 2008 Mercury pulled up behind Seymour's 2015 Range Rover. Seymour mistakenly put her gear in rever...

How To Avoid a DUI This St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This St. Patty's Day is poised to be a great one in Georgia, with Atlanta turning green for the St. Patty's parade last Saturday and many more events and festivals coming to the state throughout the week. As kilts, Irish dancers, Guinness, corned beef and shamrocks sweep the area, it is important...

What Not To Do During A DUI Stop

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Albuquerque woman has been generating headlines for her decisively quirky antics during a DUI stop. Police body cam footage of 23-year-old Bryelle Marshall's DUI stop shows her doing cartwheels as police delivered instructions for a field sobriety test. Marshall's behavior is hardly commonplac...

Officer Accused Of Making False DUI Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is a wide range of medical conditions that people need to take prescription drugs for including heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Prescription medications can have a number of side effects, some of which, like drowsiness or dizziness, can make it unsafe for an individual to be operat...

Zilke v. State: The Power Of Campus Police

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court of Georgia recently handed down its opinion in the case of Zilke v. State. The court addressed the issue of whether or not the Kennesaw State University (KSU) police had the authority to arrest someone on suspicion of DUI when the arrest did not take place on or around the unive...

Birchfield v. North Dakota: New Rules For DUI Testing

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In June of 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in a trio of cases dealing with the issue of warrantless chemical tests (e.g., breath tests, blood tests) in DUI cases. Three petitioners, two from North Dakota and one from Minnesota, had all been arrested for DUI a...

Should The Legal BAC Limit Be Lowered To .05?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

In February of this year, CNN reported that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) again recommended that the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level for drivers be lowered. The current BAC limit is .08. The NTSB has proposed reducing this to .05 or lower. The Board made this recommendat...

Three Things You Should Ask Your DUI Defense Attorney

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

How can I get the best possible legal representation? When you have been accused of driving under the influence, your personal freedoms are at stake. One of the most important decisions you will need to make immediately following a DUI arrest is choosing an attorney that will explore all possibl...

DUI Lawyer in Canton GA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you been arrested for DUI in Canton GA? If so it's important to find the best possible defense to your DUI Case in Canton Georgia. The best defense begins with a DUI Lawyer in Canton GA. Only a DUI Attorney in Canton GA can protect your rights and your freedom. Do not hire a general practit...

Martial Arts Fighter Ross Pearson Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

No one is too tough to beat a DUI on their own. On April 29th, 2012 professional mixed martial arts fighter Ross Pearson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol ( DUI ). He was pulled over early Sunday morning in Las Vegas for allegedly failing to maintain his lane. The "The Ultim...

Prominent DUI Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

As always, there have been some prominent DUI arrestees in the news in the past couple of weeks. 26 year old actress, Amanda Bynes, was arrested for her first DUI charge in CA after striking a police officers car. In Georgia, a former DeKalb Co. ADA, Jennifer Little, who had only just recently ce...

A first DUI offense in Cherokee County GA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cherokee County GA is a conservative community and the judges and prosecuting attorneys consider themselves tough on crime. A DUI is considered by them to be one of the most serious and potentially deadly offenses they routinely come across and they don't let people off lightly for this - even if...

Orson Charles Arrested for UGA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Orson Charles, a former UGA football player, was arrested this weekend in Athens on drunk driving charges. Charles and a passenger in his vehicle were stopped in the roadway on South Milledge Ave. when a police officer approached to see if everything was okay. According to the DUI report, Charles...

Busted in Cherokee County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cherokee County and City of Woodstock, GA police officers maintain task forces with officers trained in DUI detection and procedure. During the holiday season especailly, these officers are on patrol and looking for reasons to stop Cherokee area drivers. A Cherokee or Woodstock DUI officer canno...

Cherokee County DUI Breath Tests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

DUI prosecuting lawyers in Cherokee County are brutal on those they have charged with DUI offenses. They are generally unwilling to negotiate charges to reckless driving offenses (even when the evidence does not support a DUI). They also rely blindly on DUI breath tests. Most Cherokee County DUI ...

Cherokee County DUI Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Everyday in Canton, GA, Cherokee County officers make DUI arrests. Following an arrest comes formal charges - a DUI accusation - and an arraignment date. But everyone is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. Those accused with a Cherokee County DUI may feel helpless, especially if the...

Woodstock, GA DUI - Drug Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Woodstock, GA DUI law enforcment officers take a tough stance on DUI, rarely giving anyone the benefit of the doubt. If they pull over a motorist and smell alcohol, they will likely ask the driver to submit to DUI field sobriety tests. The Woodstock DUI officer will then usually ask the driver to...

Obama's Uncle Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama's uncle was recently arrested for driving under the influence - DUI. Onyango Obama was charged allegedly stopped by law enforcement officers after they observed his SUV make a rolling stop at a stop sign. Upon speaking with Obama, a DUI investigation began. Obama is from Ke...

Wrestler suspected of DUI - drugs

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ex-WWE champion wrestler Matt Hardy, age 36, was arrested recently in North Carolina for the second time in the past month on suspicion of DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to sources, police officers recieved a complaint from motorists that there was a possibel dru...

Juvenile Offenders in Cherokee County

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the Canton or greater Cherokee County area, if you are charged with a traffic offense or the offense of drinking and driving ( DUI ), you will go to arraignment in the state Court of Cherokee County in downtown Canton or to a municipal court.  However, if you are under the age of 17, a juvenil...

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