May 2017

What Special Rules Apply To Juvenile DUIs?

For a minor in Georgia, a DUI arrest can quickly turn the world on its head. The state of Georgia has a “zero tolerance” policy regarding juvenile DUI. Consequences are harsh, even for a first time offender, and there are special rules that apply to under 21 DUI that are even more rigid than Georgia’s [...]

April 2017

What Does Too Fast For Conditions Mean?

In order to maintain safety on the roads, there are a number of traffic violations that drivers must be constantly aware of. Even the speed limit, one of the most basic and constant regulations on the road, must be considered from a subjective perspective in the moment. Otherwise, a driver may be facing a “Too [...]

Can I Refuse A Breathalyzer Test?

Refusing A Breathalyzer Test When you have been pulled over under the suspicion of DUI, the decision of whether to comply with a breath or blood test or not can be a difficult one. In a DUI case, the results of a breath test are often the strongest evidence the prosecution has against you. However, [...]

Why Field Sobriety Tests Can Be Inaccurate

Inaccurate Field Sobriety Tests Carefully walking in a straight line, reciting the alphabet backward: the various field sobriety tests police officers use to determine impairment are widely known, even if few people are aware of the scientific basis behind them. There are three field sobriety tests that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has standardized. [...]

DUI Because of Prescription Drugs

DUI Caused By Prescription Drugs When most people hear “Driving Under the Influence,” they picture a drunk driver or someone under the influence of illegal drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine. It is unlikely that a person appropriately taking prescription drugs prescribed by their doctor would come to mind, but it has become more and more [...]

How Much Does A DUI Cost?

Fines and legal expenses of a DUI The immediate expenses of a DUI are determined by the court. Most DUI charges in Georgia are misdemeanors, which carry a base fine of up to $1000. Repeated charges within a span of time will increase the amount owed; the third DUI within a period of ten years [...]

Fight Your Second DUI

Defending yourself in the case of a second DUI charge can be significantly more difficult than a first offense. You will be considered a repeat offender, which comes with more severe penalties and consequences, especially if the subsequent arrest is within five years of the first. Repeat offender laws have become progressively harsher in recent [...]

Myths About DUIs

DUI Myths The internet is a powerful resource, but the lack of control over information makes it that much easier for misinformation to spread. Particularly when it comes to legal matters, making decisions based off of misconceptions found on the internet can have permanent negative consequences in your life. A large amount of incorrect information [...]

Under 21 DUI in Georgia

DUI Under 21 in Georgia Drinking and driving is always ill-advised and dangerous, and a DUI conviction comes with steep penalties. These penalties quickly become even more serious when the driver in question is under the legal drinking age. The legal drinking age in Georgia is 21, and more stringent limits and more severe penalties [...]

March 2017

How to comply with your court-ordered DUI community service

On behalf of The Epps Law Group posted in DUI/DWI on Thursday, March 9, 2017. If you have been convicted of DUI/DWI in the Cumming area, you will most likely be ordered to perform community service. It is one of the possible penalties DUI defendants face upon conviction. Before going further, you should understand that [...]