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Understanding Motorcycle DUI Laws In Georgia

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you have been charged with a DUI while riding a motorcycle in Georgia, you may have been caught off guard. Not everyone is aware that the same laws and regulations that apply to drivers of standard passenger vehicles also apply to motorcycles. However, like all other drivers, motorcyclists have impliedly agreed to adhere… Read More »

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Can I Get A DUI Urine Test Thrown Out?

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, you may be asked to provide a number of chemical tests. These chemical tests include breath, blood, and urine. Of the three, urine tests are believed to be the least reliable. However, police officers will sometimes request a… Read More »

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Challenging DUI Blood Tests

By Hawkins Spizman |

Facing charges for DUI in Georgia can be an incredibly intimidating experience. Many times people feel like they have been convicted the moment they are arrested. However, while you may not feel terribly optimistic while your rights are being read to you, it’s important to understand that the arrest is not a conviction. Nothing… Read More »

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What Evidence Is Relevant In A DUI Case?

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you are facing charges for DUI, you may feel like it’s an open and shut case and there’s no point in fighting it. Or you might be like one of the many clients who comes to me insisting that the state has “nothing on them.” Either way, you might be wrong. By understanding… Read More »

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Preparing To Defend A 2nd DUI Charge

By Hawkins Spizman |

A DUI is something most people pray they don’t have to face once, let alone twice. If you were recently charged with your second DUI, you may be concerned about what implications a second charge can have. First time offenders are treated far more leniently by the court, and going through the process again… Read More »

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Can I Get My Georgia DUI Expunged?

By Hawkins Spizman |

Receiving a DUI conviction can have serious long-term consequences, and it’s natural that you would want to do everything in your power to remove it from your record. Unfortunately, DUI convictions are not eligible for expungement under Georgia’s Second Chance Law because they are serious traffic offenses. This means that there is no legal… Read More »

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Can I Be Charged With DUI For A Substance Other Than Alcohol?

By Hawkins Spizman |

Many times when we think of “DUI” we think of “drunk driving,” but in reality, drivers can be under the influence of far more than alcohol. In Georgia, any substance that impairs your ability to drive or makes you a less safe driver than you would be without it, can result in a DUI… Read More »

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DUI Chemical Tests And How To Challenge Them

By Hawkins Spizman |

No one wants a DUI on their record. It’s a serious charge that can have long-term consequences. If you are currently facing charges for DUI, it is important to do everything that you can to fight them. The best thing that you can do is hire an experienced Atlanta DUI Attorney to review the… Read More »

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How Does Body Weight Affect Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)?

By Hawkins Spizman |

It is important to understand how alcohol affects you and your BAC. It’s also important to understand how your BAC is related to DUI charges. Your BAC is the concentration of alcohol in your blood. In Georgia, if you are over the age of 21, you can be charged with a DUI per se… Read More »

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Understanding The Burden Of Proof In A Georgia DUI Case

By Hawkins Spizman |

Being charged with a DUI can be an overwhelming event that many find leaves them feeling somewhat doomed and powerless. The good news is that just because you have been charged with DUI does not mean you will be convicted. It can be easy to feel like as soon as you are charged and… Read More »

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