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How to Choose a Wrongful Death Attorney in Atlanta

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When a loved one is killed in an accident that was caused by someone's negligence or error, it can be a shocking tragedy. Any death can cause a family to grieve, but unexpected deaths seem to leave a family even more upset. It was too soon. It didn't have to happen. These may be the thoughts running through your mind, and you are right. The family that is left to deal with the aftermath of such a death has legal rights. While some families will choose to not pursue legal avenues, many do. A wrongful death lawsuit is certainly an option,...

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Can I Drink On My Boat?

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A law was passed in 2016 making it legal to "float under the influence." Many boaters and non-boaters alike took this to mean that the state of Georgia had made it legal to drink on one's own boat. This was not the case. The floating while drinking law only pertains to people floating on the water within 100 feet of the shore and using a tube of some type that does not have a motor. It remains illegal to drink alcohol and operate a boat on the waters of the state. According to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia...

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Can Kombucha Tea Cause You To Get a DUI?

Can Kombucha Tea Cause You to Get a DUI

In February 2017, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd was convicted of driving under the influence. As part of his sentence, he was given house arrest and ordered to self-administer breathalyzer tests. During his sentence, he failed a breathalyzer test, thereby violating the terms of his house arrest. He mounted what some saw as a surprising defense; he blamed his level of intoxication on a fermented tea drink called kombucha. According to reports in June 2017, Floyd was found in violation of his house arrest with a blood alcohol content of 0.055. He was ordered to serve one day in jail,...

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Georgia Is One of the Toughest States for DUI: Here’s Why

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Drunk driving is still a very real problem in the United States. It not only costs money, but it costs lives as well. In 2015, drunk driving was the cause of just under 30 percent of all vehicle fatalities. Approximately 10,000 people die each year as a result of drunk driving, and the total monetary cost is over $40 billion. Although drunk-driving related fatalities are down compared to a decade ago, they are still considered high. Even though the behavior is a problem across each state, some take a tougher stance on driving under the influence than others. When it comes...

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Top Ten Causes of Trucking Accidents

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When a passenger vehicle is involved in a collision with a semi truck, substantial damage and serious injury often occur. Larger vehicles like 18-wheelers and dump trucks are more powerful than the average car or truck. A slight error on the part of the driver can have devastating consequences. In Atlanta, truck accidents are often so severe that they are fatal. When they do not result in death, trucking accidents are still serious enough that victims often require extensive medical care and experience dramatic changes to their lives. What Causes Truck Accidents? Because every incident is unique, the circumstances behind each...

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The True Costs of a DUI in Georgia

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Alcohol is an expensive habit, but getting a DUI is even more expensive. Few people are aware of just how much a DUI conviction can cost. Sometimes, people decide not to hire a DUI lawyer because they think it will be too expensive. It may cost you even more to go through the legal process following your DUI conviction without a lawyer on your side. Consider the following: a DUI will follow you for the rest of your life. If you are convicted, you will be paying fines, court costs and more; a DUI can impact your chances of a...

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A Look at DUI – Drugs in Georgia

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When people hear of someone being charged with driving under the influence, they typically assume that the person was intoxicated due to the consumption alcoholic beverages. While this is true in many cases, it is not accurate in all. Drugged driving is becoming an increasing problem throughout the United States, and Georgia is not immune. When it comes to driving under the influence laws not being specific to only alcohol, Georgia falls in line with many other states. If a person has taken any substance that impairs their ability to drive safely, they can be charged with driving under the influence....

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Top Ten Causes of Distracted Driving

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On March 29, 2018, the Georgia General Assembly approved House Bill 673. This bill will prohibit certain activities, especially ones involving technological devices, from taking place behind the wheel. You will now be prohibited from holding or supporting a telecommunications or electronic device; you will not be allowed to write, send or read a text-based communication while holding the device, and you cannot reach for the device or watch some type of video in the vehicle that is not related to its navigation. Recording a video while driving is also not allowed. Drivers may utilize handheld electronic devices in cases...

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Top TSA-Approved Gun Cases

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When it comes down to it, a "TSA-Approved" gun case does not exist. The government agency does have requirements when it comes to transporting your firearm by air, but you won’t find a case that has a label or tag declaring it’s approved by the Transportation Security Administration. If you don't meet the requirements laid out by the TSA, your gun won't be traveling with you. Before we get into the best gun cases for the job, let's talk about those requirements. Transporting Firearms in the Sky View/Download PDF When it comes to transporting guns and ammunition via airline, it's important that you...

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Gun at a Gun Show

What You Need to Know About Buying a Gun at a Gun Show

The 146th annual meeting and exhibit of the NRA, or National Rifle Association, was held in Atlanta in 2017. Dubbed as a celebration of freedom, the convention left many people with questions regarding gun safety and the ability to purchase a firearm. For supporters of the NRA, the convention is a place to gather, see the latest in weaponry, listen to speakers and perhaps attend a concert. For those who stand against the NRA, the convention is seemingly wrought with danger. Which is true? The truth of the matter is that the NRA convention is perhaps one of the safest there...

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