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Under 21 DUI Charges in Georgia

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Driving under the influence is illegal in all 50 states. However, what qualifies as being “under the influence” can vary depending on the age of the driver or even the kind of license that he or she has. In Georgia, for example, it is unlawful for most motorists to drive with a blood alcohol… Read More »

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Defenses to Georgia DUI Charges

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

To be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, a person must have been intoxicated and in control of a vehicle at the time of arrest. However, drivers who have been accused of driving under the influence can avoid conviction by casting doubt on either of these two elements, or even on… Read More »

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A Breakdown of Georgia’s DUI Law

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Being accused of driving under the influence can be frightening and confusing, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the law. We’ve included a few details on Georgia’s DUI law below to help give you a better idea of what you are facing when accused of driving under the influence. What is a DUI? … Read More »

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Could You Be Charged With a DUI While On a Bicycle in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Thinking about taking your bicycle to and from a bar? In Cobb County, you need to be very careful. Georgia is one of a minority of U.S. states where you can get a DUI on a bicycle. An intoxicated cyclist could be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. Within this blog post,… Read More »

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DUI Charges: Am I Required to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

A traffic stop is stressful—especially so if you can tell that the officer believes that you are under the influence. You may be asked to take a field sobriety test (FST)—such as the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the one-leg stand, or the walk-and-turn—at the stop. You are not required to take a field sobriety test… Read More »

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What To Look For In Your DUI Defense Lawyer

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

When you need a DUI defense lawyer, you must know what to look for to ensure that you have someone with skill and expertise in your corner willing to fight for your best interest. If you are facing a DUI charge in Marietta, Cobb County, GA., you may be worried, primarily if you have… Read More »

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Should I Plead Guilty to a DUI Charge in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Georgia, your first instinct may be that you simply need to cooperate with the police and act according to the law. You may think that your rights don’t matter if you are guilty. However, you should not plead guilty or go to jail without fighting for… Read More »

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DUI Checkpoints: Tips You Need to Know

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Remaining both calm and attentive while driving is one of the first pieces of advice you’re given when you start driving. As you become more familiar with driving habits, you may realize that this advice applies to not just new drivers but even the most seasoned licensed drivers on the road. From rush hour… Read More »

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Avoid These Mistakes When Facing a DUI Charge

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Being arrested and facing misdemeanor or criminal charges can make it difficult to think clearly. Knowing your rights and avoiding the mistakes you may make when charged with any crime is essential. You may not know the next step or who to contact for support. When you’re not thinking clearly, it’s easy to make… Read More »

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The Biggest Myths About DUI in Georgia

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Most people have a basic understanding of driving under the influence (DUI) and what can happen as a result. From accidents and injuries to license suspension and jail time, a DUI can result in serious criminal charges. If you are facing a DUI charge in Georgia, there are several things to know that could… Read More »

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