William Long Whitesell, L.L.C.

Posts tagged "DUI/DWI"

In Georgia, expect an increase in DUI arrests this summer

Every summer, Georgia law enforcement agencies step up their efforts to arrest drunk and drugged drivers. It's an admirable idea; between Memorial Day and Labor Day, fatal car wrecks involving teenagers increase as much as 15 percent - and many of these accidents result from DUI. Unfortunately, the increase in arrests also means there's a higher incidence of false or wrongful arrests. And those facing charges are often unsure how to assert their rights. 

Drowsy or drunk: Both are bad, but is one worse than the other?

Seeing a vehicle in front of you swerve off of the road or into oncoming traffic can be a frightening occurrence because you know that if certain conditions were present, that driver could hit another vehicle and cause a serious or even fatal accident. But while most people assume that when this happens, the driver is intoxicated, it's equally as likely that they are fatigued and unfit to drive.

How a suspension in one state can affect your Georgia license

Just about every state refers to driving as a privilege, not a right. As such, each driver is held to high standards when it comes to their conduct behind the wheel. Everything from failing to yield to traffic to more serious crimes, like drinking and driving, can lead to consequences that can include fines and even the suspension of your license.

Is the bacteria in your belly brewing beer?

Most people know that when we eat or drink something, the bacteria in our digestive tract break it down into usable energy. In most cases, the worst people have to worry about is getting heartburn or gas after eating. But what if the food you ate turned into ethanol instead of energy? What if you were not aware this was happening and you decided to drive?