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Georgia DUI less safe lawyer Cory Yager has defended hundreds of clients against driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs charges in Atlanta. Cory is an ex-cop who is an expert in field sobriety tests and their unscientific results.
DUI less safe in Georgia means being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive, even if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is below 0.08%.

For drivers under 21 years of age the BAC limit is 0.02 grams percent, and for commercial driver’s license CDL holders, the legal limit is 0.04%. If you don’t take the roadside breathalyzer test, the officer can still arrest you for impaired driving. This can be based on slurred speech, admitting to drinking, or failing field sobriety tests.

In Georgia, there is another type of DUI offense called DUI per se. This occurs when the officer collects a breath sample at the roadside and again at the police station. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(a)(1) defines less safe DUI in the state of Georgia.

What is driving in the gore? Is cutting through the gore illegal?

The “gore” is the area of convergence between two lanes of traffic, typically found between a highway lane and an entrance or exit ramp. It is usually marked by white lines and is intended to help organize traffic safely.

If a police officer or Georgia State Patrol (GSP) cruiser sees you traveling through the gore you will receive a ticket. Don’t delay in calling us the same day you get ticketed.

O.C.G.A. §16-4-8 is the Georgia statute that defines the criminal offense of conspiracy to commit a crime. The conspiracy itself is a separate crime from the underlying offense. Here are the key points about this law:

Definition: A person commits conspiracy in Georgia when they, together with one or more other persons, conspire to commit any crime and any one of them does an overt act to effect the object of the conspiracy.

These 2 conditions must be met to be considered conspiracy:

According to Georgia Code § 16-7-22, a person commits criminal damage to property in the first degree when they:

  • Knowingly and without authority interfere with any property in a manner that endangers human life, or
  • Knowingly and without authority, by force, violence, or electronic means, interfere with the operation of any critical infrastructure or vital public service, for example the water supply gas power grid.

In Georgia, cities and municipalities can make their own laws called local ordinances.

A city ordinance violation is not considered a misdemeanor or felony, but it is still a punishable offense under state law.

During your arraignment, you or your criminal defense lawyer will enter a plea at your first court date. The Georgia municipal court handles cases that occur in the town where the infraction occurred. You do not have an automatic right to a jury trial for ordinance violations .

Per Georgia Code § 16-6-4, child molestation is defined as an individual performing any unethical or inappropriate act towards, in the vicinity of, or with a minor under 16 years old, with the aim of stimulating or fulfilling the sexual cravings of either the minor or the individual, or

Through the use of an electronic gadget, sending pictures of an individual involved in, encouraging, or otherwise partaking in any unethical or inappropriate act to a minor under 16 years old, with the aim of stimulating or fulfilling the sexual cravings of either the minor or the individual.

When the victim is between 13 and 16 years old, and the perpetrator is 18 or younger and within four years of age of the victim, and the crime involves sodomy, it is considered a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

In Georgia, burglary is characterized as the illegal entry or staying within a building with the intention to carry out a felony or robbery inside.

Important points: This theft crime can occur without breaking in – entering through an unlocked door without permission is still illegal.

A burglary happens when someone goes into a place planning to commit a crime, such as theft or a felony. This is true even if they don’t actually go through with it. Robbery is taking something from a person using force or threats. Prosecutors typically prosecute both charges as felonies in Georgia.

Georgia passed a new weapon carry law on April 12, 2022. This law allows people to carry handguns in public without needing permits issued. The law applies to those who are lawful weapons carriers.

A “lawful weapons carrier” is defined as:

  1. Anyone eligible for a weapons carry license under Georgia law (whether or not they have one)

A bench warrant in GA is a legal order issued by a judge that authorizes law enforcement to arrest and detain an individual who has failed to comply with a court order or appear for a scheduled court date. Here are the key points about bench warrants in Georgia:

Bench Warrant Definition and Why One Is Issued by a Judge

Bench Warrant: A bench warrant is issued by a judge when a person fails to appear in court or comply with court orders, such as paying court fines including traffic tickets or attending jury duty.

Attempting to murder or threaten witnesses in Georgia official proceedings is an extremely serious felony offense. The term “official proceeding” includes any court hearing, trial, grand jury proceeding, or other pending judicial proceedings. Below are the key points about the commission or possible commission of this crime.

Attempted Murder in Official Proceedings in Georgia

Under Georgia law O.C.G.A. §16-10-32(a), any person who attempts to kill another person with the intent to: