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This Article provides time-sensitive information about what happens when you get a DUI in Georgia. Read ALL of the contents, for a full understanding of what is ahead of you, on this legal journey for being charged with DUI alcohol or DUI drugs.

What happens when you get a DUI in Georgia? When a person is arrested for DUI in the Peach State, most first offenders want to know more about punishment for DUI in Georgia. Thinking that they will be convicted under DUI GA law, they begin researching Georgia DUI penalties. (See similar 8.5 inch by 11 inch form, below).

Administrative License Suspension Form DDS 1205 is filled out by the police officer who arrested you for DUI alcohol or DUI drugs. You have 30 days to file an ALS appeal or your license will be suspended.
RED ALERT! Before going any further, HAVE YOU TAKEN CARE OF THE ALL-IMPORTANT Administrative License Suspension, for which your plastic license was taken from you? This is the potentially harshest DUI punishment Georgia first offenders will face, and yet many arrestees for DUI offenses procrastinate and don’t act in time.

GA State Senator Gregory Kirk was able to pass a bill that provides more protection for a good samaritan who attempts to free a child froma hot car left unattended while the driver shops or eats. The new law keeps the samaritan from facing criminal chanrges if they damage a person's vehicle during the rescue.

Many states have criminal laws that punish parents and caregivers with fines and even jail time if they leave a child unattended in a car. But while those same individuals can be charged with child cruelty in Georgia, this state does not have any laws specifically pertaining to children left in hot cars.

However, in February 2015 the Georgia Senate did pass a bill that would protect good Samaritans when trying to save a child from a hot car.

But there are precautions that a Samaritan must take before breaking into a vehicle.

If you are in search of a criminal defense attorney Atlanta due to facing criminal charges in the State of Georgia, it is crucial to hire an Atlanta criminal lawyer with “clout.” When used in this context, “clout” means having built a reputation of influence or power for a given task. For our firm of Atlanta criminal defense attorney professionals, we are in the criminal defense business.

In the criminal law legal arena, a highly skilled, experienced and tenacious Atlanta criminal attorney that is unafraid of law enforcement is the starting point. One of our partners, Atlanta criminal defense attorney Cory Yager is an ex-police officer for nearly a decade, part of which he was an FTO (field training officer) that trained new police recruits. Partner Larry Kohn has over 545 AVVO rating that are 5-star rankings.

Atlanta criminal attorney Larry Kohn began work for Bubba Head in June of 1996. In 2023, he is ranked among the highest of all criminal law attorneys in Georgia.
Having a top law firm in your corner can greatly impact the outcome of your case due to the complexity of the criminal litigation process and the pre-trial and trial process.

This article discusses a crime known (alternatively) as domestic violence (DV) or family violence (FV) in Georgia. All crimes in the Peach State are codified in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or OCGA for short.

OCGA Assault and Simple Assault OCGA. Assault is placing someone in fear of apprehension or bodily harm. OGCA simple assault, a misdemeanor, occurs when some touching or contact took place but no cut, bruise or internal damage to the “victim” took place. OCGA simple assault is handled by Georgia’s misdemeanor-level courts, like the State Court of Fulton County.

OCGA Battery and Simple Battery OCGA. Battery is touching, hitting, or striking another person. A battery charge in Georgia has a misdemeanor component called OCGA simple battery or a “simple battery charge” in Georgia.

By: Cory Yager, Partner in Criminal Defense Law Firm Based in Metro Atlanta

June 10, 2021 closes out the 45th year in law practice for criminal defense lawyer William “Bubba” Head. The Columbus GA native has authored or co-authored over a dozen law books, and still co-authors the leading treatise on Georgia DUI laws, The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual.

Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual
The criminal justice lawyer graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law a few days prior to being sworn in as a member of the Georgia Bar. He currently leads our criminal defense firm and helps daily in speaking to citizens who have been arrested and are facing criminal charges in any part of the Peach State. Repeatedly, he has been listed in almost every lawyer ratings directory as one of Georgia’s top criminal lawyers for the last quarter century or more.

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