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Speeders Under 21 Years Old

Drivers who are under 21 years old are often treated differently than over-21 drivers.  For example, a younger driver who gets several traffic tickets might lose driving privileges for 6 or 12 months, whereas an older driver might not. The blood alcohol limit for an under-21 driver is 0.02, but it is 0.08 for a… Read More »

Whose Fault Is It?

Rainy weather/Comparative Fault in Georgia Georgia is considered a modified comparative fault jurisdiction, which means a Plaintiff (the person bringing the claim) can not bring a claim for negligence against an “at fault party” if the Plaintiff is more at fault than the “at fault party.” Thus, even if another person contributed in causing an accident… Read More »

Everyone needs Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Why does everyone need Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage on their auto insurance policy? First, let’s discuss what UM coverage is by comparing it to liability coverage. Your auto liability coverage sets the limit of what your auto insurance company will pay to injured persons if you cause a wreck. For example, if you have the… Read More »

Prosecutors can add or change charges

Did you know that when a person is arrested, the prosecutor can change the charge when it comes in to court? Not only can a prosecutor change the charge, but a prosecutor can also add charges on top of what a person was arrested for. Many times, a person will be arrested on one charge,… Read More »

Brian’s Avvo answer to the question, “How can that hold up if there’s no evidence I was driving after drinking?”

Brian’s answer: It sounds like the officer is basing the arrest on circumstantial evidence – putting puzzle pieces together to make the argument that you must have been driving earlier, while under the influence. Law enforcement officers can arrest someone even if the officer didn’t actually witness the person driving. However, there may be several… Read More »