Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices

After a motorist has performed standardized field sobriety tests the officer will ask them to provide a breath sample into a roadside, handheld breath machine.  These machines are known as Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices.  The PBT should not be confused with the state’s breath testing machines, the Intoxilyzer 5000 or Intoxilyzer 9000.  Similar to [...]

Suspended License? The Facts…

Your Georgia Driver’s License, or privilege to drive on the highways of this state, will be suspended if you plead guilty, or are convicted of a DUI.  Entering a plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) will not stop the suspension of your driver’s license and a plea of Nolo Contendere to DUI will be treated [...]

Chemical Test Numbers? The Facts…

In Georgia, when someone is arrested for DUI they are asked to submit to a chemical test of their blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances.  When a driver submits to the state administered chemical test of their blood or breath their results are going to fall into 1 of 3 categories.  If a motorist [...]

Driving Manifestations The Facts…

One piece of evidence police officers and prosecutors use to try to detect and prosecute impaired drivers are the driver’s driving manifestations.  Police officers are trained to look for certain driving manifestations when they are detecting potentially impaired drivers.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a list of driving manifestations that officers should [...]

Administrative License Suspension

The administrative license suspension (ALS) is an entirely different suspension from the one you’re facing from a possible DUI conviction. The ALS is a civil hearing conducted by the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSHA), and all of the element that must be proven against you in a criminal case do not have to be [...]

Recent News

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

“Mothers Against Drunk Driving” wants lawmakers to crack down on repeat offenders. Protestors gathered at the state Capitol on Monday to demand tougher new laws. They want the assembly to require ignition interlock devices or in-car breathalyzers. The devices make convicted drunk drivers prove they are sober before the car will start. MADD says that [...]

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GA. woman sentenced in fatal DUI crash

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – A woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in a crash that left a motorcyclist dead. Kalisa Luke appeared in Richmond County Superior Court Monday and was sentenced to four years in prison followed by 11 months of probation. Luke was accused of being drunk when [...]

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Ease and no false promises

Posted by Helen, a DUI client, about 1 month ago.  I recommend James Yeargan. I used James 1-6 months ago. James handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. AWESOME!!!!. JIm is simply awesome. I called him on a Tuesday about my situation and he took care of it Thursday the [...]

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Highly reccommeded!

Posted by spencer, a DUI client, almost 2 years ago. I recommend James Yeargan. I used James more than 3 years ago. James handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Ive known Jim for about 6 years now. I hired him for my dui case. He was very knowledgeable and [...]

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Canton teen injured in motorcycle wreck, charged with DUI

A Canton teenager has been charged after a Friday night wreck in Cherokee County. Claire Bruce Thomas, 17, was driving a motorcycle when he veered into the oncoming lane in a curve and struck the front driver’s side of a Chrysler Town and Country van according to Georgia State Patrol. The wreck happened around 8:30 [...]

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Man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in fatal Atlanta hit, run crash

Police say a man has been arrested in a hit and run crash that killed a 12-year-old boy in southwest Atlanta. Authorities say 43-year-old Gatha M. Dyer has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving. [...]

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State v. H.T.

Client was arrested for DUI in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-391 after she drove around a mechanical arm to get out of a parking deck without paying, she struck a building, then struck a guard rail, then drove the wrong way down a one way street, and struck 3 parked cars.  Witnesses testified client was in [...]

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State v. C.T.

Client was charged with DUI in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-391, and Hit and Run in violation of 40-6-270 after striking several vehicles, and not stopping.  Client was stopped by the police, and failed all of the standardized field sobriety evaluations.  Client failed all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standardized field sobriety tests (SFST’s) including [...]

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Police plan DUI crackdown for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday associated with Irish pubs and green beer. If those will be included in your [...]

DUI charges against former Falcon dropped

A former Atlanta Falcons running back pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving in DeKalb County State Court. [...]

Drunken Driver Rudely Interrupts Family by Crashing Into Home

An alleged drunken driver took a page out of the Kool-Aid Man’s playbook Sunday night when he smashed his car right through [...]

17 Killed, 300 Hurt in Holiday Weekend Wrecks in Georgia

With many people visiting family and getting sauced at Christmas parties, the holiday season is one of the most dangerous [...]

Duluth Man Gets Kicked Out of Bar, Crashes Car Into Patio

Michael Tsilimos was kicked out of a Duluth bar this week for being loud and unruly. Instead of calling it [...]

Jamal Anderson Gets Probation for Falling Asleep at the Wheel – DUI

Was Jamal Anderson drunk or just really tired? Back in June, the former Atlanta Falcons running back was arrested on DUI [...]