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Fiction and fact about Breathalyzer tests

Almost everyone, including criminal court judges, agrees that Breathalyzer test results are not always accurate. For this reason, a failed Breathalyzer test alone will not always result in a drunk driving conviction in Georgia. Nevertheless, Breathalyzer test evidence could serve as a pivotal piece of information against the defendant. Therefore, it's important to understand a few misconceptions that pertain to these devices.

3 ways to defend against a drunk driving charge

It doesn't matter what circumstances surrounded your drunk driving arrest and charges. You will have the legal right to defend yourself during your legal proceedings. The facts pertaining to your arrest and charges, however, will dictate the type of criminal defense strategy you choose to move forward with.

A DUI could ruin your college career and future options

Getting a DUI is a surefire way to threaten your future. For one thing, a DUI has immediate effects in terms of your ability to drive and could result in jail time for a day or two while you're held by police. The police report DUIs to colleges most of the time, which means you could lose your scholarship funding or campus housing, especially if a DUI is a specific cause for losing your right to student housing. In some situations, you could face expulsion.

Protect yourself if you get a DUI in the military

On the whole, a military DUI is much more serious than a civilian DUI. Since it occurs during military service, you could face a court martial thanks to Article 15. You could be affected off and on base, making a military DUI particularly damaging to your reputation and career.

District attorney's office employee arrested and charged with DUI

An employee of the District Attorney's office in Chatham County was arrested and charged with failure to yield and driving under the influence on March 2 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Police stopped the man and performed field sobriety tests on him, coming to the conclusion that he was driving under the influence. Police further claim that the man tried to convince them that he was a district attorney in order to gain leniency, when in fact, he was not a district attorney.

2 soldiers from Fort Stewart arrested after driving into house

Two young soldiers stationed at Ft. Stewart -- aged 19 and 20 -- have been arrested and accused of driving under the influence after the vehicle they were in drove into a house. The car was initially driven by the 19-year-old, who police say fled the scene to a nearby residence. The 20-year-old was a passenger, but police say he tried to drive the car out of the home and failed.

Auburn football recruit arrested and charged with DUI

A prospective Auburn football recruit, who already committed to the team verbally, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence late last month. This is a serious development for the young football player as it could negatively affect his ability to play sports for the team.

Avoid drinking and driving this New Year's Eve

'Tis the season to be jolly; 'tis not the season to drink and drive. New Year's Eve is a night full of fun, partying and many Athens residents will partake in drinking alcohol as they bring in 2018. However, during all the fun festivities, it's important to remember to find a way home that doesn't involve driving if you've been drinking.

Public servant accused of DUI with 9 bottles of moonshine in car

The deputy commissioner for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was recently arrested and accused of driving under the influence following a crash. Police arrested and charged the public servant on a recent Sunday. Police further allege that they found nine bottles of moonshine in the individual's vehicle when they arrested him.

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