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Possession of Marijuana Laws in Georgia

While marijuana legalization is appearing on more ballots nationwide, Georgia is still tough on pot and a strong enforcer of marijuana possession laws. In Georgia, even a first possession of marijuana ...
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Reckless Conduct Charges in Georgia

Reckless conduct charges in Georgia are finger printable misdemeanor offenses, meaning they stay on your record forever if you plead guilty. In 2014, we are seeing a wave of reckless conduct charges ...
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Georgia Expungement and Record Restriction

Georgia expungement and record restriction laws were updated in 2013 in an effort to simplify and expand the criminal background restriction process in Georgia. However, the laws surrounding ...
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Milton, Georgia DUI Charges Explained

The City of Milton, Georgia is tough on DUI, and understanding the following information about how DUIs are prosecuted in Milton will help you achieve the best results in your case. Our law firm has ...
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Do I Need A Lawyer for my Speeding Ticket?

We receive a number of calls each day from people who wonder if they need a lawyer for their speeding ticket in Georgia. While it is always a good idea to have a lawyer and we can often help keep you ...
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Top Ways to FIght a BUI Charge in Georgia

BUI charges in Georgia carry much of the same stigma and punishments requirements and DUI charges. Not only will a BUI keep you from boating for awhile, but it could also require you to sit through ...
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Atlanta's Best DUI Lawyers: Find One.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a record-killer and searching for Atlanta's best DUI lawyers is something you must do if you have been charged. DUI has become one of the most politically ...
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Your Guide to Shoplifting Charges in Georgia

In Georgia, shoplifting can be either a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on your record and on how much you are alleged to have taken from the business. Shoplifting cases often start in local ...
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Transferring a Cumming, Georgia DUI Case to State Court

If you have been arrested for DUI in Cumming, Georgia, transferring your case to State Court is an option. This article will educate you on why you would transfer your case and what it actually means ...
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Brookhaven Beer Festival Sobriety Tests: TopDUIMyths.com

If you were at Brookhaven Beer Festival this year and dropped by our tent, we hope you had a good time and left a little more educated on the risks involved with DUI cases in Georgia. In case you ...
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Fighting DUI Roadblocks in Buckhead and Atlanta

Roadblocks are frequently used to detect DUI drivers in the Buckhead and Atlanta areas. The Georgia State Patrol, City of Atlanta, and other law enforcement agencies will staff these roadblocks, often ...
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DUI Arraignments and First Hearings in Forsyth County, Georgia

Typically, when you are arrested for DUI, you are taken to jail and must post a bond to ensure you appear at all future court dates. In Forsyth County, Georgia, your first court date can be one to two ...
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Does a BUI Charge Suspend My Driver's License?

A BUI- boating under the influence- charge in Georgia does not suspend your driver's license; however, there are still many pitfalls in pleading to a BUI. In 2013, Georgia laws tightened up the ...
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Beating a DUI Roadblock Arrest in Forsyth

At Zeliff and Watson, we are already seeing cases from DUI roadblocks and DUI checkpoints in 2014. Forsyth County and the Georgia State Patrol actively setup road checks in order to check for DUI and ...
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Fighting a Second DUI Arrest

Fighting a second DUI charge in Forsyth or Fulton counties presents unique challenges. However, our law firm has defended hundreds of clients accused of second and subsequent DUI charges. If you have ...
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Brookhaven DUI Arrests

Brookhaven Municipal Court recently celebrated its one year anniversary. A year later, Brookhaven's court is busy, often filled to capacity, and is prosecuting DUI cases on an almost daily basis. ...
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How to File an Insurance Claim After An Auto Accident

If you have been involved in an auto accident, filing an insurance claim is one of the first steps you must take. At the scene of the accident, always make sure to get a police report. A lot of people ...
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Lake Lanier BUI Charges- Avoiding in 2014

Avoiding a BUI- boating under the influence- charge should be a top priority in 2014 as the lake heats up and the waters become crowded with boaters. There are a lot of myths and misinformation ...
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Is jail required for shoplifting charges?

Forsyth County, the City of Cumming, and surrounding cities all enforce either local ordinances or state laws that criminalize theft by shoplifting. If you are charged with a local ordinance for ...
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Can I fight a DUI with a Breath Test?

A frequent question in new client interviews is whether or not they should even fight their case, since they blew over the legal limit. Many people have heard, even from other lawyers, that a breath ...
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Your Local DUI Defense Team

If you have been charged and arrested in the City of Cumming or Forsyth County, Georgia, for DUI, read this page before you proceed any further. DUI less safe, DUI per se, and DUI Drugs citations ...
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Are there hardship permits for DUI?

Whether you are eligible for a hardship permit in your DUI case will depend on the circumstances of your particular case, as well as whether or not you have prior DUI charges. On a first DUI in the ...
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Is it possible to Pass Field Sobriety Tests?

One of the top questions I hear from clients, friends and family alike is "is it possible to pass field sobriety tests?" The short answer is yes, but it rarely happens. Field sobriety tests ...
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Intoxilyzer 9000 in Forsyth County

At Zeliff | Watson, we have seen some of the first DUI breath tests using Georgia's new Intoxilyzer 9000 breath testing machine. The tests apparently started earlier this month, and the new ...
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Do I Need an Expert Witness in DUI Lawsuit?

Expert witnesses can be essential in bringing a drunk driving lawsuit. Expert witnesses in DUI cases are usually brought in to testify about the DUI investigation performed as well as how a ...
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Arrested for DUI? Let us help you.

Mr. Watson has represented me on two occasions and I would not consider any attorney other than Mr. Watson to represent me for any future incidences. Evan went well beyond the call of duty to assure that everything was handled in the most efficient manner and really made an effort to establish a relationship with his clients outside of court to make me feel at ease and reassured that everything ... - Anonymous
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