Consequences of Minors in Possession Charges

In the state of Georgia, there are laws set in place in connection with alcohol and drug possession that apply to minors. These laws were created to discourage minors from using alcohol, using drugs, selling drugs and committing other serious crimes. Possession charges are not limited to drugs or narcotics but extend to alcohol as well when dealing with minors. Our criminal defense law firm notes that even the Read More

What You Should Know About the Failure to Maintain Law in Georgia

The next you time you drive, remember to keep your eyes on the road. Aside from avoiding an accident, it will also potentially keep you from being pulled over. It is difficult to stay in the center of your lane 100 percent of the time, but veering outside of the lines is one of the top factors police officers use to screen drivers for driving under the influence or performing a suspicious activity. The Failure to Read More

Tips For When You Get Pulled Over in Georgia

Even if you have a spotless driving record, it is always possible that you could be pulled over in the state of Georgia. If that happens, your DeKalb County traffic court lawyers at Sam McRae Law have a few tips on how to handle the encounter. Remain as Calm as You Can People are pulled over for a variety of reasons each and every day. You may or may not realize why the officer has chosen to pull you over, even if Read More

What Should You Know if it is Your First Time in Court?

When you are summoned to appear in court for a criminal charge for the first time, it can be very intimidating. The courtroom is a conservative place with very strict rules of conduct. It is imperative that when you appear in court you conduct yourself in the most respectful manner possible. If you are not sure what to do and how to conduct yourself in court, simply follow these guidelines. Attire Formal attire is Read More

Protect Yourself From a DUI on the 4th of July

July Fourth weekend is full of excitement, barbecues and family gatherings. It is also a time when many people consume alcohol in excessive amounts while celebrating, which is why the Fourth of July is viewed as the most dangerous drinking holiday of the year by many police departments. To combat this, officers set up many checkpoints at heavily traversed intersections and local roads to catch people and hinder drunk Read More

Can Traffic Violations Put Someone at Risk for Deportation?

The Obama Administration has given the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “prosecutorial discretion” in their enforcement of United States immigration law and deportation procedures. The purpose of this discretion is to prevent the deportation of those who do not pose any security threat and those who have circumstances that weigh in favor of them remaining in the United States. DHS also changed their policy to Read More

Can I Fight A DUI With A Breath Test?

It’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages. When a police officer suspects that you may have been driving under the influence of alcohol, they utilize a device called a Breathalyzer to administer a breath test. Breathalyzers are used to calculate an individual’s level of intoxication by measuring his or her blood alcohol level (BAC) after blowing into the device. Law Read More