Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Georgia Roadblocks

Georgia roadblocks are part the state’s successful highway safety program say GA law enforcement officials.  Deputy director for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Spencer Moore says, “What we’ve found is that checkpoints are an effective tool to raise public awareness, to deter impaired drivers.  With these checkpoints, we believe the numbers will continue to go in the right direction.”

Officials are using roadblocks to lower the number of DUI’s, along with the number of DUI related accidents in Georgia.  Is this really just.  National Motorists Association, which was founded to represent the rights of motorists, contends that most roadblocks violate the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment governing unlawful search and seizure.  The reality is you can be arrested for a GA  DUI at a roadblock

With over 80,000 Georgia roadblocks in the past four years it is impossible to know when or where they will all be.  And what overall effect it has on GA DUI arrests.  Mariann Martin reported, “Numbers of roadblocks held vary widely from county to county and from year to year. In general, the number of roadblocks does not seem to increase the number of DUI arrests. All arrest numbers reported are total DUIs, not just those made at roadblocks.

For example, the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office reported 111 roadblocks in 2007, a year in which it charged 194 people with DUI. In 2009, the agency held 29 roadblocks but charged 236 people with DUI.

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office reported 59 roadblocks in 2010, with 153 DUI arrests. In 2009, it held 86 roadblocks and made 126 DUI arrests.”

If you are arrested for a DUI at a GA roadblock, contact the DUI attorneys at Hawkins DUI Law Firm.

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ATTORNEY MICHAEL HAWKINS is one of only four lawyers in Georgia who has been recognized by the American Bar Association as Board Certified in DUI Defense. Hawkins is listed among the Best Lawyers in America in DUI Defense and has been named a Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine for the last 9 years. The Hawkins Law Firm handles only contested DUI charges. They have the experience, skills and commitment to make a difference for their clients and their proactive approach to fighting DUI cases has proven successful. The reputation of your lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case. After 20 years of practice, Mike and his staff have developed strong working relationships with judges and court staff, and with prosecutors and their staff. Mike is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and is a former DUI prosecutor in metro Atlanta. He is recognized nationally and has been invited to teach DUI Defense seminars all over a dozen states. His goal is simple – to work hard towards keeping a DUI off your record. Most of the clients that the Hawkins Law Firm assists are professionals who want to protect their record and keep their drivers license. If you or someone you know has a DUI charge and needs a lawyer who works hard to achieve positive results, call the Hawkins Law Firm.

One Response

  1. You won’t need a lawyer if it is your first ofnfese and you will most likely get probation, fines, and community service. A lawyer could talk to the prosecutor to try and get it reduced to a lesser charge. If you cannot afford a lawyer then I completely understand alot of people dont like spending money on them. But, without a lawyer you will plead guilty, no contest, whichever you choose same thing pretty much and you will recieve your sentence and I know this sounds bad but we all make mistakes as long as he learned his lesson.When you go to the court, just try to be short and definite in all of your answers. Judge doesn’t have time for listening 100+ DUI violators everyday. You will have about 2-3 minutes to talk to him and the rest will be already prepared in the document. There are not much that you can change on the spot. All the probation officer order, fines and classes will be already prepared for you.Good luck to you

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