The Schiavone Legal Team

What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?

If you have been arrested for a DUI in the state of Georgia, were you subject to a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)?  An SFST is a series of tests that are conducted during a traffic stop, when the driver is suspected of a DUI. It consists of three different tests, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, […]

Spring Break Means More Drunk Driving

Spring Break is the time everyone is dreaming of shedding those winter coats and hitting the beaches. Unfortunately, it is also a time when drunk driving increases. Law Enforcement Ramps Up For Georgians, the most popular Spring Break state is Florida. And the Florida Highway Patrol is ramping up enforcement in many of the vacation […]

Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021

The Super Lawyers organization has chosen Ashley Schiavone as a “Rising Star” Lawyer in the category of DUI Defense. Not only is this a huge honor for younger lawyers, but this is the fifth year running Ms. Schiavone has been chosen! This award is highly competitive, only 2.5% of the nominated candidates are selected for […]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Statistics

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show improving numbers for motorists. We love it when we get to share good news! This December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released encouraging numbers in their most recent annual traffic fatality report. Measuring data from 2019, the NHTSA reports that traffic fatalities are down compared to […]

Going on a Diet?

It’s #2 on the most popular New Year’s resolutions list. (The first one is exercising more.) And, if you are dieting right now, here is something you might not have considered. There is a fad diet out there that could actually increase your chances of getting a DUI. Be Careful with the Keto Diet You […]

Avoid Holiday Drinking and DUI in Georgia

From Thanksgiving to New Years, there is usually a large spike in DUI arrests. In fact, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is now commonly known as “Blackout Wednesday,” because of an increase in holiday drinking across the country. Because of holiday travel, there are also more people on the roads. And more traffic incidents. Police […]