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New DUI Law in Georgia

A landmark case in DUI law has just been decided by the Georgia Supreme Court. This new DUI law in Georgia could have massive implications for the use of the Breathalyzer in the state. Elliott v. The State In Elliott v. The State, the Georgia Supreme court decided that a refusal of a Breathalyzer test […]

Georgia DUI Penalties

GA DUI Laws are Strict Georgia DUI penalties are tough! A recent study shows that Georgia is one of the strictest states in the country for DUIs. The research was done by a website called “WalletHub”. They gave each state points based on a list of criteria. We analyzed the results of the study and […]

Georgia Car Searches: What Are My Rights?

When Can Police Search Your Car? If you are pulled over in a routine traffic stop, and a police officer wants to search your vehicle, what do you do? The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects against unlawful search and seizure, which means that a police officer cannot start searching your car for […]

New Georgia Marijuana DUI Breathalyzer?

Testing for Marijuana Use May Get Easier for Law Enforcement. While the breathalyzer test has long been a way for law enforcement to test the amount of alcohol on a driver’s breath, it has been much more difficult to test for impairment of recreational drugs. However, two companies, Hound Labs, Inc. and Cannabix Technologies, have […]

Refusing a Breathalyzer in GA

To Blow or Not to Blow Almost a year later, a landmark Supreme Court case in Georgia continues to reshape DUI defense cases, Olevik vs. State. In this case, the highest court in Georgia reaffirmed a state resident’s against self-incrimination. In light of the shifting tides, we want to take a look at your rights […]

New Distracted Driving Law in Georgia

The time has come… to stop browsing Instagram on I-85. (At least, now you could actually get a ticket for it.) On July 1, Georgia will begin enforcing a driving law that will probably affect all of us. Accidents have been increasing in Georgia and many suspect that cell phones are to blame. That is […]

Driving With an Ignition Interlock Device in GA – Part 2

Getting an Ignition Interlock Device Installed If you have been arrested for a DUI in the State of Georgia, you will likely have to deal with a license suspension. Many times, you can regain your ability to drive legally by having an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle.   Steps to Complete Here are […]

Ashley Schiavone Named Rising Star Lawyer for 2018

Ashley Schiavone has once again been selected as one of Georgia’s Rising Stars in the area of DUI by the Super Lawyers organization. This is an annual selection of the best lawyers in each field of law and Ms. Schiavone’s second honor. It is highly competitive: only 2.5% of the nominated candidates are actually selected […]