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MR GA DUI Offers Free Limo Rides Home from Meehan’s 4th Annual Shamrock & Roll

Don’t miss the 4th Annual Shamrock and Roll event at Meehan’s Public House in Sandy Springs this Saturday, March 12th from 2pm until 11pm.  Atlanta DUI lawyer, Mickey Roberts (MRGADUI) will promote responsible driving and DUI prevention by providing free rides home to event patrons within a 10 radius of Meehan’s.  Mickey Roberts will also be sponsoring charitable cornhole games as part of the event’s festivities. All of the proceeds raised by the $1 cornhole games will be donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research and awareness. For more details about the St. Patrick’s event, visit the MRGADUI website or connect with Mickey on Facebook and Twitter.

Official Rules of Cornhole / Corn Toss

OFFICIAL RULES OF CORNHOLE / CORN TOSS (Last Revision July 13, 2009) PLAY OF THE GAME Section A. Singles Or Doubles Play – Cornhole / Corn Toss can be played as doubles or singles.  In doubles play two contestants are partners against another team of two contestants; in singles play a contestant competes against another contestant.  In doubles play, one member of each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the other members pitch from the other cornhole platform. In singles play, both contestants pitch from the same cornhole platform. All other rules are basically the same for doubles or singles play. Section B. Innings – Every Cornhole / Corn Toss match is broken down into innings of play. During each inning of play each contestant must pitch all four corn bags.

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4 Days, 1 Trial, 2 Word Verdict

Last week I spent a month in Gilmer County.  Actually it only felt like a month.  Normally, I limit my DUI practice to the North Metro Atlanta area with occasional trips to Athens; however, this DUI case win was referred to me by a lawyer friend who’d moved his practice from its Gwinnett County law firm to Ellijay.

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Case of Month February 2011

This month’s case is the prime example of why you should never do the voluntary field tests.  My client was stopped in Doraville for allegedly running a red light.  He was stopped by Doraville’s top gun DUI cop and refused all field tests, which infuriated the cop.  Luckily the stop was captured on video and showed my client’s speech as normal and his walk to be steady.  The client did not appear impaired on the video. The other correct thing the client did was not taking the breath test at the jail; in this case the cop went ahead and proceeded with license suspension; however we were able to get the case tried in Doraville quickly so that my client’s license was suspended for only a couple of months. At trial, the cop was unable to articulate why my client was rendered incapable of driving safely due to alcohol, primarily because my client looked good on the video and because my client didn’t provide evidence which could have incriminated him.  My client was found NOT GUILTY of DUI! Remember, you should always exercise your right not to provide evidence against yourself in a criminal case; We still have the shelter of the presumption of innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Make the State prove their case!!

City Council Votes No to Facebook DUI Public Shaming

    If the highly publicized DUI accusations of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Charles Banister or Tampa football star Mike Williams are any example, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a crime that is prevalent nation-wide.   The town of Huntington Beach, California is particularly familiar with this type of headline.   This coastal vacation destination of 200,000 people is ranked first, out of the entire state of California, for the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths among comparable cities.  In an effort to bequeath this title to someone else, Huntington Beach Councilman Devin Dwyer proposed a public shaming of repeat DUI offenders on the city’s Facebook page.      According to the Fox News report released last week, Dwyer’s fellow council members voted against the proposal for fear that the action would “alienate residents and impact the presumption of innocence for suspects.”  The Huntington council also stated that implementing the policy would mean certain damage to the city’s image. In the state of Georgia, if this is not your first DUI or you’ve been convicted multiple times of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol  (second DUI, third DUI, etc.), you can expect to see a report of your repeat arrest (and photo) published in the newspaper along with the following:
  • Paying a $600-$1,000 fine**In addition to money lost on account of diminished wages, legal fees, damages, etc.
  • Spending 72 hours in jail
  • Serving 30 days community service
  • Undergoing alcohol or drug treatment
  • Completing a mandatory Risk Reduction Program
  • Serving 12 months probation
  • Surrendering all license plates for cars registered in offender’s name
     As an Atlanta DUI and traffic attorney, I use my Facebook and Twitter page not to shame drivers, but provide them with news and advice to assist in minimizing the embarrassment and disruption created when arrested for a traffic-related offense.  To read more from my latest blog visit the MRGADUI website.

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The above information is intended to help educate members of the Georgia motoring public as to their rights under the law and to assist presumptively innocent citizens in properly asserting those rights. Information within this site should not be misconstrued as legal advice.
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