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The House and Senate pass bills in reaction to Georgia Supreme Court DUI Ruling

Posted by Michael D. Barber | Mar 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Time to watch the Georgia House as it just passed House Bill 471 and the Georgia Senate passed Bill 208.

              After the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia legislature had an immediate knee jerk reaction to attempt to fix Georgia DUI issues and Implied Consent.

As covered by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the house passed bill 471 and the senate passed bill 208. However, both bills seemed to have missed the mark with what the Supreme Court of Georgia said was wrong with the implied consent statute and DUI arrests in Georgia. As commented by Senator Bill Cowsert “I would hate for us to replace an unconstitutional law with another unconstitutional law.” It seems rather on point since the law doesn't really address the issues the Supreme Court of Georgia found in the Driving Under the Influence case of Elliott v. State.

As we discussed in our previous blog- the landmark case focused on why Georgia courts could not longer use DUI refusal against you.”

Have you been given a citation for Driving Under the Influence?

Our legal team has the experience you need to assist in mounting a proper defense. Although this scenario may not directly apply to your situation, our team strives to find every angle possible for your defense. 

             Every DUI case is different because no two sets of facts are the same. Application of the above case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and applying the law to create a properly mounted defense for YOUR arrest.

              Our office has 24 hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of DUI defense lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.

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Michael D. Barber

Michael's training as both a prosecutor and defense attorney gives him the ability to interpret what the other side is considering and thinking in regards to a clients case. Working for his family law firm in Dunwoody, Georgia familiarized Michael with Debt Collection, Contracts and Agreements, ...


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