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DUI charges and implied consent

As in other states, when you get a driver’s license in Georgia the law assumes that you have agreed to take a breath, blood or urine test if an officer believes you are under the influence. The legal term for this is “implied consent”. Under implied consent, refusing...

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What is a false confession?

While it sounds illogical, many people do confess to crimes they did not commit. According to data from the National Registry of Exonerations reported by The Appeal, about 20% of exonerated individuals reportedly made a false confession resulting in a conviction....

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Should I stop eating while driving?

By far, one of the most common forms of distracted driving is eating behind the wheel. Eating behind the wheel is insidious because it is so common and many Americans believe that it is not dangerous at all. The reality is that this is far from the truth. According to...

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How does opioid addiction occur?

Even when prescribed legally, opioids can lead to serious addiction and dependence issues. People addicted to this class of drug often run afoul of the law, which results in jail time, fines, and other penalties. While legal issues can derail your life indefinitely,...

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