Texting and Driving

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Georgia's texting law provides a new tool for law enforcement to make traffic stops.  The anti-texting law that took effect in July 2010 was categorized as a primary traffic offense. This allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle and make contact with the driver in order to investigate a texting offense.  Anytime an officer makes contact with a driver he will be looking for additional offenses or outstanding warrants on the driver.  An odor of alcoholic beverages or anything else that indicates a possible impaired driver will prompt the officer to investigate for intoxication.  

Aside from being dangerous and illegal, texting while driving is a new source of probable cause for law enforcement to stop vehicles and search for other offenses. 

If you have been arrested for DUI, call the offices of Richard S. Lawson for a consultation.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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