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Alcohol use can cause major problems for college students

Like other college students here in Georgia, you may be away from home for the first time. You want to make the most of your college experience, and that often means attending parties. Perhaps you attended a party where you drank too much alcohol and ended up under arrest.

Impairment and open container laws in Georgia

Many traffic stops often include more than just a suspicion of being impaired. An officer may cite a driver for speeding, weaving or even reckless driving, depending on the circumstances. Any of these driving behaviors could provide further evidence of an impaired driver. Furthermore, if a driver is also accused of violating the state's open container laws, the situation could become more complicated.

Are there such things as prescription drug crimes?

Yes. When a Georgia resident uses a medication intended to treat an injury or illness, especially a narcotic such as an opiod, he or she is cautioned only to take the medication in accordance with the instructions on the bottle and in any information provided when received. In addition, most people have heard at one time or another that they should never share their medications with others. These are more than just cautionary tales since an individual's actions and use of prescription medications could fall under prescription drug crimes.

Racial profiling played a role in charges of drug crimes

Approximately two years ago, Mike Scott, a former Atlanta Hawks basketball player, and his brother were arrested after a traffic stop. They were charged with felony drug crimes after police allegedly found marijuana and Molly (powered MDMA) in the vehicle. As it turns out, a judge recently ruled that the traffic stop that started it all was racially motivated, and more than likely, Scott and his brother were not the first victims of this treatment.

Some traffic offenses come with more than just a fine

All drivers owe a duty of care to their passengers and everyone else on the road with them. When drivers fail to follow the rules of road, they could receive citations for traffic violations such as speeding, failure to signal and the like. However, some traffic offenses are more serious than others are. For instance, Georgia considers reckless driving more than just a violation of the traffic laws, and a driver accused of this actually faces a misdemeanor charge.

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