State and local law enforcement officers in Georgia are aggressive in their enforcement of the state's intoxicated driving laws. These enforcement efforts have benefited Georgia as a whole by getting intoxicated drivers off the road and holding them criminally accountable for their violations. However, police are not infallible and sometimes make mistakes when arresting individuals for drunk driving.
Traffic tickets are no fun, and Georgia drivers may admit that they may have told a little tale to the officer to try to escape with a warning. It is never a good idea to lie to the police, but when drivers see the lights in their rear-view signaling a dreaded traffic stop, they may find themselves trying to cook up a good excuse. Law enforcement has been trained to sniff out tall tales, and one man recently learned that trying to avoid a ticket for traffic offenses can land a person in worse trouble.
Most Georgia parents would probably agree that when it comes to the health and well-being of their children, they would do all they could to prevent inflicting injury or causing illness. Sometimes, parents accidentally expose children to substances or medications that can harm them. This was the case in a recent story in which a father realized he may be to blame for the mysterious symptoms his infant was suffering, and he wound up charged with drug crimes.
Violent crime remains a significant concern in Georgia. Even still, many people may be shocked to learn the actual statistics in their local communities. One police department decided to partake in a viral video challenge to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence locally. Domestic violence in Georgia is classified as "family violence," and can include physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Georgia parents and their teens are gearing up for a new school year. Whether they will be attending a local high school or going off to college, parents may worry that their teens will have trouble adjusting to their unfamiliar social environment. The desire to fit in can lead teens to make bad decisions. While most teens probably do not understand the consequences that can come from drinking before they reach legal age, local business owners and law enforcement do, and are on a mission to prevent incidents of intoxication of a minor.
Georgia drivers probably know the feeling that hits the gut when a person is driving, perhaps a bit too fast, and sees flashing lights in the rear-view mirror. Certainly, nobody ever sets out on his or her way, trying to get a ticket. Traffic laws are meant to help keep everyone on the road safe, but when they become a joke to responding officers, traffic offenses can be handled unfairly.
It is common for high school students and college students to think of themselves as adults. In reality, parts of their brains are still developing, which leaves them susceptible to poor decision-making. That decision-making deficit can affect many areas of their lives. It can cause teenagers and college students to make impulsive decisions that can impact their safety and education.