According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,597 people were killed in United States traffic accidents in December 2010. Of those, 775 deaths involved alcohol-impaired drivers. A 2006 study by the NHTSA estimated that there is one drunk driving fatality in the United States every 30 minutes.
Georgia's Driving Under the Influence Laws are complex. Georgia DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.
Georgia law requires that counties publish photos of people who have been convicted on DUI. A public records request revealed that more than 130 people have been convicted of DUI in Houston County since 2011 but none have had their photos published.
The state court clerk of Houston County admitted she was not following Georgia law but claimed it was an oversight. She claimed that it had never been part of her clerking job and therefore she was unaware of the requirement.
If you have questions about Georgia DUI laws, get the answers in Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith's book, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.