While it may seem that every month has its own reasons for police to be on high alert for drunk drivers, October definitely features a “perfect storm” of factors for increased DUI stops and arrests, from football season tailgating and college socials to the most notable fall party night, Halloween. All these events combined mean that getting a DUI in October isn’t such an unlikely event. Should it happen to you, just know that the first thing you should do, possibly even before getting an attorney, is getting your bail in order.

We’re always happy to help you get a bail bond and get bail handled faster after a DUI. The bail bond process is the most affordable bail option the majority of the time as it allows you to pay a mere percentage of the full bail charge. Remember that an arrest does not always equate to a guilty sentence, especially if the amount of alcohol didn’t exceed the limits for the State of Georgia. Test results provided by police equipment and subjective police judgments are not unquestionable pieces of evidence. Once you’ve taken care of bail using an efficient bail bond company, you can sort out the ways in which that “evidence” can be debated with your attorney.

Individuals differ in how their bodies absorb and metabolize drugs and alcohol. At the current time, specific drug concentration levels cannot be reliably equated with a specific degree of driver impairment. Identifying any link between impairment and concentration in the body is complex and the only universally accepted conclusion regarding drug levels and impairment is that impairment usually increases as a drug’s concentration increases. Too much for someone else may not be too much for you. Use common sense and don’t drive if you’re feeling tipsy!

Many states are now adopting what is known as the Dram Shop Act. The Dram Shop Act allows victims and the families of victims to sue the bar or establishment that served alcohol to a drunken individual that subsequently injured someone in a drunk driving accident. These alcohol infractions enable the Department of Revenue to strip bars and bartenders of their licenses if found to be repeatedly over-serving. Georgia is one of the many states who have adopted the Dram Shop Act. Many bars within Clayton County as well as in the bigger Atlanta area will repeatedly over-serve regulars and those that come in already impaired. We’re glad to see some new laws that penalize irresponsible servers and not driver alones.