What is the New Georgia Distracted Driving Law?

Did you know that Georgia has a new Distracted Driving Law? The Georgia Legislature recently passed House Bill 673, also known as the new Georgia Distracted Driving Law, which prohibits motorists from handling their cell phones or any electronic devices that may distract them while driving. This does not necessarily mean that motorists cannot useRead More

Fast Facts about Drunk Driving in Georgia

Drunk driving is a major problem on the roads of Georgia and across the nation. Though incidents are on the decline, hundreds of thousands of people every year are still injured and killed in car accidents related to drinking and driving. The scary thing is, though, that many people are unfairly charged with DUI everyRead More

How Can I Protect Myself If I Am In An Accident With An Uninsured Driver?

This question is very common. Nearly 12% of all Georgia drivers do not have car insurance coverage.  This means that if you are involved in an accident, there is a 1 in 8 chance that the other driver will be someone who does not have proper insurance to cover the expenses that result from theRead More

I’ve Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident – Now What?

Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of emergency room visits and the main cause for missed workdays.  If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, then you have likely missed work for medical appointments and to adequately recover from your injuries. You can potentially seek a settlement for damages ifRead More

9 Tips To Remember When Operating Your Motorcycle

Georgia is known for its great weather for most of the year, so it’s no surprise why so many motorcyclists find Georgia’s roads the perfect place to ride. Unfortunately, motorcycles are inherently dangerous due to a lack of protection and small size when struck by another motor vehicle. Many drivers are not aware of howRead More

5 Ways To Prevent Social Media From Affecting Your Legal Case

Social Media Affect Criminal Case | Don Turner Legal Team

Millions of people use social media every day to be updated on political news or celebrity sightings, and to stay in touch with long-distance relatives. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and other sites are constantly gaining new users who tend to post life updates very frequently, and sometimes even daily. We have all heard stories ofRead More

What Does The New Atlanta Marijuana Ordinance Mean?

You may have heard that Atlanta recently passed a city ordinance that “decriminalizes” the possession of marijuana, but what exactly does that mean? The Atlanta City Council recently voted unanimously to make the penalty for possession of one ounce or less a mere $75.00 fine. That is a big change from the former sentence thatRead More

Don’t Let a DUI Ruin your New Year

The easiest way to avoid getting pulled over for drinking and driving, is to NOT drive after consuming any amount of alcohol. While we do not want you to drive after drinking, if you do get pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI), be sure to follow our guidelines laid out below. Being forewarnedRead More

What are Cyber Crimes?

Georgia cyber crime law distinguishes criminal acts of stalking, harassment, and intimidation by way of computer, computer network, or other electronic communication device. Telephones are considered cyber devices. Communication could be by email, social media platform, or another application that accesses the internet. Cyber crimes can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the seriousness of theRead More

Underage DUIs

Laws governing a minor in possession of alcohol, underage consumption, and underage DUIs are harsh. In these laws, a minor refers to anyone who has not reached the legal drinking age of 21. The state of Georgia has a zero tolerance policy on minors who drive under the influence. Minors are prohibited to drive aRead More