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With everything that’s happened in 2020 and the continuation of events in 2021, getting hurt in a car wreck is probably not the 1st thing on your mind this year. But with the number of traffic accidents on the rise, the number of those injured are also increasing. It is now as important as ever to remain vigilant, safe, and smart to protect yourself from Covid 19 but we also do not want to forget to protect ourselves insofar as possible from having a wreck. According to this article by Doug Turnbull for the AJC, the amount of traffic deaths as a result of car wrecks increased for the year 2020 despite a dramatic reduction in the number of commuters on the road in Georgia. In consideration of this trend, it is increasingly important that we be mindful of our safety on the road in 2021.

So what do you do if you have a wreck and get hurt?

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If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of getting hurt in a wreck, there are steps that you must take immediately following the accident to ensure that your injury is handled properly. These 10 steps will ensure that you are on the right path to properly documenting and submitting your insurance claim to ensure that you are properly cared for and compensated for your damages.

Georgia Charges in DUI Arrest LawyerThe 2020 Holiday Season is among us and many of us are most certainly going to enjoy celebrating with friends and family. The Holidays are often full of excitement and entertainment and the festivities will likely continue as usual in Georgia for 2020 celebrations. Although we all will probably be implementing COVID-19 safety measures, there are other potential nightmares that we should safeguard ourselves from. Not doing so could turn the joyful holiday cheer into a nightmare before Christmas if you are charged with a DUI in GA. It is easy to get caught up in the scenery, excitement, hustle and bustle of the Holidays but it is very important that we remember to celebrate responsibly. Driving under the influence in Georgia can be a danger to ourselves and others if we truly are impaired. A DUI arrest can also result in a very costly ordeal that can not only include hefty fines, increased insurance premiums, suspended driving privileges, and points on your driver’s license but could also include jail time! Read that again, under Georgia’s DUI Laws a DUI charge has the potential to send you to jail for a period of time. Bearing all of this in mind, if you are pulled over for driving under the influence, there are certain actions you should take during this type of traffic stop. Also, if you are subsequently charged with a DUI in Georgia, you need to contact the Don Turner Legal Team for a Free Consultation to discuss how to properly handle your DUI arrest case with an experienced lawyer.

Read more about Georgia’s DUI Penalties.

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Let’s face it – for many of us who have to take prescription medication on a daily basis, a seven-day pill organizer is an absolute lifesaver. But while this is a helpful measure to take at home, it’s a risky choice to make while traveling. Under Georgia law, it is illegal to keep your prescription drugs outside of their original container in GA. If you are pulled over, and the police find your prescription medication outside of the bottle it was originally issued in, you will face criminal charges and need the help of a Criminal Defense Attorney. Contact the Don Turner Legal Team if you are facing a Drugs Not in Original Container charge and see how our experienced criminal defense lawyers can help you.

What are the Penalties for Drugs Not in Original Container?

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What if I’m Injured in a Rideshare Accident?

Move over, taxis – these days, rideshare apps are the transportation method of choice for those of us who need to hitch a ride. According to a 2018 survey, 36% of US adults and 51% of Americans age 18 to 29 have used ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft at least once. While rideshare services have received plenty of understandable criticism, one important issue often fails to get media attention – what will happen if you’re injured in an accident involving a rideshare driver? Contact the Don Turner Legal Team if you have been injured in a rideshare accident and see how an experienced personal injury attorney can help you.

Santa-Running-on-the-Beach-iStock-499694586-1024x683-12020 has kicked off the start of a new normal for America in a variety of ways. However, some things never change, and that includes Labor Day sales. As you likely know, shopping for gifts during December is a chaotic and stressful time for all – during a year where we have experienced much more stress than normal! Why not skip the chaos and take advantage of the many deals at your fingertips this Labor Day weekend? Your family will be thrilled with their new gifts, and you’ll be happy you knocked out your Christmas shopping early!

Believe it or not, the unofficial end of summer is just around the corner – Labor Day is this coming Monday, September 7. Although a large Labor Day gathering might not be a good idea this year, now is the perfect time to rake in plenty of savings from holiday sales. While most Americans begin their Christmas shopping in December, you’re better off skipping the crowds and getting a head start before everything is picked over! Make sure to take advantage of all the hot Labor Day offers and follow the Don Turner Legal Team on Facebook for more news of hot deals as they happen.

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IMG_38641-300x200Most people know that being caught with even a joint of marijuana by law enforcement can lead to criminal charges in most of Georgia. But even if the police don’t catch you smoking cannabis, you can still be arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana – even if you were not actually high at the time of your arrest. Officers must use their discretion when arresting someone for drugged driving and can make mistakes. On top of that, cannabis can linger in the body for weeks, which can negatively influence your test results and lead to an improper conviction. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, contact the Don Turner Legal Team and see how we can help you.

The Problem with Marijuana DUI Arrests

Georgia law forbids drivers from driving under the influence of any drugs, to the extent that it is less safe to drive or driving with any amount of marijuana in their system. Unlike alcohol, there is no measurable legal limit for cannabis in your system, and you cannot submit to a breath test to prove you were not driving while high. An officer arresting you for driving under the influence of marijuana will be making that arrest based on their observation of your driving performance, your mannerisms, and how well you perform field sobriety tests when pulled over.

IMG_37601-300x200The summer of 2020 has not been the summer that many Americans were hoping for. Most of us have had to call off their planned vacations and many popular destinations for summertime fun have been shut down for the year due to the novel coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean that the last few weeks of summer are devoid of fun stuff for you and your family to do. There are plenty of ways to make the most of what remains of the summer season, both in and around Atlanta and in your own backyard! Like or follow the Don Turner Legal Team on Facebook for more suggestions on how to spend your summer!

Summertime Fun in Georgia

There are still plenty of fun summertime activities to do this month in and around the Atlanta area. Need a little something to perk up your week? Dunkin’ Donuts is offering Free Coffee Mondays and Free Donut Fridays throughout August! Looking to calm your mind instead? Consider picking up tickets to Roots and Wings’ August Hike and Meditation in Cumming or Roswell.

IMG_35771Ah, the 1970s – back then, we were doing things totally opposite of what we are “allowed” to do in 2020. Back then, we didn’t worry about personal space, while now, space is the only focus. Right now, anxieties about COVID-19 color our day to day lives, especially when it comes to limiting the spread of the virus. Social distancing has become the new normal – you must maintain a six foot distance from strangers, and don’t even think about sharing a hug with a friend you run into in public. Don’t you wish you could go back to a simpler time, like the 70s? It was a time of free love, peace, and relaxation – and a time when cannabis culture was at its peak. Contact the Don Turner Legal Team if you have any questions about Georgia’s current cannabis laws.

A Dope Time for Cannabis

Ask anyone who grew up in the 1960s or 1970s, and they will tell you that cannabis culture was at an all-time high. Marijuana was commonly smoked by hippies, people who embraced the values of peace, love, and community. Pop culture influences such as The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Hunter S. Thompson, and Cheech & Chong helped create a new perspective on cannabis and helped to shape the history of marijuana as we know it today. Our troops were returning from Vietnam, and they brought new strains of cannabis back home with them, influencing the marijuana market for years to come.

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For every negative news story where police are involved, there are thousands of positive incidents involving officers.  Please take a moment today to read a positive story during our not so positive times.

What does it mean for a police officer to protect and serve? Officers have the ability to spend time in their local communities, day or night, rain or shine, to assist citizens with a range of requests. That is what it means to protect. Officers are also able to be the first ones on the scene when someone needs assistance. That is what it means to serve. “To protect and serve” isn’t just a vow for law enforcement officers. It is also a privilege. 

Today is August 1st, 2020. On this day, three years ago, I was going to stop to pick up dinner for my wife and I when I drove into the restaurant parking lot, had a heart attack, and passed out. My vehicle ran into several other cars in the parking lot while I was unconscious, and then someone called 911.

e49aaf9a-fc82-4157-a3cd-d5311f64e336-1024x608Hitting the lake together as a family is a great way to enjoy yourself while social distancing during COVID-19, get back to nature, and make valuable memories together. But boating holds many dangers that many families are not sufficiently prepared for. When the proper precautions aren’t taken, things can go wrong very quickly, and your family’s dream day on the water can quickly turn into a nightmare. Contact the Don Turner Legal Team if you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a boating accident.

What Can I Do to Keep My Family Safe on the Water?

Before you and your family decide to spend a fun afternoon on the water, make sure that you follow these essential boating safety tips:

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