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Jessica Ruth Towne

Jessica Towne’s Legal Guides

13 total


  • How to Avoid Getting a Traffic Ticket in Metro Atlanta

    Follow these tips to minimize the chances the cops will choose to stop you on the road.

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  • Do DIY Blood Alcohol Content Testers Work? Are They Legal?

    DIY BAC testers are legal in the state of Georgia and in most other states. They may or may not give accurate results. It is doubtful that a result from one of these devices could be used in a court of law to prove blood alcohol level of a driver. And they can't stop you from driving drunk.

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  • Top 3 Signs You've Hired a Bad Lawyer

    It can be difficult for a client to know whether his or her lawyer is performing well or not. Sometimes even the best of lawyers doesn't achieve the desired result due to difficult facts, a bad judge, or unrealistic expectations. Communication is key to making sure you are happy with whom you hire.

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  • What is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test?

    What is the test? The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test is one of only three standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) used in the state of Georgia to gauge a driver's ability. You may have also heard i

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  • DUI & Minors (under 21)

    Financial Implications In addition to your court fees, DUI fines, DUI school tuition, license reinstatement fees, towing charges, probation fees, the cost of missing school and work to attend court a

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  • 3 Tips for Choosing An Alcohol Evaluation & Treatment Program in Georgia

    Tip #1 Separate your evaluation and your treatment I counsel my clients to obtain an EVALUATION at one place, and tell the evaluator up front that if treatment is recommended, that you will be going

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  • How have a Georgia arrest expunged

    Make sure you qualify for an expungement In general, if you were arrested but the charge was dropped before the prosecutor filed an accusation in State or Superior Court or before the prosecutor file

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  • Top 3 Reasons to Hire a DUI Lawyer

    A DUI defense lawyer knows all about Georgia DUI laws. You've been arrested; you're scared. Your livelihood may be at stake and you have a lot on your mind. You need someone who understands your co

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  • How to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney When Money Is An Issue

    Which is Better? Flat Fee v. Hourly Costs Criminal Defense Lawyers, for the most part, charge flat fees, and many offer payment plans. In my opinion, there is no better deal than criminal defense la

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  • What Happens at a DUI Traffic Stop?

    Produce your license and proof of insurance upon request The officer should ask to see your license and proof of insurance. Make sure you know where these items are and have them readily available.

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