Morgese Law Firm, Woodstock, 30188 | Find Good Lawyer / Attorney, Best Legal Services, Auto (Speeding, Traffic), Auto (Accidents, Insurance), Criminal Law, Injuries & Accidents, Juveniles, Negligence, Personal Injury, White Collar Crime
Come by and see me! Call Tuck the Law Dog for an appointment. (My secretary may answer the phone as I am usually in consultation). Dog Law. Tuck is “licensed” in Georgia. Please keep your dogs in an enclosure-for their safety and to avoid possible injuries to my dog friends and financial harm to pet parents pocket-books (dog leash ordiance violations can be costly–and so can a lawsuit to defend a dog bite.)
Take care my friends.
Tuck the Law Dog
It has been a difficult 2011 for those seeking employment. I am thankful that I have been and continue to go to work every day and help those in need of legal advice. My prior blog discussed drinking and driving, but with New Years fast approaching, I feel DUI is a topic of which humans need frequent reminders as to the havoc this behavior brings to not only the arrested person but to that person’s family as well. Only too often we at Morgese Law Firm hear “but I only had 1 or 2 drinks;” “I just pulled out of my driveway,” “I was driving straight home from the bar,” “I wasn’t swerving.” And the majority of arrest reports for DUI’s contain the verbiage “observed vehicle crossing the center line,” “observed vehicle crossing over the outside line,” “failure to stop at stop signal,” and “failure to use turn signal.” If you are stopped by the police for DUI, you will likely be asked to take a “breath test,” which measures one’s blood alcohol content. A reading above the legal alcohol limit in Georgia (.o8) could get you arrested for DUI. You could also be asked to perform tests which the officer utilizes to document your arrest for DUI. For example, balancing tests; ability to recite the alphabet; ability to describe the date, time and your location; or, ability to respond to commands. These tests are done at the place of your vehicle stop–all within sight of passing motorists, and sometimes, even by people you know–from your neighborhood, from your place of employment, from your church. An arrest and ultimate conviction for DUI can place your employment and your family’s financial future, in jeopardy. We have seen clients threatened with employment termination or even terminated following an arrest for DUI. In Georgia, your license can be surrendered at arrest. The Officer will give you a Form 1205, which would allow you to temporarily drive for 30 days. If given a 1205, you will then have 10 business days to request an administrative hearing, which is held before a judge. It is advisable to have an attorney represent you at this hearing and at any further court proceedings. Thus, if you get arrested for DUI, you should immediately contact an attorney who can advise you on your rights and possible defenses to the stop of your vehicle, defenses to the testing the officer conducted, and , investigate whether any of your rights were violated, all of which could play a vital part in keeping your driving privileges, and your job. MORGESE LAW FIRM prays that you have a safe and Happy New Year.
Tuck the Law Dog
As reported in the local news: On July 1, 2011, eleven people (two of which were reported to be the dogs owners) from Cherokee County and nearby counties had to undergo treatment for exposure to rabies. Why??? The dogs owners failed to vaccinate their dog against rabies. Apparently the dog bit its two owners, which then exposed the 9 other people that were at the home to include the dog owner’s children and out of county visitors. This dog died a horrible death suffering from rabies. This dog is reported to have also bitten a pig, which then had to be euthanized. Tuck’s reader’s know that Tuck is against over vaccinating dogs–but that he strongly supports getting dogs vaccinated for rabies. Rabies vaccinations are sponsored in Cherokee County at Pet Stores, private pet foundations and organizations, and at county supported events, often for a minimal fee usually averaging $7 to $10 dollars. Events are even offered whereby neither you nor your dog have to get out of your car, you just “drive thru” and your pet can be vaccinated at this minimal cost. Tuck understands that there are families that cannot afford to pay for a vet visit and a vaccination, which normally runs about $75 – $80 dollars. However, if you can afford a cell phone or cable TV, then there is no reason you cannot pay $7 to $10 for a rabies vaccine! If not, then you should not take on the responsibility of bringing a dog into your life. This failure to expend $7 – $10 has resulted in pain and suffering for this dog, loss of life for this dog and the pig, and pain and suffering and probably extensive medical bills for this family and their friends for undergoing rabies treatment. Please make sure your dog has a rabies vaccine. If you are as concerned as Tuck is about over-vaccinating, you can ask your vet for a Titer test, keeping in mind that Georgia Law requires a rabies vaccine at least every three years.
Take Care, Ya’ll,
Tuck the Law Dog