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Tifton, Georgia, United States
Joe Kunes is a Personal Injury and Criminal DUI/DWI defense Attorney in Tifton, Georgia. He has been practicing law in Tifton and the surrounding counties since 1972. He is a graduate of Tift County Schools, the University of Georgia, 1969, B.A., and University of Georgia Law School J.D., 1972. In 40 years of practice in Tifton he has handled all areas of the law, but now restricts his practice to criminal defense and personal injury work. The majority of his criminal practice relates to the defense of drinking drivers, not only in Tifton, but all over South Georgia. His personal injury practice includes representing plaintiffs injured in automobile accidents and medical malpractice cases in Tifton and surrounding counties. He is a member of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President in 2000), American Trial Lawyers Association (sustaining member), National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and the Georgia Defense of DUI Drivers (D.O.D.D.).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Student sues Clayton County School District over strip search looking for marijuana

D.H. was in the seventh grade when he was made to strip down naked in front of three other students because another student alleged he had marijuana.  School officials continued the search even after the other student admitted he had been lying.  D.H. claims he still suffers from emotional distress because his classmates taunted him by calling him Superman, the underwear he was wearing when he was strip-searched. The student is suing the Clayton County school district for unspecified punitive and compensatory damages. 


Friday, February 10, 2012

DUI dropped after Deputy falsified Documents

Roderick Tolberts'  DUI charge in Augusta Georgia from March 24, 2011 was dropped because Richmond County Sherrif's Deputy Erik Norman was caught altering the breath test results from prior DUI cases.  Norman resigned in October 2011. District Attorney Ashley Wright estimates that their office still has about a dozen of Norman's DUI cases pending.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to appear on DUI commercial during Superbowl

Governor Nathan Deal will appear on a commercial during the Superbowl. The "60 - second ad urges Georgia motorists to get a ride home if they've had too much alcohol on Super Sunday.  Of course, there's an App for that.  It's call Drive Sober Georgia, and it lists phone numbers for programs that drive tipsy motorists home for free."