Georgia State Patrol Trooper Duties: Gainesville GA Hall County Lawyer ExplainsDecember 16, 2011
Georgia Highway Patrol monitor and police interstate highways throughout Georgia, their jurisdiction is statewide. As a division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, they have many responsibilities and duties to ensure public safety and security.
Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Highway Patrol, or also known as “troopers”, have three areas that differentiate them from other law enforcement:
1. They go through the standard training that most law enforcement or all law enforcement go through. However, they also go through an additional step of training focusing on Georgia traffic.
2. Their primary responsibility is traffic enforcement on highways and interstates of Georgia. What they do not do is they do not respond to burglaries or investigate murders. However, in more remote areas, they will assist in emergency situations. If during the course of a traffic stop, they find that a crime has been committed; they will investigate further.
3. They have a specialty crash response team. Any time there is a fatality, the law enforcement preference is for them to come out and investigate the crash scene. They can not always make it out to a crime scene. However if they believe that someone will be charged with a vehicular homicide, they will do the crash reconstruction. They will come out with special equipment and do specialized measurements, take pictures and try to reconstruct who is at fault.
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About the authors: John Breakfield David B. Purvis are Georgia Lawyers with Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys in Gainesville, Georgia and handle various DUI / DWI, Marijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters. The law office of Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), White County (Helen, Cleveland), Barrow County (Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham, Winder), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Gwinnett County (Buford, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville), Jackson County (Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Pendergrass), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), Clarke County (Athens) and all of Northeast Georgia.
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