Understanding Georgia's Implied Consent Law

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you know you have already given your consent to having your blood alcohol content tested? When you signed your Georgia driver's license, you agreed to allow law enforcement to test your breath, blood, or urine if they had reason to believe that you were under the influence when driving your v...

Challenging Your DUI Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

When facing charges for a DUI hiring an experienced and skilled DUI defense attorney ought to be your first repose. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson our team has years of experience helping clients fought their DUI charges, and here are some of the ways. Commonly one of the easiest things ...

DUI - Drug Arrest in Alpharetta

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

DUI arrests are not always alcohol related. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we have seen a growing number of drug related DUI arrests in the north Fulton suburbs of Alpharetta and Roswell, GA. For example, Alpharetta police stopped a 29-year-old man on April 21st for reckless driving. Th...

Cinco de Mayo: Watch Out for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the first time in five years, Cinco de Mayo falls on a weekend. This means that police officers are going to be out on patrol looking to pull over anyone that might have been celebrating with too many margaritas or tequila shots. Law enforcement, including highly trained DUI enforcement offic...

Another Celebrity Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested recently for driving under the influence in California. The incident stemmed from when she caused a minor car accident involving a police officer. She was arrested for DUI, posted a $5,000 bond and then left jail and resumed partying according to sources. The fat...

Marijuana Cases - Georgia DUI Defense

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

While many parts of the country have legalized marijuana, marijuana remains illegal in Georgia. For small amounts of marijuana (less than one ounce), the charge is a misdemeanor. For amounts of marijuana greater than one ounce, or for distributing or dealing marijuana, the charge is a felony. Eve...

Repeat Offenders

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are a repeat DUI offender, you are facing very tough penalties including, months of jail time, years on probation, and hundreds of hours of community service. Sometimes, people feel that is hopeless to fight DUI cases if you already have a conviction on your record. However, that is not th...

North Georgia DUI Lawyers

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

DUI arrests are up throughout the state of Georgia and in the north Georgia counties of White, Dawson, and Lumpkin. In addition to local state and county police officers from the City of Cleveland, White Co, City of Dahlonega, etc., state troopers working for the Georgia Department of Public Safe...

Drug Court Judge Resigns

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Judge Amanda Williams presided as a Superior Court Judge in Brunswick, GA. In November 2011, she announced her resignation as Judge effective early 2012. An ethics investigation was launced against her following accusations of her out of control behavior as the Judge that presided over the Brunsw...

Atlanta Principal Charged with DUI; Hit and Run

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the early morning areas of December 21, an Atlanta area Assitant Principal was arrested by a DUI officer with the Georgia State Troopers for driving under the influence ( DUI ), hit and run, leaving the scene of accident, running a red light, failing to maintain her lane and for driving withou...

Judge Gets Reprimand for his DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Judicial Qualifications Commission, the Georgia state agency that supervises judges conduct, has issued a reprimand, of which the details have not been made public, to a DUI/traffic Judge that himself was convicted of DUI earlier this year. Monroe County Magistrate Court Judge Jeffrey M. Davi...

Fulton County Christmas DUI Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Be very careful on the roads of Fulton County GA this holiday season. Fulton County officers ( including the cities of Atlanta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, College Park, etc. ) crack down during late December in terms of traffic patrol. Specifically, they are looking for DUI drivers. While ...

Atlanta Area Officer Charged With DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Gwinnett County officer was arrested and charged with DUI last week following a 3 car motor vehicle accident. The Gwinnett Sheriff's Deputy, Douglas Mattox, who has been with the County since 2008, was driving a Gwinnett County vehicle early Thursday when he rear ended a vehicle which caused a ...

More High Profile DUI Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta / Fulton County DUI officers are zealous in their pursuit of DUI drivers. They make thousands of arrests each year. Fulton County courts take in thousands of dollars as a result of the fines and fees assoicated with these DUI cases. But if have been arrested recently in Fulton County, or ...

Actor Griffin O'Neal Arrested for DUI - Drugs

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 08, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last Thursday, Griffin O'Neal entered a plea of not guilty to drug related DUI charges as well as possession of cocaine and firearm charges in a California court. Griffin, 46 years old, is the brother of actress Tatum O'Neal and son of Love Story actor Ryan O'Neal. Tatum has publicly struggled wi...

City of Atlanta DUI Trials

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Have you been charged with an Atlanta DUI? If yes, you are not alone. City of Atlanta police officers, as well as Georgia State Troopers, charge thousands with Atlanta DUI offenses each year. In most cases, your first court date is at the City of Atlanta Municipal Court downtown on Garnett Street...

Trial Prep

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Going to trial can be daunting. However, a DUI trial is often needed as Atlanta DUI prosecuting attorneys are unable and unwilling to reduce or dimiss DUI charges - even in cases when the DUI arrest was unjust. Attorneys at the Law Office Richard S. Lawson have years of experience trying and winn...

Fulton County DUI Trials

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fulton County State Court is the jury trial court for Fulton County, GA misdemeanor offenses. So if you find yourself charged with a DUI by a state trooper, city of Atlanta police officer, or any officer from any city within Fulton County, and you want a jury trial, you will be in Fulton County S...

What is a DUI Motion to Suppress?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Decatur, GA in DeKalb County, DUI prosecuting attorneys are tough on DUI. Many of those charged with DUI are under the mistaken assumption that it is easy to get a DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving or just thrown out. Not the case in DeKalb County. The DUI prosecuters rarely reduce a DUI ...

18 year old singer arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

18 year old vocalist Shelby Copra, lead singer of the Disney girl group KSM, was arrested recently for DUI - drunk driving charges. KSM was formed as a Go-Go's cover band for a new teen audience, but broke up. Law enforcement officers pulled Shelby's car over and she allegedely submitted to chem...

Actress sentenced after DUI nolo plea

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

33 year old actress Jaime Pressly, perhaps best known for her role in the television series "My Name is Earl" entered a plea of "no contest" to charges of driving under the influence ( DUI ) in Santa Monica. Last week, the Judge sentenced Ms. Pressly to 3 years probation, alcohol and drugs classe...

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