Georgia DUI Attorney
Providing Over 20 Years of Legal Experience
Accused of driving under the influence? In the state of Georgia, DUI penalties are severe and may include fines, jail time, community service, mandatory risk reduction, driver's license suspension or revocation – even incarceration. These consequences aren't only for repeat offenders; they apply to first convictions, as well. If you've been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contacting an attorney should be your first line of defense. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we are whole-heartedly dedicated to getting clients the legal assistance they need. For more than 20 years, our Georgia DUI lawyers have given individuals high-quality legal help in the courtroom and ALS hearings.
Arrested for DUI in Georgia? You don't have to plead guilty!
Facing a criminal allegation is never easy, especially an intoxicated driving charge. Once the court convicts you of driving under the influence, you may never be able to escape the stigma of having a DUI on your record. Not only is your reputation on the line, but your freedom could be at stake as well. Intoxicated driving is never okay; but arresting innocent people for crimes they didn't commit is wrong, too. That's why the Georgia DUI attorneys at our office are 100% devoted to DUI defense. Whether your record is clean or you've been convicted before, the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is here to fight for your freedom with influential enthusiasm. Just because you've been arrested doesn't mean you have to plead guilty. Call our firm today for a free case evaluation to see what we can do for you.
Georgia DUI Cases We Handle
As a former DUI prosecutor, Mr. Lawson is vastly familiar with the ins and outs of intoxicated driving cases. He understands the strategies and techniques used by prosecutors to obtain convictions. Armed with this information, our firm is ready to stand up for your rights in the courtroom and work to keep you out of jail. We have experience helping people escape conviction after their first arrest, and even after their second and third offenses. We have a thorough understanding of blood and breath tests and field sobriety tests. Our Georgia DUI attorneys have received the same DUI detection training used by police officers and are fully prepared to identify the weaknesses in their techniques and use them to your advantage in court.
If you've been arrested for drugged driving, the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is ready to fight for you rights. After law enforcement officers arrest you, your driver's license will be suspended. However, if you schedule an ALS hearing within ten days of your arrest, you may be able to get you license back. A suspended license is not only frustrating, it can be inconvenient as well. At the firm, our legal team understands that you need your car to get to work every day, drive your kids to school and run errands. At the ALS hearing, a DUI attorney in Georgia can help you keep your driver's license. Just because you've been arrested doesn't mean that you have to lose your license or go to jail. Let an attorney from our firm help you keep your license and keep your record clean.
Child Endangerment in Georgia
In Georgia, child endangerment and DUI are charged separately. However, both DUI and child endangerment charges are extremely serious allegations. If convicted, you may face severe penalties. Even though DUI and child endangerment charges will be tried separately, the penalties for each crime may be enhanced if you are found guilty of both. If you've been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and endangering a child, call an attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson as soon as possible. Just because police arrested you under the suspicion of intoxicated driving doesn't mean that you're guilty; the sooner we hear from you the faster we can begin assembling an effective and strategic defense plan to get you the favorable case outcome you want.
Georgia DUI Lawyer for Skilled Plea Bargain Negotiations
Sometimes, taking a plea bargain is in your best interest. If the prosecution has a convincing case against you, an attorney from our office may recommend negotiating a plea bargain instead of taking your case to trial. Do you really need an attorney to plead guilty? Having an experienced lawyer standing up for your rights lets the prosecution know that you are serious about staying out of jail. Without a Georgia DUI lawyer, the court will assume that you intend to plead guilty and you probably won't receive a fair plea bargain offer or sentence reduction.
On the other hand, if you have a reputable GA defense lawyer ready to fight for your case, the prosecuting attorney will be less likely to call your bluff and may reduce the charges brought against you. At the firm, we are proud of our reputation as aggressive and skilled negotiators. Instead of DUI, you may be charged with reckless driving or another, less significant offense. If the evidence in your case is stacked against you, contact our Georgia DUI office today – we may be able to get your charges or sentence reduced.
The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson represents cities throughout the state of Georgia. The firm is proud to serve Athens-Clarke County, Hall County, Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Decatur, Chamblee, Doraville, Cumming, DeKalb County, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cartersville, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Blairsville, Hiawassee, Braselton, Franklin County, Madison Georgia, Madison County Georgia, Fannin County, Blue Ridge GA, McCaysville GA, Gilmer County GA, Ellijay GA, East Ellijay GA, Chattooga County, Catoosa County, Walker County Georgia, Union County GA,