Cartersville DUI Attorney

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Were arrested for driving under the influence?

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious crime. At the Law offices of Richard S. Lawson, we are whole-heartedly devoted to helping people like you – people who are facing a DUI conviction. Whether you've never been arrested before or you have prior convictions on your record, we want to help you keep your driver's license and stay out of jail.

We understand that more than your freedom is at stake; your reputation, quality of living and other factors are risk, too. Let us help you understand your legal rights. For more information, call us anytime for a free case evaluation; the sooner we hear from you the fast we can begin assembling an aggressive and effective case strategy to get you the favorable case outcome you want.

Our Practice

Our attorneys are well-versed in every field of DUI defense. Whether you need help fight against standard impaired driving charges or vehicular homicide, we are more than qualified to give you the legal assistance you need. Our lawyers have devoted themselves to a vast understanding of DUI defense and DUI detection. When an officer thinks you're driving under the influence, he/she may ask you to submit to a blood or breath test or complete simple tasks (f ield sobriety tests).

Our attorneys have received the same DUI detection training that police officers receive and use to arrested individuals for impaired driving. Armed with this knowledge, we know the weaknesses of field sobriety tests, blood and breath tests and officers' perceptions of certain situations. For example, a person could fail a field sobriety test by tripping or just being clumsy, not impaired. If you've been arrested for driving under the influence by an overzealous police officer, talk to an attorney from our firm today to see what we can do for your case.

Overwhelmed by the legal process?

The DUI process may seem meticulous and overwhelming. At the firm, we understand your frustration and want to make the legal procedures ahead of you as smooth and care-free as possible. If you have any questions about the process following your arrest, the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is here to help. After an arrest, your driver's license is automatically suspended. However, you may be able to get it back by scheduling an ALS hearing.

You must schedule your hearing no more than ten days after the time of your arrest; otherwise, you will not be able to contest the suspension of your license. You may hire an attorney to represent you at the hearing. During the meeting, a lawyer from our firm will present evidence in your favor and conduct negotiations to get your driver's license reinstated. Without a reputable lawyer by your side, it may be very difficult to obtain your license after the suspension.

Representing Clients for More than 20 years

At the firm, we have helped people facing criminal convictions for almost two decades. We have devoted ourselves to understanding DUI defense and the science behind impaired driving detection and sobriety tests. Additionally, we are highly skilled and experienced in plea bargain negotiations. What is a plea bargain? In short, a plea bargain involves negotiating with prosecuting attorneys to get your charges or your sentence reduced.

For example, if you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, a skilled negotiating attorney may be able to get your charges reduced to reckless driving. In the past, we have helped clients by reducing their charges from DUI to reckless driving. After a charge reduction, your offense may not even be serious enough for a trial. If you feel like the evidence is stacked against you, taking a plea bargain may lessen your sentence, too. In this situation, the court may be more sympathetic towards defendants who plead guilty.

Many clients wonder if they really need a lawyer to help them plead guilty. If you represent yourself, prosecuting attorneys will presume that you intend to plead guilty. Because of this, they probably won't offer you a good plea bargain. With an experienced plea bargain negotiator on your side, you stand a better chance of getting your charges reduced. If you are a DUI legal battle, talk to a lawyer from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today. The sooner we hear from you, the faster we can create an aggressive strategy to help you get the case results you want.

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