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The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson understand the embarrassment and stress that a person feels after being charged with driving under the influence, but our experienced team is dedicated to providing exceptional, effective representation to clients who have been arrested for intoxicated driving. We have successfully fought over 4,900 cases, and we are prepared to serve your case with powerful DUI defense.
DUI most commonly results after a law enforcement officer stops a driver under suspicion of drunk driving or at a roadside checkpoint. If the officer has reason to believe the driver is intoxicated, they will be asked to perform a field sobriety test or to consent to a breath or blood test to determine blood alcohol content (BAC). Though submitting to a test may lead to arrest, the driver will suffer an automatic license suspension if they refuse the chemical test.
If an adult driver is found to have a BAC of 0.8% or higher, or if blood work reveals they are driving under the influence of drugs, they will be arrested for intoxicated driving and will face serious penalties. Drug DUI can result in a number of circumstances, including drivers who are allegedly intoxicated by prescription drugs or illegal or controlled substances such as marijuana. For suspected drunk drivers under 21, a BAC of only .02% will lead to arrest for underage DUI, and possible charges for minor in possession.
Were you arrested for drunk driving in Georgia?
The penalties for DUI vary depending on such factors as prior convictions, if the driver caused an accident with serious injury, or if a child was endangered. Whether this is your first arrest or you are facing devastating charges of vehicular homicide, you need the aggressive representation of a skilled DUI lawyer. The legal process can be complicated and overwhelming, but our team can adamantly protect your rights and advocate for before the court or DMV at all stages of your proceedings, including ALS hearings and appearances for violation of probation.
We represent clients across Georgia, as well as non-residents who are fighting an out of state DUI received while traveling through on vacation, business, or for education. No matter the circumstances, we will ensure you understand the charges brought against you and that you have all the information you need to decide whether you would like to seek a plea bargain or jury trial. We will fight relentlessly to challenge these allegations, and you can be confident that you will receive nothing less than exceptional legal services. If you want to enlist aggressive, effective defense for your case, look no further than the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson. Call today!