Will I go to jail for a first DUI conviction?
There is usually at least a short stay in jail for any DUI charge. In some cases, when the judge deems that you should face the maximum sentence, you could spend up to 1 year in jail. It is critical that you have a skilled Georgia DUI defense lawyer representing you to increase your chances of avoiding jail.
Should I just plead “guilty?"
There are attorneys that will take the fee and then advise you to plead guilty. Each case has unique circumstances and defending DUI charges takes hard work and a full analysis of the case. It is recommended that you contact the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson to determine what can be done in your case. Many clients are surprised to learn there are more options for the defense than expected.
How do I know what lawyer to choose?
It is crucial that your lawyer defends DUI cases only. An attorney that practices a large array of cases rarely has the vast resources that a DUI defense team will have developed over the years in their practice.
What if I have an earlier conviction for DUI on my record?
This is a serious situation and requires fast action on the part of the DUI defense lawyer. When you do nothing to defend yourself, there is a much higher chance of conviction. When convicted, you are facing jail time, a suspended license, steep fines, community service, a mandatory risk reduction program, and in many cases an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle. Contact a DUI defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson right away if this is your situation.
What can the firm help me with?
The legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson can assist clients with any of the following types of DUI cases:
- DUI Process
- ALS Hearings
- Plea Bargain vs. Trial
- Refusals / Alleged Refusals
- Prior DUI Convictions
- GA DUI By Out Of State Driver
- Field Sobriety Tests
- Roadside Checkpoints
- Blood & Breath Tests
- Drugs & DUI
- Marijuana Cases
- Suspended License
- DUI Under 21
- Violation of Probation
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
- Vehicular Homicide
- Child Endangerment
- Accidents and Serious Injury by Vehicle