Under 21 DUI charges in Cartersville

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cartersville police charge many people with DUI every week.  A DUI has tough penalties including jail time and high fines.  In addition, a DUI can affect your auto insurance, job, and possible education plans.  The ramifications of a DUI can be even worse for a young person.  It is imperative that you consult with an experienced DUI attorney if you are under the  legal drinking age of 21 and are charged with DUI. 

The prosecuting attorney on behalf of the state of Georgia has to prove you guilty of DUI beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict.  If you are over 21, the legal blood alcohol limit is .08.  However, if you are under 21, since you are not allowed to drink alcohol, much less drive while drinking, the standard is a much lower .02 grams. 

While many people plead guilty to DUI charges, the stakes are high and you are entitled to fight your case.  As a young person, you may not want to enter the job market with a DUI conviction on your record.  Call the Law Offices of Richard Lawson to speak with a Cartersville DUI lawyer about contesting your case. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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