Trial Prep

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Going to trial can be daunting. However, a DUI trial is often needed as Atlanta DUI prosecuting attorneys are unable and unwilling to reduce or dimiss DUI charges - even in cases when the DUI arrest was unjust. Attorneys at the Law Office Richard S. Lawson have years of experience trying and winnning DUI cases. While negotiating a plea bargain can be helpful in some cases, other cases need a strong lawyer ready to fight a case and win. It takes a long time to get on a trial calendar in Atlanta. The case will need to be heard in a jury trial court - which is either the State or Superior Court of Fulton County. The city courts of Atlanta and Fulton County do not have jury trials.

A good DUI lawyer will work with you to decide if you should testify or not. You have the right to remain silent and the DUI prosecuting lawyers on behalf of the State of Georgia must prove the offense against you beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a very high burden. We can cross examine their witnesses - usually just the officers who conducted the stop, tests, and arrest - and challenge the validity of the evidence against the driver accused of DUI - usually a breath test result. Sometimes it helps if the driver can explain what really happened that night - things the officer did not take into account like nervousness or ADHD. The best Atlanta DUI lawyers will spend hours devising trial strategies with their clients.

If you want to get the best possible results on your Atlanta DUI case, call our DUI trial lawyers today for a free case consult.

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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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