The Importance of the Implied Consent Notice

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia, like most states, has an implied consent statute. This statute required drivers who have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol to submit to a chemical test in order to determine if the driver was, in fact, impaired. If a driver refuses to co...

It's Been 120 Years Since The First DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

People have been making the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated for nearly as long as cars have been in existence. In fact, 2017 marks the 120th year since the very first person was arrested for drunk driving. This arrest occurred in London, England on September 10, 189...

Man Violates Probation with Second DUI, Imprisoned

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When someone is convicted of driving under the influence and receives probation as a part of their sentencing, it is critical that they adhere to the terms of their probation. Alternative sentencing is a savior to many charged with DUI, it can be the difference between jail time and carrying on w...

Man Leaves ER On Narcotics, Arrested For DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hospital staff informed Benjamin Levy, a man with a long criminal history being treated at the Aspen Valley Hospital Emergency Room, not to drive after leaving hospital premises. Local news source Vail Daily reports Levy "did not heed the advice." According to nurses, Levy was under the influence...

How Does A DUI Affect A Medical License?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the first questions that runs through a professional's mind when charged with a DUI: how will this affect my career? A number of professionals require special licenses to work in their respective fields, and are naturally inquisitive as to what threat a DUI could pose to said license. Medi...

What You Need To Know About DUI Spring Break Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

This month, college revelers will arrive at Spring Break destinations around the country in droves. One may suspect that this week of hedonism brings a storm of alcohol-related incidents and charges, and they would be right. Between underage drinking, public intoxication, possession of alcohol or...

Georgia State Trooper Fired After DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just three months after completing training school, a Georgia State Trooper was terminated and faces a DUI charge. Deionte Marlon McAllister of Suwanee, Georgia graduated last Veteran's Day with a class of 24 other troopers in the 98th Trooper School. McAllister, 24, was assigned to Forest Park a...

Understanding Georgia's Implied Consent Law

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you know you have already given your consent to having your blood alcohol content tested? When you signed your Georgia driver's license, you agreed to allow law enforcement to test your breath, blood, or urine if they had reason to believe that you were under the influence when driving your v...

Challenging Your DUI Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

When facing charges for a DUI hiring an experienced and skilled DUI defense attorney ought to be your first repose. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson our team has years of experience helping clients fought their DUI charges, and here are some of the ways. Commonly one of the easiest things ...

DUI - Drug Arrest in Alpharetta

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

DUI arrests are not always alcohol related. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we have seen a growing number of drug related DUI arrests in the north Fulton suburbs of Alpharetta and Roswell, GA. For example, Alpharetta police stopped a 29-year-old man on April 21st for reckless driving. Th...

Cinco de Mayo: Watch Out for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the first time in five years, Cinco de Mayo falls on a weekend. This means that police officers are going to be out on patrol looking to pull over anyone that might have been celebrating with too many margaritas or tequila shots. Law enforcement, including highly trained DUI enforcement offic...

Another Celebrity Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested recently for driving under the influence in California. The incident stemmed from when she caused a minor car accident involving a police officer. She was arrested for DUI, posted a $5,000 bond and then left jail and resumed partying according to sources. The fat...

Marijuana Cases - Georgia DUI Defense

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

While many parts of the country have legalized marijuana, marijuana remains illegal in Georgia. For small amounts of marijuana (less than one ounce), the charge is a misdemeanor. For amounts of marijuana greater than one ounce, or for distributing or dealing marijuana, the charge is a felony. Eve...

Repeat Offenders

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are a repeat DUI offender, you are facing very tough penalties including, months of jail time, years on probation, and hundreds of hours of community service. Sometimes, people feel that is hopeless to fight DUI cases if you already have a conviction on your record. However, that is not th...

North Georgia DUI Lawyers

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

DUI arrests are up throughout the state of Georgia and in the north Georgia counties of White, Dawson, and Lumpkin. In addition to local state and county police officers from the City of Cleveland, White Co, City of Dahlonega, etc., state troopers working for the Georgia Department of Public Safe...

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