Atlanta DUI Lawyer
Arrested for driving under the influence in Atlanta, GA?
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we take driving under the influence
(DUI) charges very seriously. With
more than 19 years of experience in the exclusive area of
DUI defense, our leading attorney has the insight and legal intelligence that you
need and deserve. We work with individuals throughout Atlanta and the
surrounding communities of Georgia who have been charged criminally with
driving under the influence. Whether this is your first offense or you
have been arrested for multiple DUI charges in the past, our
Atlanta DUI attorneys are standing by, ready to help combat your charges today!
Did you know that you only have ten days to contact the Department of Driver's
Services to contest the automatic suspension of your driver's license
after being arrested and booked for DUI? By working with DUI attorney
Richard S. Lawson and the rest of our legal team, you will have representation at your
ALS hearing to fight to ensure that your driving privileges are fully protected. Our
founding lawyer not only has extensive experience in this unique area
of the law, but he also has a background as a
former DUI prosecutor.
Attorney Richard S. Lawson has successfully resolved
more than 4,900 DUI cases during his 19+ years of practice. He is a National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Field Sobriety Test Instructor Course Graduate, meaning
he is able to teach others of how to administer a
field sobriety test similar to those performed at the scene of a DUI police stop. He is Emory
Law School trained, and has focused only in this area of the law for the
duration of his career. If you have been arrested for DUI after failing
or refusing a
breath test or blood test, you need the help of the Atlanta DUI lawyer at our office.
Cases We Handle
Our law firm tackles all types of DUI charges, ranging from
child endangerment for having a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle to
drugs and DUI to
prescription drug DUI. We work with out of state clients who have been arrested for DUI while
visiting and in-state residents who have been arrested outside of Georgia.
We protect minors in cases of
underage DUI and
marijuana cases, in addition to those involving car accidents. If you have been involved in a DUI
accident resulting in serious injury, have been accused of
vehicular homicide, or simply want to find information about the
DUI process, our legal team is ready to help you get the legal assistance you need.
Our DUI defense lawyers will fight to protect your rights after being arrested at a
roadside checkpoint, or if you have been accused of
violating your probation after a
prior DUI conviction. We know that these charges are very serious and can have lifelong effects
on you both criminally and financially, which is why we put forth every
effort to ensure that your rights are protected. If you are still wondering if
you need a lawyer, let our legal team provide you with a free consultation to evaluate your
legal situation. We will walk you through the entire DUI process, from
the arrest to the decision of
plea bargain vs. trial to any post-trial relief you may need. We are on your side, and we are
here to help. If you are charged with DUI, you need to hire an Atlanta
DUI lawyer as soon as possible.
Drunk Driving Laws in Atlanta
Every state and jurisdiction deals with intoxicated driving slightly differently.
In Atlanta, since it is a large city, drunk driving is more heavily enforced
than in some smaller areas. A traffic stop can either take place routinely
or by way of a sobriety checkpoint. The law enforcement officer must have
probable cause to stop your vehicle, or else this constitutes an unlawful
arrest. An unlawful arrest means that you cannot lawfully be prosecuted
for DUI in Atlanta, Georgia. Law enforcement officers, after the initial
traffic stop, are trained to notice certain patterns and behaviors that
could indicate intoxication. Some of these include having bloodshot eyes,
slurred speech, unsteadiness and having the odor of alcohol. The next
step is a field sobriety test and, if the officer still suspects you of
intoxication, they can arrest you and take you in for a breath or blood test.
Contact our skilled Atlanta DUI defense attorneys today!
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in the Atlanta,
Georgia area, then please do not hesitate to contact our firm. A DUI conviction
not only affects your ability to drive, but it also acts as a mark on
your criminal record. Criminal penalties you could face might include
imprisonment, heavy fines and community service, among others. Fortunately,
there are many lines of defense available to you. At The Law Offices of
Richard S. Lawson, we are able to call into question the evidence that
is against you. We can fight to prove inaccurate blood alcohol reading,
faulty breath tests, unlawful police stops, and any other type of evidence
that may be used in your case. We have a record of success in using these
strategies to get clients' charges reduced or outright dismissed.
To learn more about us firm or to set up a
free consultation regarding your case,
contact an Atlanta DUI attorney today!
Our main office is located for the convenience of our clients at:
4060 Peachtree Road
Suite D #415
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
We serve clients in
Johns Creek. We look forward to hearing from you.