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    Hire a former DUI Prosecutor to make sure you can promptly get back to your life.

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  • “Still in awe of how amazing the outcome of my difficult case was!”

  • “Richard Lawson is a MIRACLE WORKER!!!”

  • “I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, or a better lawyer!”


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Our attorneys will pick up the phone at any time. Call our office now to avoid automatic suspension of your drivers license.

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We invest 100% of our time, energy and passion into every case to achieve the best results possible.


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We've Helped Nearly 5,000 People

Our team is committed to delivering our clients the results that they need after a DUI arrest.


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Arrested for Drunk Driving in Atlanta, GA?

At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we take driving under the influence charges very seriously. With more than 25 years of experience in DUI defense, our leading attorney has the insight and legal intelligence you need on your side. 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 DUI in the past, our Atlanta DUI attorneys are ready to help 24/7. Call now!

We've Handled Nearly 5,000 DUI Cases

Attorney Lawson has successfully resolved more than 4,900 DUI cases during his 25+ 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 field sobriety tests similar to those performed at the scene of a DUI stop. If you were arrested after failing or refusing a breath test or blood test, then you will want the help of an Atlanta DUI lawyer like Richard Lawson.

If you are being charged with DUI in Atlanta, you need criminal defense attorneys who are intimately familiar with DUI cases. Our Atlanta DUI Lawyers are exclusively focused on defending DUI cases, and have dedicated their professional careers to helping clients get their lives back after being charged with a DUI. We are able to achieve great results for our clients because we take every case seriously. We understand that both your future and reputation are on the line, so you can trust that we will take the time to thoroughly examine every detail of your story and pursue every possible opportunity of defense. 

Types of DUI Cases We Handle

At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we tackle all types of Atlanta DUI charges, ranging from child endangerment to drug-related DUIs. We also work with out-of-state clients who have been arrested for DUI while visiting Georgia.

Other types of DUI cases we handle include, but are not limited to:

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 team provide you with a free consultation to evaluate your legal situation.

Our team 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, it would be in your best interest to hire an Atlanta DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible.

You Only Have 30 Days to Save Your License

Did you know that you only have thirty days to contest the automatic suspension of your driver's license after being arrested for drunk driving? When you work with 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. Attorney Lawson not only has extensive experience in this unique area of the law, but he also has a background as a former DUI prosecutor in Georgia.

Challenging Evidence in Your DUI Case

Georgia enforces strict drunk driving laws. In Atlanta and jurisdictions throughout the state, impaired drivers are prosecuted and penalized harshly. This does not mean, however, that accused drivers don't have options to defend themselves and challenge the government's case against them. Law enforcement officers must have probable cause to stop and arrest you, and they must comply with proper protocol. Our lawyers investigate and challenge all aspects of your arrest to ensure your rights are protected and to secure the best possible outcome.

Contact Our Atlanta DUI Defense Attorneys

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Atlanta, GA, 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. 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 being used 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. Our firm has a record of success in using these strategies to get our 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! We take calls 24/7.

Our main office is located for the convenience of our clients at:

3455 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

We serve clients in

Athens-Clarke County:

Athens GAWinterville

Baldwin County:


Banks County

Baldwin GA

Barrow County:

Auburn GA, Statham, and Winder

Bartow County:

AdairsvilleCartersville GAEmersonEuharleeKingston

Bibb County:


Butts County:

City of Jackson GA

Carroll County:

BowdonCarrolltonMount ZionTemple GA , Villa Rica, and Whitesburg 

Catoosa County:


Chattooga County

Summerville GA and Trion

Cherokee County

Ball Ground GA, Canton, Holly Springs, Nelson GA, and Woodstock

Clayton County GA:

Forest ParkJonesboroLake City GALovejoyMorrow, and Riverdale

Cobb County:

Acworth, Austell, KennesawMarietta, Powder Springs, and Smyrna

Coweta County:

Grantville GA, Newnan, and Senoia

Crawford County:

Roberta GA

Dade County:

Trenton GA

Dawson County


DeKalb County:

Avondale EstatesBrookhaven, Chamblee, ClarkstonDecatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, LithoniaPine Lake, and Stone Mountain

Douglas GA County


Elbert County:


Fannin County:

Blue Ridge and McCaysville

Fayette County GA:

Fayetteville GA, Peachtree City, Tyrone

Floyd County:

Cave Spring GARome GA

Forsyth County:

Cumming GA

Franklin County GA:

Canon, Franklin Springs, Lavonia, and Royston

Fulton County:

AlpharettaChattahoochee Hills, College ParkEast Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns CreekMountain Park, Palmetto, RoswellSandy Springs, South Fulton, and Union City

Gilmer County

East Ellijay and Ellijay

Gordon County:

Calhoun, Fairmount, and Resaca

Greene County:

Greensboro GA, Union Point GA and Woodville GA

Gwinnett County:

Berkeley Lake , BufordDacula, Duluth, LawrencevilleLilburn, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Snellville, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee

Habersham County

AltoBaldwin GAClarkesville GACornelia GA and Demorest GA

Hall County

Flowery BranchGainesville GA, and Oakwood

Harris County GA:

Hamilton GAPine Mountain GAShiloh GA, and Waverly Hall 

Haralson County

BremenBuchanan, and Tallapoosa

Hart County:


Heard County:

Ephesus and Franklin GA

Henry County

Hampton, Locust GroveMcDonough, and Stockbridge

Houston County:

Centerville GA, Perry GA, and Warner Robins

Jackson County GA

Arcade GA, Braselton, Commerce Ga, Hoschton, Jefferson GA, Maysville, and Pendergrass

Jasper County

Jones County:

Gray GA

Lamar County

Barnesville GA

Lumpkin County:


Madison County

Comer and Danielsville

Meriwether County:

Greenville GA, Luthersville GAManchester GA Warm Springs GA, and Woodbury GA

Monroe County:

City of Forsyth GA

Morgan County GA

Madison GA and Rutledge GA

Murray County:

Chatsworth and Eton

Muscogee County:

Columbus GA

Newton County:

Covington, Oxford GA, and Porterdale

Oconee County:


Oglethorpe County

Paulding County

Braswell, Dallas GA, and Hiram

Peach County:

Byron GA, Fort Valley GA

Pickens County

City of Jasper GA

Pike County:

Concord Ga and Zebulon GA

Polk CountyPolk County

Aragon and Cedartown GA

Putnam County:

Eatonton GA 

Rabun County

Clayton GADillard GA, Mountain City, Sky Valley and Tallulah Falls 

Rockdale County


Spalding County

Griffin GA

Stephens County:


Talbot County:

Talbotton GA and Woodland GA

Towns County


Troup County: 

HogansvilleLaGrange GA, and West Point GA

Twiggs County:

Jeffersonville GA

Union County


Upson County:

Thomaston GA

Walton CountyWalton County

Loganville, Monroe GA, Social Circle, and Walnut Grove

Walker County:

Chickamauga, LaFayette GA, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville

White County GA:

Cleveland GA and Helen

Whitfield County:

Cohutta, DaltonTunnel Hill and Varnell

We look forward to hearing from you.


  • “I couldn't have asked for a better outcome, or a better lawyer!”

  • “Richard Lawson is a MIRACLE WORKER!!!”

  • “Still in awe of how amazing the outcome of my difficult case was!”

  • “It is clear that Mr. Lawson's knowledge of traffic, DUI, and criminal laws in Georgia is extensive.”

  • “This is a no-brainer; this gentleman is a top-notch attorney and definitely one of the best around.”