Roswell DUI Lawyer
Law enforcement in the Roswell area is dedicated to cracking down on impaired driving. The goal is to get anyone suspected of being DUI off the streets and highways and assisting the prosecutors in their conviction. This can create a serious situation for individuals who have been charged with any DUI offense. The situation may seem hopeless when, in fact, there are often strong possibilities to defend such cases or to reduce the damage to your life and future.
As you will likely be facing fines, jail time, and a suspended license even on a first offense, it is crucial that you contact a DUI defense lawyer at once if you have been arrested for DUI anywhere. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our DUI Lawyers in Roswell will immediately review and evaluate the situation and advise you what can be done to fight to defend your case.
Skilled DUI Representation
Our legal team at our firm is exceptionally qualified to defend all types of DUI offenses. The firm is exclusively dedicated to DUI defense, and has no other focus. DUI defense is the sole focal point and practice of the defense lawyers at the firm. Throughout over 25 years of experience, powerful knowledge and skills have been gained, as well as a multitude of resources to bring to the table for clients charged with any type of DUI offense!
No one should have to go through the DUI process alone. This experience can be frightening and fraught with uncertainty, and you deserve a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side.
An ALS Hearing is with the DMV and it is the only opportunity you have to fight to have your driver's license privileges back. You have to schedule an ALS hearing within 30 days of your DUI arrest. You should fight to have your suspended license overturned!
If you refused to take a breath test, you should be aware that you could face additional penalties. Individuals that refuse to take a breath test and are found to have been driving while intoxicated will not be able to apply for a restricted license.
One thing an experienced DUI defense attorney will know after examining the facts pertaining to your case is whether it is better to pursue a plea bargain or head into trial. Factors such as whether or not you have any prior DUI convictions will be taken into account.
In some instances, you might especially need competent legal services on your side. If you got a DUI as an out of state driver, for example, we can advise you how to proceed and can seek to do everything within our ability to keep you from having to make expensive trips out to Georgia. Whatever ways we can represent you, without you having to be there, we will pursue!
If you failed your field sobriety tests or blood and breath tests, we can advise you about what steps you should pursue next. We can challenge whether or not the breathalyzer machine was working properly and if you have any health conditions, we could help show that these could have caused you to not perform as expected on the field sobriety tests. Another aspect of your DUI case that we can challenge includes roadside checkpoints. If police were not randomly selecting motorists or if they illegally conducted search and seizure, we can seek to get your case dismissed!
Cases that have become more common include drugs and DUI. Whether you were arrested after smoking marijuana or police actually found drugs in your car, we can help you fight these allegations!!
If you were arrested for DUI and are under 21, different penalties and laws apply to this situation. Likewise, minor in possession of alcohol charges are being taken more seriously. Judges frown upon this behavior and might give harsh penalties as they seek to curb any addictions or dangerous habits before they become a lifestyle.
If there are any aggravating factors such as you were violating your probation, you committed vehicular homicide, you caused child endangerment or an accident and serious injury by vehicle, you should know that a judge and prosecutor are likely to view your situation in an even more unfavorable light. Secure the legal services of our DUI lawyers in Roswell however, and you can be sure that we will do everything within his power to fight for your rights and uphold your innocence!
Contact an aggressive defense attorney today!
When arrested and charged with DUI, you have real reason to be concerned. Our state has extremely harsh penalties for convictions, and you could be dealing with heavy repercussions. This is especially true for cases in which the individual has an earlier DUI conviction on their record, or any case in which an accident or injury took place.
It becomes necessary to take action to defend the charge, and many cases have more openings for defense than you might expect. With a thorough review of the evidence and the circumstances surrounding your arrest, our Roswell DUI Attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson can advise you how to proceed with the defense of your case.
What is of utmost concern is the speed with which you act. As time is so crucial in these cases, it is urgent that you contact the firm as quickly as possible after your arrest, and prior to making any statements to police. Any statements you make will definitely be used against you in court and many individuals in the past have regretted that they spoke without legal representation to protect their rights.
Moving fast can give our Roswell DUI Lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson the opportunity to take the necessary actions that can increase the likelihood of a better outcome in your case. With 25 years of legal experience on its side and with a concentrated focus on DUI defense alone, the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is the aggressive advocate you want on your side throughout the days ahead!
As a former DUI prosecutor, Attorney Lawson will know what arguments the prosecution will present and what incriminating evidence they might bring up. Having successfully resolved 4,900 DUI cases, Attorney Lawson will put his knowledge, experience and litigation skills to work for you! All you have to do is pick up a phone and call the firm immediately! The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson are proud to serve the community of Roswell, and prepared to defend you against your charges today!
Roswell Municipal Court
The Roswell Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases, traffic offenses, and local ordinance violations. DUI arrests made by the Roswell Police Department or the Georgia State Patrol within the city limits of Roswell will be referred to the Roswell Municipal Court. Arraignments are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Judge Brian Hansford presides over Roswell Municipal Court.
The Court is located at 38 Hill Street, Suite 200 Roswell,, Ga 30075. The court can be reached by phone at 770-641-3790.