Duluth DUI Attorney
Our Duluth DUI Lawyers at The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson understand that being arrested for DUI is frightening. We know you are probably worried about the potential consequences you are facing and the impact they could have on you and your family's future. We are here to ease the stress of a DUI charge and walk you through the process. We have more than 25 years of experience and are ready to assist with your case now.
Hire a Duluth DUI Attorney Who Specializes in DUI defense
Hiring an attorney for your Duluth DUI case is one of the most important decisions you will make. We often hear people ask whether they should hire a lawyer who handles all types of law or who only practices DUI. We strongly advise clients always to choose an attorney who is experienced in DUI defense.
DUI charges are extremely technical and require an intimate knowledge of DUI law. An inexperienced attorney may think the prosecutor's first offer is as good as it is going to get and convince you to take the plea. However, experienced DUI Lawyers in Duluth are able to negotiate more favorable conditions and know when they should take a case to trial. This knowledge comes with over 25 years of experience defending DUI charges. Furthermore, our founder, Richard S. Lawson, worked as a prosecutor before opening up his own firm. This experience gives us the advantage because we know how the other side thinks.
Failing a Blood or Breath Test
We speak to numerous clients that believe there is no chance of a positive case result because they failed the breath or blood test. This is simply not the case. Our experienced Duluth DUI Attorneys will vigorously defend you by looking to expose flaws in the State's case and challenging any tests related to the arrest.
Our DUI Lawyers in Duluth have successfully challenged hundreds of breath tests for our clients. Police officers make mistakes too, and sometimes the devices do not always give accurate readings. Our lawyers are familiar with the science behind these tests and the administrative and technical procedures that need to be followed to the letter when conducting these tests. We understand how these tests can be performed incorrectly and how this can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. How the test was administered, and the training of the police officer are always elements to be reviewed. These devices must be maintained on a regular basis, and that information needs to be correctly logged. A failure to keep track, or to properly maintain these devices can lead to inaccurate results.
With respect to a blood test, there are a variety of errors that could occur. From taking the blood to the lab procedures, there are arguments we can make on your behalf. Our DUI Attorneys in Duluth will review the chain of custody of the sample and also investigate to see if there is a history of lab errors. Furthermore, there are factors such as health reasons that could explain why your blood tested positive for alcohol.
If your test results are found to be unreliable, they will not be admitted into evidence. This can result in the charges being dropped if there is insufficient evidence to achieve a conviction. However, even if the charges are not dropped, and the case continues, our lawyers can cast doubt on the validity of the tests and create reasonable doubt of guilt in the proceedings.
Lastly, even if you refused testing, there are defenses we can use to get a successful result in your case.
In order to give your lawyer the best chance of getting a positive outcome in your case, it is important for you to be careful what you say to the police. The arresting officers are not on your side. They may ask questions that you think are harmless when, in reality, they are designed to confirm your guilt. By exercising your right to remain silent, you are making it easier for your Duluth DUI lawyer to protect your rights.
Duluth Municipal Court
Duluth Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor traffic violations (including DUI), city ordinance violations, and violations including shoplifting, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and possession of marijuana. If you have been arrested for one of these offenses within the city limits of Duluth, then your case will proceed in Duluth Municipal Court. The Court is located at 3276 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096.The Chief Judge is the Honorable Charles L. Barrett, III. For more information, contact the Court at 770-623-2771.
If you have been accused of DUI in Duluth or anywhere else in Gwinnett County, your first step should be to call an experienced attorney. Our Duluth DUI Attorneys at Lawson and Berry will fight for your rights! We have decades of experience handling these cases. No matter how complicated your situation appears to be, you can have peace of mind knowing you have the best DUI Lawyers in Duluth on your side. Call now for a free case evaluation.