Lithonia DUI Attorney
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we have handled more than 5,000 DUI cases throughout our legal careers. As Lithonia DUI Lawyers, we have helped hundreds of clients fight their DUI charges to obtain successful outcomes. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in Lithonia, we can help protect your rights, future, and freedom. Hiring our top-rated lawyers will be the best choice you make! Contact us now for a free no-obligation case evaluation.
Why Should I Hire a Lithonia DUI Lawyer?
Atlanta DUI charges are complex, and building a defense on your own can be overwhelming. By hiring a skilled DUI Attorney in Lithonia, we will assist you in fighting your arrest! We will help you fight for your freedom! We will help you fight for your future!
Our DUI Lawyers in Lithonia have decades of experience defending people charged with DUI. We will work with you to investigate all the details in your case, whether you think they are minor details or not. Our defense strategy involves speaking to witnesses, examining the arrest location, reviewing police logs and the tape of the incident, consulting medical experts, and looking over the maintenance history for any devices used in your arrest. You can be confident knowing we will do everything we can to develop a successful defense strategy on your behalf. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
Lithonia DUI by Out of State Driver
If you were arrested for DUI while being a resident of another State, you must take take the DUI arrest very seriously and obtain immediate representation. Even though you do not reside in Georgia, a DUI conviction can cause you to lose both your privilege to drive in Georgia and even your driver's license in your home state. Many people are unaware that if you are convicted in Lithonia or anywhere else in Georgia of DUI, that conviction will be reported to your home state.
The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson has extensive experience defending out of state drivers. When charged with DUI in Lithonia, there will be two separate prosecutions and two types of driver's license suspensions: the Department of Driver Services case and the criminal proceeding. The DDS case is usually resolved by requesting an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing within 30 days of your arrest. The criminal case is when additional punishments are considered such as: jail time, community service, DUI school, and more. In both situations, your Lithonia DUI Attorney can handle most of the court appearances for you so you don't have to travel back to Georgia for court. However, there will be mandatory appearances that your attorney will let you know of.
Even if you are not a resident of Georgia, you can be punished just as harshly as anyone else. A first DUI charge can be extremely disruptive to your life and result in jail time, community service, or an alcohol and drug treatment program. With penalties as harsh as these, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced DUI Attorney in Lithonia.
We understand that DUI arrests don't wait for convenient office hours. We know, which is why we are available right now- 24 hours a day. If you are facing DUI charges or a loved one has just been arrested, you need to call a Lithonia DUI Lawyer fast.
Lithonia Municipal Court
Lithonia Municipal Court is located at 6980 Main Street, Lithonia, GA 30058. The Chief Judge is John A. Roberts, and the Chief Clerk is Faye E. Brantley. Court is held the second and third Friday of each month. Call (770) 482-8947 for more information.