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North GA DUI Lawyer

There are multiple ways a person could be charged with DUI in North Georgia. Our experienced DUI lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson can handle them all, including:

Our DUI Attorneys in North Georgia  will thoroughly evaluate and challenge your DUI arrest. Our work begins the moment you call us! Call now for a free case evaluation. 

Should I Just Plead Guilty to a DUI Charge?

People ask us all the time if they should just plead guilty since this is their first encounter with the law. They assume the court will have mercy on them and reduce the penalties. However, this could not be more wrong! Georgia DUI laws have strict penalties even for a first DUI conviction. We urge you to consult with an experienced North GA DUI Lawyer before pleading guilty. Pleading guilty to a DUI charge without the advice of a DUI lawyer can have lasting personal and professional consequences including:

  • Loss of your ability to maintain your current employment or to obtain future employment
  • The increase of insurance premiums
  • Possible prison time
  • Hefty fines (which can double when you add court costs)
  • The loss of your license

All of the above consequences can undermine your credibility and jeopardize your future, not to mention have devastating effects on personal and professional relationships. That's why it's critical to secure the right representation – at the right time.

30 Day Warning!

If you have been arrested for DUI in North Georgia, you only have thirty days to file an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing request or request an ignition interlock device to save your driver's license from suspension. If an ALS hearing is not requested, your Georgia driver's license will automatically be suspended. The cost to file for an ALS hearing is $150. Choose a North Georgia DUI Lawyer with the Law Office of Richard Lawson and they will handle everything for you, including your ALS hearing.

If you refused the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, you should know that your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one full year with no chance for a restricted permit or an early reinstatement. To have your case handled correctly right from the start, choose a skilled North Georgia DUI Lawyer as soon as possible after your DUI arrest.

North Georgia DUI Defenses

In preparing for the defense, your DUI lawyer, will ask a number of critical questions and review a variety of potential issues. They will take the time to review all the evidence, request police videos, interview witnesses, and consult medical experts to build your defense. Some of the avenues your attorney will explore include:

  • Your DUI attorney will look into the arresting officer's DUI training and arrest history.
  • Prior to administering the breath test, was the DUI implied consent notice read, which states the consequences of a refusal to submit to a blood test, urine test, or breath test? If the implied consent laws were not followed, your North Georgia DUI Lawyer can challenge the admission of the evidence.
  • Were field sobriety tests properly administered? Field sobriety tests are often challenged. Our North Georgia DUI lawyers know the ins and outs of challenging field sobriety tests and can offer alternative explanations for your results that have nothing to do with impairment. 
  • Did the arresting officer have probable cause to initiate the initial traffic stop or being a DUI investigation?
  • Was the proper chain of custody followed for any breath, blood, or urine test results?

Areas We Serve in North Georgia

Banks County 

At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our legal team is exceptionally qualified to assist you in the defense of your case. With over 25 years of experience in exclusively DUI defense, our firm is familiar with and defends all types of DUI cases! Having an experienced North GA DUI Lawyer to walk you through your charges and how to best combat them is of the utmost importance. The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson can be an invaluable resource for you both in and outside of the courtroom.

Bartow County

It is necessary to act quickly if you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The first action you need to take as soon as possible after arrest is to contact a North GA DUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson to assist you in defending the charge.

Catoosa County

The North Georgia DUI Defense Lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson  are well-equipped to handle the ins and outs of a DUI charge. We are well-versed in the aspects required to defend these charges and are aware of the rules that law enforcement officers must follow in order to be successful in their pursuit of a conviction. Call us today for your free consultation.

Chattooga County

Alcohol is not the only thing that can impair your ability to drive. Law enforcement has seen an increase in DUI drug charges over the years. While many people think illegal drugs are the only things that can impair your ability to drive, there are several prescription drugs that can cause drowsiness and give the appearance of impaired driving. Even if you have a legal prescription, you could find yourself charged with DUI drugs in North Georgia. If you have been charged with DUI drugs, call our Chattooga County DUI Lawyers now.

Dade County

It is critical to understand that when arrested for DUI in Dade County, there are actually two cases that are started: the criminal case and an administrative case with the Department of Motor Vehicles. If no action is taken within 30 days of your arrest, the DMV can automatically suspend your license. Our North Georgia DUI Lawyers are skilled in handling the administrative hearing as well as the criminal case. Call now.

Dawson County

If you have been charged with felony DUI or any other DUI charge in Dawson County, it is critical that you hire a DUI Lawyer in Dawson County. The consequences of a felony DUI conviction are severe and will have lasting impacts on your life. Even if you think there is no hope, give our office a call! There are always Georgia DUI defenses we can use to defend your case.

Fannin County

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to take crucial steps to protect your rights. You need an experienced North Georgia DUI defense attorney on your side who will fight for you every step of the way. As a former prosecutor, Richard Lawson understands how the system works. He knows how police officers and judges can take advantage of defendants who don't know their rights. Contact us today and find out how our experienced lawyers can help you.

Floyd County

Alcohol isn't the only substance that can get you into trouble if you are pulled over by police. Drugs can also be the reason behind a DUI arrest. Driving under the influence of drugs has become a widespread charge in Georgia. You can be charged if you are caught with illegal drugs in your body, such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamines.  However, you can also be charged with DUI drugs if you had a legal prescription. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI drugs, call our DUI Attorneys in North GA today.

Franklin County

At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our Franklin County DUI Attorneys take a detail-oriented approach toward every DUI case. We carefully review the evidence and make sure all the rules and regulations were followed throughout the arrest and subsequent legal proceedings. We stay up to date on the latest developments and changes in Georgia's DUI laws to see if anything can apply to your case.  This hands-on approach, among other reasons, is why you can trust us to handle your case.

Gilmer County 

A drunk driving conviction on your record can have a major impact on your future. It could impact your ability to secure a job, a loan, and housing, and continue to hang over your head during other important moments of your life. That's why it's so critical to get someone in your corner who understands the significance of your case. Our North Georgia DUI Lawyers will aggressively and passionately fight for your rights and serve as a powerful advocate who are dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome to your case.

Gordon County

Being arrested for a DUI is a frightening experience. What happens from here? Will I lose my job? How will this impact my family? These are just some of the questions our clients frequently ask us. Having an understanding of the criminal process can help ease some of the confusion you may be feeling. Calling one of our North GA DUI Lawyers is the best way to have your questions answered.

Habersham County

Habersham County has multiple courts and it can be confusing as to where your case will be heard and what happens next. Your case can proceed in a Habersham County Court if you were pulled over by a municipal court officer, a Georgia State Patrol officer, or a Habersham County police officer.  No matter where your case started, our North Georgia DUI Lawyers are here to help. We have been defending people charged with DUI in North Georgia for decades and understand the unspoken rules that coincide with each court.

Haralson County

Besides the potential of facing hefty fines, jail time, and a mark on your record, one of the worst repercussions of a DUI is losing your license. However, after being arrested and charged with DUI, you have 30 days to schedule an ALS hearing and fight to keep your driving privileges intact! With our legal services on your side, we might be able to overturn your suspended license!

Lumpkin County

Our legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson stands ready to assist you with your case and will relentlessly defend you and fight to diminish the damage to your life and future. You can be assured that your best interests will be the top priority, and that you will be guided through the process by a skilled, knowledgeable, and qualified attorney. Don't face DUI charges without a defense lawyer to protect your rights, freedom, and future.

Murray County

If you were charged with DUI drugs, you should secure legal representation immediately! Driving under the influence of drugs differs in some ways from a standard DUI charge and you should be informed about what to expect and how to combat these charges. Our Murray County DUI Lawyers have been defending DUI charges for over 25 years. We have obtained excellent results for clients charged with DUI drugs and can do the same for you.

Pickens County

The DUI process is often quite complex, which is why it can come in handy having an experienced North GA DUI Lawyer to walk you through your charges and how to best combat them. The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson can be an invaluable resource for you both in and outside of the courtroom!

Polk County

A DUI conviction can alter the rest of your life, impacting potential, future employment, insurance rates, and your reputation among your peers. A DUI charge is a serious offense that requires a strategic, aggressive, well-planned criminal defense. It is imperative that you do not wait until you have jeopardized your rights to contact a North Georgia DUI Lawyer.  We know the DUI laws. Let us put our experienced DUI attorneys to work for you.

Rabun County

Rabun County is a large county made up of 5 different municipal courts. If you have been charged with DUI within the city limits of one of those cities, your case will proceed to their Municipal Court. If you were charged in an unincorporated part of Rabun County, your case will proceed to Rabun County Probate Court. 

Stephens County

If you have questions about the North Georgia DUI process and how it works, we would be happy to provide you with answers! When you hire The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our Stephens County DUI Lawyers walk alongside you every step of the way. After being arrested and charged with DUI, you only have 30 days to schedule an ALS Hearing and fight to keep your license. We can help you schedule this hearing and can also search for any evidence that could help convince the DMV that you deserve to keep your ability to drive.

Towns County

If you were arrested for DUI in Towns County, your case will proceed to either Superior Court, Probate Court, or Hiawassee Municipal Court. Our lawyers have been practicing DUI defense for over 25 years and have handled thousands of cases. We frequently help clients who have been charged in Towns County and elsewhere in North Georgia. Contact Georgia's premier DUI defense firm today if you or a loved one is charged with DUI. 

Union County

At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we have dedicated our careers to protecting those charged with DUI. Georgia DUI law is complex and achieving a favorable outcome in your case requires the expertise of someone who frequently handles DUI cases. Trusting a general practitioner with your case could put your future in jeopardy. Contact us now for a free case evaluation with an attorney who has decades of experience. 

Walker County 

The chances of you securing a positive outcome for your case are only as good as the team on your side. By retaining our Walker County DUI Lawyers, we promise to use our vast legal knowledge and passion to prove your innocence or reduce your charges. Without our help, expect to face serious penalties such as imprisonment, probation, driver's license suspension, and much more.

White County

The best decision for your case is to hire one of our White County GA DUI Attorneys. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible defense to our clients. We place a high value on communication, which is why our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe that you should not have to wait until Monday or regular business hours to receive an answer to your question. No matter if it is late at night, a weekend, or a holiday, we promise that you will have your question answered!

Whitfield County

When facing any type of driving while intoxicated offense, the penalties can be extremely harsh in our state. Even a first charge can result in time spent in jail, expensive fines, mandated alcohol education classes and community service, as well as a suspended license. If there is a prior DUI conviction, the penalties increase and the danger to your future is extreme. Never consider facing a DUI charge without a skilled Whitfield County DUI Lawyer

Contact Our North Georgia DUI Attorneys Today

If you have been charged with DUI, there is no time to waste. Whether this is your first offense, second offense, or a DUI with an accident, we can assist with your case. Our North Georgia DUI Lawyers have  decades of experience, coupled with a successful track record can help protect your life, future, and freedom. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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