Case Results

About Richard Lawson

The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is the premiere DUI defense firm in the State of Georgia.  Richard's rankings and reviews on AVVO, an attorney rating site, are second to none and show why he is the top-rated Georgia DUI defense attorney.

He has been handling DUI cases and other traffic related offenses for almost 20 years. Trained as a prosecutor by the very same agencies that are prosecuting you, he has an insight into the State's case that most other attorneys cannot offer.  Familiarity with local judges, prosecutors and practices allows him to negotiate plea agreements other lawyers could never get. If the case cannot be settled, his office will take your case to jury trial. 

His trial experience ensures you will have the most effective, zealous advocate standing by your side throughout the entire ordeal of having a criminal offense pending against you.  Whether plea bargain, motion, or trial, Richard will make sure that you get the best possible outcome. 

Many DUI defense attorneys will do everything they can to convince you to accept a plea agreement.  We assume every client is innocent, and do not hold any preconceived notions about your case.  The decision to fight your case, settle it, or seek an alternative punishment is always your decision.  Our office is your advocate while you make your decision considering what is in your own best interest.

Our attention to detail, our open lines of communication with our clients, and our belief that each of our clients deserve the best possible defense lead to our overwhelming success in DUI defense.

More importantly, our attorneys care about you and know how much a good outcome means to you and your future.  We understand this is one of the most serious challenges of your life, and that is why we dedicate ourselves to your defense.

Some of our case results are listed below:

  • State v. PD

    The client was charged with DUI for the second time in 5 years. The DUI charge was reduced to Reckless Driving saving his job. When facing a second DUI in 5 years in Georgia, there is no limited permit if convicted. As a result, the reckless driving saved the client's job and family income. Read On

  • State v. VT

    The client was charged with two DUIs within a single month. One DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving because of insufficient evidence that he had been driving the vehicle and because of the officer’s failure to properly administer the field sobriety tests. Read On

  • State v. J.W

    The client is a retired military officer who works as a defense contractor. He hold a top-secret security clearance. A DUI conviction would have caused him to lose his top-secret clearance and therefore his job. The case was in Whitfield County Georgia. The arresting officer was extremely opp... Read On

  • State v. SML

    The client was charged with DUI and submitted to a State blood test which showed a B.A.C. almost three times the legal limit. After submitting to the State blood test, the client requested her own blood test at a hospital that was nearby. The officer denied the client's independent test request. Case reduced to reckless driving. Read On

  • State v. VO

    The client was stopped by police at a roadblock. The client was not seen driving in an unsafe manner, but failed several field sobriety evaluations, admitted drinking at a bar nearby, and the officer claimed he smelled strongly of alcohol. The client later submitted to a breath test .079. Case reduced to reckless driving. Read On

  • State v. WU

    The client was pulled over by police after he ran a red light.  He was not asked to perform field sobriety tests, but instead the officers told him the tests were mandatory and that he would be arrested if he refused to cooperate.  The officers also failed to read the implied consent notice. Case reduced to reckless driving. Read On

  • State v. AB

    The client was charged with DUI after the police were called to his girlfriend's home due to an argument that had escalated. Both had been drinking alcohol before the police arrived. The officers had not witnessed the client driving but because of how his vehicle was parked. Outcome: case reduced to disorderly conduct. Read On

  • State v. RB

    The client was charged with DUI and two counts of DUI Child Endangerment. Because the child endangerment counts in addition to the underlying DUI charge would have meant a three year license suspension. Read On

  • State v. PS

    The client was stopped for speeding on the interstate and submitted to field sobriety tests that he failed and refused to take the State breath test. The DUI charge was reduced to Reckless Driving after it was determined that the officer did not comply with the NHTSA procedures. Read On

  • State v. MV

    The client was charged with DUI. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a breath test, which showed a .167 B.A.C. The DUI case was reduced to Reckless Driving because officer did not properly administer the field sobriety tests. Read On

  • State v. LH

    The client was stopped for speeding and subsequently arrested for DUI. The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because there was no State breath test and the only evidence of DUI was the officer’s statements that she had bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol on her breath. Outcome: Solicitor reduced the case to reckless driving. Read On

  • State v. SD

    The client was pulled over for weaving across traffic on a highway. The client submitted to and failed field sobriety tests and a blood test showed his breath test reading was twice the legal limit. The client was hearing impaired and the officer failed to accommodate the impairment. Case reduced to reckless driving. Read On

  • State v. RR

    The client was charged with DUI and Fleeing the Scene of an Accident. This was his second DUI arrest in 10 years, but his case was treated as a first offense and he received no jail time. Read On

  • State v. TG

    The client was charged with DUI at 7:30am while on his way to take a certification test for his employer. This was his second DUI arrest in 10 years, but his case was reduced to reckless driving due to lack of evidence. Read On

  • State v. KO

    The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving after it was determined that the field sobriety tests and breath test results would not be admissible at trial because the officer used coercive tactics and forced the client to take the tests. Read On

  • State v. JW

    The client was charged with DUI Drugs. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a blood test. Client was acquitted at trial due to expert testimony explaining that the marijuana metabolites present in his blood were not psychoactive. Read On

  • State v. EF

    The client was charged with DUI. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a breath test. Charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because officer did not properly administer field sobriety evaluations. Read On

  • State v. NF

    The client was charged with DUI and No Tag Light. The client refused the State breath test and did not submit to field sobriety tests.  The officer based his arrest on the client’s admission to drinking earlier in the night and because he claimed the client had bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. Jury trial outcome of "Not Guilty." Read On

  • State v. FN

    The client was charged with possession less than one ounce. Charges were dismissed after a motion hearing challenging the officer’s stop of his vehicle. Officer did not have reason to stop a vehicle after observing him the vehicle. Read On

  • State v. MM

    The client was charged with a second DUI in 10 years and was involved in a car accident with injuries to the victims. The client entered a substance abuse treatment program and after a successful negotiation with the prosecution, the client received the minimum amount of jail time. Read On

Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer

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When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

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At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!