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Failure to Maintain Lane

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Have You Been Cited For Failure to Maintain Lane?

Have You Been Arrested for DUI And Failure to Maintain Lane Is The Reason You Were Pulled Over?

Failure to maintain lane is one of the most common reasons DUI officers site as a basis for a traffic stop that begins a DUI investigation.  Officers often testify to having seen an vehicle touch the fog line, even just one time.  Prosecutors argue that this is the basis for a lawful traffic stop and many judges agree. Without a legitimate basis for the stop in your Georgia DUI Case, the prosecutor cannot prove the case against you. That is why it's so important to have the top-rated Georgia DUI Lawyer on your side.

Our Experience is the Difference:

When failure to maintain lane is the basis for your DUI stop in Georgia, you are in common company.  Failure to maintain lane is the most common reason a person is stopped and questioned about drinking and driving. Many times the alleged failure to maintain lane is merely weaving within a person's lane, which is not illegal.

Richard Lawson is a former Georgia Prosecutor with almost 20 years experience handling DUI Cases in Georgia and all the related offenses such as failure to maintain lane.

In fact, you are entitled to weave outside of your lane if you "first ascertain that it is safe to do so." As a result, there are many potential defenses to the charge of failure to maintain lane in Georgia. If the prosecutor cannot establish the underlying offense of Failure to Maintain Lane, then your entire Georgia DUI charge may be dropped.  Our experienced Georgia DUI Attorneys can help.

This why you should contact an experienced Georgia DUI lawyer today. Our Georgia DUI Lawyers are the top-rated, most reviewed lawyers in Georgia. Our AVVO reviews are the proof that we back-up what we claim.  We are here 24/7 to help.

What is the Failure to Maintain Law in Georgia O.C.G.A 40-6-48?

Georgia law, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 40-6-48 states that when a road has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety. A Georgia DUI Attorney knows how to make the statute work to your advantage instead of against your.

The law here is ambiguous as it seems to suggest that so long as it is done safely, it is lawful to fail to maintain one's lane.

In many DUI cases there is a video of the driving and the arrest.  While the officers record these things to help their case, it is often the accused driver who benefits from the evidence preserved on video.  Officers have been known to exacerbate how bad the driving was and the video tape speaks for itself.

If you are charged with a DUI and failure to maintain lane offense, call our law office today to see how we can help you.  We are here 7 days a week, 24 hours a day because your defense and your piece of mind should not wait until Monday morning.  Call us now.

Our Attorneys

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    Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He ex...

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    Kimberly A. Berry

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Recent Case Results

  • Client was a resident of New York who was arrested while he was visiting Georgia for pleasure. He was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding 37 MPH over the speed limit. We were able to get the client an unbelievable outcome in Hampton, Georgia. His DUI dismissed, his speeding ticket wa... Read On

  • Client is a business professional who was charged with DUI, failure to maintain her lane and open container. She took a breath test and blew above the legal limit. The client's case was reduced to reckless driving allowing her to keep full driving privileges. She served no additional jail time. C... Read On

  • Client is a police officer.  He was charged with DUI and refused the State breath test. His case was reduced to reckless driving and he received non-reporting probation upon completion of the terms of his sentence.  Read On

Recommendations

  • Mr. Lawson surpassed my expectations

    Not only is his previous experience as a DUI prosecutor, educational background and experience in the courtroom a plus, but his promptness in returning my telephone calls and answering my questions helped me through the most difficult time of my life. He restored my faith that anything was possible. With one DUI and two child endangerment charges facing me it was a no win situation. With his dedication and determination, the charges were dismissed. My gratitude goes out to Mr. Lawson for his hard work. I, on the other hand, was given another chance. Read On

  • Very Helpful. I'd call her again if I need help.

    Kimberly provided services on 2 cases for me. The first was a DUI charge in which I was in an accident. Thankfully no one was hurt. She listened to me and heard my side of the story vs the inaccurate claims of a novice new officer. Her talent got the drivers license suspension thrown out. After discussing various options, she got me best ultimate outcome. I had a potentially more serious follow up case for marijuana posession with additional charges. I was very frightened at the potential penalties, including serious jail time. She negotiatied with the DA and was able to get charges dropped with one surviving with minimal penalties. No jail time and I was able to keep my job! Kimberly was great and I recommend her highly. I hope I don't need to do so, but I would call her again if I needed legal assistance. Read On

  • The best outcome I could have hoped for

    I am so grateful my DUI charges were not only reduced to reckless driving; I also received no probation. I credit this to the very first meeting with my lawyer where I was given immediate instructions on how to help my self and my case. Through out this entire ordeal I was kept informed; any questions I had answered promptly and treated as a person not just another case and/or offender. My self and my family are so grateful for the willingness of my lawyer to do whatever was neccessary in order to get me the resolution I wanted. 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!