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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

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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

  • Richard Lawson is an excellent DUI attorney

    Richard Lawson represented me in a DUI case. He was able to keep me from serving supervised probation and incarceration. He has good communication skills and returns calls promptly. I would recommend him to anyone facing a DUI arrest. Read On

  • Richard Lawson exceeded all expectations

    Richard initially set me up with one of his associates Kimberly berry. I could have not been happier with Kimberly. When it came to the day of my trial, Richard actually went out of his way to sit in with Kimberly during the negotiations. They negotiated a reduced sentence. I could have not beeen any happier with the results. Read On

  • Achieved Best Result possible!

    I would give Richard the highest recommendation possible. From the beginning, he treated me with firmness and complete professionalism. I knew he had my back and I never doubted once through the whole process that he wasn't working hard to achieve the best outcome. My case was dismissed and thanks to Richard I am able continue pursuit of a career in Aviation. He save my Pilot's license through his determination and I will always be indebted to him. 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.

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

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!