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Georgia DUI Penalties

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Georgia DUI Penalties / Consequences of DUI in Georgia

The penalties for DUI in Georgia can be very harsh.  You are facing the possibility of losing your license and your freedom. Our office is dedicated to the defense of people charged with DUI In Georgia.  You do not have to face severe penalties for DUI In Georgia.  An arrest does not mean you are guilty.

For almost 20 years, Georgia DUI Lawyer Richard Lawson has successfully defended drivers charged with DUI throughout Georgia, Metro Atlanta, and North Georgia.  As a former DUI Prosecutor, Richard Lawson understands what it takes to defend your DUI, protect your freedom, and protect your right to drive.

Never forget that you may not have to face severe penalties.  Your case can be defended.  At our office, we never assume your guilt.  We will investigate your case and look for potential defenses before we will think about the potential consequences in your case.  In the event your case cannot be won in court, we will look to limit the consequences and minimize the penalties in your case. 

DUI Law is complicated, and it changes all the time.  Those changes can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.  Our attorneys study all of the changes in Georgia DUI Law and are ready to find all of the available defenses in your DUI case. Your have options, and there is hope.

Common Punishments for DUI in Georgia are related to the number of prior offenses:

First Georgia DUI

Second Georgia DUI

Third Georgia DUI

Fourth Georgia DUI

Habitual Violator in Georgia

Prior DUI Convictions

Georgia DUI Drugs

Prescription Drug DUI

DUI CDL Driver

DUI Marijuana

There are alternative sentences available depending on your circumstances:

Alternative Sentences

DUI Court

Act Now - Your Case Will Not Defend Itself.

Contact our office 24 hours a day, including nights and weekends.  We are always here to help and can help minimize any potential penalties in your case.

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

  • This case was in Helen Municipal Court.  The client was charged with a DUI and four counts of DUI Child Endangerment.  In Georgia, for every child under the age of 14 in a vehicle it is considered a separate DUI offense.  The client would have been declared an habitual violator from one arrest an... Read On

  • Client was charged with a suspended license because he did not reinstate his privilege to drive after the expiration of his restricted license.  Per my advice, the client properly reinstated his license the day after he was charged.  Case Dismissed in Cobb County State Court.  Read On

  • 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


  • 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 possib... Read On

  • Kimberly Berry is a hard working, honest, future saving, SUPERIOR Attorney!

    Our teenager went off to College (August 2012) with a "You don't have to worry about me, I will not get into trouble, I know what I'm doing" attitude. Two MIP's within the first three months and a citation four months later, proved that attitude wrong. After we had a "come to Jesus" discussion wi... Read On

  • One of the Best!

    IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DUI CALL MR. LAWSON!!! I am a former military service member and currently a Federal Employee with a security clearance. I was pulled over in Georgia, arrested refused the breath analyzer, and was charged with DUI. I found Mr. Lawson’s website, which had many outstanding re... Read On

Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer


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!