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Haralson County DUI Lawyer

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Haralson County DUI Lawyer – Haralson County DUI Attorney

The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a Georgia law firm specializing in DUI Defense. We have assisted thousands of individuals in Haralson County and throughout Georgia avoid convictions for DUI and driver's license suspensions. Our Haralson County DUI Attorneys have the skill and experience to assist you or someone close to you who has been arrested and charged with DUI. Being arrested and accused of DUI does not mean you are guilty! Contact us now for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Our founder, Richard Lawson, is a former Georgia prosecutor and has over twenty years' experience defending individuals who have been arrested and charged with DUI or DUI-related crimes. He has assembled a top-notch team of Haralson County DUI Lawyers who will fight to protect your right in a Haralson County DUI case.

10-Day Warning

If you were arrested for DUI, you only have ten days to file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing to prevent your license from being suspended. If the hearing is not requested or is not requested within the ten-day timeframe, your license will be suspended. If you refused the State's test of your breath, blood or urine, your license would be suspended for twelve months without the possibility of a limited permit to drive. Choose a skilled DUI Lawyer in Haralson County to handle your DUI case and your ALS Hearing.  

Misconceptions About DUI Defense

Aren't most people who are arrested for DUI guilty anyway?

Most people (and attorneys) do not understand how flawed the State's tests for DUI are. Breath testing machines are often not properly maintained or calibrated correctly. Also, many police officers are not well trained in how to administer the test or even how to operate the machine properly.

DUI Defense attorneys must do extensive research on breath-testing machines to be able to challenge their results in court. Richard Lawson and his team of Haralson County DUI Attorneys have all been trained (with the same training as law enforcement) on the breath testing machine and how to administer the test properly. Therefore, they have the knowledge and skill needed to challenge test results in your Haralson County GA DUI case.  Even roadside field sobriety testing is amazingly inaccurate and unreliable. First of all, the tests used are nearly impossible for anyone to perform even when stone cold sober. Most officers do not know how to properly instruct suspects on how to perform the tests. Typical “officer observations” such as bloodshot eyes can be caused by things other than alcohol or drugs. An insufficient amount of sleep, allergies, and contact lenses can all cause one's eyes to be bloodshot.

While not everyone who is arrested and charged with DUI is guilty, every case needs researching, investigating, and skilled legal representation.

Since DUI is a misdemeanor charge, it's no big deal, right?

Many people (and their attorneys) believe that misdemeanor charges are all minor. Even the word “misdemeanor” means “minor wrongdoing.” When you are talking about a DUI charge, nothing could be further from the truth. DUI is a misdemeanor charge that can send you to jail, cost thousands of dollars, take away your driving privilege, and cause you to lose your job and even future employment.

A DUI conviction also can take an emotional toll on your life as well. If you lose your license and are unable to get to and from work, how will you provide for yourself and your family? Then there is the social stigma. What will your family and friends think?

A conviction for DUI could follow you for the rest of your life. Hiring the right DUI Attorney in Haralson County can make all the difference in the world. Choose carefully!

Does it matter which attorney I choose to represent my DUI case?

Just like you would not want a dentist (who is a doctor) to perform needed brain surgery, you should not want an attorney who specializes in bankruptcy to defend your Haralson County DUI case.

Your future is too important to risk by choosing an inexperienced, unqualified attorney to handle your Haralson County DUI case. The Law Office of Richard Lawson specializes in Georgia DUI Defense. Let one of our Haralson County DUI Lawyers review your case as soon as possible for your best outcome.My case is probably hopeless.

Should I just plead guilty and move on?

Many times, though not always, you may be allowed to plead to a lesser charge or in some cases, your charges may be dismissed altogether.

It has been said that knowledge is power. Never assume your case is hopeless. Sure, a good attorney does not come cheap, but you should be aware of the possible consequences of pleading guilty to a Haralson County Georgia DUI charge just to “get it over with.” We would never advise a client to plead guilty without reviewing every bit of available evidence and would always advise against doing so without an attorney. Pleading guilty does not make everything magically go away. What does go away, though, is your opportunity for a better outcome for your case. What you will be left with are harsh consequences that can have an effect on your life for years to come. Contact our office to speak with a Haralson County DUI Lawyer today!

The Haralson County Georgia Court System

Georgia is well known for its complex maze-like court system. It is quite easy to get confused and not know where your case will be heard. That is why choosing a Haralson County DUI Lawyer is so important. You will have many questions for your Haralson County Georgia DUI Attorney. Make sure you hire one that knows the court system in Haralson County Georgia and can answer all your questions and keep your worries at bay.

If you were arrested for misdemeanor DUI within the limits of an incorporated city, that city's municipal court would have jurisdiction over your case.

Buchanan Municipal Court

If you were arrested for misdemeanor DUI in the City of Buchanan, you need to contact a Buchanan DUI Lawyer to fight for your rights in Buchanan Municipal Court. Buchanan Municipal Court is held at 4300 Georgia Highway 120, Buchanan, Georgia 30113. Evan Stapler is the Municipal Court Judge, and Betty Darlene Smith is the Clerk of Court. Call (770) 646-5246 for further information.  Waiting to hire a DUI Lawyer in Buchanan is a mistake you do not want to make.  

Bremen Municipal Court

If your misdemeanor DUI arrest occurred within the city limits of Bremen, you need an experienced Bremen DUI Lawyer to represent you in Bremen Municipal Court. Court is held on the third Thursday of each month at 191 Georgia Avenue N, Bremen, Georgia 30110. Trials are set at a later date. C. David Mecklin, Jr. is the Municipal Court Judge. Contact DeAnne Worthy, Clerk of Court at (770) 537-4441 for more information. Make sure to secure a DUI Lawyer in Bremen GA as soon as possible.  

Tallapoosa Municipal Court

For misdemeanor DUI arrests in Tallapoosa, contact a Tallapoosa DUI Lawyer to represent you in Tallapoosa Municipal Court. Timothy A. McCreary is the Municipal Court Judge, and Mona Joyce Robinson is the Clerk of Court. Court is held at 15 East Alabama Street, Tallapoosa, Georgia 30176.  Call our office and speak with a DUI Lawyer in Haralson County today!

Haralson County GA Probate Court

If your misdemeanor DUI arrest occurred in an unincorporated area of Haralson County, your case would be heard in Haralson County Probate Court. Judge J. Edward Hulsey, Jr. presides over probate court. Haralson County Probate Court is held at 4485 Georgia Highway 120, Buchanan, Georgia 30113. Contact (770) 646-2008 for further information.

Haralson County Georgia Superior Court

Haralson County Superior Court handles all felony DUI cases. Becky Robinson is the Superior Court Clerk and may be reached at (770) 646-2005.  Court is held at 4485 Georgia Highway 120, Buchanan, Georgia 30113.

Haralson County Superior Court judges are part of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit that includes both Haralson and Polk counties. There are two judges who preside over felony cases:

Chief Judge Michael Murphy
Haralson County Superior Court
Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit
P. O. Box 186
Buchanan, GA 30113
(770) 646-2018

Judge Meng Lim
Haralson County Superior Court
Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit
100 Prior Street, Room 105
Cedartown, Georgia 30125
(770) 749-6790

The Chief Prosecuting Officer for Haralson County Superior Court is the District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney for the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit is Jack Browning. His contact information is:

Jack Browning, District Attorney
Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit
100 Prior Street, Room 204
Cedartown, Georgia 30125
(770) 646-2016

Let Us Help

If you have been arrested for DUI in Haralson County, Georgia, you do not have to face it alone.  Contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson today to speak with one of our trained Haralson County DUI Lawyers about options available to you.  For over two decades, Richard Lawson has defended cases just like yours. Put his experience to work for you!

Our Attorneys

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    Richard Lawson

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    Kevin R. Fisher

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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

Recommendations

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    Richard supported me for 2 cases. One was a DUI in which I was informed of a variety of options based on my case. We chose the best ultimate outcome and Richard helped me get the best deal. The second case was more serious and was related to a marijuana posession case with additional charges. Thi... Read On

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    Mr. Lawson was definitely an extraordinary attorney. He was very informative and professional. All calls/emails were answered immediately or within the hour. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving. Thank you, Mr. Lawson for making a difficult situation a lot less traumatic. 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

Haralson County DUI Resources 

Haralson County Sheriff's Office

City of Bremen Police Department

Georgia State Patrol

Administrative Office of the Courts

Haralson Chamber of Commerce

Buchanan-Haralson Public Library

Wikipedia of Haralson County Georgia

 Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Haralson County?

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!