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Hiram DUI Lawyer

About Richard Lawson

Hiram DUI Lawyer – Hiram DUI Attorney

The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a legal firm that is exclusively devoted to defending those arrested and charged with DUI and DUI-related offenses. Richard Lawson is a former Georgia DUI Prosecutor with over 20 years' experience in DUI law. He is the most-reviewed, top-rated DUI Attorney as rated by Avvo, the attorney rating service. Check out his reviews here and contact our office for a hassle-free, no-charge case evaluation.

30-Day Warning!

If you have been arrested for DUI in Hiram or anywhere in Paulding County, you need to know that you only have thirty business days from the date of your arrest to save your Georgia driver's license from being suspended. To do so, you or your Hiram DUI Attorney must file an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing request or request an ignition interlock device. The fee to file is $150. If this hearing is not requested, your license will be suspended. If you refused the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license will automatically be suspended for one year with no opportunity for a restricted permit or early reinstatement.

A DUI Charge Is Scary

Your life can change in just one night. Suddenly, you are faced with going to court, a fight to save your Georgia driver's license, and the shame and humiliation that goes along with being arrested and charged with a crime. It seems like your life spins out of control all at once. Unfortunately, an arrest for DUI is compounded with other personal and family issues, and you feel overwhelmed at times. That is where our skilled DUI Lawyers in Hiram come in.

At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, our Hiram DUI Attorneys are trained in the defense of Georgia DUI cases. Our office has a reputation for fighting for our clients' rights and getting the best outcomes for even the most difficult of DUI cases. By putting our team of Hiram DUI Lawyers to work for your case, we can take on the aggravation and tress of court and the ALS hearing. Doing so frees you up to work on getting the other parts of your life back together. Our Hiram DUI Attorneys put their experience handling Georgia DUI cases to work for you to achieve the best results when other lawyers say cases are hopeless. We have had success representing individuals who have admitted to law enforcement that thy have been drinking, have had open containers of alcohol in their vehicle, and have been in serious accidents with injuries. With our Hiram DUI Lawyers on your side, your case is never a lost cause. We strive to find defenses and details that other attorneys miss. Each year, hundreds of Georgians arrested and charged with DUI call the Law Office of Richard Lawson for advice on how best to defend themselves. Even law enforcement officers and other legal professionals contact us when they are facing a charge of DUI. We always offer a free consultation, so give us a call today to get answers to all your DUI questions.

Important Things To Know About DUI

Georgia DUI law can be complicated. Here are some things you should know:

  • If you refuse the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, you are in violation of Georgia's Implied Consent law. That means that your Georgia driver's license will automatically be suspended, regardless of the outcome of your DUI case.
  • There are TWO hearings involved in a Georgia DUI case—the criminal court hearing and the ALS hearing.
  • The criminal court hearing will determine your guilt or innocence of DUI. The ALS hearing will determine if your Georgia driver's license will be suspended.
  • Most attorneys believe that ALS hearings cannot be won and will not even bother requesting one or showing up in court. What they do not understand is that some ALS hearings can be successful, and unless they try, they will never know. A good Hiram DUI Attorney should always request (and attend) a clients' ALS hearing.
  • The ALS hearing and the criminal court hearing are separate and independent of one another.
  • If you are arrested for DUI, your car might be impounded.
  • You will have points issued against your Georgia driver's license if you are convicted of a Georgia DUI.
  • Standard field sobriety tests are often performed incorrectly. A competent Hiram DUI Attorney should look carefully at the police video (if there was one) and work to have the results thrown out of court for that reason.
  • In Georgia, you can also be arrested for DUI for operating other vehicles while impaired, such as Boating Under the Influence (BUI).

Georgia Court Procedure

After your DUI arrest in Hiram, the court procedure will begin rolling. Law enforcement will give you the summons to appear in a court of law. Posting bond or giving a written promise to appear in court may be required for you to be released from jail. Failing to appear in court could result in a warrant for your arrest.

Your case will initially appear on the court docket. Your Hiram DUI Attorney can appear in your stead in some of the court hearings, so you do not have to miss work, school, or find childcare to attend. Your Hiram DUI Lawyer will meet with the prosecution to discuss the merits of your defense and see if an agreement can be made. If these discussions do not bring about satisfactory results, the matter will go before the judge. The judge will be the final arbiter of your case unless you elect to exercise your right to a jury trial.

If everyone (you, your Hiram DUI Attorney, and the State) agrees on a disposition of your case, you may be required to do certain things such as pay a fine, completing alcohol and drug treatment, or probation. If you plead guilty, you may be sentenced to a period of time in jail.

Hiram Municipal Court

Hiram Municipal Court handles misdemeanor traffic and city ordinances that occur within the city limits of Hiram. Brandy Bray is the Chief Court Clerk. Office hours ate Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Call (770) 943-3087, extension 2003 for more information. 

Court sessions are held twice a month in downtown Hiram in the Hiram Community Center located behind the Dewey Pendley Municipal Complex at 217 Main Street, Hiram, GA 30141. Trials begin at 9:00 AM on the third Monday of each month unless that date falls on a State or Federal holiday. 

Please dress appropriately or you will be turned away. Shorts, flip flops, tank tops, and other inappropriate clothing is not permitted. Court attendees are all required to go through a security checkpoint. No weapons, cell phones, hats or sunglasses are allowed in the courtroom. Parents with small children may be asked to leave if they become disruptive during court proceedings.

Map to Hiram Municipal Court

Let Us Work For You

To fully comprehend how the best defense can be built for you, you must contact a qualified Hiram DUI Lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, each Hiram DUI Attorney is trained in DUI Defense. By putting a competent Hiram DUI Lawyer to work for you, we can take on the stress of your criminal court an ALS hearing so that you can focus on getting your personal life back on track. We come up with innovative DUI defenses to get our clients the best outcome possible when other attorneys have said there was no hope. Our DUI Attorneys in Hiram have successfully represented individuals for over 20 years. Do not wait to consult with a DUI specialist. You will be glad you did. With the Law Office of Richard Lawson on your side, no case is a lost cause. Contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Weekends and holidays, too.

Our Attorneys

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    Richard Lawson

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

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    Kevin R. Fisher

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    Kimberly A. Berry

    Kimberly Berry has devoted her career to defending people. She is ...

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

  • Kimberly Berry took care of my case

    I could not be a happier with how my case turned out. Kimberly helped reduce my sentence to reckless driving. she really took care of me and all of my needs. 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

  • 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... Read On

Hiram DUI Resources 

Hiram Police Department

Paulding County Sheriff's Department

Georgia State Patrol

Hiram Municipal Court 

Administrative Office of the Courts

Paulding County Clerk of Superior Court

Hiram Public Library

Wikipedia of Hiram Georgia

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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!