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Violation of Probation in Georgia

About Richard Lawson

Georgia Probation Violations - Probation Violation Lawyer in GA

If you have prior convictions of DUI or other alcohol or drug related offenses, you have likely been placed on probation for at least a 12 month sentence. In many cases, even for a first DUI conviction, you may have to deal with probation for several years if convicted. Probation is expensive with monthly supervision fees, and it is a great burden with strict requirements including random screenings for drugs and alcohol, which will be required.

Experience is the Difference:

For almost 20 years, Richard Lawson has defended Georgia Probationers.  As a former prosecutor, his office has helped hundreds of people with probation violations in Georgia.  His office has been the difference between jail-time and freedom for countless people on probation.  His office is devoted to the freedom and fair treatment of people charged with probation violations in Georgia.

Sometimes Mistakes Are Made And Your Probation is Violated:

There is a daily risk of committing a violation of probation while you serve your sentence. Falling behind on payments of your probation fees, missing probation appointments, neglecting community service, or missing drug and alcohol treatment classes, can leave you subject to a technical violation of probation. A technical violation of probation means that you did not commit any new offenses, but rather simply have failed to maintain the requirements of your sentence to the satisfaction of your Georgia probation officer (PO).

Your PO has a great deal of discretion in your situation and is able to swear out a warrant for your arrest if they think you are not complying with the sentence.  Often, this means that you will have to sit in the Georgia jail for several days or weeks until a probation revocation hearing can be scheduled. At this hearing, a Georgia judge can choose to reinstate your probation or revoke some or all of the remainder of your probation sentence. You may find yourself facing the risk of losing your “first time offender” status as well, depending on what the initial charges and conviction were for.

Violation of probation can also occur if you are charged with a new offense while serving your probation sentence. Even something as seemingly minor as a speeding ticket may be a violation of probation and may lead to a warrant for your arrest. Probation violations for new offenses are often treated more harshly than probation violations for technical offenses.

There are Options - There is Help for Probation Violations in Georgia

Georgia Probation Violation Attorney - Georgia Probation Violation Lawyer

Violations or potential violations of probation can be challenging. Let our attorneys help you negotiate with Georgia POs and judges and try to schedule a walk in hearing. We understand that time is precious in probation matters, and we work to get to the jail quickly to see a potential client arrested on a probation warrant. Call us now to discuss your probation related case details.

If you have charged with a violation of probation, act now!  Many times we can negotiate a walk-in hearing versus having to be taken into custody.  The sooner you resolve the problem the more likely you can avoid jail-time.  Contact our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak to an expert about your probation violation in Georgia.

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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


  • Excellent job!

    Richard was professional and reassuring through the entire process, explaining my options and calming me down right away on the first phone call. After talking to two other attorneys I was absolutely convinced that Richard was the attorney I trusted to handle my case. He was in touch with me throughout the disposition of the case, advising me step by step as to what I should be doing to assist my case. When others who were in a similar situation heard what he was doing, what I most often heard was "my lawyer didn't tell me that" or "man, I should have done that!" The phone call I received from Richard telling me he had reduced my DUI to reckless driving was one of the most relieved moments of my life. The process went exactly as he had described from start to finish, and he was always optimistic and upbeat while always being clear about what he could promise and what was out of his control. The one or two times I had a worry or a question he was a quick phone call or email away and answered my questions completely, explaining what I was worried about or what I didn't know. All told, I am very happy that I selected Richard to handle my case personally, and definitely feel like I got maximum value for my retainer. I would not hesitate to recommend him or to hire him again - although I trust I will never again need his services! 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 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

  • 3rd Lifetime DUI

    Although it was my first in 18 years once I got my DUI there was a ton of uncertainty. I was referred to a few lawyers but after some research it was clear I needed better and that's when I found Richard. I knew Richard would be the caliber of lawyer I needed and wanted to help me through this ordeal. I contacted Richard and immediately we were engaged and he was ready to help me through this. His guidance and communication are second to none. Richard knows what to do as every case is different he will get the best possible outcome. I was facing some stiff penalties, 60 days in jail, but with Richard's help what could have been a disaster turned out to be a very favorable outcome, 1.75 days in jail. After court Richard continued to help me get my permit and make sure I was going to be OK; most lawyers wouldn't take your call after the court date. If you are reading this review to decide on who to hire, there is no reason to look any further, Richard is the real deal, he cares. 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!