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Violation of Probation in Georgia

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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 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

  • Client is a nurse. She was charged with DUI which a conviction for would have had great repercussions on her career and possibly her nursing license. The client's case was reduced to reckless driving and her driving privileges remained undisturbed.  Read On


  • First DUI...Thank you again Richard Lawson!

    I got my DUI 3 months ago, I can say that Richard Lawson has helped me more than I would expect from any attorney. He kept me driving and got me the minimum outcome. Every time I contacted him, his response time was instantaneous and every question was always clearly answered. Read On

  • Hire Richard if you need help !! I'm glad I did

    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. This was very worrisome to me based on the potentially very serious penalties. He listened to my side of the story and helped to fashion the right approach. In the end, Richard managed to negotiate a much reduced charge with minimal penalties which enabled me to keep my job and avoid all the serious consequences. I recommend Richard very highly and would call him again if I needed legal representation. 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 with our "know it all" college student, took away pretty much all privileges, and issued a required repayment plan, we then had to find an attorney. Kimberly was a Godsend. We were contacted in less than five minutes of sending an SOS email and she gave us her cell phone number to call at anytime, day or night with any questions or concerns. I have never heard of an attorney that would give out their cell number or allow to you call them anytime. She promptly returned phone calls and emails. She took care of everything, explained all options, advised us, dealt with DA's, judges, clerks, and eased our worries. Kimberly went above and beyond what we expected, kept us constantly informed, delayed the cases to our benefit, and worked tirelessly to save our teen's future. All of which was included in her initial fee! There were no added fees, no minute by minute charges, no paperwork charges, no charges for phone conversations, etc., that most all other attorneys require. I find this miraculous, because we got so much more than our moneys worth - if we calculated all of her hard work, emails, phone calls, court dates, etc., I just do not see how she can charge so little for everything! She is worth so much more. Kimberly is truly amazing!! Our teen now has a clean, clear record for the future, thank God, learned some very hard life lessons, found out parents are right in most things, growing up is not easy, and now is on the right track for success. The bad choices that were made in the first year of college will be erased, and the future is bright again because of Kimberly's successful strategy. I never do reviews, but I had to in this situation, because we are SO thankful that Kimberly represented our teen. No one could have done any better. We have dealt with other attorneys in our business, paid outrageous, ridiculous, overpriced fees by the minute, and never, ever felt they were working for our best interest. Kimberly is so different than all other attorneys. She does care, she works hard, she is honest, always in touch, and absolutely the BEST attorney you could ever have. We are not exaggerating, we were not asked to do a recommendation, we are doing this with sincere gratitude from the bottom of our hearts. 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!