(404) 816-4440

Winning Your Georgia DUI Case

About Richard Lawson

Winning Your Georgia DUI Case

It may sound axiomatic but being arrested does not mean you are guilty.  You can fight your case and defend your rights. The reason that we mention what should be obvious is that so many "Georgia DUI Lawyers" give up before they even look at your case.  They look at your breath test result or the fact that you are accused of refusing and start talking about your sentence as if you had already gone to court.  There is no mention of a defense whatsoever.  You have defenses, and as in every case your defense always begins with having your Georgia DUI Attorney send a 10 day letter.

Experienced Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys Make all the Difference:

With more than 20 years of combined experienced, the DUI Lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard Lawson are uniquely qualified to successfully investigate, defend, and win your Georgia DUI Case.  Winning your Georgia DUI case is not easy.  If it was easy, everyone would do it.  Richard Lawson is a former DUI Prosecutor who has defended DUI cases in Georgia for more than 17 years.  He is trained by the same people who are prosecuting the DUI case against you.  His office is the top rated and most reviewed law office in Georgia.

An Arrest does NOT mean you are Guilty - Best Georgia DUI Defense

At our office we never assume guilt.  We assume that there are potential legal and factual defenses to your case.  There may be problems with the procedures the officer did in your case.  There may be problems with the breath-testing machine used in your case.  The inexperienced arresting officer may have improperly explained the field sobriety tests in your case, thereby invalidating the results.  You may have nt been properly advised of your Georgia Implied Consent Rights. The roadblock in your case may not have been implemented in a constitutional manner.

These are just some of the potential defenses to your Georgia DUI case.  Having a defense plan is the best way to proceed.  Richard Lawson is a former DUI Prosecutor with more than 17 years experience defending people charged with DUI in Georgia.  Our office has a plan to defend your case and is available 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. We are always here because problems do not happen at convenient times.

There is a Proven Plan to Win your Georgia DUI Case:

The plan in your case begins with the investigation of your case.  We have available the services of a former Georgia State Patrol Trooper to help us evaluation the case against you.  His experience as a person who actually has arrested people for DUI in Georgia is extremely helpful when looking for mistakes made in your case.  In addition, we have a team of medical and pharmacological experts available to evaluate any medical conditions that could have affected the results of your field sobriety tests and chemical tests.

To challenge DUI charges in Georgia, you will need to enter a plea of “not guilty” at your arraignment and then file motions for discovery or to acquire all the prosecution's evidence against you. The motions are simply how you determine what evidence the prosecutor has against you. The prosecutor will still often try to withhold evidence until shortly before the trial.

This evidence generally includes a police video recording of your DUI arrest.   Some DUI case trials are processed quickly with a driver's license suspension hearing on a jury calendar within just a few of months of your DUI arrest. You are entitled to a trial by a jury of six people for a misdemeanor, which most DUI cases are. Good news is that it is up to the prosecutors to prove to the six jurors beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of DUI. It is often challenging to prove guilt in these cases beyond a reasonable doubt.

Start your DUI Defense in Georgia Today:

The experienced DUI attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson win many cases of this nature using several well planned defenses. Some cases we can challenge that there was a lack of probable cause for the initial stop. If proven, the charges will most likely be dismissed since all the evidence against you would then be illegally obtained.

Another challenge is that if you were not adequately and correctly advised of implied consent warnings that are required to be given regarding blood or breath tests. Our office may call in expert witnesses to discuss the faults of field sobriety tests which may have been conducted and challenge the reliability and validity of breathalyzer results.

Winning a case is also case dependent.  For example, if you have had multiple DUI cases, winning can also be defines as staying out of jail or keeping your ability to drive.  Winning may also mean limiting severe consequences.  When you have had multiple prior offenses, it's important to be realistic as to potential outcomes.  In addition, if you seek treatment, your Georgia DUI Lawyer can use the treatment to show the court that you have taken the case seriously and that you will no longer be a danger on the road. This is just one way your Georgia DUI Attorney can seek alternative sentences. Alternative sentencing can also be achieved by your Atlanta DUI Lawyer.  Only an Atlanta DUI Attorney can help the way we will help you.

If you are facing arrest in Georgia for a DUI and have made the decision to fight the charges to clear your record, call our DUI attorneys now. We have all the tools you need to build a great defense.  Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and begin your Georgia DUI defenseContact us today. Your Georgia DUI Case can be won, but it will not defend itself.  Act Now!!

Our Attorneys

  • Richardlawsonportrait
    Richard Lawson

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

  • Duilawyer12320120906-2-tnwejd
    Kimberly A. Berry

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


  • 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

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

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!