Baldwin DUI Lawyer


If you have been charged with DUI in the City of Baldwin GA, you need an experienced DUI lawyer to assist with your case. Our Baldwin DUI Attorneys understand the subtle nuances in the criminal justice system that can be the difference between success and failure. We offer representation for DUI, drug possession cases, and other related crimes.  Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning!

If you have been arrested for DUI in the City of Baldwin, or anywhere else in Habersham County, you should be aware that you only have thirty days from the date of your arrest to file an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing request or a request for an ignition interlock device to save your driver's license from suspension. The filing fee is $150. If the hearing or interlock device is not requested by you or your Baldwin GA DUI Lawyer, your Georgia driver's license will automatically be suspended. If you refuse the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one full year with no early reinstatement or limited permit. 

Why Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

The biggest reason to hire a DUI attorney? You cannot afford not to. DUI conviction consequences are harsh and will remain with you forever. A DUI conviction is permanent and will stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life and can never be removed. You must avoid these consequences at all costs!

The reason for hiring a Baldwin GA DUI Lawyer is to make sure everything legally possible is done to avoid a DUI conviction and driver's license suspension. Your family, job, and future are on the line; do not trust anyone other than an expert in defending those accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Choosing not to hire an attorney and just plead guilty means you waive all your rights to:
  • Trial by judge or jury;
  • The presumption of innocence;
  • Confront any witnesses against you;
  • Testify and present more evidence;
  • Right to counsel;
  • Right against self-incrimination 

The City of Baldwin GA DUI Defense: 

Driving under the influence, or DUI is a serious offense. Folks from all walks of life with zero criminal histories have made the unfortunate mistake of driving under the influence and have been prosecuted aggressively. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in the City of Baldwin, you need an attorney who can guide you through the legal process and defend you against any charges. 

When defending against DUI charges, the conclusion of a case is mainly decided by determination, knowledge, and skill of the defense attorney. The consequences of a conviction are severe. Therefore, it is imperative to choose a Baldwin GA DUI Lawyer who specializes in DUI Defense. 

At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, we limit our practice to DUI and DUI-related cases so that our clients get the most experienced and focused representation available. Our DUI Lawyers in Baldwin will provide you with an honest assessment of your case, and if hired, will defend you against DUI charges. 

The DUI Process in Baldwin Georgia:

Our Baldwin DUI Attorneys will handle all facets if your DUI case; from the complimentary case evaluation, ALS hearing and trial (if necessary). Most DUI cases typically look like this: 

  • Step 1 – Filing for an ALS Hearing: If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) allows you to file for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing to appeal your license suspension within thirty days of your arrest. If the hearing request is not filed, your driver's license will be suspended. 
  • Step 2 – Defense Preparation: Your Baldwin GA DUI Lawyer will look at the severity of your case (whether first, second, or subsequent DUI offense), the circumstances of the police stop that led to your charge, and overall case investigation. They will examine all reports, videos, and breath-testing logs, searching for a way to invalidate or minimize your charges. 
  • Step 3 –Administrative Hearings and Trial (if necessary): A good DUI Lawyer in Baldwin will handle everything associated with your ALS hearing and trial. 

DUI cases are very technical. Our Baldwin GA DUI Lawyers have years of experience discovering constitutional violations and other ways that law enforcement officers fail to abide by the law. 

Our Approach to Your Defense:

We explore every avenue of defense and do everything within our ability to get the best outcome possible for your case. Our Baldwin DUI Lawyers never take on a case simply to take someone's money just to accompany them to court only to plead guilty. That is not how we do business. 

Our approach to defense requires a complete detailed and exhaustive investigation into every possible defense of your case. Although we cannot change any of the facts of your case, we do, however, investigate each of them to ensure no stone is left unturned. We will never guarantee a particular outcome for you, but we do promise to make every possible effort to compel a positive resolution to your DUI case. 

Baldwin GA Municipal Court:

Baldwin Municipal Court is responsible for handling traffic and city ordination violations that occur within the City of Baldwin. The Municipal Court Judge is the Honorable Robert Sneed. Municipal Court is held at Baldwin City Hall at 155 Willingham Avenue, Baldwin, GA 30511. Court is held on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 and the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. Please call (706) 776-5256 for more information. 

Map to Baldwin Municipal Court

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Only an experienced, qualified, and well-trained Baldwin DUI Lawyer will know best how to avoid the life-changing consequences of a DUI conviction. While facts cannot be denied, they can always be researched in a way that increases the potential for a positive outcome for your case. Whatever your DUI case, contact us today!

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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



    Richard was not the first lawyer I spoke with after my DUI charge, but he was the last when searching for representation. This was my very first time encountering any sort of legal dispute so I had no idea what I was doing and I was very scared. Richard was very friendly, down to earth and consol... Read On

  • Miracle Worker!

    Not only did Richard Lawson and his very capable associate get my DUI reduced to reckless driving with parole, but he did something that I didn't think was possible. I was stopped for a moving violation recently. The police arrested me because they showed my driver's license had been suspended. H... Read On

  • Ideal attorney for anyone

    Mr. Lawson is outstanding. He was professional, attentive to any requests, and got the outcome I wanted but thought was unachievable. I had been arrested for a DUI. The case was very difficult, intricate, and was seemingly without hope, but Mr. Lawson was able to get the charges drastically reduc... 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!