Banks County DUI Lawyer

Banks County DUI Lawyer - Banks County DUI Attorney

If you have been arrested in Banks County Georgia, you need serious legal help.  The Law Offices of Richard Lawson have been defending people charged with DUI in Banks County GA for over 25 years.  Richard Lawson is a former DUI Prosecutor in Georgia who has dedicated his law practice to defending people charged with DUI in Banks County and throughout Georgia. He is the most reviewed DUI Lawyer in Georgia.  His reviews can be found on Avvo.

Your Banks County DUI Defense begins with your 30-Day Letter.  In Georgia, you only have thirty days to have your Banks County DUI Lawyer file for an ALS Hearing.

Banks County 30 Day Warning!

In Georgia, a DUI is 2 cases.  The first is a criminal case, and the second is the Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing. You only have thirty days to have your Banks County DUI Attorney file for the hearing that can save your license to drive. If you do not request this hearing, your driver's license will be suspended. In the case of a refusal, your license will be suspended for one year, and there will be no limited permit or restricted license of any kind. The 30-day period is the only opportunity to prevent this license suspension.  We are here to help.

In the alternative, you have thirty (30) days to choose to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. No one should choose this option without first consulting with a qualified Banks County DUI Attorney

Banks County DUI Process: 

When a person is arrested for DUI in Banks County, it is a very confusing and emotional situation.  When faced with strong emotions and confusion, we all make bad decisions. It is important to research and make sound decisions.  Start out by reading our Georgia DUI Practice Areas.  Everything you need to know about DUI Consequences, Georgia DUI Penalties, and Georgia DUI Defenses can be found there.

After you learn about Georgia DUI Law and the complications in our Georgia DUI Laws, you need to choose a Georgia DUI Lawyer immediately. Our office exclusively handles Georgia DUI Defense. That means we are always up-to-date on Georgia DUI Law, DUI Defenses in Georgia, and all aspects of Georgia driver's license law and suspensions.  We are a 24-hour law firm because problems happen to people 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Unless you are arrested within the city limits of Baldwin Georgia or Pendergrass Georgia, your court date will be in the Probate Court of Banks County.  That may confuse people because probate court implies estate law. However, in small counties in Georgia, the probate court judge serves as the misdemeanor traffic court judge as well. Your Banks County DUI Lawyer will make the decision to handle the case in the Banks County Probate Court or to send the case to Banks County Superior Court.  The decision to bind a case over to Banks County Superior Court should never be made unless your consult with your Banks County DUI Attorney.

Map to Banks County Probate Court:

In probate court, your DUI Lawyer in Banks County will be able to negotiate a favorable plea bargain that includes saving your drivers license.  However, if you want a trial, your DUI Attorney in Banks County will have to send the case to the superior court.  In Superior Court, your Banks County GA DUI Lawyer will then have the chance to negotiate directly with the District Attorneys Office.  In the event negotiations fail, your Banks County GA DUI Attorney will then have the opportunity to have a jury trial.  Of course, most cases do not go to trial, and negotiation is the first order.

Defenses to Your Banks County Georgia DUI: 

For more than 25 years, our office has developed and researched 50 DUI Defenses in Georgia.  These arguments are divided between showing you were, in fact, not impaired, and to the procedures the arresting officer followed (or did not follow) in your case.

Defenses to actual impairment are usually challenges to the field sobriety tests and the State's chemical test of breath, blood, or urine. The basis of the defense is that you were not driving under the influence or otherwise impaired. The chemical analysis is incorrect, or the breath testing machine was not working properly or calibrated correctly. These defenses typically need the use of an expert witness to challenge the State's evidence. The expert is used to explain why the State's position that you were driving while impaired is incorrect. 

Procedural Defenses can sometimes be even more important. These are defenses to the manner in which you were arrested and how you came to be arrested. Throughout the entire United States, police officers have to follow certain procedures that are consistent with the United States Constitution and in Georgia, the Georgia Constitution as well. 

These defenses include:

  • Articulable suspicion to pull over the vehicle
  • Constitutionality of the roadblock
  • Probable cause to make the DUI arrest in Banks County
  • Advisement of Implied Consent rights in your case

The best part about procedural defenses is that they are complete defenses to the DUI case. That means, when we find these arguments, the State cannot prosecute the case.  That is why we recommend investigating every Banks County DUI arrest.  These procedural defenses are not readily apparent to a person who has been arrested. That is why you need to hire the best Banks County DUI Lawyer.

Where Can People Find Information About Georgia DUI?

This website has been written to provide 24 hour Georgia DUI Information.  The DUI Information in Georgia is updated on a daily basis.  Sometimes we update the site several times a day. We also provide daily Georgia DUI News in our Georgia DUI Information Blog. We are a state-wide DUI defense firm.  We cover all of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Our Banks County DUI Lawyers are here to help 24 hours a day, seven days week.  Our Banks County DUI Attorneys explore and investigate all potential defenses to get the best possible outcome.

Baldwin Municipal Court:

If you are arrested within the City Limits of Baldwin GA, your case will originate in the Municipal Court of Baldwin.  In Municipal Court, your Baldwin DUI Lawyer will be able to negotiate a plea bargain or have a bench trial (trial by Judge only). If your Baldwin DUI Attorney does not agree with the potential outcome in municipal court, he can send the case to Banks County Superior Court for a jury trial.

Map to Baldwin Municipal Court:

Pendergrass Municipal Court:

If you are arrested with the city limits of Pendergrass GA, your first court appearance will be in the Municipal Court of Pendergrass. In any municipal court in Georgia, your Pendergrass DUI Lawyer will be able to investigate your case and make the decision to fight the case or work out a favorable plea agreement. Never enter a plea bargain until your Pendergrass DUI Attorney reviews all the evidence in your case.

Map to Pendergrass Municipal Court:

Hire the Top-Rated Banks County DUI Attorney Today:

The top-rated Banks County DUI Lawyer is here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, nights, weekends, and holidays.  We are always here to help because help for your problems should not have to wait until Monday morning. Contact us today for immediate legal help.

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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

Banks County Georgia DUI Resources:

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Banks County Superior Court

Banks County Wikipedia

Banks County Jail

Banks County FAQ

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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!