Best Georgia DUI Lawyer

What Does it Mean to be Considered as One of the Best Georgia DUI Lawyers?

Anyone can claim to offer you the Best DUI Defense in Georgia or be the Best Georgia DUI lawyer, but it's results that matter.  No attorney is for every client.  Our office focuses our entire practice on Georgia DUI Defense. We only handle DUI Cases and the tickets and charges associated with the DUI.  As a former Georgia DUI Prosecutor, Richard Lawson has devoted his life to Georgia DUI Law and Georgia DUI Defense.  His practice is the top-rated and most reviewed law office in Georgia.  For more than 25 years Richard Lawson has defended the rights of drivers throughout Georgia, Atlanta, Metro Atlanta, and North Georgia. He is considered by clients and pears as one of the Best Georgia DUI Attorneys.

The reviews can be found on AVVO and Citysearch.  If there is any way to defend your case, our office will find it.  Otherwise, we will negotiate the most favorable plea-bargain possible.  Your best DUI Defense in Georgia begins here.  However, regardless of your choice in counsel, you only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Without a 30 day letter, you will most certainly lose your right to drive. Act now to protect your rights.

30 Day Warning!!

Your Georgia DUI Lawyer must file a request for an administrative license hearing or  you must choose to install an ignition interlock device within 30 days of your arrest or you will lose your driver's license or privilege to drive in Georgia.  The hearing request should be filed by certified mail and must include a $150 filing fee charged by the State of Georgia.  This hearing request is separate and apart from any court date listed on your tickets and bond.  You must take the active step of requesting and paying for the hearing, or it will not happen, and you license will be suspended.  Act now!!

Georgia DUI Attorney Richard S. Lawson has over 25 years of experience working DUI cases and helping his clients find resolution. Before he dedicated his career to defense of DUI, he prosecuted DUI. This extra measure of experience gives him the tools to know what prosecutors look for in building their cases against DUI drivers.

As a former Georgia DUI Prosecutor, he knows the prosecution's maneuvers and the tactics they will use against drivers accused of DUI at trial. Mr. Lawson has worked to help alleged DUI drivers navigate, fight and win their cases for more than 25 years. He has been honored with numerous accolades for his efforts on behalf of his clients. There is a lot to lose with DUI charges. However, never assume guilt.  There are always defenses and alternatives.  Every case should be investigated.

With over 25 years Georgia DUI Attorney Richard Lawson has been considered as one of the best Georgia DUI Attorneys.  However it's for the client's to decide who is the Best Georgia DUI Attorney, and our office has been well-reviewed by our clients and respected by other Georgia DUI lawyers.

The Background and Training of Your Georgia DUI Lawyer Matters:

Richard Lawson graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1995.  He began his career more than 25 years ago after graduation. During his time at Emory, he began to hone his trial skills and became an award winning mock trial student-attorney. Once he graduated, Mr. Lawson began prosecuting DUI cases on behalf of the State Georgia, first finding employment with the solicitor-general then moving to a position at the office of the District Attorney. His training as a DUI prosecutor utilized the same methods that today's Georgia DUI prosecutors are trained with.

Over several years Mr. Lawson prosecuted more than a thousand cases for the District Attorney's office.  He then left to begin his own law firm which he dedicated to defending drivers charged with DUI offenses. Mr. Lawson now utilizes the skills he learned as a DUI prosecuting attorney as a tool against the opposition as he defends his clients. Mr. Lawson knows the intricacies of DUI law and can expose flaws in the Georgia DUI prosecution's case to advantage his clients. He is a National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) Field Sobriety Test instructor course graduate.

Mr. Lawson has received the same methods of training in which Georgia DUI law enforcement officers have received in terms of DUI detection and field sobriety test execution and evaluation. He has at his disposal, the same manuals and materials and can use his knowledge and experience to question the credibility of Georgia DUI officers who may take the stand. Hire the lawyers that are trained by the same people who are prosecuting the case against you.

Our Office is the training Ground for Other Georgia DUI lawyers:

Mr. Lawson has educated other attorneys through legal seminars regarding DUI defense and trial skills. He has lectured on various topics including cross examination techniques, how to defend DUI cases, and how to get accused drivers the best possible results. For the past 18 years Richard Lawson has taught other lawyers continuing education classes for the Institute of Continuing Education.  The topics have included cross-examination, jury selections, opening statements, ethics, and professionalism.

He has recently completed a chapter in a legal textbook published in 2012 from Thomas Reuters involving trends in DUI cases which involve illegal and prescription drugs.  You can purchase the book here.

Navigating DUI Drug Cases

The majority of first time Georgia DUI charges are considered misdemeanors. When repeat offenses or aggravating circumstances (circumstances including young children being in the car or DUI leading to accidents with injuries, etc.) are involved, the DUI offense, even a first time offense may be treated as a felony. Whether misdemeanor or felony DUI, the potential jail time (up to a year for a first DUI) and license suspension (many people are laid off when they cannot drive to work) can cause serious complications.

It is vital that you secure the best Georgia DUI Attorney who can fight your case and protect what are yours; your rights and privileges. Mr. Lawson brings to your case the relationships with top experts in interpreting blood test results, exposing errors with breathalyzer tests, and the proper standards and executions of field sobriety tests. This knowledge can be used to benefit DUI defenses to help you get the best possible result from your Georgia DUI charges.  We don't just claim to have the best Georgia DUI Attorney, we back it up with results that matter to our clients.

Customer Service is as important as results:

At our office we take great pride in being approachable in communication with his clients. We work relentlessly on cases and his efforts have aided over 5,000 Georgians. We return every phone and answer every email. We are experienced in helping individuals charged with crimes ranging from a first time DUI or underage possession of alcohol charge to serious DUI, drug related DUI, and DUI with child endangerment allegations. We know how your can case cause you anxiety and stress, and we are always here to discuss your defense or just to make you feel better.

If you have been arrested with a DUI charge in Georgia Georgia, you should contact the team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson immediately. Our team may be able to secure strong defenses in your case to help you keep your driver's license. We are ready to hear from you 24/7 and are willing to answer any questions.  Call now.

If you're looking for a DUI Lawyer in Georgia, the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is for you. Our team of lawyers offers free case consultation 24/7. If you or a loved one have been charged with serious charges, we are here to help. Don't wait to get the answers you need now.  Your case will not defend itself and your best Georgia DUI defense begins HERE.

Our Attorneys



    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

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!