Buford GA DUI Lawyer

Buford GA DUI Lawyer – Buford GA DUI Attorney

Former Georgia DUI Prosecutor

Richard Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor with over 25 years' experience in Georgia DUI Law. His firm, the Law Office of Richard Lawson, is a law firm that is exclusively devoted to the defense of DUI and DUI-related charges. Please check out his reviews on Avvo and contact his office 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free, no-obligation consultation with a DUI Lawyer in Buford GA.

30-Day Warning!

After your arrest for DUI in Buford, Georgia (or anywhere in Gwinnett County), you only have thirty days from the date of your arrest to request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device or your Georgia driver's license will be suspended. The State charges a $150 filing fee. If you refused the State's test of breath, blood, or urine, you could expect a one-year license suspension, with no chance for a restricted permit. Since the ALS hearing is separate from your criminal case, your Buford GA DUI Attorney can handle both for you. 

Fight Your Buford GA DUI Charges

The State of Georgia has very stringent laws against driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, many people arrested for DUI are good hardworking people who have made a wrong decision or have been unjustly accused of something they simply did not do.

If you are pulled over and law enforcement suspects you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be arrested and charged with DUI. If you are subsequently convicted of DUI, you face severe penalties and possible time in jail. There are ways to fight your case and avoid these consequences with the assistance of a Buford GA DUI Lawyer with the Law Office of Richard Lawson.

How Can Our Office Help You?

A Georgia DUI conviction will be a part of your criminal record for the rest of your life. No matter if it is your first DUI arrest, or you just cannot afford to get another, the Buford Georgia DUI Attorneys with the Law Office of Richard Lawson is committed to helping you get the best outcome possible for your Buford GA DUI case. 

Whether the final disposition is a dismissal or having your charges reduced, Richard Lawson and his staff of Buford GA DUI Lawyers are uniquely armored to help individuals facing DUI charges. You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your Buford GA DUI Lawyer is dedicated to getting you the best possible results for your case with legal professionalism and a high standard of integrity.

Buford GA DUI Defense

As a former Georgia DUI prosecutor, Richard Lawson has over 25 years of experience in criminal law. He has a strong background of defending clients against their DUI charges, so you know you can trust him with your Buford Georgia DUI case. He and his team of Buford Georgia DUI Lawyers will fight to make sure your rights and freedoms are protected to the fullest extent of the law. 

Uniquely Qualified

Regardless of the circumstances of your Buford Georgia DUI case, you deserve the very best in legal representation. Hiring a former DUI prosecutor to defend your case is a smart move. Having an attorney who knows both sides of a DUI case is an advantage that few can boast.

DUI Defense Strategies

An arrest for DUI does not equal guilt, and it does not mean you will be convicted. In fact, attorneys often uncover errors in the prosecution's case such as:

  • Police did not have probable cause to pull you over;
  • Your rights were violated during the DUI investigation or arrest;
  • Your breath or blood test were done incorrectly; or
  • The breath-testing machine was improperly maintained or calibrated. 

With his extensive experience in Georgia DUI defense, Richard Lawson is adept at finding weaknesses in the prosecutor's case. With familiarity with breath, blood, and field sobriety tests, Richard knows what defenses to look for and how to get your charges reduced or even get your case dismissed. He is proficient in all matters relating to DUI, including ALS hearings, sentencing, appeals, and illegal police stops. He or one of his Buford GA DUI Attorneys will provide you with competence and comprehension of the law to serve you better.

Drugs and DUI

Criminal charges of DUI are not limited to just alcohol. Under Georgia law, it is just as illegal to drive while under the influence of a drug, whether it is an illegal drug, controlled substance, or over-the-counter medicine.

The issue with DUI-Drug cases is determining how much of the drug is actually in your system. No method is entirely accurate, as intoxication levels vary from one individual to another.

If you have been arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs, you need an effective and passionate legal advocate. The Buford GA DUI Attorneys with the Law Office of Richard Lawson has successful experience defending DUI cases that involve drugs.

Buford GA Municipal Court

Buford Municipal Court is held the third Friday of every other month at either the Buford Municipal Court Building at 2200 Buford Highway, Buford, GA 30518 or the Annex Building at 2300 Buford Highway, Buford, GA 30518. Please check the court calendar for where court will be held on your court date. The Honorable William F. Brogdon is the Municipal Court Judge, and Kim C. Wolfe is the Chief Court Clerk. Please call (770) 945-6761 for more information. 

Map to Buford GA Municipal Court

Map to Buford GA Municipal Court Annex 

Serving Buford GA

A DUI conviction will stay with you forever. To make sure it does not ruin the rest of your life, it is imperative to work with an experienced, seasoned legal professional. Buford Georgia DUI Attorney Richard Lawson is dedicated to giving you professional legal guidance every step of your Buford Georgia DUI case. 

You may feel down and depressed after being accused of such a serious charge. It is our job to see that you get your life together and get back on your feet after a Buford GA DUI charge.

We have DUI Lawyers in Buford GA waiting right to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Do not delay; your charges will not resolve themselves.

Our Attorneys

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

Buford GA DUI Resources

Buford GA Department of Public Safety

Gwinnett County Police Department

Gwinnett County Sheriff 

Georgia State Patrol

Administrative Office of the Courts

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Wikipedia of Buford Georgia

Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Buford Georgia? 

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!