Carrollton DUI Lawyer

Carrollton GA DUI Lawyer – Carrollton GA DUI Attorney

Richard Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor and represents clients throughout the state of Georgia. He has over 25 years' experience in Georgia DUI law and is the top rated DUI attorney in the state, as rated by Avvo. Please see his reviews and contact our office for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Thirty-Day Warning!

If you were arrested for DUI in Carrollton GA or anywhere in Carroll County, you must file an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing request or request to install an ignition interlock device to save your driving privileges. You or your Carrollton DUI Lawyer must pay the $150 filing fee within thirty days of your arrest, or your Georgia driver's license will automatically be suspended. No decision should be made before consulting with one of our Carrolton DUI Attorneys.

If you refused the chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one full year, with no opportunity for a limited permit or early reinstatement. Contact an experienced Carrollton DUI Attorney as soon as possible after your arrest to make sure your case is handled right from the start.

Carrollton DUI Defense

DUI is a criminal charge that just about anyone can face. If you consume alcohol and drive a car, it is possible for you to be arrested and charged with DUI.

The most effective defense against the DUI charge starts with a Carrollton DUI Lawyer who can anticipate the prosecutions legal strategies. As a former Georgia DUI prosecutor, Richard Lawson knows exactly how the prosecution's case will go and how to identify issues the prosecutor might miss. You can trust Richard and his team of DUI Lawyers in Carrollton to use their experience and skill to protect your rights regarding your DUI case involving:

  • Breath tests
  • Field sobriety tests
  • Administrative license suspensions
  • Multiple charges
  • Underage DUI
  • Drug-related DUI
  • Reckless driving
  • And more

Whether you have previous convictions or if this is your first offense, we are ready to supply you with the experienced criminal defense you need. Our Carrollton DUI Attorneys will make themselves available to answer any questions while they put together a solid defense to fight your DUI charges.

Make No Mistake

The biggest mistake a lot of people make after their DUI arrest is not consulting a qualified Carrollton DUI Lawyer. Georgia DUI penalties are harsh to follow you what seems like forever. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, we understand typical Georgia DUI issues and the best way to attack them in court. If this is your first DUI, you could be eligible for a diversion program. If it is a second or third offense, our Carrollton DUI Attorneys will work tirelessly to help you get your charges dismissed, or hopefully, at least, reduced. However, is vital that you contact us before speaking to police or the prosecutor.

Discussing Your Case

A lot of people say they feel much better after they have discussed their case for the first time with a Carrollton DUI Lawyer. They feel better because our Carrollton DUI Attorneys take a personal approach to the practice of Georgia DUI law. The Carrollton DUI Lawyers with the Law Office of Richard Lawson take the time to get to know their clients in the legal problems they are facing. After talking to one of them, their clients know we genuinely want to help them.

As experienced DUI Lawyers in Carrollton, we take a lot of pride in doing everything humanly possible to help our clients get the best outcome possible for their case. We offer a free consultation and will answer your questions and put together a strategy to get you started on the road to success.

Protecting Your Future and Good Name

Whenever possible, our goal is to help you avoid it DUI conviction. A criminal record can prevent you from getting a job whenever undergoing a background check. Having a DUI conviction on your record can also bring more serious consequences if you are ever charged with another crime in the future. While our Carrollton DUI Attorneys cannot promise a particular outcome, we can promise to do everything we can to protect your future. We will prepare your case for trial so we will be ready if a trial becomes necessary. However, we will look for possible ways of resolving your DUI case through dismissal or negotiation to a lesser charge. As the best DUI defense firm in Georgia, we will do what it takes to help you in your time of need.

DUI Penalties

Some penalties and consequences of a DUI conviction are obvious. Your license may be suspended, and you may face time in jail. However, other consequences may not be as obvious. You also face thousands of dollars in fines and fees, including charges for an ignition interlock device, alcohol/drug treatment classes, and increased insurance premiums, among other things. A conviction for DUI can also affect your employment, especially if your job requires you to drive. 

To avoid increased penalties that accompany multiple DUI convictions, it is important not to get the first one. Discussing your case with an expert Carrollton DUI Attorney is the most crucial first step.

Carrollton GA Municipal Court

If you are arrested for DUI in Carrollton GA or on the campus of the University of West Georgia, your case will go through Carrollton Municipal Court. The municipal court judge is the Honorable G. Lee Smith, and the clerks are Christie Berry and Angie Rogers. Court is held at 115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA 30112. For more information about Carrollton Municipal Court or your misdemeanor DUI case call (770) 834 – 4451.

Map to Carrollton Municipal Court

Choose the Best

When your future and reputation are on the line, you need the very best legal representation. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, we understand what is at stake and will do everything in our power to get you the best outcome possible. Our Carrollton DUI Attorneys are available to take your call and discuss your case 24 hours a day, seven days a week; because we know real life does not always happen between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. Call us now for your free consultation; you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

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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

Carrollton GA DUI Resources 

Carrollton Police Department 

University of West Georgia Police 

Carroll County GA Sheriff's Department

Georgia State Patrol 

Carroll County Clerk of State and Superior Courts

Administrative Office of the Courts

Carrollton GA Public Library

Wikipedia of Carrollton Georgia

Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Carrollton GA?

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!