Case Results

The Law Office of Richard Lawson is the premier DUI defense firm in the State of Georgia. Richard's rankings and reviews on AVVO, an attorney rating site, are second to none and show why he is the top-rated Georgia DUI defense attorney.

He has been handling DUI cases and other traffic related offenses for over 20 years. Trained as a prosecutor by the very same agencies that are prosecuting you, he has an insight into the State's case that most other attorneys cannot offer.  Familiarity with local judges, prosecutors and practices allow him to negotiate plea agreements other lawyers could never get. If the case cannot be settled, his office will take your case to jury trial. 

His trial experience ensures you will have the most effective, zealous advocate standing by your side throughout the entire ordeal of having a criminal offense pending against you.  Whether plea bargain, motion or trial, Richard will make sure that you get the best possible outcome. 

Many DUI defense attorneys will do everything they can to convince you to accept a plea agreement.  We assume every client is innocent and do not hold any preconceived notions about your case.  The decision to fight your case, settle it, or seek an alternative punishment is always your decision. Our office is your advocate while you make your decision considering what is in your best interest.

Our attention to detail, our open lines of communication with our clients, and our belief that each of our clients deserves the best possible defense led to our overwhelming success in DUI defense.

More importantly, our attorneys care about you and know how much a good outcome means to you and your future.  We understand this is one of the most pressing challenges of your life, and that is why we dedicate ourselves to your defense.

Some of our case results are listed below:

  • State v. SD

    The client was pulled over for weaving across traffic on a highway. The client submitted to and failed field sobriety tests and a blood test showed his breath test reading was twice the legal limit. The client was hearing impaired and the officer failed to accommodate the impairment. Case reduced to reckless driving. Read On

  • State v. LH

    The client was stopped for speeding and subsequently arrested for DUI. The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because there was no State breath test and the only evidence of DUI was the officer’s statements that she had bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol on her breath. Outcome: Solicitor reduced the case to reckless driving. Read On

  • State v. MV

    The client was charged with DUI. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a breath test, which showed a .167 B.A.C. The DUI case was reduced to Reckless Driving because officer did not properly administer the field sobriety tests. Read On

  • State v. FN

    The client was charged with possession less than one ounce. Charges were dismissed after a motion hearing challenging the officer’s stop of his vehicle. Officer did not have reason to stop a vehicle after observing him the vehicle. Read On

  • State v. TG

    The client was charged with DUI at 7:30am while on his way to take a certification test for his employer. This was his second DUI arrest in 10 years, but his case was reduced to reckless driving due to lack of evidence. Read On

  • State v. KO

    The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving after it was determined that the field sobriety tests and breath test results would not be admissible at trial because the officer used coercive tactics and forced the client to take the tests. Read On

  • State v. MW

    The client was charged with DUI and Impeding Traffic because he had been driving well below the posted speed limit. The attorney filed for a motions hearing arguing that there was no violation of any traffic laws, not was the client driving in an erratic manner. Because the stop was unlawful, case dismissed. Read On

  • State v. MM

    The client was charged with a second DUI in 10 years and was involved in a car accident with injuries to the victims. The client entered a substance abuse treatment program and after a successful negotiation with the prosecution, the client received the minimum amount of jail time. Read On

  • State v. EF

    The client was charged with DUI. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a breath test. Charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because officer did not properly administer field sobriety evaluations. Read On

  • State v. LW

    The client was stopped for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. She refused to perform the field sobriety tests due to a recent hip surgery but agreed to take the State breath test.  She could not provide a sufficient breath sample and was charged with refusing the test. The charge was re... Read On

  • State v. NF

    The client was charged with DUI and No Tag Light. The client refused the State breath test and did not submit to field sobriety tests.  The officer based his arrest on the client’s admission to drinking earlier in the night and because he claimed the client had bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. Jury trial outcome of "Not Guilty." Read On

  • State v. KH

    2nd DUI Offense Reduced to Reckless Driving Description: The client was charged with DUI for the second time in 5 years. Client reported an accident after leaving the scene and driving home. The officers came to his house and arrested him for DUI. Read On

  • State v. JW

    The client was charged with DUI Drugs. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a blood test. Client was acquitted at trial due to expert testimony explaining that the marijuana metabolites present in his blood were not psychoactive. Read On

  • State v. KV

    The client was charged with DUI. Charges were dismissed after a motion hearing challenging the officer’s reason to approach her vehicle while legally parked in a lot after business hours. Officer did not have reason to approach her car. Read On

  • State v. VP

    The client was charged with two DUIs within a single month. One DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving so the second DUI charge was treated as a first offense. Read On

  • State v. REL

    The client was charged with DUI and DUI Child Endangerment. The child endangerment charge was dismissed and the client was able to keep her driving privileges. Read On

  • State v. BB

    The client was charged with a second DUI in 10 years and was involved in a car accident with serious injuries to the victims. We negotiated the minimum amount of jail time required by statute and he was able to keep driving. Read On

  • State v. AW

    The client was charged with DUI under 21. Charge was reduced to Obstruction with no driver’s license suspension. The client was able to keep his license and not have a DUI on his record. Read On

  • State v. EL

    The client was charged with DUI and No Tag Light. The client refused the State breath test and did not submit to field sobriety tests. The jury found him not guilty of DUI Less Safe after hearing argument that there was no traffic violation. Read On

  • State v. SL

    The client was charged with DUI and Impeding Traffic. The charges were dismissed after winning a motion hearing on the issue of the traffic stop. The judge found that the officer had no reason to stop the client’s vehicle. Read On

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