Cave Spring GA DUI Lawyer


Facing DUI charges can be a stressful and frightening experience. Our Cave Spring GA DUI Lawyers at Lawson and Berry have over 50 combined years of experience defending DUI charges. We understand the potential penalties you are facing and want to help protect you and your future. Contact us as soon as possible after the arrest and see how we can assist with your case.

30 Day Warning

If charged with DUI in Cave Spring GA, you only have 30 days to prevent the automatic suspension of your Georgia driver's license. To prevent the suspension, you must either request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Whichever choice you make must be completed within 30 days from your arrest. This decision should not be taken lightly. Call one of our Cave Spring GA DUI Lawyers to discuss your case.

Plea Bargains vs. Trial

When charged with a DUI, your case will be resolved through either plea bargaining or by going to trial. There is a lot to consider when deciding to take the plea or take your chances at trial. Some people plead guilty in order to avoid being found guilty by a judge or jury. Other people think they have a better chance at a favorable outcome if they take their case to trial. The most important thing when making this decision is to contact a Cave Spring GA DUI Attorney.

Pros and Cons of Going to Trial

Going to trial has several advantages but also several disadvantages. While you may think a jury will rule in your favor, it is important to remember that DUI charges have a negative stigma in the community. A jury of your peers may not look favorably on a DUI charge no matter if you are innocent. However, if the prosecutor does not offer you a favorable deal, your best option may be to take it to trial.

However, your case should only be taken to trial if you have experienced representation on your side. Your license, future, and freedom are on the line.

Pros and Cons of Taking a Plea Bargain

A plea bargain is an arrangement between the prosecutor and defendant where the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges. Many people take a plea bargain, even if they are not “truly guilty.”They do this to avoid risking their chances of being convicted at trial. While taking a plea bargain may seem like the easy option, there are conditions. The sentence almost always includes probation, and there are multiple rules that must be followed while on probation. A failure to comply with the terms will result in a probation revocation, and the defendant may face having to serve the rest of their sentence in jail.

However, plea bargains can send defendants time and money. Defendants avoid the court appearances associated with going to trial and also save money by not having to pay for an attorney.

Let Our Cave Spring GA DUI Lawyers Help You Today

No matter which decision you make, rest assured our attorneys can assist with your case. We fight and win DUI cases on a regular basis. On the other side, we are just as capable with negotiating a plea bargain outside of court. Our Cave Spring DUI Attorneys can help you make the decision to go to trial or accept the plea bargain. This is the most important decision in your case and can make the difference in your freedom or ability to drive. Do not trust this decision with a general practitioner! You need someone who works with DUI cases on a daily basis to give you the most informed opinion.

During the trial, the State has the burden to prove each element of the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. That is why we take a pro-active approach in presenting your side of the story. Not only will we challenge the evidence brought against you, but we will bring our own evidence in order to show you are not guilty.

Cave Spring GA Municipal Court

If your misdemeanor DUI arrest occurred in Cave Spring, your case will proceed to Cave Spring Municipal Court. The Honorable Steve Burkhalter is the Municipal Court Judge, and the Court Clerk is Judy Dickinson. She may be reached by calling (706) 777-3382. Court is held at 4:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Cave Spring City Hall located at 10 Georgia Avenue, Cave Spring, GA 30124. 

Map to Cave Spring GA Municipal Court

Contact Us

Our Cave Spring GA DUI Attorneys have over 50 combined years of experience and are consistently rated as top lawyers in Georgia. Trust us with your future. Call now!

Our Attorneys

  • Kimberly A. Berry

    Kimberly Berry has devoted her career to defending people. She is ...

  • Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense and Cri...

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


  • Thank you Richard!

    Richard helped us in a way we could never repay. Although my husband was facing his second lifetime DUI per the new GA laws, Richard was able to get the offence treated as a first offence, kept him out of jail, driving and working. The additional marijuana charge was dismissed and Richard kept us... Read On

  • Excellent Attorney

    Excellent attorney. I have never been in trouble before and never been arrested for anything. I recently got a DUI with several other tickets. I contacted Mr. Lawson's office and that was the best move I made. Richard Lawson not only is an excellent attorney, he is a kind, caring and hard working... Read On

  • 3rd Lifetime DUI

    Although it was my first in 18 years once I got my DUI there was a ton of uncertainty. I was referred to a few lawyers but after some research it was clear I needed better and that's when I found Richard. I knew Richard would be the caliber of lawyer I needed and wanted to help me through this or... 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!