Chatsworth GA DUI Lawyer

CHATSWORTH GA DUI LAWYER - CHATSWORTH GA DUI ATTORNEY

If you have been charged with DUI in Chatsworth GA or anywhere else in Murray County, you need representation immediately. Even though a DUI is usually considered a misdemeanor charge, it comes with serious consequences. Contact Lawson and Berry if you have been charged with DUI or a DUI related offense.

30-Day Warning

You only have 30 days after your DUI arrest to protect your driver's license from being suspended. To prevent the suspension, you must either file a letter requesting an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Both of these approaches should be discussed with a Chatsworth GA DUI Attorney before you make a decision. However, if you have been charged with refusing the blood, breath, or urine test, your license will be suspended for one year. To protect your Georgia' driver's license, call us now.

Prescription Drug DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common charge across the United States. However, over the past decade, we have seen the amount of DUI charges due to alcohol slightly decline while prescription drug DUI charges have increased. In Georgia, we have represented hundreds of drivers that found themselves charged with prescription drug DUI.

A prescription drug DUI can include over the counter medications, allergy medications, and other legal prescriptions. Many of our clients are under the false assumption that just because they take a legal prescription, it is okay to drive while taking it. Several medications can cause drowsiness that can cause them to drive impaired. As soon as your driving becomes impaired, the act comes illegal. Some types of drugs and the effects they can have on your driving include:

Prescription Painkillers: Drugs such as Percocet and Vicodin can cause intoxication.

Muscle Relaxers: Drugs that help with back or other muscle pain can cause severe drowsiness.

Cough Syrup: Most cough syrups contain codeine, which causes people to feel drowsy, sleepy, or dizzy.

Anxiety Medications: Drugs like Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac, Buspirone, or Celexa may cause a driver to feel drowsy.

Nighttime Cold or Flu Medicine: These types of medicines contain chemicals intended to help you sleep.

Similarly to DUI alcohol, a charge does not mean you are guilty! While there are challenges when it comes to testing for impairment related to prescription drug DUIs, our DUI attorneys in Chatsworth GA are skilled at finding applicable legal defenses. If you were charged with prescription drug DUI because you did not realize the side effects, we may be able to reduce your charge. This is especially true with first-time DUI drivers.

In sum, a valid prescription is not a defense if the person is found to be a less safe driver due to the consumption of medication. However, there are numerous other DUI defenses that we can use to support your case.

Penalties for DUI Drug Charge in Chatsworth GA

DUI drugs conviction in Chatsworth GA comes with harsh consequences. The penalties you may face include:

  • A fine between $300-$1,000
  • 10 to days to 12 months in jail
  • 40 hours of community service
  • Drug Use Risk Reduction Program
  • Up to one year of probation

In addition to the listed punishments, the Georgia Department of Driver Services can suspend your driver's license. However, these are possible punishments you may face if you are convicted! These are not guaranteed because there are always DUI defenses we can use to fight your case. We have numerous medical and scientific experts on our team that work to unearth flaws in the testing conducted.

Additionally, our Chatsworth GA DUI attorneys have decades of experience and know how to find gaps in the prosecutor's case against you. Every case is different, and that is why we take the time to thoroughly study the facts of your case. After our analysis, we will present your options to you. Our goal is to keep you driving and prevent a DUI from going on your permanent criminal record. Call now to see how we can help today.

Chatsworth GA Municipal Court

Chatsworth GA Municipal Court is responsible for handling misdemeanor traffic violations and city ordinance violations. Court meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., at City Hall located at 400 N 3rd Avenue, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Judge Ron Wilson presides over the Court and Wilma Nolan is the Clerk of Court.  For information about your case or other court information, call (706) 695-2834.  

Map to Chatsworth GA Municipal Court

Contact Us

For the best outcome for your case, call our Chatsworth GA DUI lawyers. If you are facing a DUI charge, there is no time to lose. Your first step after an arrest should be to secure the best Georgia DUI attorneys. Call us today. 

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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

Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer

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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!

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