Choosing a DUI Lawyer in Georgia

Choosing a DUI Lawyer in Georgia - Choosing a DUI Attorney in Georgia

After an arrest for DUI you may be bombarded with information and solicitations from Georgia DUI defense lawyers. Choosing the right team can be stressful, frustrating, and confusing. Many people's DUI charges are their only encounter with law enforcement and they know very little about how to obtain the best Georgia DUI defense counsel.  Georgia law is unique.  You need someone trained in the latest DUI defense tactics.

Experience, Training, Dedication, and Customer Service is the Difference:

Experience that Matters:

Georgia DUI Attorney Richard Lawson is a Former Georgia DUI Prosecutor, trained by the same people who are prosecuting the case against you.  For more than 25 years he has defended DUI cases throughout Metro Atlanta and throughout North Georgia. If handing DUI cases were easy, anyone could do it.  However, too many attorneys dabble in DUI Defense without having the skills necessary to truly defend DUI cases in Georgia.  Hire the Georgia DUI Attorneys that focus their entire practice on Georgia DUI Defense.

The most important factor in finding a Georgia DUI attorney is finding adequate experience in DUI law. Many lawyers take DUI cases, but general practitioners who take all types of cases may not know the ins and outs of DUI law. There are also lawyers who are exclusively criminal defense lawyers, but usually focus on high profile crimes such as drug crimes or murder charges. While these lawyers may have background knowledge in DUI law, they do not have the insight or reputation of a specialized DUI lawyer.

The Right Training for the Job:

You should be wary of general lawyers if you have a serious Georgia DUI case such as being a repeat offender or have injured someone while being accused of being DUI.   General practitioners are not equipped to handle DUI cased that involved the infliction of serious bodily injury on others.  Only a specialist can handle difficult cases that involve injuries or involve multiple prior DUI offenses. All of our attorneys are trained in breath testing and field sobriety testing.  Richard Lawson is trained as a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor.  He is qualified to teach field sobriety testing to police officers.

Dedication to Your Defense:

Hiring the wrong lawyer can result in having someone that may not be equipped to handle the complexities of such DUI cases, and you may end up suffering the consequences.   Attorney Richard S. Lawson specializes in DUI law only and related cases that are associated with DUI. With 25 plus years' of history negotiating the intricacies of DUI cases, he understands Georgia DUI laws and procedures. In addition, he also regularly works with various Georgia DUI experts in order to gain insight into areas like toxicology levels in the blood and other such information which he will use to help defend his clients.

Our office only handles DUI Defense in Georgia.  We are dedicated to protecting your rights and your freedom.  This is a real commitment to leave no stone unturned.  This is our life's work.

Customer Service - We Work for You:

Even more important to our clients is customer service. You deserve lawyers that are attentive to your needs and concerns.  We return phone calls and emails and make sure you are informed as to what is going on with your case.  You are never in the dark.  We understand the importance of your case to you and your life.  If you have a question, call or email us for a prompt response.  Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.

Chose the Right DUI Lawyer Now:

Choosing a DUI Lawyer in Georgia is the most important thing you will do after being arrested for DUI.  Our practice focuses on DUI Defense in Georgia and only DUI Defense.  We do not handle other criminal cases or civil matters.  We are devoted to DUI Defense in Georgia and work everyday to protect the rights of our clients.  We protect the rights of people charged with DUI and the ability of our clients to continue to drive.  Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Attorneys

  • Kimberly A. Berry

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  • Richard Lawson

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  • 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

  • Outstanding Attorney

    Mr. Lawson was definitely an extraordinary attorney. He was very informative and professional. All calls/emails were answered immediately or within the hour. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving. Thank you, Mr. Lawson for making a difficult situation a lot less traumatic. Read On

  • Outstanding Service!

    We used Richard when I received two DUI's, one of which had child endangerment attached because I was arrested with my 1y/o in the car. After lots of work, all on his part, Richard was able to get one of the charges dropped, the child endangerment one, and I was able to keep my drivers license. H... Read On

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


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!