Cohutta DUI Lawyer

COHUTTA DUI LAWYER - COHUTTA DUI ATTORNEY

If you have been charged with DUI in Cohutta, GA, or anywhere else in Whitfield County, you need an experienced DUI lawyer to assist with your case. Our Cohutta DUI Attorneys understand the subtle nuances in the criminal justice system that can be the difference between success and failure. Our goal is to make the process smooth for our clients and to obtain an excellent outcome for their case. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning

A skilled Cohutta DUI Attorney can help you avoid the license suspension associated with a DUI.  If you do nothing, your license will automatically be suspended for up to 12 months.  If you refused to take the blood, breath or urine test the officer in your case directed you to choose, your license suspension will be 12 months with no hope of a restricted license allowing you to drive to and from work or school. Your Cohutta DUI lawyer will request an Administrative License Suspension hearing (ALS Hearing) or an ignition interlock device, increasing the chances that you will not suffer a license suspension at all!

If Charged with DUI in Cohutta, You Have Two Cases To Resolve

In Georgia, there are two separate cases in a driving under the influence (DUI) case. There is an administrative proceeding in which the Department of Drivers Services (DDS) attempts to suspend your license or your privileges to drive in Georgia. The second case is the criminal case where you face the possibility of jail time, a fine, and other penalties.

The DDS proceeding is started once you are arrested. In Georgia, you must request an Administrative License Hearing within 30 days of your arrest. This hearing is separate and distinct from your criminal case! Therefore, even if your criminal case is dismissed, if you failed to request an ALS hearing, your license will still be suspended. The hearing must be requested in writing with the $150 fee. Your Cohutta DUI attorney will explain this process to you and make sure your driving privileges are protected!

The other side of your case is the criminal case. In Georgia, DUI cases can be shared as a misdemeanor or a felony. This depends on whether one has any prior DUI convictions and whether there was an accident or an injury to another person. If a person has a prior DUI conviction, there are significant jail sentences that a judge can impose.

Defending the DUI

Successful DUI defense combines knowledge, experience, negotiation skills, and advocacy from your Cohutta DUI attorney. While every case is different and results cannot be guaranteed, many of our clients have had their DUI charges dismissed, reduced, had jail time modified to community service, and more.

Attorney Richard Lawson formerly served as a prosecutor but has spent more than 20 years defending those charged with DUI. Because of his experience as a prosecutor, he is able to bring an incredible and rare perspective and knowledge to each case.

Our Cohutta DUI Lawyers will handle your case from start to finish on both the criminal and DDS fronts. It is critical to get an attorney involved immediately in your defense because many opportunities can be waived by failing to meet tight deadlines. Meeting these deadlines can mean the difference between keeping your license or losing it.

Our DUI Attorneys in Cohutta will consider all avenues when defending your case. We will thoroughly examine all the evidence, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and more to make sure we get the full picture. Once they understand the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will begin to build your defense. Some of the issues we will look at include:

  • the adequacy of the stop
  • whether the procedure for implied consent was followed
  • whether a lawful arrest occurred
  • proper procedure for the breath or blood test
  • the chain of command for the testing
  • the maintenance log for the breathalyzer test

If there is a defense for your case, we will find it and collect the evidence to support it. We care about your future and will work with you to achieve the goals for your case.

Cohutta Municipal Court

If you were arrested for a misdemeanor DUI or other traffic violations within Cohutta city limits, your case will proceed to Cohutta Municipal Court. Court is held on Mondays (typically the last Monday of the month). Arraignment is at 6:00 p.m. in the Cohutta Town Hall at 5102 Red Clay Road, Cohutta, GA 30710. Judge J. Allen Hammontree is the presiding judge, and the Court Solicitor is Todd Johnson. Jamie Nance is the clerk of court and can be reached at 706-463-8961 for questions about your case or other court information. Contact our office today to speak with a DUI Attorney in Cohutta

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Contact Us

A DUI arrest in Cohutta comes with tense and stressful feelings. Take a step in the right direction of obtaining peace of mind by calling our lawyers now. We take pride in handling each and every DUI case that comes in by making our clients feel at ease. We take the time to thoroughly assess your situation and work to reach the best outcome for your case. As a law firm that specializes in DUI defense, we can better serve you because we practice exclusively in DUI law. Read some of our reviews from clients who have worked with us and can attest to our credentials. Contact us for a free case evaluation

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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

Recommendations

  • OUTSTANDING LAWYER

    I initially contacted Mr. Lawson's firm about a terrible situation I was in. I was charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DUI Child Endangerment and Failure to Maintain Lane. This would have been my 5th life time DUI but with the Child Endangerment DUI this would have been my 5th and 6th... 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

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    WOW! WOW! Richard Lawson is amazing!!!! A few months ago my world was turned upside down when I was pulled over in North GA and arrested for DUI/Less Safe Drug. I'm a RN and having this follow me around could have jeopardized my license. I found Mr. Lawson online read his reviews and hired him. H... 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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