Cornelia GA DUI Lawyer


Our Cornelia GA DUI Attorneys have been handling DUI cases for over 50 combined years. We use that experience to help negotiate reduced sentences and get cases dismissed for our clients. We understand that a DUI arrest can be overwhelming, and you may think that you don't have options. You always have Georgia DUI defenses available to you! Call us today for a free case evaluation and see how we can assist with your case.

30 Day Warning

If you have been charged with DUI in Cornelia Ga, you only have 30 days to save your license from being suspended. You can either submit a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. No decision should be made without first consulting with an experienced lawyer. A failure to request a hearing or install the device within 30 days will result in a suspension of your Georgia driver's license.

Driving Under the Influence in Cornelia GA

All throughout Georgia, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Due to the danger a drunk driver poses to other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians, Georgia has imposed very strict laws punishing those convicted of DUI. Because the rules and legal procedures related to DUI cases do not favor those accused, it is important to have a skilled Cornelia GA DUI Lawyer asserting assist with your defense. We will make sure your rights are protected and present a robust defense for your case.

DUI Sentencing in Cornelia GA

One of the most asked questions our office receives is what punishment will they be facing if convicted. Unfortunately, we cannot predict exactly what consequences you will face. Many factors go into the punishment. The circumstances of your case, the evidence in your case, the number of prior convictions, your BAC (blood alcohol concentration), and whether there were any injuries all play a part in your sentencing. When you contact our Cornelia GA DUI Lawyers, we will explain all of your possible outcomes and discuss how we will combat every aspect of the prosecutor's case against you. We will work hard to make sure you receive a favorable ruling from the court.

DUI Penalties in Cornelia GA

There are drastic long-term consequences for DUI convictions. Even though it is a misdemeanor conviction, the penalties are severe. Having a criminal record can impede future employment opportunities. Also, a license suspension is a possible penalty and is a significant problem for most people. Additional repercussions include things such as hefty fines, court fees, ignition interlock devices, or a drug or alcohol treatment program. However, hiring a Cornelia GA DUI Lawyer who will aggressively represent you can help reduce the penalties you face. 

Cornelia GA Municipal Court

Cornelia Municipal Court handles cases ranging from city ordinance violations to DUI charges to other misdemeanor traffic offenses that occur within Cornelia city limits. Judge Wink Verdery presides over Cornelia GA Municipal Court and the Court Clerk is Rachel Newkirk. Court is held at 181 Larkin Street, Cornelia, GA 30531. For more information, call (706) 778-4314.

Map to Cornelia GA Municipal Court

Speak With a Cornelia GA DUI Lawyer

Set up a free consultation with one of our experienced DUI Lawyers today. We have represented clients for over 20 years with fantastic results. Every person deserves to be well-represented, and we will use our knowledge and litigation skills to help you. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve you. Call now!

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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



    Richard was not the first lawyer I spoke with after my DUI charge, but he was the last when searching for representation. This was my very first time encountering any sort of legal dispute so I had no idea what I was doing and I was very scared. Richard was very friendly, down to earth and consol... Read On

  • Miracle Worker!

    Not only did Richard Lawson and his very capable associate get my DUI reduced to reckless driving with parole, but he did something that I didn't think was possible. I was stopped for a moving violation recently. The police arrested me because they showed my driver's license had been suspended. H... Read On

  • Ideal attorney for anyone

    Mr. Lawson is outstanding. He was professional, attentive to any requests, and got the outcome I wanted but thought was unachievable. I had been arrested for a DUI. The case was very difficult, intricate, and was seemingly without hope, but Mr. Lawson was able to get the charges drastically reduc... 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!