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Crawford County GA DUI Lawyer

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Crawford County GA DUI Lawyer – Crawford County DUI Attorney

Roberta DUI Lawyer – Roberta DUI Attorney

The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a Georgia law firm that is dedicated to the defense of those arrested for DUI and DUI-related offenses. Richard Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor with over 20 years' experience in Georgia DUI law. Before you contact our office for a free consultation, please check out his reviews on Avvo and you will see why he is Georgia's top-rated DUI Attorney.

30-Day Warning!

If you were arrested for DUI in Crawford County GA, you should know that you only have thirty business days from the date of your arrest to file an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing request or to request an ignition interlock device. The filing fee is $150. If this hearing request is not filed within the thirty-day timeframe, your Georgia driver's license will automatically be suspended.

If you have been accused of refusing the State of Georgia's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license will be suspended for one full year, with no chance for a restricted license or early reinstatement.

Contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson if you have been arrested for DUI and need a DUI Lawyer in Crawford County GA. 

DUI Information

If you were arrested for DUI in Roberta GA, you need an experienced and qualified Roberta GA DUI Lawyer on your side to protect your rights. 

But, more than that, you need a Crawford County DUI Lawyer with a thorough knowledge of the complexities of Georgia DUI law to fight for you. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, our expertise, aggressive approach, and intricate understanding of DUI law have helped our clients maintain their freedom and driving privilege.

Our Crawford County Georgia DUI Lawyers know every single angle of a DUI case and how to give you the best advantage. If the officer who arrested you did not follow the proper policies and procedures in any aspect of your arrest; from pulling you over, administering field sobriety and blood alcohol tests, your Crawford County DUI Attorneys will use that information to your benefit and get your case dismissed or the best outcome possible. That is why it is critical to have a Crawford County GA DUI Attorney in your corner. Remember, you should never attempt to defend yourself against a DUI charge.

“Typical” DUI Case

Your friends invited you out for dinner and drinks. Everything is going great, but you realize that it is already 11 PM, and you have had more than one drink per hour. After some thought (and some coffee), you think you feel okay enough to drive home. Besides, you have an early appointment in the morning, so you do not want to leave your car and have to catch a ride home. You realize you have forgotten your lucky rabbit's foot and notice as you leave the restaurant parking lot, a police car is right behind, following you home.

The officer is “observing” your driving and notices that you did not signal a turn, you crossed the center line, and are speeding. Suddenly, you see blue lights in your rearview mirror, and you feel your heart jump into your throat. You start trying to think of the name of the Crawford County DUI Lawyer your friend told you about. After hesitating for a nanosecond, you pull over and try not to freak out.

Law enforcement pulls up behind you, and soon after, another police car arrives. If you play it smart, and not too nervous, you should be gathering your driver's license, registration, and insurance card, because those are the first things the officer will ask to see. That is really a test to see how he responds and to observe your fine motor skills. The officers are also checking to see if they can smell any alcohol on your breath, if your eyes are bloodshot watery, or if your speech is slurred. They are also listening to what you say, such as admitting you had been drinking, inconsistent answers to their questions, or hostile or unusual statements. 

Next, you are taken to jail and are fingerprinted and processed. After your release from jail, what you should do next is hire a Crawford County GA DUI Attorney with a law firm that is dedicated to DUI defense. Your Crawford County GA DUI Lawyer will handle your arraignment for you and review the police video and any reports to determine whether the officer had a legal reason to pull you over in the first place, and if your field sobriety and chemical tests were correctly administered. 

If there are legal issues with probable cause, field sobriety tests, chemical tests, our Crawford County GA DUI Attorneys will discuss your case with you to see if a trial is necessary. If they are not any particular legal issues, our Crawford County GA DUI Lawyers will negotiate a plea agreement on your behalf and will represent you for your plea and sentencing. Our Roberta GA DUI Lawyers will also assist you in reinstating your Georgia driver's license at the end of your suspension.

Crawford County GA Court Information

In Crawford County Georgia, your DUI case may be adjudicated in Roberta Georgia Municipal Court, Crawford County GA Probate Court, or Crawford County GA Superior Court.

Roberta GA Municipal Court

Roberta Georgia Municipal Court is responsible for processing city ordinance and traffic violations that occur within the city limits of Roberta. The Chief Clerk of Court is Vickie T. Grant, and the Honorable Robin Dunaway is the Municipal Court Judge. Court is held at 123 East Agency Street, Roberta, GA 31078. For more information, call (478) 836-3211. When you need a DUI Lawyer in Roberta GA, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. We have a skilled Roberta DUI Attorney waiting to hear from you and discuss your case.

Map to Roberta GA Municipal Court

Crawford County Probate Court

If you were arrested for DUI in an unincorporated area of Crawford County Georgia, your case would likely begin in Crawford County Probate Court. The Honorable Pamela L. Busbee. Court is held at 100 GA Highway 42 S, Knoxville, GA 31050. Please call (478) 836-3313 for more information.

Crawford County GA Superior Court

Crawford County Superior Court is responsible for handling all felony cases (and jury trials) and is part of the Macon Judicial Circuit, along with Bibb and Peach Counties. Ryan Johnson is the Clerk of Superior Court, and may be reached by calling (478) 836-3328. There are five Superior Court Judges who hear cases. They are:

Chief Judge Tilman E. Self, III

Bibb County Courthouse, Suite 314

Macon, GA 31201

(478) 621-6545

Judge Philip T. Raymond, III

Bibb County Courthouse, Suite 310

Macon, GA 31201

(478) 621-6620 

Judge Verda M. Colvin

Bibb County Courthouse, Suite 310

Macon, GA 31201

(478) 621-6328

Judge Edgar W. Ennis, Jr.

Bibb County Courthouse, Suite 310

Macon, GA 31201

(478) 621-6575

Judge Howard Z. Sims

Bibb County Courthouse, Suite 310

Macon, GA 31201

(478) 621-6535

District Attorney K. David Cooke, Jr. handles the prosecution of all misdemeanor and felony cases in Crawford County Superior Court. The District Attorney has the final say whether an individual is charged with a crime and what (if any) plea negotiations are considered. His contact information is:

K. David Cooke, Jr.

Macon Judicial Circuit

661 Mulberry Street

2nd Floor, Grand Building

Macon, GA 31201

(478) 621-6427

Experience You Can Trust

If you need a DUI Attorney in Crawford County Georgia or a DUI Lawyer in Roberta GA, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. Our years of experience in Georgia DUI law set us apart from the rest. After your free consultation, you will have no doubt that we are the best law firm to represent your case. Our Roberta GA DUI Lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call. Contact one of our experienced Crawford County Georgia DUI Attorneys today!

Our Attorneys

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    Richard Lawson

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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

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    Mr. Lawson is a very understanding, patient, trustworthy attorney. He always responded to my calls or emails night or day. My case was professionally handled in a timely manner. He got my dui case dismissed. 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

  • DUI dropped!

    I was charged with Dui for driving under the influence of my prescription medications. Kimberly got my dui charge dropped to a regular traffic ticket for reckless driving. This saved my job. No jail and I kept my license. Total life saver! Thank you soooo much! Read On

Crawford County GA DUI Resources 

Crawford County GA Sheriff's Department

Georgia State Patrol

Superior Court Clerk of Crawford County

Administrative Office of the Courts

Crawford County District Attorney

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Crawford County Public Library

Wikipedia of Crawford County Georgia

Wikipedia of Roberta Georgia

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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!