Dacula DUI Lawyer

Dacula DUI Lawyer – Dacula DUI Attorney

Dacula DUI Defense

Richard Lawson is a former prosecutor with over 25 years' experience in DUI Law. He is the top-rated DUI attorney in Georgia and has stellar reviews on the attorney rating site Avvo. After checking those out, contact our office for a hassle-free, no-obligation case evaluation.

30-Day Warning!

If you were arrested for DUI in Dacula or elsewhere in Gwinnett County, you need to request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device within thirty days of your arrest. There is a $150 filing fee to make the request. If you (or your Dacula DUI Lawyer) do not request an ALS hearing or interlock device within that timeframe, your license will be suspended automatically. If you refused the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license would be suspended for twelve months with no chance for a restricted permit. 

You only have one chance to have your Dacula DUI case handled correctly, therefore, choose your Dacula DUI Attorney carefully.  

Hope for Dacula DUI Cases

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Dacula, you may feel as if your case is hopeless. Maybe your breath or blood test came back above Georgia's legal limit of .08. Maybe you did not do well in performing the standard field sobriety tests because you had had a few drinks before you drove home.

Why You Need a Dacula DUI Lawyer

It is crucial for you to understand that even if there is evidence against you, there are ways to craft a successful defense for your case. Penalties for a Georgia DUI conviction are severe. Even a first-time offense could lead to jail time, hefty fines, and a criminal record. Hiring an experienced Dacula DUI Attorney is the best way to the best possible outcome.

Your DUI Lawyer in Dacula should investigate every facet of your case, and will need your information and input in getting the details together. Your Dacula DUI Attorney will need to know what you ate and had to drink during throughout the day, up until the exact time you got behind the wheel of an automobile. Your Dacula DUI Lawyer will use this information to create a timeline of events leading up to the time you were pulled over by law enforcement.

If your Dacula DUI Attorney discovers evidence that the police made any errors, that could be an argument for your case to be dismissed. Depending upon the unique facts of your case, your Dacula DUI Lawyer may choose to challenge your traffic stop and subsequent arrest, they way your chemical test was given, and even how law enforcement questioned you during their DUI investigation.

Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion

The proof is an integral part of any DUI case. The prosecutor must meet the burden of evidence that you are guilty beyond reasonable doubt to get a DUI conviction. The proof is so important to your case that it must be established as soon as you first come into contact with the police in the form of probable cause and reasonable suspicion.

To pull you over in the first place, a law enforcement officer must have articulable reasonable suspicion that you have broken (or are breaking) the law; they cannot just pull people over because they feel like it. They must see and observe erratic or dangerous driving behavior or other traffic violation. If you were pulled over for no reason and were subsequently investigated for DUI without police proving reasonable articulable, that may be grounds to dismiss your case.

If your traffic stop was lawful; meaning that law enforcement had reasonable articulable suspicion to stop you, they must also establish probable cause to start a DUI investigation against you. They will look for bloodshot eyes, a smell of alcohol, or slow or slurred speech as signs of intoxication. If any of those signs exist, proof of probable cause has been established, and the DUI investigation can begin.

Choosing a Dacula DUI Attorney

If you are facing DUI charges in Dacula, choosing the right DUI Attorney in Dacula is one of the most important decisions you will make. A Dacula DUI is a serious charge that is punishable by a multitude of life-changing consequences. Even if this is your first offense, choosing an experienced, aggressive Dacula DUI Lawyer is, without doubt, in your best interests.

Dacula DUI Experience

When interviewing prospective Dacula DUI Lawyers, make sure to inquire about their experience. How long have they been practicing law in Georgia? How many DUI cases have they previously handled? Do they have a track record of proven success? Do they have case results available for your review?


As with anything, "you get what you pay for." If you are looking for bargain DUI Defense, you will end up with a lawyer who takes on many cases (probably more than they can handle), to make more money.

A good Dacula DUI Attorney will take their time with you and your case. They will dedicate all their resources to building the best defense possible for your case.


Trust is the most important thing to consider when choosing a DUI Lawyer in Dacula. Is the attorney easy to talk to? Do they make you feel comfortable? Will they keep you up-to-date with what is going on with your case every step of the way? If the answer to any of those questions is “no,” you should keep looking. 

Dacula Municipal Court

The Municipal Court of Dacula is located at 442 Harbins Road, Dacula, GA 30019. The Honorable William F. Brogdon is the Municipal Court Judge, and Heather Coggins is the Chief Court Clerk. Call (770) 963-7451 for more information.

Map to Dacula Municipal Court

Help When You Need It Most

A DUI conviction never goes away, but to keep it from destroying your life you must seek experienced legal counsel. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, we have experienced Dacula DUI Lawyers standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week—including holidays. We are here for you when you nee help the most. Call today for a free consultation. You will not regret it; your best defense begins with us.

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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

Dacula DUI Resources

Gwinnett County Police Department

Georgia State Patrol

Gwinnett County District Attorney

Administrative Office of the Courts

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Wikipedia of Dacula Georgia

Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Dacula Georgia? 

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!