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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Georgia DUI Case?

A DUI charge in Georgia is serious, however there are many defenses that can be explored with the help of a top DUI lawyer. As soon as possible in the wake of a DUI arrest, you need to contact a Georgia DUI attorney to begin gathering evidence and keeping your driver's license from suspension or your privileges to drive in Georgia if you are an out-of-state driver with a DUI in Georgia.

If you do not seek help from a Georgia DUI attorney, you could find yourself facing suspension of your driver's license simply by virtue of failing to meet the statute of limitations for appeal.   Georgia DUI law enforcement officers must have a reason to pull you over. If you were stopped without the officer having observed a traffic violation, or you were stopped at roadblock considered unlawful in Georgia, you may have solid ground for your case to be won.

A Qualified Georgia DUI Lawyer Can Help:

Further, if you do not appear “impaired” during field sobriety tests and otherwise appear and behave normally on the Georgia police video recording of the incident, then this can be used as evidence to further build your case.   Great DUI lawyers in Georgia will thoroughly review video and audio recordings of your arrest in search of possible defenses.

Georgia DUI officers sometimes make errors during DUI investigations or arrests, and these errors may be able to be used against the State in order to reduce or even dismiss a DUI case. Sometimes there are errors with breath test machines or blood alcohol test results can get thrown out because of errors. Richard Lawson has successfully defended DUI Cases in Georgia for more than 25 years. Put the experience of a Former Georgia DUI Prosecutor to work for you.

Your Georgia DUI Lawyer will investigate:

  • Was there a proper reason for which you were stopped?
  • Was there reasonable suspicion to interact with you and stop your car?
  • If you were stopped at a roadblock or roadside checkpoint, did the police officers follow all the rules related to the case law associated with roadblock, your United States Constitutional rights, as well as Georgia Constitutional rights?
  • If you are asked to step out of your car and eventually arrested, was there probable cause to actually arrest you?  This question involves evaluating how well you performed on field sobriety tests and if the officer's poor instructions contributed to any mistakes you made while performing those tests.
  • Was the Georgia implied consent warning properly read?
  • Did the arresting officer, deputy, or State Trooper give you any advice contrary to the implied consent warning?
  • Did the officer violate your right to an independent breath, blood, or urine test?
  • Was the breath testing machine working properly when you took the test?
  • If you had prescription drugs in your system, were you in fact within the therapeutic level of those drugs or the abuse level?
  • Was any test you took properly evaluated by State chemists?
  • Was the arresting officer even properly trained to perform field sobriety tests or the breath test?
  • Was a chain of custody kept for your blood or urine test?
  • Has your arresting officer ever been fired or disciplined?
  • If illegal drugs such as marijuana were found in your blood or urine, were active metabolites of the drugs actually found  (something that would impair you) or were only inactive metabolites found (non-impairing).
  • In the event of an accident, did the accident itself cause you to look and act impaired?  An example is when a car rolls over, it can cause disorientation.
  • Did the airbag cause you disorientation and an appearance that your were impaired or DUI?
  • Did another driver cause the accident?
  • Did the officer assume guilt because there was an accident?
  • Could there be a medical reason that you looked impaired such as diabetes, stroke, or seizure?
  • Were you in fact not less safe or unsafe to drive?

What If you Don't Hire a Georgia DUI Attorney?

Every day, I receive calls from people who did not have a top-rated Georgia DUI lawyer.  Some had no attorney at all.  The common question is "how can I now get the DUI off my record?"  Most are having trouble finding a job or even making a career choice.  You have to act while your DUI case is pending, not years later.  Those calls can be heartbreaking.  Your case can only be defended while it is pending.  Nothing can be done years later.  Call today for your best DUI defense.

Call Now For Immediate Help:

Our Georgia DUI lawyers examine the evidence with the intention of giving you the best possible defense to DUI charges. Contact our office 24/7 to discuss the facts of your case with Mr. Lawson and begin building a strategy for a successful DUI Defense.  You can win your DUI case in Georgia.

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    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

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!