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Duluth Georgia DUI Defense

If you are looking for Duluth Georgia DUI Attorneys with decades of experience, a proven track record of results, and a reputation for being the top-rated DUI Defense firm, contact the Law Offices of Richard Lawson. 

For over 25 years, the Duluth GA DUI Lawyers with the Law Office of Richard Lawson have been diligently providing aggressive DUI Defense to those arrested and charged with DUI in Duluth, Georgia. Our Duluth GA DUI Attorneys have defended thousands of individuals accused of DUI in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Over 25 years ago, before starting his firm, Richard Lawson was a former Georgia DUI prosecutor. That means he knows both sides of your Duluth Georgia DUI case. See what former clients have to say about Richard by taking a look at his Avvo reviews, and contact us for your best DUI Defense.

The Duluth GA DUI Attorneys with the Law Office of Richard Lawson have been providing effective legal representation to professionals, executives, and anyone with a reputation to uphold. They are DUI specialists who offer:

  • Over 20 years' experience in Georgia DUI Defense
  • Access to experts, accident reconstructionists, and forensic specialists
  • Comprehensive understanding of the science and technology that accompanies DUI Defense

30-Day Warning!

If you were arrested for DUI in Duluth, Georgia, you only have thirty days to protect your driving privilege. You (or your Duluth GA DUI Lawyer) will need to submit a request for either an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing or an ignition interlock device to keep your license from being suspended. The State of Georgia charges a $150 fee to file for this hearing. If you refused the State of Georgia's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license would be suspended for one year with no chance for a permit. 

Our DUI Lawyers in Duluth GA understand that you may be experiencing anxiety and feeling uncertain about your Duluth Georgia DUI case. That is why we strive to provide answers to all your DUI questions along with practical legal advice.

It does not matter who you are, Georgia's legal system is complex and bureaucratic. Choose a DUI Attorney in Duluth with over 25 years' experience in fighting for the rights of the accused. Some things to know:

  • We handle every detail, so you do not have to;
  • We will explain everything in detail and let you know about each legal decision that must be made during the DUI process;
  • We will be available to answer your questions promptly; whether by phone, email or in person. 

Your Case is Not Hopeless

There is always hope, despite the evidence you think is against you. A qualified Duluth Georgia DUI Lawyer can always find the best way to present your case in the best possible light in the courtroom. However, that does not mean that the best strategy is taking your case to trial. Even though our Duluth Georgia DUI Attorneys are skilled trial attorneys and will work to protect your rights in court before a jury; they also know how to employ other strategies so your case can be resolved without having a trial. Our Duluth GA DUI Lawyers might even be able to have your case dismissed or your charges reduced, eliminating the need for a trial. Make sure to contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson to discuss all the legal options available for your case. 

Skilled and Experienced Duluth DUI Lawyers

The Duluth DUI Attorneys at the Law Office of Richard Lawson are on your side should you be arrested for drinking and driving. If you are afraid of losing your professional license, driver's license, or your good reputation, call right away.

The Duluth GA DUI Lawyers with the Law Office of Richard Lawson have a long history of fighting for the rights of clients and have a reputation for effective DUI Defense. We know how to protect your freedom, even if you think there is no hope.

Duluth GA Court Procedure

Most court systems handle a large number of DUI cases and have dedicated criminal court with separate court procedures to resolve cases as quickly and smoothly as possible. That means your case is likely to be resolved rather quickly, but it could also make things more confusing for you to understand. Below are the basics of DUI court procedure:

  • Arrest – An arrest is just that – an arrest. There are lawful arrests, and there are unlawful arrests that need to b challenged. Your Duluth Georgia DUI Lawyer knows the difference, and will use that knowledge to fight your case.
  • Booking and Bail – After your arrest, you are taken to jail and “booked.” That means police will: take down your personal information (date of birth, address, etc.); perform a criminal record check; fingerprint you; get your mug shot; confiscate your personal property, and likely place you in a holding cell. Bail is the process that allows a DUI suspect to pay a specific amount of money in exchange for release from jail.
  • Arraignment – This is your first court appearance. If one of our Duluth DUI Lawyers is representing you, they will attend arraignment on your behalf so you will not have to attend.
  • Motions Hearings and Pre-trial Conference – Motions hearings are where the judge decides what evidence can be used against you. The pre-trial conference is your attorney's opportunity to speak with the prosecutor and judge to negotiate a plea agreement or other resolution.
  • Trial – DUI trials are unusual since most defendants end their case at the arraignment stage by pleading “guilty” to their charges. However, there are some that choose to take their case to trial.

Duluth Georgia Court Information

Duluth GA Municipal Court

If you were arrested within the city limits of Duluth, your case would be heard in Duluth Municipal Court. The Honorable Charles L. Barrett, III is the Chief Municipal Court Judge, Lyle K. Porter, Margaret Gettle Washburn, and Claude D. Mason, and Chung Hun Lee are associate judges. Sharon H. Wallace is the Chief Clerk, and Russell T. Bryant is the Solicitor. Court is held at the Duluth Public Safety Building at 3276 Buford Highway, Duluth, Georgia 30096. Call (770) 623-2771 for more information.

Map to Duluth GA Municipal Court

Gwinnett County State Court

State Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases such as DUI that occur in unincorporated areas of the county. It is also where your case would go if you chose to have a trial. There are eight judges who hear cases:

Chief Judge Pamela D. South

Judge Emily J. Brantley

Judge Joseph C. Iannazzone

Judge Shawn F. Bratton

Judge Carla E. Brown

Senior Judge Howard E. Cook

Judge John Doran

Senior Judge Robert W. Mock, Sr.

The Clerk of State Court of Gwinnett County is Richard T. Alexander. Gwinnett County State Court is held at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. Call (770) 822-8100 for more information.

Map to Gwinnett County State Court

Gwinnett County Superior Court

Superior Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases in the county. There are twelve judges who preside over cases:

Chief Judge Melodie Snell Conner

Judge Karen E. Beyers

Judge Debra K. Turner

Judge Kathryn M. Schrader

Judge R. Timothy Hamil

Judge George F. Hutchinson, III

Judge Ronnie Batchelor

Judge Randolph G. Rich

Judge Tom Davis

Senior Judge K. Dawson Jackson

Judge Warren Davis

Senior Judge Fred A. Bishop, Jr.

Richard T. Alexander is the Clerk of Superior Court, and Philip Boudewyns is the Court Administrator.

The Chief Prosecuting Officer for Superior Court is the District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney for Gwinnett County Superior Court is Danny Porter, and may be reached by calling (770) 822-8444. Court is held at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.

Map to Gwinnett County Superior Court

You Have Options

When you need a DUI Lawyer in Duluth GA, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. Our DUI Attorneys in Duluth Georgia have extensive experience in Georgia DUI Law and will fight to get you the best result possible for your case. We will give you an honest evaluation of your unique Duluth DUI case and help you figure out your best course of action. We will explain the DUI court process, represent you at your arraignment and ALS hearing, and be by your side every step of the way. There is always hope in every DUI case we handle. Call today, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Holidays too.

Our Attorneys



    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

 Duluth Georgia DUI Resources

Duluth Georgia Police Department

Gwinnett County Police Department

Georgia State Patrol

Duluth Municipal Court

Gwinnett County Courts

Administrative Office of the Courts 

Wikipedia of Duluth Georgia

 Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Duluth 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!