Elberton DUI Lawyer

ELBERTON DUI LAWYER - ELBERTON DUI ATTORNEY 

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to call a Elberton DUI Lawyer immediately. The penalties for a DUI charge are severe and can have drastic effects on your future. Our attorneys have over 50 combined years of experience and are prepared to assist with your case today. Call now for a free case evaluation. 

30 Day Warning

If you have been arrested for DUI in Elberton or anywhere else in Elbert County, you only have 30 days to save your license from suspension. You must file a letter requesting an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle to save your license. If you fail to request the letter or install the device within 30 days, then your license will automatically suspended. However, if you refused the State's testing of your blood, breath, or urine, your license will be automatically suspended for twelve months.

First DUI Penalties in Elberton 

One of the first questions we get asked from a client is what penalties are they facing. Even though a DUI is generally a misdemeanor charge, there are severe consequences. However, remember this only apply if you are convicted. No one should simply plead guilty and accept these consequences. There are always Georgia DUI defenses we can use to support your case.

If convicted of DUI in Elberton, the penalties you face will vary depending on a number of circumstances. The facts of the case influence whether a judge orders a sentence closer to the maximum or minimum limits. In large part, the sentencing ranges depending on the number of prior DUI convictions.

First DUI penalty in Elberton:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • 12 months of probation
  • Fine between $300-$100 plus court costs and surcharges
  • At least 40 hours of community service
  • DUI school
  • Driver's license suspension, with a limited permit to drive
  • MADD panel
  • Substance abuse counseling

How Our Elberton DUI Lawyers Can Assist with Your Case

Attorney Richard Lawson formerly served as a prosecutor but has spent more than 20 years defending those charged with DUI. Because of his experience as a prosecutor, he is able to bring an incredible and rare perspective and knowledge to each case.

Our Elberton DUI Lawyers will handle your case from start to finish and keep you informed. It is critical to get an attorney involved immediately in your defense because many opportunities can be waived by failing to meet tight deadlines. Meeting these deadlines can mean the difference between keeping your license or losing it.

Our DUI Attorneys in Elberton will consider all avenues when defending your case. We will thoroughly examine all the evidence, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and more to make sure we get the full picture. Once they understand the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will begin to build your defense.

Elberton Municipal Court

If your DUI arrest occurred in Elberton, your case will proceed in Elberton Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert A. Johnson is the Municipal Court Judge. Court is held at 230 North McIntosh Street, Elberton, Georgia 30635. If you need more information, call (706) 213-3100.

Map to Elberton Municipal Court

Contact Us Today 

Let the Elberton DUI Attorneys with Lawson and Berry put your mind at ease.  We have a team of skilled DUI lawyers who have a track record of success in defending DUI cases.  Call us now for a hassle-free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Our Attorneys

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    Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He ex...

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    Kimberly A. Berry

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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

  • Thank you Richard!

    Richard helped us in a way we could never repay. Although my husband was facing his second lifetime DUI per the new GA laws, Richard was able to get the offence treated as a first offence, kept him out of jail, driving and working. The additional marijuana charge was dismissed and Richard kept us... Read On

  • One of the Best!

    IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DUI CALL MR. LAWSON!!! I am a former military service member and currently a Federal Employee with a security clearance. I was pulled over in Georgia, arrested refused the breath analyzer, and was charged with DUI. I found Mr. Lawson's website, which had many outstanding re... Read On

  • Best DUI lawyer out there. Thanks Richard Lawson!!!

    What can I say about Mr. Lawson that everyone else hasn't already said? He's the best DUI lawyer out there for sure. I was charged with DUI and child endangerment and thought I would be convicted of at least a DUI if not the child endangerment as well. I thought I would lose my job too if I was c... Read On

Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer

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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!

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