Emerson DUI Lawyer

EMERSON DUI LAWYER - EMERSON DUI ATTORNEY

If you have been charged with DUI in Emerson, GA, you need an experienced DUI lawyer to assist with your case. Our Emerson DUI Attorneys understand the subtle nuances in the criminal justice system that can be the difference between success and failure. We offer representation for DUI, drug possession cases, and other related crimes.  Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

30 Day Warning

You only have 30 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative license hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. If you fail to request a hearing or install the device, your driver's license will be automatically suspended. The hearing request must be submitted by mail and costs $150. It is in your best interest to contact an Emerson DUI Attorney to discuss whether the ALS hearing or the ignition interlock device is the best option for your case.

Prescription Drug DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common charge across the United States. However, over the past decade, we have seen the amount of DUI charges due to alcohol slightly decline while prescription drug DUI charges have increased. In Georgia, we have represented hundreds of drivers that found themselves charged with prescription drug DUI.

A prescription drug DUI can include over the counter medications, allergy medications, and other legal prescriptions. Many of our clients are under the false assumption that just because they take a legal prescription, it is okay to drive while taking it. Several medications can cause drowsiness that can cause them to drive impaired. As soon as your driving becomes impaired, the act comes illegal. Some types of drugs and the effects they can have on your driving include:

  • Prescription Painkillers: Drugs such as Percocet and Vicodin can cause intoxication.
  • Muscle Relaxers: Drugs that help with back or other muscle pain can cause severe drowsiness.
  • Cough Syrup: Most cough syrups contain codeine, which causes people to feel drowsy, sleepy, or dizzy.
  • Anxiety Medications: Drugs like Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac, Buspirone, or Celexa may cause a driver to feel drowsy.
  • Nighttime Cold or Flu Medicine: These types of medicines contain chemicals intended to help you sleep.

Similarly to DUI alcohol, a charge does not mean you are guilty! While there are challenges when it comes to testing for impairment related to prescription drug DUIs, our DUI attorneys in Emerson are skilled at finding applicable legal defenses. If you were charged with prescription drug DUI because you did not realize the side effects, we may be able to reduce your charge. This is especially true with first-time DUI drivers.

In sum, a valid prescription is not a defense if the person is found to be a less safe driver due to the consumption of medication. However, there are numerous other DUI defenses that we can use to support your case.

Emerson Municipal Court

Where your misdemeanor DUI arrest occurred will determine which court will have jurisdiction over your case. For example, if you were arrested within the city limits of Emerson, you would need an Emerson DUI Lawyer to defend you in Emerson Municipal Court. The Honorable Lance T. McCoy is the Municipal Court Judge, and Vickey Banks is the Court Clerk. Court is held at the Emerson Police Department located at 700 Highway 293, Emerson, Georgia 30137. Call (770) 386-6696 for more information.

Map to Emerson Municipal Court

Contact Us Today

Contact Lawson and Berry today if you have been arrested for a DUI or a related offense in Emerson. Our seasoned DUI lawyers in Emerson are waiting to take your call and explain the options for your case. Call today and speak with an attorney who truly cares about your future! We will make sure your rights, future, and freedom are protected!

Our Attorneys

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    Richard Lawson

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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

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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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