Forsyth GA DUI Lawyer


Lawson and Berry is a Georgia law firm that specializes in DUI defense. Our founder, Richard Lawson, began his career as a North Georgia DUI prosecutor over 25 years ago. That means he knows both sides of your case and exactly what to expect.  Contact our office for a free consultation and find out why we are Georgia's top rated DUI firm. 

30-Day Warning

If you are arrested for DUI in Forsyth GA, you or your Forsyth GA DUI Attorney needs to file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. The filing fee is $150. If the hearing is not requested or the device is not installed within 30 days, your license will be suspended. However, if you refused the State's test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license would be suspended for one year. Our lawyers can help you avoid a license suspension if you call us now. 

What to Do if You Were Arrested for DUI in Forsyth GA

Being arrested and charged with DUI can be a frightening experience. There is a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming to try and sift through it all on your own. In addition, there is a lot of inaccurate information about DUI, and it is difficult to discern who you can trust.

The first thing to do for aDUI charge is to educate yourself on DUI law and the DUI court process. The next thing to do is hire an experienced DUI attorney that practices it daily. There are many lawyers that “practice” DUI law but haven't defended a case in years. You need a Forsyth GA DUI Attorney that keeps up to date on recent laws and new case developments to ensure you are receiving the best defense possible.

Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Forsyth GA

A DUI conviction will result in severe consequences. Typical sentences for a first-offender DUI conviction are license suspension, jail time, community service, hefty fines, and more. Having a DUI conviction on your record can result in additional consequences such as higher insurance premiums, effects on employment, security clearance, professional licensing, and travel. A DUI conviction stays on your record and will have an impact on your future.

Defending Forsyth GA DUI Charges

You do not have to plead guilty and accept the consequences of a DUI conviction. A charge is not the same as a conviction, and there are plenty of DUI defenses we can use to support your innocence.  Our Forsyth GA DUI Lawyers can help yo

  • Get your license back - While your case is pending, you could be able to have your Administrative License Suspension (ALS) overturned or temporarily stayed, so you can keep driving.
  • Obtain a permit - If your driver's license is suspended, you may be eligible for a limited permit to drive to school or work.
  • Avoid jail - There are many ways an experienced Forsyth DUI Lawyer can help you avoid jail through treatment, probation, or other means.
  • Avoid a DUI Conviction - In many of the cases our DUI Lawyers in Forsyth GA handles; DUI charges are reduced, amended and sometimes dismissed altogether.

How Will You Win My DUI Case?

Many times, DUI cases are made or broken on particular factual and legal issues that can only be identified by an experienced DUI Attorney in Forsyth GA.  They have the training, skill, and credentials to be able to spot such issues.  Our goal in every case is a dismissal. We cannot, in good conscience, guarantee a dismissal of your charges. However, we can guarantee that you will receive the best representation for your case.  After we have reviewed the evidence, we can give you an informed opinion on what we think the outcome would be. If any attorney tells you they can guarantee a win in your case, they are not being honest with you and are just trying to get your business.  We know this because of the thousands of DUI cases we have handled over the years.  

Forsyth GA Municipal Court

Forsyth GA Municipal Court is responsible for prosecuting traffic offenses, traffic tickets, DUI cases, city ordinance violations, possession of marijuana, cases, and shoplifting cases. If your DUI arrest occurred within the City Limits of Forsyth GA, your case will proceed to Forsyth Municipal Court.  The Court is located at 26 North Jackson Street Forsyth GA, 31029.  The Chief Judge is the Honorable Kristi Lovelace.  The Solicitor  is Amy Smith Boyer.  The Clerk of the Forsyth GA Municipal Court is Janet Eldridge, and she can be reached at 478-994-5649. 

Map to Forsyth GA Municipal Court

Contact Us Today 

For the best outcome for your case, call our Forsyth GA DUI lawyers. If you are facing a DUI charge, there is no time to lose. Your first step after an arrest should be to secure the best Georgia DUI attorneys. Call us today.

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

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!