Gainesville Georgia DUI Lawyer

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Gainesville DUI Defense

You probably thought a DUI in Gainesville, Georgia could never happen to you or someone close to you. However, you quickly realize you are in a predicament that you never imagined. You are more than likely wondering what happens next or what you should do.  Contacting an experienced Gainesville DUI Lawyer is the best first step.  The Law Office of Richard Lawson is the top-rated DUI Attorney in the Gainesville/Hall County area and throughout Georgia. As a former prosecutor, Richard knows both sides of your case. His reviews can be seen on Avvo.  

Whether you refused testing of your breath, blood or urine (or even if you submitted to testing), the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) can and will suspend your license unless you request a hearing in a timely manner.

30-Day Warning For Georgia DUI Cases:

You only have thirty days to request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or request an ignition interlock device to challenge the automatic suspension of your Georgia driver's license. The State of Georgia charges $150 to file the hearing request, and if it is not requested, your driving privileges will be suspended. If you refused testing of your breath, blood or urine, your license would be suspended for 12 months, with no permit to drive. A skilled Gainesville, Georgia DUI Attorney from the Law Office of Richard Lawson will file the ALS request for you and will be by your side every step of your DUI case.


The Gainesville, GA DUI Lawyers with the Law Office of Richard Lawson understand that your driver's license, job, and freedom are critical to you; and they will fight for you to the end to save them. Being charged with DUI does not mean you are guilty of drunk driving. The State of Georgia has trained police officers, prosecutors, and scientists who will do their very best to convict you of DUI. To fight your DUI charge, you need a seasoned team of Gainesville, Georgia DUI Attorneys, who will aggressively fight for your rights. Our office is made up of trained, qualified Gainesville DUI Lawyers who are passionate about DUI Defense, yet caring and understanding when it comes to taking care of their clients. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, we believe every client has a right to a reliable, effective legal defense.


When a Gainesville police officer arrested you and charged you with DUI, you might have felt that you were not treated appropriately and needed someone to step in and fight for you. Does this sound like your situation? If so, we are the Gainesville, GA DUI Attorneys for you!

Do not trust the handling of your DUI case to just any general practitioner or DUI Lawyer in Gainesville, Georgia. Richard Lawson is a top-rated Gainesville DUI Defense Attorney who has dedicated his practice to defending individuals and protecting the rights of those charged with DUI for over 25 years.  


When selecting a Gainesville DUI Lawyer, their experience is paramount. The Law Office of Richard Lawson has experienced DUI Defense attorneys and qualified staff to assist you through each and every detail of your case. To craft an effective defense, your trained Gainesville DUI Attorney should possess the necessary skills and experience to challenge the prosecution's case against you.

The Law Office of Richard Lawson's Gainesville DUI Lawyers have spent numerous years in training honing their DUI Defense skills. Hiring an experienced DUI Attorney in Gainesville can be the difference between a favorable outcome and you going to jail. From the initial consultation and evaluation of your particular case to its conclusion, how your Gainesville DUI Lawyer handles your case can have long term and possibly lifetime consequences for you. A DUI charge or conviction in Gainesville, GA can be a devastating and life-altering. We do not want you to panic, but if your case is improperly handled, you may lose your driver's license and possibly, your employment. You could be dropped from your insurance and also have to pay steep fines and fees. Worst of all, you could end up spending time behind bars. All of these things can happen if you do not choose a DUI Defense Attorney who exclusively handles DUI cases. Hire the best DUI Attorney in Gainesville, Georgia to defend your case. Call the Law Office of Richard Lawson today!


Drunk (and drugged) driving is against the law everywhere in the United States. Each state has created specific legislation explaining the offense and its legal consequences. Georgia DUI Penalties are harsh, and you could lose your privilege to drive and your very freedom. Since Richard Lawson is a former prosecutor, he knows everything it takes to defend you, your freedom, and your driving privilege.


The Law Office of Richard Lawson guarantees that each and every case we represent will be thoroughly evaluated for anything that can discredit the prosecution's case against you. The Prosecution is required to show that:

  • There was a valid reason to pull you over;
  • There was probable cause for your arrest; 
  • Field sobriety testing was properly administered by a trained officer;
  • Equipment used by law enforcement was in full working order;
  • The person using testing equipment was trained in its use;
  • The individual arrested for DUI was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Richard Lawson has been successful defending the rights of those arrested and charged with DUI in Georgia for over 25 years. He understands how important it is to keep a DUI off your record. He has gotten many verdicts of "not guilty" and even more cases dismissed. Those results speak for themselves.


Gainesville Municipal Court

If you were arrested for misdemeanor DUI in the city limits of Gainesville, your case would be heard in Gainesville Municipal Court. G. Hammond Law, III is the municipal court judge, and Carolyn Sullins is the court clerk. Municipal Court is held at 701 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville, Georgia 30501. The contact number is (770) 538-2486.

Hall County State Court

If you have been arrested for DUI and want a jury trial, your case would go to Hall County State Court. The Hall County State Court Judges are Larry A. Baldwin, II; B.E. Roberts, III; and Charles Wynne. The address is 225 Green Street SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30503. The phone number is (770) 531-7007.

Hall County Superior Court

All felony DUI cases must go through Hall County Superior Court. The Chief Judge is C. Andrew Fuller. Associate judges are Jason J. Deal; Kathlene F. Gosselin; and Bonnie C. Oliver. Court is held at the Hall County Courthouse at 225 Green Street SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501.  We have a team of Hall County DUI Attorneys who are quite familiar with the court system.    


The Law Office of Richard Lawson's team of Gainesville DUI Attorneys will aggressively defend your rights from start to finish. An experienced Gainesville DUI Lawyer is standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and discuss your case free of charge. Do not wait around thinking your charges will just go away. Contacting an attorney right away increases your chances of a favorable outcome. The Law Office of Richard Lawson: here when you need us most.  

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


Gainesville GA DUI Resources

Gainesville Police Department

Hall County Sheriff's Office

Hall County Clerk of Courts

Georgia State Patrol

Administrative Office of the Courts

Hall County Library

Wikipedia of Gainesville, Georgia 

 Have You Been Arrested For DUI in Gainesville 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!