Georgia DUI Defenses

Georgia DUI Defenses - Georgia DUI Defense

If you have found yourself arrested in Georgia GA and charged with a DUI offense, you need a dedicated Georgia DUI lawyer to help you steer through the process and find the best possible results. Our Georgia DUI attorneys are here to protect your rights and your driving privileges. There are times when people feel that they are able to represent themselves in court on their DUI charges.

Richard Lawson is the most reviewed and highest rated DUI Defense Attorney in Georgia.  There is a reason our results are superior.  It's our experience and our training.  It's also the fact that we care about the well-being of our clients. For more than 25 years, Richard Lawson has defended people charged with DUI in Georgia.  Our office reviews can be found on AVVO.  Put his experience to work for you today. Our Georgia DUI Attorney and Experts specialize only on Georgia DUI Defense.

There is so much information about Georgia DUI Defense Online - Can I Rely on it?

Do not attempt to research DUI cases and defenses thinking that you are educating yourself. There is a ton of information on the internet, and while some of it may be accurate, some may not be. DUI laws change frequently and what may have been accurate two years ago as posted on a website may no longer be factually true. In addition, even if the information online is accurate, it lacks context and perspective related to your individual case.  That is why you need an attorney familiar with the location where you were arrested and the procedures used in that jurisdiction. Just because certain punishments apply to a DUI case does not mean you are facing all of them.  In addition, you may have actual defenses to your case.  Only a skilled Georgia DUI Lawyer can determine if you have defenses to your Georgia DUI case.

What are the Most Common Defenses to DUI in Georgia?

Also, every DUI case is different and there is no one solution that will apply to all cases. No lawyer or website can accurately advise you without discussing the unique details of your case and history. For these reasons, it is critical that you engage the help of our Georgia DUI lawyers immediately to begin building your defense. Some of the best defenses that our Georgia DUI lawyers use include:

  1. Was the Georgia DUI officer operating under a valid reason to initiate a stop to begin with?
  2. If the stop was at a roadblock, did the Georgia officer follow procedure, including: (a) Was there a legitimate purpose such as check for licenses, not general law enforcement? (b) Was each vehicle stopped? (c) Was the roadblock properly marked? (d) Has a police supervisor approved the checkpoint? (e) Was your detention brief and for the correct legal purpose?
  3. Was the stop a ploy or were you racially profiled?
  4. Were field sobriety tests executed according to procedure?
  5. Was the driver properly advised of their implied consent rights about chemical testing?
  6. Did the Georgia officer say anything inconsistent with implied consent rights?
  7. Was your vehicle searched? If so, was there probable cause to conduct the search?
  8. Did the Georgia officer advise the driver of their Miranda rights prior to questioning?
  9. Did the officer have probable cause to arrest the driver for DUI?
  10. Was a breath test administered and did the Intox 5000 machine work properly? Was the officer trained in its use?
  11. If a blood test was done, was there a proper chain of custody for the blood, or could the sample have been replaced with another person's sample?
  12. If a urine test was done, was there a proper chain of custody for the urine, or could the sample be replaced with another person's sample?
  13. Did blood or urine tests show prescription drugs, and were drug levels within the therapeutic range or the abusive range?
  14. Was the client told of their right to an outside breath, blood, or urine test?
  15. Was the Georgia officer properly trained to make DUI Arrests?
  16. Did the officer have a disciplinary record? Is this officer still with the force in good standing?
  17. If the blood or urine test shows the presence of marijuana metabolites, are the metabolites active THC or inactive; in other words, could the marijuana have impacted driving directly?
  18. If there was an accident, could the other driver(s) have been at fault?
  19. If there was an accident, could the driver have appeared impaired because of injury or stress from the accident directly?
  20. Did the airbag deploy in an accident thereby causing the driver to become confused and traumatized?

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So, as you can see Georgia DUI Defense can be complicated and Georgia DUI Law is not for the amateur or the general practitioner who occasionally handles a DUI case in Georgia. DUI Defense in Georgia should be handled by the Georgia DUI Lawyers who know their business.  Our practice exclusively handles only DUI cases.  Contact us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  We are here to help you now.  Your case will not defend itself.  Your best defense begins here.

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    I initially contacted Mr. Lawson's firm about a terrible situation I was in. I was charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DUI Child Endangerment and Failure to Maintain Lane. This would have been my 5th life time DUI but with the Child Endangerment DUI this would have been my 5th and 6th... Read On

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    Our teenager went off to College (August 2012) with a "You don't have to worry about me, I will not get into trouble, I know what I'm doing" attitude. Two MIP's within the first three months and a citation four months later, proved that attitude wrong. After we had a "come to Jesus" discussion wi... Read On

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    Mr. Lawson was definitely an extraordinary attorney. He was very informative and professional. All calls/emails were answered immediately or within the hour. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving. Thank you, Mr. Lawson for making a difficult situation a lot less traumatic. 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

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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.

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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!