Jackson GA DUI Lawyer


Lawson and Berry is Georgia's premier DUI defense firm. There are no general practitioners here. Instead, all of our attorneys specialize in DUI law and are experts in their field. Call now and speak with one of our Jackson GA DUI Lawyers.

30-Day Warning

If you have been charged with DUI in Jackson, GA or anywhere else in Butts County, you only have 30 days to file a request for an Administrative License Hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. A failure to request the hearing or install the device will result in the suspension of your Georgia driver's license. The filing fee is $150 if you request the hearing. If you have been accused of refusing the breath, blood, or urine test, your license will be suspended for one year with no chance of a limited permit.

Are You Currently Facing DUI Charges in Jackson, Georgia?

Facing DUI charges can be a humiliating and even frightening experience. Law enforcement, the arrest, being booked at the police station and spending time in a holding cell is upsetting for almost anyone. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning of what could be a serious legal problem. A DUI conviction, even the first offense, can result in jail time, fines, suspension of your driver's license, court-ordered community service, and enforced attendance at an alcohol education program. You will likely be on probation for months if you do not go to jail. Should you violate probation, such as failing to pay the fines on time or not completing your program, you could get the full sentence, which in first time DUI cases can be up to a year in jail. It is crucial that you contact a Jackson GA DUI Lawyer as soon after the arrest as possible.

Our Jackson DUI Lawyers Have the Experience You Need

Not all attorneys have the broad and comprehensive knowledge and experience that is gained through years of dealing with DUI cases. At Lawson and Berry, the legal team concentrates solely on DUI defense and has brought together some of the strongest resources available to lend to all types of cases, no matter how serious. They understand the ramifications of a poorly handled case and are therefore unwaveringly devoted to protecting the rights of their clients with high-quality and effective legal assistance. You can be confident that if you seek out their legal representation that they will stop at nothing in their efforts to protect your rights. 

With over 25 years of experience and an unwavering focus on cases of driving under the influence, you can be confident that their firm will do everything that they can to help you navigate the criminal process, regardless of whether you are an out of state driver or under 21 years of age. If you have prior DUI convictions on record within the past 5 years, the penalties that you may be facing are much more severe. You could spend 90 days to one year in jail, face a three-year suspension of your driver's license, pay up to $1000 in fines or more. All of these penalties involved with a second, third, or fourth DUI will result in extreme life changes, and it may be challenging to get a job, loan or place to live in the future. Don't wait to seek professional legal help from a DUI attorney so that you can fight your charges with the best legal representation possible.

When the police pull over a driver on suspicion of DUI, the driver will be asked to submit to a blood/alcohol test and to perform one or more field sobriety tests to check for signs of intoxication. If you have been charged with refusing a blood or breath test, one of our DUI lawyers in Jackson, GA can provide you with the aggressive defense you need. At their firm, you can breathe easier knowing that they will be able to provide you with dynamic assistance in a variety of cases, including those involving DUI checkpoints, field sobriety tests, prescription drugs, and marijuana cases.

They are also able to protect clients against some of the more serious charges of child endangerment, minor in possession of alcohol, vehicular homicide, and serious injury by vehicle. Their legal team is also able to help defend yourself at an ALS hearing or explain the benefits of pursuing a plea bargain versus a trial. You can trust that regardless of your situation that they will do everything necessary to help you navigate through the tricky, unsteady process. When you are looking for the best DUI lawyer available, you can't go wrong with a firm that has such a long track record for client success and results!

Jackson GA Municipal Court

The location of your arrest determines which court will have jurisdiction of your case. If your misdemeanor arrest occurred within the city limits of the cities of Jackson, Flovilla, or Jenkinsburg, Georgia, your case would be heard in Jackson Municipal Court. The Municipal Court judge is the Honorable E. Byron Smith, and the Clerk of Court is Brandy Berry. Jackson Municipal Court is held the 4th Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted. The address 132 S Mulberry Street, Jackson, Georgia 30233. For more information, call (770) 775-8030. A Jackson Georgia DUI Lawyer from Lawson and Berry is waiting to evaluate your case today.

Map to Jackson GA Municipal Court

 Contact an Aggressive DUI Defense Lawyer Today!

If arrested for DUI in Jackson, GA, you should contact one of our DUI lawyers immediately after the arrest. The faster we can act on your behalf, the more likely you can improve your chances of a positive outcome. Your case must be thoroughly examined to determine what defense strategy could be employed. There are many DUI defenses that can be used after the case is analyzed carefully by the lawyer. It is vital that you do not answer questions about the incident from law enforcement prior to getting legal counsel. Contact a DUI lawyer in Jackson, GA quickly, as timing is vital in DUI cases. Call now for a free case evaluation

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!