Jasper County DUI Lawyer

Jasper County GA DUI Lawyer – Jasper County GA DUI Attorney

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The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a Georgia law firm that is devoted exclusively to DUI Defense. Richard Lawson began his legal career over 25 years ago as a DUI Prosecutor and now uses that experience to his clients' advantage. Please check out his stellar reviews on Avvo and contact our office for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

30-Day Warning!

If you were arrested for DUI in Jasper County Georgia, you need to know that you only have thirty days from the date of your arrest to prevent your Georgia driver's license from suspension. To do so, you or your Jasper County Georgia DUI Lawyer must request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device. The State charges a filing fee of $150. If an ALS hearing or the interlock device is not requested, your license will automatically be suspended.

If you have been accused of refusing the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one year, with no chance for a restricted permit to drive from work or school, or an early reinstatement. Contact a Jasper County GA DUI Attorney as soon as possible after your DUI arrest, because waiting can only make things worse.  

How Can a DUI Lawyer Help My Case?

DUI Defense is a specialized area of law that demands a lot of experience, training, and skill. If you try to represent yourself or just face the music and plead guilty; you will face time in jail, a license suspension, steep fines, community service, and probation. All of that for just a first offense! A conviction for DUI can affect your life long after you have completed and fulfilled your punishment. After you feel like you have your life together, and put it all in the past, you discover that your DUI conviction is making it hard for you to get a job, get promoted at your current job, get school loans or a professional license. An experienced Jasper County Georgia DUI Lawyer can help you avoid the severe consequences of a Jasper County GA DUI conviction.

Shouldn't I Choose a Local Attorney for My Defense?

One common mistake people make when they are arrested for DUI is assume that only a “local” lawyer is the best choice. That can be a terrible decision and cause problems that could be detrimental to their case. For example, the Law Office of Richard Lawson's main office is in Atlanta, Georgia, but our attorneys practice all over the state. Why? You see, many people have spread the word as to the abilities of our firm after experiencing substandard legal representation from the local general practitioner attorney they initially hired to handle their DUI case. As a result, it is best to choose a DUI Attorney in Jasper GA who specializes their practice to the defense of DUI cases, and who also has plenty of experience where you are being prosecuted. The Jasper County Georgia DUI Lawyers with the Law Offices of Richard Lawson provides both.

Inherently, there is nothing wrong with seeking the legal advice of a lawyer from a small community to help with DUI Defense. The problem is that lawyers who practice in a small town have to make a living continuing to practice law. That is a simple reality. What is unfortunate is that reality means they have to learn a little about a lot of areas of law so they can meet the needs of the small number of people they can represent. As a result, an individual has to be very careful to make sure that their small town lawyer keeps up with Georgia's ever-changing DUI laws, and is someone who is known and respected by the local prosecution and judges as someone who will fight for their clients' rights in court. You do not want a small town attorney who will merely serve to communicate to you how his or her friend in the prosecution's office wishes to punish you.

All that being said, years of running a law firm alone does not say a lot as to the capabilities of any attorney being considered for your defense. However, when your life, liberty, and livelihood are on the line, a more than twenty years' reputation of excellence focused upon Georgia DUI Defense speaks volumes.

Jasper County GA Court System

Depending on where you were arrested determines the court that will have jurisdiction over your case. If you are arrested inside the city limits of an incorporated city, your case will move through that city's municipal court. 

Jasper County Probate Court

If you were arrested for DUI in Monticello or in an unincorporated area of Jasper County, your case would be heard in Jasper County Probate Court. The Honorable Linda M. Keller is the Probate Court Judge. Court is held at 126 West Greene Street, Monticello, GA 31064. Call (706) 468-4903 for more information.

Map to Jasper County GA Probate Court 

Jasper County Superior Court

Jasper County Superior Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases in Jasper County. Jasper County Superior Court is part of the Eighth Judicial Administrative District known as the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, along with Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkinson Counties. Court is held at 125 West Greene Street, Monticello, GA 31064. Dan Jordan is the Chief Superior Court Clerk, and may be reached by calling (706) 468-4901. There are five Superior Court Judges who preside over felony cases:

William A. Prior, Jr., Chief Judge

P.O. Box 728

Madison, GA 30650

(706) 342-0672

Judge Hugh V. Wingfield, III

P.O. Drawer 1539

Gray, GA 31032

(478) 986-6501

Judge E. Trenton Brown, III

100 S. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 335

Eatonton, GA 31024

(706) 485-7530 

Judge Brenda H. Trammell

P.O. Box 1050

Milledgeville, GA 31059

Judge Alison T. Burleson

P.O. Box 111

Monticello, GA 31064

(706) 468-4906

Map to Jasper County GA Superior Court 

The Chief Prosecuting Officer for Superior Court is the District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney for Jasper County may be contacted by calling (478) 986-3166.

Aggressive DUI Defense

If you or someone you care about has been charged with DUI in Jasper County GA, you need an aggressive DUI Lawyer in Jasper County GA on your side. For more than twenty five years, Richard Lawson has been fighting for the rights of individuals arrested and charged with DUI. You can trust our Jasper County GA DUI Lawyers to skillfully handle your defense. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Jasper County GA DUI Attorneys work on a flat, upfront fee. We also accept all major credit cards. Your best defense begins with us!

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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



    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

Jasper County DUI Resources

Jasper County Sheriff’s Department

City of Monticello

Georgia State Patrol

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Administrative Office of the Courts

Jasper County Georgia Public Library

Wikipedia of Jasper County Georgia

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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!