Milledgeville DUI Lawyer

Milledgeville GA DUI Lawyer - Milledgeville GA DUI Attorney

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Richard Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor and has over 25 years of experience in Georgia DUI Law. He has represented clients throughout the state of Georgia and many students of Georgia College and State University. He knows every facet of DUI law and will use his experience to get you the best outcome possible. Contact our office for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning!

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Milledgeville, you only have thirty days to protect your driver's license! Your Milledgeville DUI Attorney will file a request for an Administrative License Hearing or an ignition interlock device within 30 days to prevent your license from being suspended. There is a $150 fee associated with filing the ALS hearing request. If the hearing request is not filing within 30 days, your license will be suspended. If you refused the State's chemical test, then your license will be suspended for one year, and a limited use permit will not be granted.

DUI Court Procedure in Milledgeville GA

After your DUI arrest, the court procedure begins. Many people do not understand that when arrested, you have 2 cases against you: the Department of Driver Services (DDS) case and the criminal case. The DDS case requires that you file a 30-day letter to prevent your license from being suspended. This is separate from the criminal case.

After your arrest, a police officer will give you a summons to appear in Court. Failing to appear could result in a warrant for your arrest. When your case is scheduled for court, your Milledgeville DUI Lawyer will appear on your behalf so you do not have to miss school or work. We will meet with the solicitor to discuss the merits of your defense and see if an agreement can be made. If we are unable to reach an agreement with the solicitor, the matter will go before the judge. You have the right to have your case go before a jury. This is a decision that must be weighed carefully with a Milledgeville DUI Attorney.

If an agreement is reached with the solicitor, it is likely that you will have to pay a fine, complete a drug and alcohol treatment program, or probation.

Milledgeville Georgia DUI Attorney

Milledgeville is a college town home to Georgia College and State University. It is known for fun bars, live music, and college parties. Because of this, Milledgeville police are always on the lookout for students who break the law. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, you need to hire an aggressive, yet experienced GCSU DUI Lawyer immediately.

A DUI Can Have a Big Impact on Your Future

Our office frequently receives calls from parents and students after a license suspension or after a conviction. They did not understand the consequences a DUI conviction would have on their future and now want to change the outcome. Unfortunately, it is too late at that point. Many students hear incorrect advice such as “a DUI is just a misdemeanor, it's not a big deal” or ‘it doesn't even appear on your criminal record”. Based on that advice, the student pleads guilty and then finds out that the DUI will show up on a background check and it has prevented them from getting a job or getting into grad school. That is when you need to call a Milledgeville DUI Attorney from the very beginning. Our experience is unmatched, and we will work to make sure this youthful mistake does not impact the rest of your life!

Milledgeville Municipal Court

The Milledgeville Municipal Court oversees all misdemeanor traffic cases, violations of city ordinances, and some misdemeanor state case. Judge J. David McRee presides over the municipal court and the city court solicitor is Mr. Carl Cansino.

What is inappropriate to wear to court?

  • Shorts
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Tank tops
  • Clothing displaying profanity

Also, food and drink are not allowed in the courtroom. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed to be used in the courtroom as well.

Municipal Court is held every Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the courtroom at the James Baugh Public Safety Building. The address is 125 West McIntosh Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061. For information about your court date or any other questions, you can contact the City Clerk, Ms. Lisa Brooks or the Deputy Clerk Vickie Waller. They can be reached at 478-414-4004 or 478-414-4077.

Baldwin County State Court

If you are arrested in the unincorporated parts of Baldwin County, your case will be heard in State Court. The state court has exclusive jurisdiction over all misdemeanor cases in Baldwin County, except for ones resolved in municipal court. Additionally, all misdemeanor jury trials are heard in state court.

Baldwin County State Court is held at Baldwin County Courthouse, located at 121 North Wilkinson Milledgeville, GA 31061.  The Chief State Court Judge is the Honorable Alan Wayne Thrower. His office telephone number is 478-452-5442. Remember a judge cannot speak to you about your case and cannot talk to any party to any litigation without all of the parties present.

The Solicitor General (prosecutor) is Maxine Blackwell.  Her office is Suite 313 of the Baldwin County Courthouse and her phone number is 478-445-4445.  She is the chief prosecuting officer for all misdemeanor cases in Baldwin County.  She is also responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanor traffic offenses, DUI, shoplifting, and domestic violence. For more information visit the Baldwin County Georgia website.

Baldwin County Superior Court

All felony DUI cases are heard in the Baldwin County Superior Court.  In Georgia, the Superior Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all felony cases.  In the DUI realm, Felony DUI cases include Fourth Lifetime DUI cases, Habitual ViolatorVehicular Homicide, and Serious Injury by Vehicle. The chief prosecuting official of Baldwin County is the District Attorney.  The District Attorney is Frederic D. Bright.  His office is located in the Baldwin County Courthouse in Suite 305 and his telephone number is 478-445-5261.  He handles prosecuting cases throughout the eight-county Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit. The counties in the circuit include Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, & Wilkinson.

The Superior Court Judges of Baldwin County are also part of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.  As circuit judges, they must appear in more than one county and may not always be available.  The Superior Court Judges are:

Judge E. Trenton Brown III
Monticello, GA
Phone: 706-468-4906
Fax: 706-468-4929

Judge James L. Cline, Jr.
Eatonton, GA
Phone: 706-485-7530
Fax: 706-485-7549

Judge Hulane E. George
Milledgeville, GA
Phone: 478-445-4270
Fax: 478-445-2622

Chief Judge William A. Prior Jr.
Madison, GA
Phone: 706-342-0672
Fax: 706-342-3730

Judge Hugh V. Wingfield, III
Gray, GA
Phone: 478-986-6501
Fax: 478-986-3549

The Clerk of Superior Court is the Honorable Rosemary Fordham Phillips.  Her office is in Suite 209 at the Baldwin County Courthouse.  Her telephone numbers are 478-445-6324 and 478-445-1649.

Contact Us Now

If charged with a DUI in Milledgeville, you need to contact a Milledgeville DUI Attorney immediately. Every one of our attorneys is trained in DUI defense, and we come up with innovative DUI defenses to get our clients the best outcome possible! Even when other attorneys said there was no hope, we have been able to achieve an excellent result for our clients. Let our DUI Attorneys in Milledgeville assist with your case. Contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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    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!