Mount Zion DUI Lawyer

Mount Zion GA DUI Lawyer – Mount Zion GA DUI Attorney

Mt. Zion GA DUI Lawyer – Mt. Zion GA DUI Attorney

Expert Mount Zion DUI Defense

The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a legal firm exclusively dedicated to DUI Defense. Richard Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor with over 25 years' experience in Georgia DUI law. He is the top-rated DUI attorney in Georgia, as rated by Avvo. Please check out his reviews here and contact our office for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

Thirty-Day Warning!

If you were arrested for DUI in Mount Zion, or elsewhere in Carroll County, you should be aware that you or your Mount Zion GA DUI Lawyer must file an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) request or install an ignition interlock device within thirty days of your arrest to prevent your driver's license from suspension. If the hearing or interlock device is not requested or is not requested within the thirty-day timeframe, your Georgia driver's license will automatically be suspended for up to one year.  

If you have been accused of refusing the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, understand your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one year with no opportunity for a restricted permit or early reinstatement. Contact one of our Mount Zion Georgia DUI Attorneys as soon as possible after your arrest so they can request your ALS hearing and keep you driving! 

Failed Field Sobriety Tests

In Georgia, DUI involves a surprising amount of scientific and technical evidence. There are many issues that may be challenged, including field sobriety test administration.

As your Mount Zion GA DUI Lawyers, we will carefully investigate the circumstances of your field sobriety test to search for opportunities to challenge the result. Remember, our Mount Zion Georgia DUI Lawyers will give you a free consultation to discuss your case.

Field sobriety tests are not exactly scientific. As a former Georgia DUI prosecutor, Richard Lawson knows how to pick apart the prosecution's case and highlight issues they might overlook. For example:

  • You could be taking medication or have an injury or disability that shows a false positive result.
  • During the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, if your eyes jerked, law enforcement will report that it is because of alcohol consumption. However, there are other reasons besides alcohol that can make your eyes jerk.
  • If the field sobriety test is performed under stressful conditions where anyone could fail, whether you had been drinking or not.
  • Some field sobriety tests are not videotaped, and therefore, are based on the police officer's subjective interpretation.

A lot of people think they have no choice but to perform field sobriety tests. However, Georgia does not require you to take these tests. If the law-enforcement officer did not tell you that performing the tests was voluntary, your Mount Zion GA DUI Attorney could work to suppress the results.

Breathalyzer Tests

Just because you failed your breath test does not mean that you can be convicted of DUI. Your Mount Zion Georgia DUI Lawyer will carefully investigate your breast test results to look for opportunities to challenge them. 

Your Mount Zion GA DUI Attorney will know how to evaluate the State's case and uncover any issues the prosecutor might have missed. For example: 

  • Georgia uses the Intoxilyzer 9000 breath testing machine (or breathalyzer). Your Mount Zion Georgia DUI Attorney can challenge any technical issues unique to this particular device.
  • There are strict requirements and procedures that law-enforcement officers must follow when administering breath tests. If the officer who administered your breath test did not follow proper procedures in your case, any results might be inadmissible in court.
  • The Intoxilyzer 9000 may not have been calibrated at the time of your test, or the machine may not have been properly maintained.
  • It takes time for alcohol to absorb into your system. If you had a couple of drinks before you were pulled over, you may have tested below the legal limit at the time of the stop, but will possibly over the limit later on when the test was given.

If you refuse to take a chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine in Georgia, you face a license suspension for one full year. However, submitting to testing and coming on over the legal limit does not automatically mean a conviction.

Also, you should not believe everything you read on the Internet about breath tests, as they may be inaccurate or out-of-date. Georgia DUI law is ever-changing, so it is best to discuss your case with a qualified Mount Zion GA DUI Lawyer who keeps up with all the changes. That is why it is so important to choose a DUI specialist to handle your case. General law practitioners often try to do a little bit of every kind of law and are, in reality, not very good at any of them. You may have heard the phrase, “Jack of all trades, master of none, right?” Exactly. 

Mount Zion GA Municipal Court

Mount Zion Municipal Court is responsible for handling ordinance and traffic violations that occur within the city limits of Mount Zion. Timothy A. McCreary is the Municipal Court Judge, and April Fordham is the Clerk of Court. Court is held at 4455 Mount Zion Road, Mount Zion, GA 30117. Please call (770) 832-1622 for more information and contact a DUI Lawyer in Mount Zion GA today!

Map to Mount Zion GA Municipal Court

The Clock is Ticking

So you have been arrested for DUI in Mount Zion GA, and you have no idea what to do next. Selecting the right Mount Zion Georgia DUI Attorney is serious business, but you do not have time to waste. Contact one of the Mount Zion GA DUI Attorneys with the Law Office of Richard Lawson as soon as possible after your arrest to get your defense rolling. Sitting around waiting and hoping your charges will magically go away will get you nowhere. Skilled Mount Zion Georgia DUI Lawyers are waiting to take your call and discuss your case right this minute. You have nothing to lose with a free consultation and everything to gain with the best in DUI Defense!

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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

Mount Zion GA DUI Resources

Carroll County GA Sheriff’s Department

Georgia State Patrol

Administrative Office of the Courts

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Mount Zion Public Library

Wikipedia of Mount Zion 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!