Porterdale DUI Lawyer

Porterdale DUI Lawyer - Porterdale DUI Attorney

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense in Georgia. When you are arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence), you face potentially severe consequences in the form of license suspension, fines, community service, and jail. If charged with DUI in Porterdale, you need to call us immediately. We will diligently work to make sure your rights and your future are protected!

30-Day Warning

Within 30 days of your arrest, you must file a letter requesting an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing to save your license. If this is your first DUI, you have the option to request the hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. If you fail to timely request the hearing, then your license will automatically be suspended. If you refused the state-administered testing, the license suspension would last for 12 months. Your Porterdale DUI Attorney can help you decide whether to file the letter or install the device. If you choose to request an ALS hearing, we will file the letter to help save your privilege to drive in Georgia.

Georgia DUI Court Process

If arrested in Porterdale, Georgia, for a DUI offense, your case will be assigned to a specific court. Most cases go before a city or county court. It is very important to hire an experienced Porterdale DUI Lawyer before your first court hearing. The strength of your case depends upon your particular facts and how your attorney can make the law work in your favor. Our lawyers will review the evidence against you by looking through police reports, test results, contacting witnesses, and researching case law. We will attend all court appearances with you or in your place. We will discuss your case with the prosecutor assigned to your case. Your Porterdale DUI Attorney will work with the prosecutor to obtain a reduced sentence or inform you that the best result may be obtained through trial. No matter which resolution strategy is best for your case, rest assured that our lawyers are more than capable of handling your case. We have resolved thousands of DUI cases outside of court but also handled hundreds of trials and achieved great results for our clients.

DUI cases can be highly technical and complex. However, when using a skilled DUI Attorney in Porterdale, most cases are quickly resolved in less than a few court appearances and before they ever go to trial.

How our Porterdale DUI Lawyers Can Help With Your Case

We understand that once arrested for DUI, you begin to fear the worst. It can be overwhelming to start researching how to defend your case and how to avoid harsh penalties. That is why our DUI attorneys in Porterdale are here to help. We offer free, confidential consultations and will help relieve your fears. We have over 25 years of exclusive DUI experience. We have been extremely successful in getting cases dismissed and getting the charges reduced. We make this possible by challenging the legality of the stop, having the breathalyzer results thrown out, and demonstrating that the prosecution has not met the burden of proof necessary to convict. These are just some of the Georgia DUI Defenses we use to win your case. No matter if this is your first, second, or third DUI, we will be able to assist.

However, the most important step is calling us now. The more time we have to prepare, the better it is for the outcome of your case.

Porterdale Municipal Court

The Porterdale Municipal Court handles minor traffic infractions, some misdemeanor cases, parking citations, and city ordinance violations issued within the city limits of Porterdale. Court is held at 5 Main St, Porterdale, GA 30070. Their phone number is (770) 786-2217x3243. The Judge in Porterdale is Judge Robert Piccarreto. The Clerk of Court is Martha Cain.

Map to Porterdale Municipal Court

Contact Us

If you have been charged with DUI in Porterdale, it is imperative that you seek credible, professional representation to have the best possibility of racing a favorable resolution. We represent thousands of clients facing DUI and other alcohol-related offenses every year. Our Porterdale DUI Attorneys are proficient in Georgia DUI law and will fight to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us now for a free case evaluation

Our Attorneys

  • Kimberly A. Berry

    Kimberly Berry has devoted her career to defending people. She is ...

  • Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense and Cri...


  • Outstanding Attorney

    I contacted Mr. Lawson after being arrested for DUI and no seat belt. From my first conversation forward he was extremely professional and helpful. He was able to have my DUI reduced to a lesser charge and I was able to retain my license. He is an outstanding attorney that I highly recommend. Read On

  • Thank you Richard!

    Richard helped us in a way we could never repay. Although my husband was facing his second lifetime DUI per the new GA laws, Richard was able to get the offence treated as a first offence, kept him out of jail, driving and working. The additional marijuana charge was dismissed and Richard kept us... Read On

  • Great lawyer!

    I was scared of losing my license and jail time after being charged with hit and run and DUI. I placed my trust in Ms. Berry and she delivered. The hit and run was dropped, I was able to get a driving permit, and all other punishments were minimal. What a relief! I can't thank Kimberly enough. We... 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!