Related Offenses

Have you been charged with DUI and other traffic offenses in Georgia?

If you have been arrested for DUI in Georgia, you probably were given other traffic offenses or other related charges.  For example, generally before being charged with a DUI, you were pulled over for some other offense such as speeding, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, and other Georgia traffic offenses.  Once stopped, the arresting officer may find that your license is suspended or may find you possession of marijuana.

Our attorneys exclusively practices DUI Defense in Georgia.  That includes all he minor traffic offenses related to DUI and anything found in the car after your arrest. Unless you are found at a DUI Roadblock, you are likely to be charged with at least one violation of the traffic laws in Georgia found in Title 40 of the Georgia Criminal Code. There has to be some related offense that is the basis for why you are stopped.  In the law this is called articuable suspicion to stop you.  Acticuable suspicion is a lower standard than probable cause to make an arrest.

What Can A Georgia DUI Attorney Do For You?

Richard Lawson is a Former DUI Prosecutor with more than 20 years experience defending people charged with DUI in Georgia. His office is devoted to defending drivers, protecting the rights or drivers, and protecting their ability to drive. Our office exclusively handles DUI cases throughout Georgia, Atlanta, Metro Atlanta, and North Georgia. We are uniquely qualified to evaluation, investigate, and defend your case.

We are the top-rated DUI Defense Firm in Georgia with more than 200 reviews of our office on AVVO (an independent lawyer reviewing service).  Put our experience to work for your today.

Common Related Traffic Offenses:

Speeding - O.C.G.A 40-6-181

Hit and Run - O.C.G.A 40-6-270

Striking an unattended vehicle - O.C.G.A 40-6-271

Leaving the Scene of an Accident - O.C.G.A 40-6-270

Failure to Maintain Lane - O.C.G.A 40-6-48

Reckless Driving - O.C.G.A 40-6-390

Racing - O.C.G.A 40-6-186

Following too Closely - O.C.G.A 40-6-49

Fleeing and Eluding - O.C.G.A 40-6-395 (a)

Aggressive Driving - O.C.G.A. 40-6-397 (a)

In addition to traffic offices, there are other offenses that can occur at the time of a DUI Arrest:

Suspended License - O.C.G.A 40-5-121

Georgia DUI Child Endangerment - O.C.G.A 40-6-391 (I)

Possession of Marijuana O.C.G.A - 16-13-30

Violation of Probation O.C.G.A. 17-10-1 (a) (1)

Georgia DUI by out of State Driver - O.C.G.A. 40-6-391

Obstruction of Law Enforcement O.C.G.A 16-10-24 (a) O.C.G.A 16-10-24 (b)

Georgia Juvenile Court

Public Drunk - O.C.G.A 16-11-41(a)

Pedestrian Under the Influence - O.C.G.A. 40-6-95

Open Container - O.C.G.A. 40-6-253

Boating Under the Influence - O.C.G.A. 52-7-12 (a)

If you are charged with DUI in Georgia, as well as other related offices, there is hope.  Contact our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We are available nights and weekends.

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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


  • Mr. Lawson surpassed my expectations

    Not only is his previous experience as a DUI prosecutor, educational background and experience in the courtroom a plus, but his promptness in returning my telephone calls and answering my questions helped me through the most difficult time of my life. He restored my faith that anything was possib... Read On

  • Kimberly Berry is a hard working, honest, future saving, SUPERIOR Attorney!

    Our teenager went off to College (August 2012) with a "You don't have to worry about me, I will not get into trouble, I know what I'm doing" attitude. Two MIP's within the first three months and a citation four months later, proved that attitude wrong. After we had a "come to Jesus" discussion wi... Read On

  • 3rd Lifetime DUI

    Although it was my first in 18 years once I got my DUI there was a ton of uncertainty. I was referred to a few lawyers but after some research it was clear I needed better and that's when I found Richard. I knew Richard would be the caliber of lawyer I needed and wanted to help me through this or... Read On


Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer

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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!