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Have You Been Charged with DUI and Other Related 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 25 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

Red Light Violation - O.C.G.A. 40-6-20

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



    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


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!