Resaca DUI Lawyer


If you have been charged with a DUI in Resaca, you need to act fast! Lawson and Berry prosecutor has been practicing DUI defense for over 20 years. Our founder, Richard Lawson, was a prosecutor for many years and his experience is invaluable because he knows both sides and exactly what to expect. Contact our office and find out why we are Georgia's top-rated DUI firm. 

30-Day Warning

If you are arrested for DUI in Resaca, you or your Resaca DUI Attorney needs to file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing or an ignition interlock device within 30 days of your arrest. The filing fee is $150. If an ignition interlock device or the ALS hearing is not requested within 30 days, then your Georgia driver's license will be suspended. Furthermore, if you refused the State's test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license would be suspended for one year. 

Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Resaca?

Anyone who is charged with DUI should be aware of the seriousness of the charge. Being arrested for DUI is only the beginning of a long process. There are hearings and motions to file, and your case could take months to resolve. If found guilty, a DUI in Resaca will have serious consequences. The penalties can include the suspension of your driver's license, termination of employment, incarceration, and large fines. To have the best chance of a positive outcome, it is critical to hire an experienced DUI Attorney in Resaca to help you properly navigate your way through the legal process and protect your rights. Lawson and Berry has the experience you need to achieve the best outcome in your case. We have over 50 combined years of criminal defense experience. We understand both the legal and technical laws surrounding DUI and how to make the law work in your favor.

Types of DUI Cases in Resaca

If arrested for DUI, you were either charged with DUI per se or DUI less safe. DUI per se occurs when a person is driving with a blood alcohol content that is over the legal limit. For people over 21 years of age, the limit is .08. For CDL drivers, the limit is .04. A person can be found guilty of DUI in Resaca if their BAC was over the limit even if the prosecution cannot show that their ability to drive was impaired. The prosecution is only required to show that the driver's BAC was .08 or higher within three hours of being in control of a vehicle.

A person can be charged with DUI less safe if the officer can demonstrate that the driver had impaired driving ability through observation. Some examples include:

  • Allowing vehicle to drift from side to side on the road
  • Swerving to avoid running off the road
  • Driving the middle of 2 lanes
  • Nearly hitting something or someone
  • Hitting the brakes erratically
  • Driving too slowly
  • Taking a turn too wide

How We Can Help

Our Resaca DUI Lawyers have years of experience defending both DUI per se cases and DUI less safe cases. We know how to challenge the constitutionality of the stop as well as the results of the blood or alcohol test. The important thing to remember is that a charge is not the same as a conviction. There are always defenses we can use for your case. Your case is not hopeless.

Resaca Municipal Court

If you were arrested in the City of Resaca, your case will proceed to Resaca Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert Sneed is the Municipal Court Judge. Court is held on the last Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.   The Court/City Hall address is 330 Walker Street, Resaca, GA 30735.  The phone number is (706) 624-1336.

Map to Resaca Municipal Court

Contact Us Now

Call and speak with one of our DUI Lawyers in Resaca, or visit our website for more DUI information.  You have nothing to lose by allowing us to provide you with a free case evaluation.  If you need a DUI Lawyer in Resaca, you want knowledge and skill.  We look forward to speaking with you about your case. Call now

Our Attorneys



    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!