Ringgold DUI Lawyer

RINGGOLD DUI LAWYER - RINGGOLD DUI ATTORNEY

Lawson and Berry is a Georgia DUI firm dedicated to DUI defense. Our attorneys have over 50 combined years of experience. You need a seasoned Ringgold DUI Attorney to assist with your case and we are here to help. Contact us now for a free case evaluation to hear your options. 

30 Day Warning

If you have been charged with DUI in Ringgold or anywhere else in Catoosa County, you must act fast to save your Georgia driver's license from being suspended. There are two options available to you. You can file a letter to request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. However, either of these must be completed within 30 days of your arrest or your license will be suspended. However, if you refused testing of your blood, breath, or urine, your license will automatically be suspended without the opportunity of a limited permit. No matter your situation, our Ringgold DUI lawyers can help. 

DUI Penalties in Ringgold 

One of the first questions we get asked from a client is what penalties are they facing. We will address what the consequences are for a first, second, and third DUI conviction in Ringgold. However, remember this only apply if you are convicted. No one should simply plead guilty and accept these consequences. There are always Georgia DUI defenses we can use to support your case.

If convicted of DUI in Ringgold, the penalties you face will vary depending on a number of circumstances. The facts of the case influence whether a judge orders a sentence closer to the maximum or minimum limits. In large part, the sentencing ranges depending on the number of prior DUI convictions.

First DUI penalty in Ringgold:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • 12 months of probation
  • Fine between $300-$100 plus court costs and surcharges
  • At least 40 hours of community service
  • DUI school
  • Driver's license suspension, with a limited permit to drive
  • MADD panel
  • Substance abuse counseling

Second DUI penalty:

  • Minimum three days in jail
  • 12-36 months or probation
  • Fines between $600-$1,000
  • 240 hours of community service
  • License suspension for at least 1 year
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Surrender or license plate
  • 17 weeks of alcohol and drug counseling
  • Publication of photo in the local newspaper
  • DUI Court programs

Third DUI penalty in Ringgold:

  • 12-36 months of probation
  • Fine between $1,000-$5,000
  • Surrender of license plate
  • 5-year license suspension with a limited permit available after two years of ignition interlock device
  • 17 weeks of alcohol and drug counseling
  • Publication of photo in the local newspaper
  • Habitual violator status

Remember, these only come into play if you are convicted. Our Ringgold DUI Lawyers have decades of experience getting DUI charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. Let us help you avoid these consequences!

Defending a DUI Charge in Ringgold 

Successful DUI defense combines knowledge, experience, negotiation skills, and advocacy from your Ringgold DUI attorney. While every case is different and results cannot be guaranteed, many of our clients have had their DUI charges dismissed, reduced, had jail time modified to community service, and more.

Attorney Richard Lawson formerly served as a prosecutor but has spent more than 20 years defending those charged with DUI. Because of his experience as a prosecutor, he is able to bring an incredible and rare perspective and knowledge to each case.

Our Ringgold DUI Lawyers will handle your case from start to finish and keep you informed every step of the way. It is critical to get an attorney involved immediately in your defense because many opportunities can be waived by failing to meet tight deadlines. Meeting these deadlines can mean the difference between keeping your license or losing it.

Our DUI Attorneys in Ringgold will consider all avenues when defending your case. We will thoroughly examine all the evidence, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and more to make sure we get the full picture. Once they understand the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will begin to build your defense. Some of the issues we will look at include:

  • The adequacy of the stop
  • Whether the procedure for implied consent was followed
  • Whether a lawful arrest occurred
  • Proper procedure for the breath or blood test
  • Chain of command for the testing
  • Maintenance log for the breathalyzer test

If there is a defense for your case, we will find it and collect the evidence to support it. We care about your future and will work with you to achieve the goals for your case.

Ringgold Municipal Court

If you received a ticket or citation within the city limits of Ringgold, your case will proceed to Ringgold Municipal Court. Court is held on the first and third Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. unless there is a recognized holiday. The Honorable Robert Stultz presides over the Court. Doug Woodruff is the Court Solicitor, and Elizabeth Brock is the Chief Court Clerk. For information about your case or other court information, call (706) 935-3061. The Court is located at 150 Tennessee Street, Ringgold, GA 30736. 

Map to Ringgold Municipal Court

Contact Us Today

When you are facing DUI charges in Ringgold, call us right away. Our experienced Ringgold DUI Attorneys will come up with an effective plan of action for your case. Please do not make the mistake of thinking you are out of options! We are here for you and guarantee that your rights will be protected. Call now

Our Attorneys

  • Richard lawson portrait
    Richard Lawson

    Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He ex...

  • Kb avvo
    Kimberly A. Berry

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

Recommendations

  • 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

  • DUI WITH HIGH BAC (.112) LOWERED TO RECKLESS DRIVING!

    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

  • 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

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

Richard lawson logo

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!

Menu