Talbotton GA DUI Lawyer


If you have been charged with DUI in Tablotton GA or anywhere else in Talbot County, you need representation immediately. Even though a DUI is usually considered a misdemeanor charge, it comes with serious consequences. Contact Lawson and Berry if you have been charged with DUI or a DUI related offense.

30 Day Warning

If charged with DUI in Talbotton, you only have 30 days to prevent the automatic suspension of your Georgia driver's license. To prevent the suspension, you must either request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Whichever choice you make must be completed within 30 days from your arrest. This decision should not be taken lightly. Call one of our Talbotton DUI Lawyers today to discuss your case.

First DUI Penalties in Talbotton GA

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is no small infraction in Georgia. A first conviction will result in a substantial fine, possible license suspension, and a jail sentence. The first conviction is considered a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. Additional consequences include community service, completion of a drug and alcohol program, and attendance of a MADD victim panel.  Greater penalties will apply if an accident was involved or other serious injuries to another person.

Many people make the mistake of thinking a misdemeanor conviction will not have a significant impact on their future, and they plead guilty. Pleading guilty to DUI will have major consequences. The driver can expect their insurance premiums to skyrocket. They may find it difficult to obtain employment and may face losing their current job. If they have a CDL license or are licensed in another way, they may have that license revoked.

The consequences of pleading guilty to a DUI are harsh, but we can help you avoid those consequences. Call now for a free case evaluation.

You Have Options When Charged with DUI in Talbotton GA

Whether you submitted to field sobriety tests, refused testing, or blew over the limit, our Talbotton GA DUI Lawyers can assist with your case. A person convicted of DUI is bound to face a harsh sentence.

Successful DUI defense combines knowledge, experience, negotiation skills, and advocacy from your Talbotton GA 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.

Hiring one of our Talbotton DUI Attorneys means that we will fight your DUI charge and win back your freedom. We understand that the risk of jail time and losing your license can make your life very difficult. It can put stress on you, your family, and your job. We know how to help you reclaim your life and freedom and help minimize the effect a DUI charge will have on your life. Comprising the very best of Georgia's defense attorneys, all of our DUI Lawyers in Talbotton are equipped to represent you!

Nothing is too complicated for our team. Call now!

Talbotton GA Municipal Court

If you were arrested for DUI, a DUI related charge, a city ordinance violation, or possession of marijuana within the city limits of Talbotton, your case will go to Talbotton Municipal Court. The Honorable Judge John Gilson presides over the Court. The Municipal Court is located at 15 South Washington Avenue, Talbotton, GA 31827. Call (706) 665-8542 for more information.

Map to Talbotton GA Municipal Court

Contact Us

The only way to avoid a First DUI conviction is not to be convicted. Our office advises anyone charged with a DUI to call an experienced Talbotton DUI Lawyer immediately after the arrest. Our attorneys are here for you whenever you need assistance, including nights, weekends, and holidays. We understand that this is a stressful situation, and we believe that you should have your questions answered immediately instead of the next business day. We offer free, no-obligation consultations so call us now and find out how we can make all the difference in your case!

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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!