Tallapoosa DUI Lawyer


Our DUI Lawyers in Tallapoosa are ready to help with your case today. You need to act fast if charged with a DUI or else you put your license on the line. Remember that being arrested or charged with a DUI does not mean that you are guilty. There are numerous Georgia DUI defenses we can use to fight your case. Call now for a free no-obligation consultation and discover your options.

30 Day Warning

You only have 30 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative license hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. If you fail to request a hearing or install the device, your driver's license will be automatically suspended. The hearing request must be submitted by mail and costs $150. It is in your best interest to contact a Tallapoosa DUI Attorney to discuss whether the ALS hearing or the ignition interlock device is the best option for your case.

Underage DUI in Tallapoosa

For drivers over 21 years of age, it is illegal to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or .08% of more within three hours of driving. However, for drivers under 21 years, that threshold is much lower. Drivers under 21 years will be considered DUI if their BAC is .02% or more within three hours of driving. This low limit demonstrates Georgia's strict approach to underage DUIs. Because the limit is so low, we have found that young people can be charged with DUI without actually being under the influence. They may have blown over .02%, but their driving may not have been impaired. Under Georgia law though, they are still guilty of violating DUI laws in Georgia.

Furthermore, underage drivers who refuse chemical testing can still be charged with a DUI; it will be charged as DUI less safe if an officer deemed that it was less safe for to drive due to being impaired.

Penalties for Underage DUI in Tallapoosa

For a first DUI underage conviction, it is considered a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. However, you could also be facing a license suspension, community service, probation, and drug use risk and reduction course.

You Have Options If You are Under 21 Years of Age and Charged with DUI

If charged with underage DUI, the key is not to give up! There are defenses we can use for your case. We do not want this mistake to affect the rest of your life. We will try to show the prosecutor that you deserve an alternative punishment. However, if they do not agree, we are experienced in taking cases to trial.

Tallapoosa Municipal Court

If you have been charged with underage DUI in Tallapoosa, your case will proceed to Tallapoosa Municipal Court. The Honorable Timothy McCreary presides over the Court. Court is held at Tallapoosa Howland Park located at 2853 US Hwy 78, Tallapoosa, GA 30176. For more information, call (770) 574-2345.

Map to Tallapoosa Municipal Court

Speak with a Tallapoosa DUI Attorney Today

You do not have time to waste when charged with a DUI in Tallapoosa. Your best defense starts by calling an experienced attorney now. Our lawyers have over 50 combined years of experience and have represented thousands of people charged with DUI in Georgia. Our office is over 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. Contact us 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!