Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer

Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer – Taylor County GA DUI Attorney

Butler GA DUI Lawyer – Butler GA DUI Attorney

Reynolds GA DUI Lawyer – Reynolds GA DUI Attorney

Attorney Richard Lawson is a former Georgia DUI Prosecutor with over 25 years' experience in DUI law. The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a legal firm strictly devoted to DUI Defense. Please see our reviews on Avvo and contact our office for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning!

If you have been arrested for DUI in Taylor County GA, you only have thirty days to keep you Georgia driver's license from being suspended. To do so, you or your Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer must file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device. The cost to file is $150. If this hearing is not requested within the thirty-day timeframe, your license will automatically be suspended.

If you have been accused of refusing the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one full year with no opportunity for a restricted license or early reinstatement. Contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson today to speak with an experienced Taylor County Georgia DUI Attorney. 

Your Taylor County GA DUI Attorney

It's a terrible feeling, isn't it? You are on your way home from a night out with friends, and you look in your rearview mirror and see the flashing blue lights of a police car. You had a few drinks tonight, and you're behind the wheel with a law enforcement officer approaching your vehicle who has the training to detect the signs of DUI.

If you have come to our site, you have more than likely experienced the above-described scenario, or someone you care about was arrested for DUI in Taylor County Georgia. Now you are looking for answers to your Taylor County DUI questions such as:

  • Can I get my charge reduced?
  • Will I have to go to jail?
  • Will I lose my Georgia driver's license?
  • Can I keep my license from being suspended?

At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, we like clients to ask questions. You have been arrested and charged with DUI and are facing time in jail, hefty fines, and a suspension of your Georgia driving privileges. You don't know what to do, but you know you need the help of a professional Taylor County DUI Lawyer

Breath Testing

You just submitted to your very first breath test, and you cannot believe the results.  You are supposed to be the designated driver; what happened?  The police officer says your breath test result is accurate, and you are over the legal limit of .08.  The important thing here is not to panic.  Try to clear your head and keep track of all that is occurring around you, as well as everything that led to your traffic stop and up to the time you contacted a Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer.

No matter what, do not let your breath test results intimidate you and cause you to plead guilty.  Our Taylor County Georgia DUI Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to fight for your rights when you need it most.

Breath Test Inaccuracies

Breath tests are far from perfect, and their results can be influenced by many factors.  Whether you have a physical disability or other medical condition that affected the test, or the testing equipment was faulty, or if there were issues with how the test was administered, our Taylor County DUI Lawyers have the experience and know how to defend against breath test inaccuracies.

Some conditions that may affect breath test results include endogenous ethanol alcohol production (alcohol naturally produced by the human body). Everyone has this condition, and it is possible to produce enough alcohol to make you have a higher breath test result than the amount of alcohol you had to drink. Same goes for diabetics who experience hypoglycemia. They too may produce inaccurate breath test results. 

Breath testing equipment may also fail and produce an inaccurate result. If the equipment is not maintained routinely, or if it is not operated correctly, the possibility of inaccuracies increase. Machines, even if maintained properly, cannot protect you from someone who does not know how to operate it properly, giving you a wrong reading.  Also, persons administering the test must be certified to operate the machine and on how to give the test.  

Taylor County GA Court System

In Taylor County Georgia, your DUI case may be adjudicated in Butler Municipal Court, Reynolds Municipal Court, Taylor County Probate Court, or Taylor County Superior Court.

Butler GA Municipal Court

Butler Georgia is responsible for handling ordinance and traffic violations that occur within the city limits of Butler. Cindy Moulton is the Clerk of Court, and the Honorable E. Wayne Jernigan, Sr. is the Butler Municipal Court judge. Court is held at 12 Cedar Street, Butler, GA 31006. Please call (478) 862-9333 for more information. When you need a DUI Lawyer in Butler GA, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. We have a qualified Butler GA DUI Attorney waiting for your call to discuss your DUI case.

Map to Butler GA Municipal Court

Reynolds GA Municipal Court

Reynolds Municipal Court handles city ordinance and traffic violations that occur in the City of Reynolds Georgia. Chief Court Clerks are Shaiqueta Brown and Tonya Kirksey, and the Honorable E. Wayne Jernigan, Sr. is the Reynolds Municipal Court judge.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM – 5 PM.  Court is held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10 AM The Armory located at 88 William Wainwright Street, Reynolds, GA 31076.

When you need a DUI Lawyer in Reynolds GA, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson.  We have a Reynolds GA DUI Attorney waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Map to Reynolds GA Municipal Court 

Taylor County GA Probate Court

If you have been arrested for DUI in an area of unincorporated Taylor County, your case will begin in Taylor County Probate Court. The Honorable Dianne C. Renfroe is the Taylor County Probate judge. Court is held at 2 North Broad Street, Butler, GA 31006. Call (478) 862-3357 for more information.

Map to Taylor County GA Probate and Superior Courts

Taylor County Superior Court

Taylor County Superior Court is responsible for handling all felony cases and jury trials. Mr. Robert E. Taunton, Jr. is the Superior Court Clerk and may be reached by calling (478) 862-5594.

Taylor County Superior is part of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, along with Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, and Talbot Counties. There are seven judges who hear cases:

  • Honorable Gil McBride (Chief Judge)
  • Honorable Maureen Gottfried
  • Honorable Frank J. Jordan, Jr.
  • Honorable Ron Mullins
  • Honorable Bobby G. Peters
  • Honorable William Rumer
  • Honorable Arthur L. Smith, III

District Attorney Julia Slater handles the prosecution of all misdemeanor and felony cases in Talbot County Superior Court. Her contact information is:

Julia Slater, District Attorney

Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit

100 10th Street, 3rd Floor

Columbus, GA 31901

(706) 653-4336

Next Steps

As soon as you are released from jail, your next step should be to contact a qualified Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer with the Law Office of Richard Lawson. Our experienced Taylor County Georgia DUI Attorneys are waiting to take your call and discuss your options. We are available for you 24/7 for your convenience, including weekends and holidays. Call now for your free consultation with one of our Taylor County Georgia DUI Lawyers!

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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

Taylor County GA DUI Resources 

Taylor County GA Sheriff's Department

Reynolds GA Police Department

Georgia State Patrol

Butler GA Municipal Court

Reynolds GA Municipal Court

Taylor County GA Probate Court

Taylor County GA Superior Court Clerk

Administrative Office of the Courts

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Butler GA Public Library

Reynolds GA Public Library

Wikipedia of Taylor County Georgia

Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Taylor County Georgia? 

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!