Towns County DUI Lawyer

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The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a Georgia law firm dedicated exclusively to DUI Defense. Our founder, Richard Lawson, is a former prosecutor who began his career right here, in Towns County, prosecuting DUI cases for the State of Georgia. This knowledge along with more than 25 years' experience are his advantages, and he uses them to defend individuals arrested and charged with DUI in Towns County and throughout Georgia. He is the top-rated DUI Attorney in Georgia. Check out his reviews on Avvo and see why.

30 Day Warning!

If you have been charged with DUI in Towns County, act now!  You only have thirty days to appeal the automatic suspension of your driver's license.  If you are licensed in another state, Georgia will suspend your privilege to drive in Georgia.  That does not have to happen.  We can appeal the license suspension and keep you driving!

How to Fight a Towns County DUI Charge

Were you recently arrested and charged with DUI in Towns County Georgia? If so, this is the website for you. It is loaded with helpful information that can assist you in determining what you should do to fight your Towns County DUI charge. After your DUI arrest, your legal expenses will add up quickly. Of course, you have questions and concerns, and each DUI case is different in circumstance and nature. That is why it is important for you to contact our office to request a hassle-free, no obligation case evaluation from one of the Towns County DUI Lawyers with the Law Office of Richard Lawson. A skilled Towns County DUI Attorney can review the facts of your case and determine the best course of action to fight your Towns County DUI charge. To get the best possible outcome for your case, your Towns County DUI Attorney will know the best strategies to use.

At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, our Towns County DUI Lawyers and DUI Lawyers in Hiawassee knows that each DUI case is unique. When you are searching the web about DUI arrests and DUI laws, you will more than likely find attorney websites that offer what looks like a quick and easy solution to win your Towns County DUI case. However, you should know those sites are only giving you general information on DUI charges. When you are facing the reality of a Towns County DUI case, you know legal representation won't come cheap. While websites can offer valuable information (such as this one), the information that will help the most in fighting your Towns County DUI case is your Towns County DUI Attorney knowing the particulars of your individual arrest. That is why we offer a free consultation and have built this website for DUI information.

A DUI Can Destroy Your Job and Future Employment Opportunities

A conviction for DUI or even a guilty plea is not the same as it was years ago, when people just paid their fine, learned their lesson and put the whole ordeal behind themselves for good. That is no longer the case, now that background checks are the norm for most jobs. A DUI conviction is a stigma that can follow you around for a lifetime and unjustly deny you future opportunities and the chance to move on with your life.

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI; even if it is your first, you should know that typical court fees and fines aside, the long-lasting effects a conviction can have on you life, career, and future. They are too devastating to try and handle alone, without the help of a Towns County DUI Attorney.

Fighting Evidence Against You

Remember, when you are fighting a Towns County DUI charge, you are innocent until proven guilty. If a reasonable doubt exists that you were not under the influence while operating a motor vehicle, your case will be dismissed. If your case is based on your performance of field sobriety testing, most of the procedures law enforcement use to prove you are intoxicated are inaccurate and can be disputed in court.

Another reason cases can get dismissed is that breath tests can be inaccurate. They can, in fact, be wrong by up to +/- 12.5 percent. That is an enormous margin for error when your future and very freedom is at stake. If the only evidence against you is a breath test result, there is a possibility of a favorable outcome with the help of a skilled DUI Lawyer in Towns County.

Before you go wasting significant amounts of money by hiring the first Towns County DUI Attorney in the phone book, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and take advantage of our free consultation with a seasoned Towns County DUI Lawyer.

Defending Young Harris Students Arrested for DUI

Everyone makes mistakes. Young people who are attending college are likely away from home and their parents' watchful eyes for the very first time. That makes them particularly vulnerable to criminal charges that involve alcohol, drugs, or both. Young Harris students do not have to allow a DUI, underage drinking, or a possession of marijuana charge destroy your their bright futures. That is why you need a DUI Lawyer in Young Harris to protect your child's future.

Not many college students realize the severe consequences they will face if they are convicted of DUI. Not only are there criminal charges to contend with as an adult, but there is also the loss of their driving privileges. Also, they may have to go before a college disciplinary board and can be kicked out of on-campus housing, lose their student loans, and possibly expelled from school. If they end up with a drug conviction, they may lose their eligibility for financial aid permanently. Keep in mind as well that future potential employers and landlords will find out about their criminal past when they run background checks. Hiring a Young Harris DUI Lawyer right away can help control the damage done to your college student's future.

Luckily, there are many options often available to help a young college student facing a first-time criminal charge. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, our Young Harris DUI Attorneys will work to keep criminal charges off your college student's record and protect their future education, employment, and housing opportunities. Call us today to speak to a Young Harris DUI Lawyer and see what can be done to protect your child's future.


Depending on where your arrest occurred determines which court has jurisdiction over your case. For example, if you were arrested within the limits of an incorporated city, your case would be heard in that city's municipal court.

Hiawassee Municipal Court

If your misdemeanor DUI arrest occurred in the city limits of Hiawassee, you need a DUI Lawyer in Hiawassee to represent your best interests in Hiawassee Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert Sneed is the Municipal Court Judge, and the Clerk of Court is Cenyla Galloway. Court is held at City Hall on the second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. City Hall is located at 50 River Street, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546. Call (706) 896-2203 for more information, and contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson to speak with a Hiawassee DUI Lawyer today to discuss your case with no obligation whatsoever.

Towns County Probate Court

If you were arrested in an unincorporated area of Towns County, your case would go to the Probate Court of Towns County. The Honorable Dwight David Rogers is the Probate Court Judge. Court is held at 48 River Street, Suite C, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546. Call (706) 896-3467 for more information.

Towns County Superior Court

Superior Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases. The Superior Court of Towns County is part of the Enotah Judicial Circuit along with Lumpkin, Union, and White counties. Cecil Ray Dye is the Superior Court Clerk and can be reached at (706) 896-2130. Court is held at 48 River Street, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546. There are three Superior Court Judges who preside over felony cases:

Murphy C. Miller, Chief Judge
65 Courthouse Street, Box 2
Blairsville, GA 30512-3004
(706) 439-6100

N. Stanley Gunter, Superior Court Judge
65 Courthouse Street, Box 2
Blairsville, GA 30512-3004
(706) 865-6135

Raymond E. George, Superior Court Judge
Enotah Justice Center
325 Riley Rd, Room 208
Dahlonega, GA 30597
(706) 867-8002

The Chief Prosecuting Officer for Superior Court is the District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney for Towns County is Jeff Langley. His contact information is:

Jeff Langley, District Attorney
Union County Superior Court
99 Courthouse Hill, Suite H
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-6754

Call to Action

As you know, a DUI conviction should be avoided if at all possible. Once you have a conviction, it stays with you for a lifetime, and can never be expunged. Call the Law Office of Richard Lawson and request your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled DUI Attorneys in Towns County. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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

Towns County DUI Resources 

Towns County GA Sheriff's Department

City of Hiawassee Police

Georgia State Patrol

Administrative Office of the Courts

Towns County Public Library

Wikipedia of Towns County Georgia

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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!