Union Point GA DUI Lawyer


The lawyers at Lawson and Berry understand that a DUI arrest in Georgia can be a frightening experience. The court appearances and license suspension put stress on your everyday life. Our Union Point DUI Attorneys are here to uncomplicated the criminal process and give you peace of mind during your case. With over 50 combined years of experience, we know what it takes to obtain a successful outcome in your case. We pride ourselves on being available to our clients whenever they need us, including nights, weekends, and holidays. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Union Point, call now for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning

If you have been charged with DUI in Union Point, GA or anywhere else in Greene County, you only have 30 days to file a request for an Administrative License Hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. A failure to request the hearing or install the device will result in the suspension of your Georgia driver's license. The filing fee is $150 if you request the hearing. If you have been accused of refusing the breath, blood, or urine test, your license will be suspended for one year with no chance of a limited permit.

DUI Charges in Union Point GA

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense in Georgia and has significant consequences for those convicted. In Georgia, there are two types of drunk driving offenses: DUI less safe and DUI per se. Each type requires specific elements and carries a different sentence if convicted. While DUI per se is the one that most people associate with DUI charges, DUI less safe is frequently charged. Georgia law outlines that it is illegal for any person to operate a motor vehicle while the driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than the legal limit. For drivers age 21 and older, the limit is .08. Drivers under 21 years have a much lower threshold of .02, and CDL drivers have a limit of .04.

A DUI per se charge means that a driver's BAC was above the legal limit, and therefore, the driver should be found guilty of DIU even if the prosecution is unable to show that the driver's ability to operate the vehicle was impaired. To be specific, the prosecution is only required to show that the driver's BAC was above the legal limit within three hours of being in physical control of the moving vehicle.

The other DUI charge is DUI less safe. A person can be charged with DUI less safe in Union Point even if their BAC was less than the legal limit. Instead of going by the limit, a person can be arrested if an officer believes that the driver is a less safe driver due to alcohol consumption. DUI less safe is a more subjective charge than DUI per se and thus is tried more often. The prosecution has the burden of proving the extent of the driver's impairment beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution generally relies on evidence such as the driver's behavior, an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, or other manifestations of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Our Union Point DUI Lawyers are Here to Help

Not all attorneys have the broad and comprehensive knowledge and experience that is gained through years of dealing with DUI cases. Lawson and Berry has more than 20 years of dedicated DUI experience and a solid reputation of success. We have defended thousands of clients against all types of DUI charges and can craft a custom-tailored defense for your case. Whether your goal is a reduction or a dismissal of charges, we have the tools you need to accomplish your goal. Our Union Point DUI lawyers are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of Georgia DUI law and can protect your rights against even the most serious charges.

DUI charges can greatly vary in severity depending on the driver's history of convictions and the unique circumstance surrounding the case. No matter the specifics of your case, our Union Point DUI attorneys are prepared to defend you against the prosecution's claims. With state-of-the-art legal resources and in-depth knowledge of DUI case law in Georgia, our attorneys use their invaluable experience to craft a persuasive defense on your behalf. We have many former prosecutors on our team, we can anticipate the opposition's strategy and aggressively corner their approach. Our experience allows us to stay one step ahead at all times.

Your Future is At Stake, Contact Us Today

The chances of you securing a positive outcome for your case are only as good as the team on your side. By retaining the DUI attorneys at Lawson and Berry, we promise to use our vast legal knowledge and passion to prove your innocence or reduce your charges. Without our help, expect to face serious penalties such as imprisonment, probation, driver's license suspension, and much more. Call now and speak with a Union Point DUI Attorney that can give you insightful information and resources when dealing with a DUI charge.

Union Point GA Municipal Court

If you received a traffic citation or a misdemeanor charge within the city limits of Union Point, GA, your case will proceed in Union Point Municipal Court. Court is held on the second Monday of each month at the Four-Room School Building located at 211 Veazey Street, Union Point, Georgia 30669. Judge Peter J. Rice, Jr. presides over Union Point Municipal Court. For more details or information about court or your citation, call 706-486-4102. 

Map to Union Point Ga Municipal Court

Contact an Aggressive DUI Defense Lawyer Today!

If arrested for DUI in Union Point, GA, you should contact one of our DUI lawyers immediately after the arrest. The penalties can include the loss of driving privileges, fines, and possible jail terms. However, greater penalties can also apply for multiple DUI violations. We will defend your license and make sure your rights and driving privileges are protected. Contact a DUI lawyer in Union Point, GA quickly, as timing is vital in DUI cases.

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!