Upson County DUI Lawyer

Upson County DUI Lawyer – Upson County DUI Attorney

Thomaston DUI Lawyer – Thomaston DUI Attorney

Who you choose to represent you in your Upson County DUI case matters. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Upson County, remember your right to remain silent and contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson as soon as possible.

Richard Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor with over 25 years' experience in DUI law. You can trust his years of experience and skill to fight for your rights every step of the way. Please see his reviews on Avvo and contact our office for a free consultation. 

30-Day Warning!

After your DUI arrest, you only have thirty days to request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device to keep your driver's license from suspension. You or your Upson County DUI Lawyer must pay the $150 filing fee to complete the request. If the hearing or interlock device is not requested, your Georgia driver's 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 year, with no chance for a limited permit or early reinstatement. Contact a qualified Upson County DUI Attorney with the Law Office of Richard Lawson today to get started on your best defense!

Upson County DUI Defense

A DUI conviction can have severe long-term, life-changing consequences. Do not try to handle it all alone. Our Upson County DUI Lawyers are here to serve you and meet your DUI defense needs. Call our office today for a free consultation.

The Law Office of Richard Lawson has always been devoted to protecting the rights of those arrested and charged with DUI in Georgia. Richard and his team of Upson County DUI Attorneys have dedicated their legal careers to providing excellent customer service to each and every client to help them obtain the best outcome possible. All of our clients deserve the attention, dedication, and time put into their defense to ensure their interests are protected. That is what sets the Law Office of Richard Lawson apart from other law firms and is why Richard Lawson and his Upson County DUI Lawyers go the extra mile for every client we represent.

Our Upson County DUI Attorneys understand that a DUI arrest brings confusion, anxiety, fear, and distress. After all, you are facing jail time, hefty fines, probation, and more. The consequences of a DUI conviction are severe, especially if you have never been in trouble with the law.

Our Upson County DUI Lawyers approach each case with the aggressiveness, commitment, and skill needed to make sure your rights are protected. Our Upson County DUI Attorneys will fight your case head-on, and make an effort to have your case dismissed, your charges reduced, or even win with a trial. You can trust the Law Office of Richard Lawson to handle your Upson DUI case with specialized attention, professionalism, and aggressive defense.

Winning Your Case

DUI Attorney Richard Lawson knows that in today's criminal justice system, finding yourself on the law's bad side can happen quite easily. Anyone can be charged with DUI and left defenseless.

If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with DUI in Upson County, the best way to defend yourself is to act fast. You have rights, and you need to exercise them by not talking to the police and contacting the Law Office of Richard Lawson as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in Georgia DUI cases. The sooner you contact one of our Upson County DUI Lawyers, the sooner they can advise you of your options and begin crafting your defense. Your Upson County DUI Attorney will work tirelessly to protect your reputation, guard your freedom, and return your life to normal. Having the expertise of the Upson County DUI Attorneys with the Law Office of Richard Lawson on your side can be the difference between being found “not guilty” and walking free, or going to jail. 

Upson County GA Court System

In Upson County, your DUI case may be adjudicated in Thomaston Municipal Court, Upson County Probate Court, or Upson County Superior Court.

Thomaston GA Municipal Court

Thomaston Municipal Court is responsible for handling city ordinance and traffic violations that occur within the City of Thomaston. Candice Chatman is the Clerk of Court, and the Honorable Jefferson David Fowler is the Thomaston Municipal Court judge. 

Court is held at 613 North Church Street, Thomaston, GA 30286. Please call (706) 647-4242 for more information. When you need an expert DUI Lawyer in Thomaston, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. We have a qualified Thomaston DUI Attorney waiting to take your call to discuss your case with you.

Map to Thomaston GA Municipal Court

Upson County GA Probate Court

If you have been arrested in an unincorporated area of Upson County, your case will be heard in Upson County Probate Court. The Honorable Danielle McRae is the Upson County Probate Court judge, and Carrie Walrath is the Chief Clerk. Court is held at 106 East Lee Street, Suite 210, Thomaston, GA 30286. Please call (706) 647-7015 for more information.

Map to Upson County Probate and Superior Courts

Upson County GA Superior Court

Upson County Superior Court is responsible for handling all felony cases and jury trials. It is part of the Griffin Judicial Circuit, along with Fayette, Pike, and Spaulding Counties. The Upson County Clerk of Superior Court is Theresa Harper, and may be reached by calling (706) 647-5847. Court is held at 116 West Main Street, Thomaston, GA 30286. There are three judges who preside over cases:

Honorable Christopher Edwards

Griffin Judicial Circuit

Fayette County Justice Center

1 Center Drive, Room 360

Fayetteville, GA 30214

Office: (770) 716-4275 Fax: (770) 716-4861

Honorable Tommy R. Hankinson

Griffin Judicial District

Spalding County Courthouse

132 E. Solomon Street, 4th Floor

Griffin, GA 30224

Office: (770) 467-4329 Fax: (770) 467-4333

Honorable Robert M. Crawford

Griffin Judicial District

Post Office Box 1187

Zebulon, GA 30295

Office: (770) 567-2012 Fax: (678) 540-9502

District Attorney Scott Ballard handles the prosecution of all misdemeanor and felony cases in Upson County Superior Court. The DA has the final word on who is charged with a crime and what plea negotiations (if any) are considered. His contact information is:

Scott Ballard, District Attorney

Griffin Judicial Circuit

Post Office Box 1498

One Center Drive

Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

(770) 461-4250

Let Our Experience Work for You

Our Upson County DUI Attorneys have years of experience to put to work for you. Our team of Upson County DUI Lawyers is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Holidays and weekends, too! Do not put your future in the hands of just any attorney when only a DUI specialist will do.

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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

Upson County DUI Resources

Upson County GA Sheriff’s Department

Thomaston GA Police Department

Georgia State Patrol

Upson County GA Probate Court

Upson County Clerk of Superior Court

Administrative Office of the Courts

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Upson County Public Library

Wikipedia of Upson County Georgia

Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Upson 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!