Whitesburg DUI Lawyer – Whitesburg DUI Attorney
Who We Are
The Law Office of Richard Lawson is the leading DUI Defense firm in Georgia. Our founder, Richard Lawson, is a former DUI prosecutor with over 20 years' experience in Georgia DUI law. Check out his reviews on Avvo and contact our office for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Our firm is exclusively devoted to the defense of DUI and DUI-related charges. We are located in Atlanta, GA, but frequently represent clients throughout Metro Atlanta and statewide. Our central location gives us easy access to represent DUI clients in all courts. Our Whitesburg DUI Lawyers do not charge by the hour, nor do they assess a “travel fee” to go outside Metro Atlanta. If your case meets our parameters, they will try to help.
If you were arrested for DUI in Whitesburg or elsewhere in Carroll County, you or your Whitesburg DUI Lawyer only have thirty days from the date of your arrest to file an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing request or request an ignition interlock device. The hearing or interlock device can keep your Georgia driver's license from automatic suspension. The cost to file is $150. If an ALS hearing request or ignition interlock device request is not completed, your license will be automatically suspended.
If you refused 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 early reinstatement or a restricted license to drive to work or school.
As you can see, the stakes are high. Choose the best Whitesburg DUI Attorneys with the Law Office of Richard Lawson. The majority of our clients are referred by former clients, other attorneys, law enforcement officers, and court personnel. That shows how we represent clients. Once we accept your case, we encourage you to call, text, or email your Whitesburg DUI Lawyer, even at night or during the weekend, if needed. Communication is crucial in having a positive experience when going to court with a Whitesburg DUI Attorney.
Before You Hire
Not all Whitesburg DUI Lawyers are the same. Being able to say, “I've seen this exact case before and know how to handle it” is priceless in DUI Defense. With over 20 years' experience under his belt, it is a rare day when Richard Lawson “hasn't seen this before.” Wisdom comes from experience. Wisdom leads to getting you the best outcome for your Whitesburg DUI case.
If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI in Whitesburg, it is highly recommended that you retain a Whitesburg DUI Lawyer that is established, reputable, has experienced support staff and makes you feel at ease.
Location, Location, Location: Not a Deciding Factor
When choosing a Whitesburg DUI Attorney to represent you, it is not a good idea to hire the first law firm you see on the Internet (unless it is our office, of course) or the one closest to your home. You should take the time to speak with many law firms, if possible. Ask around and try to get a referral. After awhile, you will begin to hear the same names over and over. Focus your search on those names and choose one of them. Pay their fee and listen to their advice. It is also good to ask questions and stay involved. Do not be afraid to weigh in on your Whitesburg DUI case. After all, it is your life on the line.
Whether you are facing your first DUI offense or have been charged with a more serious felony such as vehicular homicide, your Whitesburg DUI case will be handled with professionalism and swift action will be taken to defend you. It is critical that you obtain effective legal representation as soon as possible after your DUI arrest; preferably before any questioning by police.
Whitesburg DUI Defense
In Georgia, there are many different alcohol-related offenses. To be charged with DUI, you must have consumed alcohol while underage, have been visibly drunk in public, or consumed (or displayed) it in an inappropriate location such as a car, or in a park.
Every day people in Georgia are charged with DUI. If you are convicted of DUI, some potential issues can be:
- Keeping your current job
- Professional license issues
- Difficulty securing future employment
- Possible denial or problem with immigration/naturalization proceedings
If you are convicted of DUI, it will stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life, plain and straightforward. Regardless of the circumstances of your arrest, you run the risk of being labeled as a person who has a problem with alcohol use. Therefore, it is if utmost importance that you give your Whitesburg DUI charge the level of attention it needs.
Our Whitesburg DUI Lawyers takes a two-pronged approach to all DUI cases. First, we will figure out if law enforcement made any mistakes and other legal issues that can be argued on your behalf. We do this by requesting discovery from the prosecution, and it will typically consist of police reports, investigative notes, and chemical test results. As our client, you will be able to review every bit of evidence against you. Based on the strength of the State of Georgia's case and other mitigating factors, we will negotiate the best outcome possible to resolve your Whitesburg DUI case. If your case cannot be settled with a plea, it would go to a motion hearing or to a judge or jury trial, depending on particular circumstances.
The second approach by our Whitesburg DUI Attorneys is to identify if you do, in fact, have a problem with alcohol or drugs, and if there is a treatment program available in place of jail time or conviction.
Whitesburg Municipal Court
Whitesburg Municipal Court is responsible for handling ordinance and traffic violations that occur within Whitesburg city limits. The Honorable Timothy A. McCreary is the Municipal Court Judge, and Juanita Howell is the Chief Court Clerk. Court is held at the Whitesburg Police Department at 788 Main Street, Whitesburg, GA 30185. Call (770) 832-1184 for more information.
Map to Whitesburg Municipal Court
In Trouble? Contact Us
Though DUI penalties are generally less severe than other crimes, it is still important to be informed. DUI penalties are no joke and can seriously ruin your life. If you need an experienced, competent DUI Lawyer in Whitesburg, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. We have a Whitesburg DUI Attorney waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your best defense begins with us!
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