Winning Your Georgia DUI Case

Winning Your Georgia DUI Case

It may sound axiomatic but being arrested does not mean you are guilty.  You can fight your case and defend your rights. The reason that we mention what should be obvious is that so many "Georgia DUI Lawyers" give up before they even look at your case.  They look at your breath test result or the fact that you are accused of refusing and start talking about your sentence as if you had already gone to court.  There is no mention of a defense whatsoever.  You have defenses, and as in every case your defense always begins with having your Georgia DUI Attorney send a 30 day letter.

Experienced Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys Make All the Difference:

With more than 50 years of combined experienced, the DUI Lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard Lawson are uniquely qualified to successfully investigate, defend, and win your Georgia DUI Case.  Winning your Georgia DUI case is not easy.  If it was easy, everyone would do it.  Richard Lawson is a former DUI Prosecutor who has defended DUI cases in Georgia for more than 25 years.  He is trained by the same people who are prosecuting the DUI case against you.  His office is the top rated and most reviewed law office in Georgia.

An Arrest Does NOT Mean You Are Guilty - Best Georgia DUI Defense

At our office we never assume guilt.  We assume that there are potential legal and factual defenses to your case. There may be problems with the procedures the officer did in your case.  There may be problems with the breath-testing machine used in your case.  The inexperienced arresting officer may have improperly explained the field sobriety tests in your case, thereby invalidating the results.  You may have not been properly advised of your Georgia Implied Consent Rights. The roadblock in your case may not have been implemented in a constitutional manner.

These are just some of the potential defenses to your Georgia DUI case.  Having a defense plan is the best way to proceed.  Richard Lawson is a former DUI Prosecutor with more than 25 years experience defending people charged with DUI in Georgia.  Our office has a plan to defend your case and is available 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. We are always here because problems do not happen at convenient times.

Georgia DUI Defenses to Help You Win Your DUI Case:

There are many ways of successfully defending your Georgia DUI case. Some of the DUI Defenses include:

  • Lack of probable cause
  • Challenging the reasonable suspicion standard to stop
  • Illegal use of a road block
  • Insufficient evidence that you were a less safe driver due to impairment by alcohol or drugs
  • Field sobriety tests were not conducted correctly
  • Medical conditions that could cause a suspected DUI driver to appear impaired
  • Illegal search and seizures
  • Challenging implied consent notice
  • Implied consent notice not administered correctly
  • Challenging intoxilyzer results due to external factors
  • Challenging breath test refusals
  • Illegal pat-down
  • Alco-sensor was not an approved device
  • Improper chain of custody for blood or urine samples
  • Driver uninformed of right to independent testing
  • Disorientation from accident and not from influence of alcohol 
  • Miranda rights not given prior to questioning
  • Prescription drugs were in therapeutic range 
  • Officer was not trained to make DUI arrests 

There is a Proven Plan to Win your Georgia DUI Case:

The plan in your case begins with the investigation of your case.  We have available the services of a former Georgia State Patrol Trooper to help us evaluate the case against you.  His experience as a person who actually has arrested people for DUI in Georgia is extremely helpful when looking for mistakes made in your case.  In addition, we have a team of medical and pharmacological experts available to evaluate any medical conditions that could have affected the results of your field sobriety tests and chemical tests.

To challenge DUI charges in Georgia, you will need to enter a plea of “not guilty” at your arraignment and then file motions for discovery or to acquire all the prosecution's evidence against you. The motions are simply how you determine what evidence the prosecutor has against you. The prosecutor will still often try to withhold evidence until shortly before the trial.

This evidence generally includes a police video recording of your DUI arrest.   Some DUI case trials are processed quickly with a driver's license suspension hearing on a jury calendar within just a few of months of your DUI arrest. You are entitled to a trial by a jury of six people for a misdemeanor, which most DUI cases are. Good news is that it is up to the prosecutors to prove to the six jurors beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of DUI. It is often challenging to prove guilt in these cases beyond a reasonable doubt.

Start your DUI Defense in Georgia Today:

The experienced DUI attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson win many cases of this nature using several well planned defenses. Some cases we can challenge that there was a lack of probable cause for the initial stop. If proven, the charges will most likely be dismissed since all the evidence against you would then be illegally obtained.

Another challenge is that if you were not adequately and correctly advised of implied consent warnings that are required to be given regarding blood or breath tests. Our office may call in expert witnesses to discuss the faults of field sobriety tests which may have been conducted and challenge the reliability and validity of breathalyzer results.

Winning a DUI case is also case dependent.  For example, if you have had multiple DUI cases, winning can also be defines as staying out of jail or keeping your ability to drive.  Winning may also mean limiting severe consequences.  When you have had multiple prior offenses, it's important to be realistic as to potential outcomes.  In addition, if you seek treatment, your Georgia DUI Lawyer can use the treatment to show the court that you have taken the case seriously and that you will no longer be a danger on the road. This is just one way your Georgia DUI Attorney can seek alternative sentences. Alternative sentencing can also be achieved by your Atlanta DUI Lawyer.  Only an Atlanta DUI Attorney can help the way we will help you.

If you are facing arrest in Georgia for a DUI and have made the decision to fight the charges to clear your record, call our DUI attorneys now. We have all the tools you need to build a great defense.  Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and begin your Georgia DUI defenseContact us today. Your Georgia DUI Case can be won, but it will not defend itself.  Act Now!!

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    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!