Woodville DUI Lawyer


The Woodville DUI Lawyers at Lawson and Berry understand that a DU arrest is a frightening experience. It can be overwhelming to research your options and what kind of penalties you could be facing. Our Woodville 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 Woodville, call now for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning

If you have been charged with DUI in Woodville 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.

Probation in Woodville DUI Cases

Many times judges will allow offenders to satisfy a jail sentence out of custody through probation. Most DUI crimes are misdemeanors, where you can be sentenced to a maximum of 12 months of probation or jail time. It is common for a judge to sentence someone to 24 hours in jail with the remaining time being served through probation. If you are put on probation, there are conditions you must adhere to until your time is completed. A failure to complete the terms will result in the probation being vacated. There are general conditions of probation and special conditions of probation. One special condition for a DUI charge is for a person to abstain from drug or alcohol use while on probation. The participant must participate in frequent alcohol and drug testing. The frequency of testing will depend on your particular probation officer. Occasionally, judges will order increased screens if they think it is necessary. Some probationers inform the person when they will be testing while others conduct random tests. Any positive result will lead to a probation revocation. Many probation companies use ETF testing, which can detect alcohol or drug use going back 3-4 days. We advise our clients to completely abstain from alcohol or drug use while on probation or else they risk endangering their case.

Other probation conditions for a DUI in Woodville, Georgia include:

  • Fines between $300-$500
  • Community service between 40-240 hours
  • Alcohol and drug counseling
  • Suspension of driving privileges
  • Probation
  • Attendance of a Mother's Victim Impact Panel
  • DUI Court
  • DUI school
  • Jail time from 24 hours to a maximum of one year

Violation of Probation

If you violate any of the probation conditions, it is likely you will be scheduled for a probation revocation hearing. At this hearing, your probation officer is seeking to revoke your probation. This can occur if you tested positive on a drug or alcohol screening, were arrested, failed to report to probation, or failed to complete the requirements.

The penalty for violating probation depends on what type of condition you violated. If you failed to report to the probation officer, the punishment may be a revocation of up to 2 years of your probation term. However, if you violated other conditions, you could face revocation of the full balance of the probation term.

If you are facing a probation revocation hearing, contact one of our Woodville lawyers today. You are entitled to an attorney at this hearing. We are frequently able to negotiate with the officer to obtain a better result.

Our Woodville DUI Attorneys are Here to Help

No matter if this is your first DUI arrest or you have been charged with serious injury by vehicle, our attorneys can assist with your case. Our experience with representing those charged with DUI or related charges is unmatched. We have dedicated our practice to defending those charged with DUI and are intimately familiar with Georgia DUI laws and penalties. Because we have done this for decades, we are well acquainted with the solicitors, judges, and police officers that are involved in your case. Our experience gives us the upper hand, and we know how to achieve the best result in your case.

Furthermore, most DUI cases are easily resolved through negotiations with the prosecutor. However, there are some situations where the best result can only be achieved by going to trial. Our Woodville DUI Lawyers are just as confident taking your case to trial as settling it through negotiations. But most importantly, we will walk you through every step of the process and let you be in control of your case. Contact us now and discover why we are Georgia's top-rated DUI defense firm. Our clients give us the highest reviews because we are dedicated to their case.

Woodville Municipal Court

If you received a traffic citation or a misdemeanor charge within the city limits of Woodville your case will proceed in Woodville Municipal Court. Court is located at 1001 E Peachtree Avenue, Woodville, GA 30669. LaVerne Ogletree is the Municipal Court Judge, and Sharon Sellers is the Chief Court Clerk. Call (706) 453-0089 for more information.

Map to Woodville Municipal Court

Contact an Aggressive DUI Defense Lawyer Today!

If arrested for DUI in Woodville 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 will 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 Woodville quickly, as timing is vital in DUI cases.

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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

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!