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Have you or someone that you love recently been accused of drunken driving? If this is the case, it is important to realize that you will be facing long-lasting, perhaps even life-altering, consequences that could cause irreversible and devastating damage to your future. For this reason, it is vastly important that you do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable DeKalb County DUI attorney as quickly as possible. By getting a lawyer involved at the onset of the issue, you can have guidance to help you avoid some common pitfalls made as well as helping you to protect your rights.

At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our entire legal team is able to boast of over 20 years of experience in handling DUI cases exclusively. Due to this focus, we are able to offer our clients an intimate knowledge and extensive experience that cannot be imitated. For this reason, if you choose to work with our firm, you can breathe easier knowing that we will truly be able to go the distance for you. We have years of experience in handling cases such as this and can offer our legal assistance in many different issues, including the following:

DUI Process
The DUI process is one that is complex and understood rarely by others than those who have studied law. When a person is facing DUI charges, they are often unaware of their rights and how this will affect their future, as the DUI criminal process begins almost immediately. Click here to read more about the DUI process

ALS Hearings
What is the ALS hearing? This type of administrative hearing is one that must be scheduled within ten days of the arrest or else an automatic suspension is placed upon the driver's license. If you have been arrested for DUI, you should immediately schedule this hearing with your Department of Driver's Services. Click here to read more about ALS hearings

Refusals & Alleged Refusals
Did you refuse a breath or blood test either at the scene of your arrest or back at the police station? It is important that you understand that refusing these types of tests, for any reason, may also result in consequences. Click here to read more about refusals and alleged refusals

Plea Bargain vs. Trial
Making the decision between accepting a plea bargain and taking your case to trial can be extremely difficult and will vary depending upon the evidence available for your case. If you are considering one or the other but haven't spoken with an attorney, now is the time to do so. Click here to read more about plea bargain vs. trial

Prescription Drugs & DUI
Although alcohol is the main reason why people are arrested for DUI, we have seen an increasing trend in the frequency of DUI-drug related arrests. Most people are aware that it's unlawful to drive while under the influence of an illegal drug such as marijuana or LSD; however, most people are shocked to learn that they can be arrested for DUI when they are caught driving under the influence of a lawfully prescribed medication. Click here to read more about prescription drugs & DUI

Prior DUI Convictions
Having prior DUI convictions is detrimental to a person's driving record and criminal record. It is important that you get the legal help you need if you have been charged with your second, third, fourth or a subsequent DUI, as these prior convictions will have an effect on your current charge. Click here to read more about prior DUI convictions

Georgia DUI By Out Of State Driver
Were you vacationing in the beautiful state of Georgia when stopped and arrested for DUI? If you have found yourself in this situation, immediately speak to a DUI attorney from this firm, as you may be facing criminal penalties both in the state of Georgia and back home. Click here to read more about Georgia DUI by an out of state driver

Field Sobriety Tests
There are three main types of field sobriety tests that an officer will typically perform before an arrest takes place: the one leg stand test, the walk and turn test, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus. You can learn more about these tests by calling our firm. Click here to read more about field sobriety tests

Roadside Checkpoints
If you or your loved one has been arrested at a roadside sobriety checkpoint, you may want to question the validity of the checkpoint and whether the arrest in itself was lawful. In these cases, a mistake by an officer may lead to the wrongful arrest of an innocent individual. Click here to read more about roadside checkpoints

Blood & Breath Tests
Breath and blood tests are heavily relied upon by officers and investigators during the arrest and prosecution for DUI. Unfortunately, these machines are not always accurate and yield incorrect results. Whether the false reading of the test was due to human or mechanical error, an attorney is needed to defend your rights. Click here to read more about blood and breath tests

Drugs & DUI
Driving under the influence of drugs is not only against the law, but it can be extremely dangerous for the driver and others on the road at the time. If you are facing DUI of drugs, such as a prescription drug or an illegal narcotic, contact our firm today. Click here to read more about drugs and DUI

Marijuana Cases
For the possession of marijuana, an individual can be heavily penalized by the Georgia criminal justice system. When a person is caught driving under the influence of marijuana, these consequences may become even more extreme. Click here to continue reading more about marijuana cases

Suspended License
Was your driver's license suspended as the result of a driving under the influence charge in DeKalb County, Georgia? Were you arrested again for driving on a suspended license? Talk to the attorney from our office today to get the legal help you will need to defend this case. Click here to read more about suspended license

DUI Under 21
In the state of Georgia, along with the rest of the country, the legal age to purchase or consume alcohol is 21. With that being said, any person under the age of 21 who is pulled over and found to have a blood alcohol concentration at or above .02% will immediately be arrested. Click here to read more about DUI under 21

Violation of Probation
After a person is arrested and convicted of driving under the influence, they may be put on probation by the court to prevent a future charge from occurring. In some cases, probation is broken intentionally; but, if you accidently violated the terms of your probation, you will need an aggressive defense strategy to protect your future. Click here to read more about violation of probation

Minor in Possession of Alcohol
The charges given to a minor in possession of alcohol do not necessarily have to be DUI or vehicle-related. In fact, an underage person can be charged with minor in possession of alcohol simply by being in the presence of an open container. Click here to continue learning more about minor in possession of alcohol

Vehicular Homicide
Vehicular homicide is a criminal charge that is taken very seriously by the Georgia criminal justice system, as a life was lost in an accident involving a suspected drunk driver. In some cases, however, the charges made against the alleged drunk driver are untrue. Click here to read more about vehicular homicide

Child Endangerment
Have you been charged with DUI with a child in your vehicle? You may be facing charges known as child endangerment, which are no laughing matter. If the court believes that you intentionally put your child in harm's way, you may be facing long-term consequences. Click here to read more about child endangerment

Accidents and Serious Injury by Vehicle
Causing an accident while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any type of mind-altering substance can have fatal consequences for more than one party involved. If you have been accused of causing a DUI car accident, now is the time to contact our firm. Click here to read more about accidents and serious injury by vehicle

DUI Attorney Serving DeKalb County

Before attempting to bring a home-made defense to court, it is vitally important for you to speak with a DeKalb County DUI defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson. Our firm has many years of experience and is led by an attorney that is a former DUI prosecutor. We have resolved over 4,900 cases and we are ready to help you and your family through this difficult time as well. As an experienced law firm, we have seen firsthand the devastating financial and personal effects a DUI conviction has on a person who failed to seek the help of an attorney. We only want to find the best outcome for your case, so do not waste any more time in searching for an attorney. Call us today to schedule your first meeting with our law firm.

Do not hesitate to contact a DeKalb County DUI lawyer at our firm as soon as possible to learn more about our firm and how we can help to protect your rights.

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