Experienced DUI Attorney Serving the DeKalb County Area
"I've never had a DUI before. Will I go to jail?"
Each case is different. The judge may decide to give you the maximum punishment for a first DUI which up to a year in jail. In many cases, if you plead guilty you will likely get probation, a one year license suspension, around $1000 in fines, and possibly be ordered to complete an alcohol education program. You will then qualify for a restricted license as long as your DeKalb County DUI lawyer submitted a "30 Day Letter" on your behalf and your license was not suspended at the Administrative License hearing ( ALS hearing). You may though be required to spend at least 24 hours and up to 10 days in jail along with the minimum of 40 hours of community service.
"Will I lose my driver's license?"
A conviction for DUI usually requires a suspension of your driver's license - a DUI lawyer can defend you at the Administrative License hearing. Each case is different and must be evaluated as such in order to determine the best way to proceed.
"How do I choose a lawyer?"
It is very important to have an attorney that only specializes in defending DUI cases. Most attorneys handle an array of cases and would not have the DUI expertise and resources a specialized team would have.
"How much will it cost?"
Each case is takes a different amount of time and attention depending on the charge. There could be options that could lessen the damage to your life if convicted. Our firm can consult you on cost after the facts of your case have been reviewed; often, it is less than expected.
"Why DeKalb DUI attorney Richard S. Lawson?"
Even if it's your first arrest for DUI, it is very important to get the best legal counsel. You are facing serious consequences such as jail time, probation, community service and license suspension. Many of these penalties can be avoided by hiring a skilled attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson.
Contact a DeKalb County DUI attorney at our firm as soon as possible. If you choose to work with our firm, you can breathe easier knowing that we will do everything possible to help you protect your rights.