Republican State Representative Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Republican State Representative Kip Smith was arrested in Atlanta recently for driving under the influence ( DUI ). Atlanta DUI officer Kramer observed Smith's gold Jaguar XJ8 run a red light and initiated a traffic stop. Upon speaking to Smith, Officer Kramer noticed that Smith smelled of alcohol. Smith, first denied drinking alcohol, but later changed his answer and said he had a beer prior to driving. Representative Smith consented to field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. According to reports, Smith took the breath test and tested over the legal limit for a driver over 21. He was charged with three offense - two charges for DUI and one for failure to obey a traffic control device. He is out on bond and awaiting an arraignment date.

Atlanta DUI officers, prosecuting attorneys and judges are hard on DUI offenders. Even a first time DUI comes with jail time, fines, fees, probation, license suspension and other sanctions. A good DUI lawyer can help you fight your case and protect your rights. If you are facing a DUI charge or violation of your DUI probation, call our DeKalb County DUI attorneys today for a free consultation. Our attorneys regularly fight cases in Dekalb County and Clayton County and get our clients the best possible results on their legal matters. When you have so much on the line, don't risk less than the best. Call now to speak to a DeKalb DUI lawyer.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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