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A DUI arrest and conviction can negatively impact your life for a long period of time. It is vital that you are informed of your rights and the consequences. Even more importantly, you need to know your defense options, and have the advantage of having a proven Fulton County DUI attorney fighting for you. With over 20 years of legal experience exclusively working DUI cases, The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson has resolved over 4 ,600 DUI cases. Begin by informing yourself. Read through the questions and answers below and then call our office.


Why do I need an attorney if it is my first DUI?
A mandatory minimum 24 hour jail sentence, a suspended license and a criminal conviction are the three main reasons to seek trusted legal representation for a 1st DUI. Fines, court fees, probation, community service and drug/alcohol education or counseling are all additional consequences if you are convicted on a first offense. A skilled DUI lawyer in Fulton County, GA can give you the greatest possible chance of no conviction, or minimum penalties. It is not uncommon for a proven attorney to have the charges dropped. You are far less likely to have the optimum outcome without proven legal representation.

How can you help me if I failed the field sobriety test?
Field sobriety tests are notoriously flawed and unreliable. Attorney Richard S. Lawson is a certified (NHTSA) field sobriety test instructor. With this knowledge and his experience he is able to find the flaws in any field testing situation and exploit it to your benefit.

My child has been charged with a DUI under 21. Maybe it would be a good lesson to let him go through the process.
There are other ways to teach your loved one a valuable lesson. Charges involving a DUI under 21 can have very extreme consequences. A DUI conviction will give your child a criminal record which is going to affect education and job opportunities far into the future. Factually, your child may not even have been legally impaired and may suffer unjustly. Life is tough enough. Let us help.

I was charged with a DUI and I plan to fight it. I have been without my license for 3 days and it is affecting my ability to get to work. What can I do about this?
Once you have been charged for a DUI, you have 30 days to request and schedule a hearing to fight a license suspension. ALS hearings (Administrative License Suspension) review many factors to determine the validity of a license suspension in your case. This is your opportunity to present your evidence and fight the charge. If you lose the hearing, you may still have a right to appeal the decision.


If you have been arrested for DUI, you may be frightened, confused, apathetic or angry. We understand and we are fully knowledgeable of the consequences an arrest and conviction will have on your future. We have committed our practice solely to the effective handling of DUI cases for our clients. Look through our website to answer any other questions you may have and then call us and let us help you pursue the best possible outcome.

Contact a Fulton County, GA DUI lawyer at The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today. We can help.

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