Forsyth County DUI Attorney
DUI Lawyer Serving Cumming, Dawson County and Forsyth County Areas
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you are now in serious
legal jeopardy. The court system is set up to move very quickly in DUI
cases and there is very little time in which to act if you hope to defend
the charge or take action to minimize the damage to your life. It is crucial
that you get a
Forsyth County DUI lawyer
to assist you from the moment of your arrest. As you have only 10 days
from the time of the arrest to request an ALS hearing regarding your driver’s
license suspension, fast action can make all the difference in the result
of the case. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, the legal team has
over 20 years of experience exclusively defending DUI cases and has developed
exceptional resources and knowledge that can be implemented immediately
for your defense.
Arrested and Charged with DUI in Forsyth County or Dawson County?
The penalties for DUI convictions are extremely severe in this state and
depending upon the details of your case, often include jail time, fines,
community service, a risk reduction program (DUI School), and a suspension
of your driver’s license for a period of time. When you have an
earlier DUI conviction on your record, the penalties increase radically.
If an injury accident or fatality takes place and law enforcement charges
you with DUI, you will be facing a felony offense.
Each case is unique and has specific evidence and details and must be quickly
reviewed by a DUI defense lawyer at the firm. You can then be advised
of the strategy that could be employed to defend your case. There are
frequently good defense options in DUI cases and the attorney can determine
how to move forward to protect your rights. The legal team at the Law
Offices of Richard S. Lawson can assist clients charged with any DUI offense
in Forsyth County and will explain to you how many legal issues will apply
to your case with all aspects ranging from
prior DUI convictions, to
ALS hearings as well as what to expect for the entire
DUI process from the moment you are arrested.
When you have been arrested for DUI it is important to be informed and
as prepared for your case as is possible. When you work with an attorney
who is not only experienced in DUI cases, but offers the individualized
attention necessary to keeping you informed about your case, and when
you are able to work in tandem with your attorney to build your case,
you can improve your chances of obtaining a successful conclusion. The
legal team will help you understand your options including if you should accept a
plea bargain or commit to taking your case to trial to defend yourself.
At the time that you are pulled over or arrested for DUI there are many
aspects that occur which will become significant factors in your
DUI defense case. When a law enforcement officer pulls you over on suspicion of being
intoxicated or you are stopped at a
roadside checkpoint, you will likely be asked to submit to a number of
field sobriety tests which help the officer determine if you may be driving drunk. While you
can refuse a field sobriety test, if you are arrested for DUI a
refusal of breath or blood tests can mean an immediate
driver's license suspension for up to a year.
Breath and blood tests are used to determine a driver's approximate blood alcohol concentration
(BAC). The legal limit in most states, including Georgia, is .08 percent.
If you are 21 or over with a BAC equal to or exceeding .08%, you can be
charged with DUI. For drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC exceeding
.02%, they can be charged with an
under 21 DUI, or
minor in possession of alcohol if alcohol is found in their vehicle or possession. When you are facing
these types of charges, it is important to have a skilled attorney on
The attorneys at the firm will also assist clients in need of legal help
in other areas involving DUI's. For cases with
drugs & DUI or
prescription drugs & DUI, the penalties that you may face if convicted are very serious. With DUI's
involving drugs, there is no way to measure the level of a driver's
"intoxication" with a breath test or a field sobriety test.
Police officers will instead administer blood tests or urine tests to
measure the amount of drugs in a person's system. For
marijuana cases, the laws in Georgia provide for a driver's license suspension immediately
after a possession charge. You must take the proper legal steps to reinstate
your driver's license and fulfill all legal requirements before you
can drive again. The right attorney can help you prevent a license suspension
and a record of criminal history. In addition, if you have been charged with
probation violation for any reason, you can be picked up and put in jail at any moment. It
is urgent that you contact a DUI defense lawyer to start working on your
case to resolve it before you are arrested for violating your probation.
Our firm can also assist you with charges concerning
out of state GA DUI, and more serious cases such as
DUI accidents and
vehicular homicide. No matter the area of DUI law with which you need help, the firm can
assist you with your case every step of the way.
Attorney Richard S. Lawson is a former DUI prosecutor and this background
provides his office a complete understanding about how the "other
side" operates during the prosecution of your case. This can provide
a strong advantage for the client, as the DUI defense attorney knows how
critical it is that you act fast and move ahead with your defense in order
to aggressively fight the case. All aspects of your case will be analyzed
and reviewed. Richard Lawson will fully exploit any law enforcement errors
in the arrest procedure, traffic stop, or evidence gathered by the police
officer, such as the breath test and the field sobriety tests.
Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer Serving Cumming, Dawson County, and Forsyth
It is crucial that you contact the firm immediately after the arrest in
order to initiate the critical defense actions necessary to diminish the
damage to your life, future, and your ability to drive. Don’t take
the attitude that this is a small or unimportant matter. You are facing
serious legal consequences such as loss of your freedom and your ability
to drive. Any DUI offense is a serious legal problem and should be carefully
addressed by a professional and seasoned DUI defense lawyer. Fast action
is of utmost concern in these cases. If you were arrested for DUI in Georgia,
then you are going to need the
best DUI lawyer you can find. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, you are getting
superior legal defense that is backed by years of experience and a proven
track record for success.
Contact a Forsyth County DUI lawyer
from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today.
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