Roswell DUI Attorney
Have you recently been accused of DUI?
If you are arrested and charged with
DUI in Roswell or Alpharetta, Georgia, or anywhere throughout the North Fulton
County area, it is critical that you act quickly and contact a lawyer
that can defend your charges. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson,
you will have access to dedicated and experienced attorneys. Many attorneys
are general practitioners and do not have the
over 20 years of experience that attorney Richard S. Lawson possesses. They will often take payment
and then advise you to plead guilty to the DUI charge.
Richard Lawson has a background as a
former DUI prosecutor and has a wealth of experience with jury trials and motions in Roswell,
Alpharetta and surrounding areas. Our firm's focus is strictly on
DUI defense - we utilize the most powerful and effective resources available
for our clients. We can also bring in expert witnesses, doctors, investigators,
and former law enforcement officers to help defend your case. In addition,
we also understand the science behind the breath and blood tests commonly
used as evidence in a DUI arrest.
Breath and Blood Tests
When a person is first pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving,
an officer may require a driver to perform several tasks such as a breath
test or a field sobriety test. If a breath test is requested, the driver
must blow into a portable breath alcohol testing device to measure the
approximate level of alcohol on his or her breath. These test results
are often skewed, however, depending on the specific circumstances of
the case. If the driver had one sip of an alcohol beverage just before
getting behind the wheel, their blood alcohol concentration may not be
over the legal limit, but the alcohol on their breath may suggest otherwise.
Additionally, many factors are known to interfere with this type of testing
device. Another type of testing that is done for drivers after they have
been detained and taken back to the station is the blood test. This is
a more thorough test to evaluate the level of alcohol in a person's
blood. Click here to read more
about breath and blood tests…
We are prepared to aggressively defend our clients and walk you through
the many components of a DUI charge. We can help explain the common steps
involved in the
DUI process and present a solid defense at your
ALS hearing. If you are facing charges for
refusals/alleged refusals to comply with the state administered chemical tests to determine blood
alcohol content, then you could potentially face a one year suspension
of your driver's license. These tests can include
field sobriety tests and blood and breath tests that are administered at
roadside checkpoints or on the side of the road. If you are arrested for a DUI offense in Georgia
but are from out of state, you may still be required to attend hearings
in Georgia. A
DUI by out of state driver charge may also result in additional punishments from your home state,
so contact a DUI lawyer today to begin building your defense.
If your charges include
drugs & DUI (such as
prescription drugs & DUI,
minor in possession of alcohol or
DUI under 21, you will have to deal with the reality of a
suspended license for a certain period of time. For individuals with
prior DUI convictions within the last 10 years, the severe nature of the penalties may include
felony charges and jail time. The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson have
the experience to handle whatever type of DUI claim you might be facing,
and can answer your tough questions regarding:
plea bargain vs. trial,
violation of probation,
child endangerment ,
accidents and serious injury by vehicle, as well as answering the question: "
Do I Need a Lawyer?"
Defending DUI Cases in Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Roswell, Alpharetta,
Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Sandy Springs
DUI convictions in Georgia have serious consequences; even your first DUI
conviction can lead to one year in jail and a year of license suspension.
If you are arrested and charged with a DUI, your first call should be
to an experienced Roswell attorney. Your best defense begins with us.
As a former DUI prosecutor, Richard Lawson is very familiar with the strategies
that the prosecution will use in an attempt to convict you. Each case
is unique and requires a complete review of the evidence by an skilled
DUI attorney in order to properly defend your case.
The legal team at our firm is ready to review the evidence in your case
and prepare a strong defense for your trial. We are experienced, aggressive,
and dedicated to building the strongest possible defense for your case.
We will examine your case and identify any faults in the arrest protocol,
field sobriety test, and breathalyzer results that will improve your chances
of a not guilty verdict.
If you are looking for the
best DUI lawyer you can find, you have come to the right place! We have the extensive
knowledge, tools and experience you are looking for in a DUI law firm,
call us today!
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Contact a Roswell DUI attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson if you have been arrested and
charged with any type of DUI offense.
We are proud to service the residents of the following areas:
Mountain Park, and