MADD Demands DUI Crackdown

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Getting a DUI lawyer has never been more crucial then it is nowadays, especially for repeat offenders. There is ever increasing pressure on judges and Georgia lawmakers to crack down on repeat DUI offenders. Just this week, activist group MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) demanded Georgia and Florida increase their penalties for offenders convicted of a second DUI. They believe that many people convicted of a DUI do not take their punishment seriously and are very likely to drive under the influence again. They are driving their point home by publically estimating that every person who gets arrested for DUI has driven under the influence 80 times before they were caught. While this figure may seem a little over dramatic to some, for many north Fulton County policymakers and judges in Roswell and Alpharetta, it could encourage some changes.

The penalties in Roswell, GA and Alpharetta for a second DUI already include jail time, loss of license, over $1,000 in fines and surcharges, mandatory drug or alcohol counseling, mandatory drug tests, and DUI classes and at least 240 hours of community service. An increase in penalties would most likely mean even longer jail sentences and higher fees. Even if the penalties do not officially increase for a repeat DUI offense, the pressure is there and judges and prosecutors will be trying even harder to give you the maximum sentence for a DUI. That is why you will need the best Roswell DUI lawyers around. They will fight for your rights and get you your best results.

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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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