Being Safe at This Year’s Roswell Wine Festival

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Roswell, the City Council has approved of street closures for the seventh annual Roswell Wine Festival on Sunday, October 6th. Public events like this (those that involve alcohol and crowds) tend to be heavily monitored by law enforcement. As an Alpharetta Roswell DUI...

The True Cost of a DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a Roswell-Alpharetta DUI Lawyer, I know that when contemplating how much a DUI costs, many people consider court costs, fees, and fines. But the price of a DUI is not confined to these immediate out-of-pocket expenses. The consequence of a DUI conviction in Georgia includes opportunity costs, ...

G.H.B. Suspected in Fatal Car Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brandon Schneider, age 27, was indicted on Monday, June 10. Schneider is facing charges of homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, use of improper tires, D.U.I., and driving on the wrong side of the roadway for an accident he allegedly caused that resulted in the death o...

The 12 Components of the Drug Recognition Process

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Drug Recognition Expert Program (DRE) is not often referred to as the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The IACP offers this training with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NH...

Challenging the Stop of Your Car in DUI Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When you are charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), it may feel overwhelming. You may feel you have no option but to plead guilty – especially if you think you may have had too much to drink. But there is always hope, and depending on your unique circumstances, ...

Testifying at Your DUI Trial

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most DUI cases resolve short of trial. However, in the right case, a trial is the best strategy. When you testify, there are some basic rules you should follow. Tell the Truth This cannot be stressed enough. You must tell the truth when you testify at trial. If the truth is you cant remember, ...

Understanding Physical Control in the State of Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Actual physical control of the vehicle is required to prove a defendant is guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of Georgia. This element is easily proven when a law enforcement officer pulls the driver over after observing the driver operating the vehicle. However, this i...

Georgia DUI Laws and Bicycling Under the Influence

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bicycling is known for being highly economical, environmentally friendly, and most importantly, good for your health. What many bicyclists do not realize is that many states criminalize operating a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many, but not all states have Bicycling Und...

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 ...

First DUI arrest in lifetime

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement patrols heavily for DUI in North Fulton. Roswell, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek all have more than than their fair share of DUI enforcement. These cities all maintain their own police forces with highly trained DUI officers. Roswell, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek all have their own co...

Pro Golfer Arrested for DUI

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

On Thursday, professional golfer Rachel Connor was arrested for DUI. Ms. Connor, 21 years of age, was driving in FL when DUI officers noticed her speeding and failing to maintain her lane of travel. She had a passenger, NFL palyer Eddie Georgia, in the front passenger seat. According to the DUI, ...

North Fulton DUI: Contesting Your Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have been charged with a North Fulton DUI - such as by the DUI officers in the City of Roswell, Alpharetta, or Milton, then you have a tough journey ahead. Only in rare cicrumstances will DUI prosecuting attorneys in Roswell reduce or dismiss your case. The same attorney prosecutes the cas...

DUI Arrests in Roswell and Alpharetta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

North Fulton DUI officers including the State Troopers, Roswell Officers, Alpharetta PD,Milton PD, and Johns Creek law enforcement officers make numerous DUI arrests. Cities like Roswell andAlpharetta have their own Municipal Courts where they prosecute traffic offenses and city ordinances. DUI o...

Preparing for a DUI Trial

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

In North Fulton, the cities of both Alpharetta and Milton have their own municipal courts and police departments. One of the biggest offenses for these cities is DUI - drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. The cities of Alpharetta, GA and Mitlon, GA maintain seperate court locati...

DUI Trials

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Roswell, GA, DUI officers make thousands of arrests each year. Several weeks later, Roswell DUI Defendants are to appear at an arraignment calendar in the Roswell Municipal Court where they (or their DUI lawyer on their behalf) enter a plea of guilty or not guilty to the charges. In recent mon...

Dunwoody DUI offenses

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

The city of Dunwoody has a police force, court system, prosecuting attorneys, and judges all of its own.  Dunwoody officers charge offenders with crimes such as DUI, possession of marijuana, minor in possession, shoplifting, trespass, traffic offenses, public drunk, open container, as well as oth...

Minor in Possession Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have consumed alcohol or you have it in your possession, and you are under the age of 21, Dunwoody law enforcement officers can charge with you being a minor in possession of alcohol.  A  Minor in the Possession of alchol charge is a misdemeanor, but carries with it high fines, probation, ...

Dunwoody Possession of Marijuana Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prosecuting attorneys and police officers in Dunwoody are aggressive when it comes to charging people with possession of marijuana.  While possession of marijuana for less than one ounce is a misdemeanor offense, it still carries some pretty tough penalties.  If you are convicted via a guilty ple...

Probation Issues

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have been convicted of a Dunwoody DUI offense (or any conviction in Dunwoody in which you received a probation sentence), then you are likely facing a year or more on supervised probation.   Probation is given as an alternative to jail and many people are relieved to have a probation sente...

NY Mom gets DUI and Child Endangerment charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Recently, a 38 year old mom living outside Buffalo, NY was arrested and charged with DUI and child endangerment when she allegedly stopped her car on a busy road and her nine year old daughter held up a note to passing motorists asking them to help her and the two other children in the car.  Some...

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