Covington DUI Lawyer in Newton County

Covington DUI Lawyer in Newton County

Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Covington

If you are arrested for DUI in Covington or anywhere in Newton County, it is of critical importance that you speak with an experienced Georgia DUI attorney immediately. Richard Lawson is an Emory Law School trained former Georgia DUI prosecutor who is dedicated to the defense of those accused of driving under the influence. He is a veteran in the field of DUI law with over 18 years of experience and has resolved more than 4,600 cases.

  • Over 18 years of experience with Georgia DUI laws and in the Georgia DUI court system
  • Former Georgia DUI Prosecutor with extensive experience from both sides of the courtroom
  • Thorough understanding of the science behind the breath and blood test evidence used in DUI cases in Newton County, Georgia
  • Richard Lawson is a highly-skilled, Emory Law School trained Covington DUI attorney
  • Over 4,600 DUI cases successfully resolved in Georgia
  • NHTSA Field Sobriety Test Instructor Course Graduate
  • Richard Lawson is ready to review the evidence in your case and prepare an aggressive defense in the Newton County court system

Arrested for DUI in Newton County?

Newton County DUI attorney Richard Lawson offers a free initial review of your DUI case. To schedule a meeting fill out the consultation request form on this page or call (404) 816-4440 or (770) 641-0100.

Covington DUI lawyer Richard Lawson has an exceptional background and track record in DUI defense, and brings a wealth of knowledge to every case. His practice is exclusive to DUI defense in Georgia, and also handles tickets associated with DUI. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be devastating and it is in your best interest to speak with a DUI lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest in Newton County. It is critical to start planning your defense as early as you can, so call the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today to begin working on your case.

You need to know that an arrest does not mean you are guilty. You have the right to fight your DUI, and a Newton County DUI attorney can ensure your rights are protected throughout your case. Covington DUI attorney Richard Lawson has attained results in hundreds of DUI cases in Georgia, including complete dismissal of DUI charges, reductions to reckless driving, and reductions to other lesser offenses. A Newton County DUI attorney can challenge the evidence being used against you and investigate the facts of your traffic stop. There may be important details that can lead to an early dismissal of your case. As you may know, a DUI conviction will go on your permenant criminal record, and this criminal record can prevent you from many opportunities in life. Not all criminal lawyers are equipped to handle the complexities of the legal and scientific aspects of a drunk driving case. The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson are strictly focused on DUI defense, and has the knowledge and resources at their disposal to fight for the best outcome in your case.

Meet Covington DUI Lawyer Richard Lawson

Georgia DUI Lawyer Richard S. Lawson
The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson
Newton County, GA

(404) 816-4440
(770) 641-0100

Richard Lawson is a former Prosecutor, former Assistant District Attorney, and former Assistant Solicitor General. He has received the same training as those who are prosecuting your case. This insight into both sides of a DUI case will give you an advantage in the courtroom.

Richard Lawson is an instructor at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and is a certified instructor in the administration of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standardized field sobriety tests. He has numerous publications including: Navigating DUI Drug Cases (2012), Investigations in DUI Cases (2012), and DUI Investigations (2005). He has given multiple presentations on DUI defense since 1999, and is a long-term member with the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group.

Richard Lawson received a juris doctorate from the Emory University Law School in Atlanta.

Important Information on Municipal Courts in Newton County

Under the DUI laws of Georgia, a state trooper, a Newton County Sheriff's deputy or a municipal law enforcement officer can issue a citation for drunk driving. As a result, your case may need to be resolved in a municipal court or even a probate court, rather than a state or superior court.

For assistance in determining the correct venue for your specific case, contact Newton County DUI lawyer Richard Lawson for help.

Driver's License Suspension for DUI in Georgia

You have up to 10 days to schedule a hearing to stop the automatic suspension of your driver's license after your arrest for DUI in Newton County. Most people are overwhelmed after an arrest for DUI and may forget to schedule this hearing, or simply do not take care of the matter quickly enough. Your license can remain suspended even if your DUI case is ultimately dismissed. Covington DUI lawyer Richard S. Lawson can provide legal assistance to handle these license suspension hearings, known as ALS hearings, and can provide evidence at your hearing to challenge whether there were reasonable grounds for your arrest.

The civil case involving your driver's license is separate from the criminal DUI charges. Georgia DUI lawyer Richard Lawson can help you with all portions of your drunk driving defense, including the license hearing. The chances of keeping your driving privileges are greater if you have legal guidance.

Contact Georgia DUI attorney Richard Lawson now and ask for immediate help with your license.

Visit with Newton County DUI Attorney Richard Lawson Today

Do not take a chance with your DUI in Newton County. For an aggressive defense with personal service, call Newton County DUI attorney Richard Lawson by calling (404) 816-4440 or (770) 641-0100. You can also complete the web form and Mr. Lawson will call you back. Your inquiry will be handled 24/7 and there is no obligation, so call now.

Covington DUI attorney Richard Lawson has five locations for your convenience. Below is a map with interactive directions. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your DUI in Newton County, please call (404) 816-4440 or (770) 641-0100.


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1755 North Brown Road, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
(404) 816-4440
(770) 641-0100
131 Prominence Court
Suite 110
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
(404) 816-4440
(770) 641-0100
487 Morrison Moore Pkwy W
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
(404) 816-4440
(770) 641-0100
300 Colonial Center Pkwy
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076
(404) 816-4440
(770) 641-0100
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, Georgia 30097
(404) 816-4440
(770) 641-0100
1827 Powers Ferry Rd
Building 5
Marietta, Georgia 30339
(404) 816-4440
(770) 641-0100