Are you looking for the best DUI attorney to defend you against your DUI related charges? The truth is the state of Georgia is particularly harsh when it comes to criminal sentencing and penalties, even in DUI cases. Even though DUI is one of the most common types of crimes that people are arrested for every day, a conviction will still bring lasting consequences.
Your driving privileges affect every aspect of your life, especially your ability to get to and from work. What's more, a clean criminal record is important too. Whether a DUI conviction is prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony, either way a conviction means a permanent mark on your criminal record which is not a good thing. Many companies will not hire somebody with any type of criminal record, regardless of what you were convicted for.
Former Georgia DUI Prosecutor
Your ability to drive is extremely important, and so is the level of penalties associated with a DUI charge. Anything your attorney can do to get your charges reduced or dismissed is critical. For this reason, you need the best Gwinnett County DUI attorney you can possibly find. Attorney Richard S. Lawson began his career more than 20 years ago when he graduated Emory University's school of law where he was an award winning mock trial student attorney. Upon graduation, he was hired as an Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted DUI cases for the state of Georgia. The training he received to become a DUI prosecutor is the very same training that is used today to train prosecutors and judges alike.
Mr. Lawson left the prosecutor's office to open his own DUI defense practice. His former experience as a DUI prosecutor is extremely valuable to his clients because it gives him an edge over the opposition. He knows how and where to look for flaws in the prosecution's case, and he knows how to exploit them to his client's advantage.
In addition to his DUI defense practice, Mr. Lawson is accomplished in many other areas associated with DUI law. For example, he is an instructor at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education where he has trained other DUI attorneys on winning DUI cases and getting favorable case results for their clients. He has also spoken at legal seminars on a variety of legal topics on DUI such as cross-examining techniques in DUI trials and how to perform detailed investigations into DUI cases.
Mr. Lawson is a National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) Field Sobriety Test Instructor Course Graduate. His unique qualification allows him to train law enforcement personnel on how to conduct field sobriety evaluations on drivers who are suspected of DUI. In 2000, Mr. Lawson taught a seminar on cross-examination techniques of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and he has published numerous works on the topic of DUI including, "It's Only a DUI" in the Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute of 2004 and "Legal Ethics" in the Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute in 2000.
Gwinnett County DUI Attorney
Over the course of his career, attorney Richard Lawson has helped more than 4,000 Georgians retain their driving privileges. He can represent those charged with virtually any type of DUI related charge including drugs & DUI, ALS Hearings, DUI under 21, marijuana cases, minor in possession of alcohol, vehicular homicide and many more.
If you are looking for the best DUI attorney in Gwinnett County, you have found him. There is no comparison to an attorney who has worked as a former DUI prosecutor, and one who is certified to instruct the police on field sobriety testing, and one who has helped so many drivers obtain reduced or dismissed charges in their DUI cases. You deserve the best legal representation available in Northern Georgia. Call the firm today to schedule your initial consultation with a member of their legal team.
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