One Man's DUI Influences State Legislation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the course of 33 years, Dean Hermsen of Renton, Washington accrued 11 DUI convictions. Earlier this month, he found himself in the midst of another DUI investigation after he was found driving impaired on Interstate 5 by Washington State Patrol. Just five months prior, Hermsen was released fro...

Dynasty Star Linda Evans Breaks Silence On DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month, footage surfaced of former Dynasty star Linda Evans' arrest for driving under the influence, near her Washington state home. The footage was unearthed somewhat belatedly, as the arrest took place in May of 2014. Police dash cam footage was released exclusively by online publication Ra...

Incorrect Results: When Blood Alcohol Tests Are Wrong

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every day people are arrested for driving under the influence. While police officers have clues and circumstantial evidence that people are intoxicated such as slurred speech, driving erratically, or bloodshot eyes, direct evidence is often provided by blood alcohol tests. These tests, which meas...

3 Ways to Sabotage Your DUI Defense Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

DUI defense is a complex field of law. That's why it is imperative to elicit the help of a skilled, knowledgeable defense attorney. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we are dedicated to providing top-tier legal advocacy for DUI defendants and want to help people like you avoid the conseque...

Beating a DUI by Challenging Police Procedure

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

You are innocent until proven guilty, and DUIs are no exception. You may have tested at or above the legal limit of .08 percent on a breath or blood test, you may have failed field sobriety tests, and law enforcement may even have witnessed you driving erratically. None of this means anything un...

Your Rights During a Georgia DUI Checkpoint

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

DUI checkpoints (also called sobriety checkpoints) are legal in the state of Georgia. Local law enforcement will typically schedule these checkpoints during holiday weekends because statistically, there are more drunk driving accidents during these times. DUI checkpoints must be announced, which ...

Marijuana Drugged Driving in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Medical marijuana is currently legal in 21 states. Two of these states, Washington and Colorado, have legalized the recreational use of marijuana as well. In Georgia, marijuana possession is still a misdemeanor (if 1oz or less), and consequently, it is against the law to drive with cannabis in yo...

Drug Related DUI Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

DUI is a serious enough charge, but a drug related DUI could be even worse. At the Gwinnett County Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we also specialize in drug related DUI. This is all magnified when your career may be at stake. For example in April 2012, there was a lot of press about a teacher ...

Singer Bobby Brown Pleads Guilty to DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

On the afternoon of March 26, 2012 singer and Georgia native Bobby Brown was pulled over in San Fernando Valley, California for talking on his cell phone while driving. The officer noticed the driver appeared to be intoxicated and asked Mr. Brown to perform a field sobriety test. He was not able ...

Former Child Actress Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Former Nickelodean actress Amanda Bynes, now 26, who has appeared recently in movies such as "Easy A" and "She's the Man," fled from a police officer several weeks ago when she was about to get a citation for talking on her cell phone. Now she has been arrested for DUI in Los Angeles. In the earl...

First DUI - Gwinnett County

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

DUI enforcement in Gwinnett County GA is rampant. DUI officers from the Gwinnett Co. Sheriff's office, as well as DUI detection officers from cities such as Duluth and Suwanee, are out on the prowl nightly making arrests for DUI. But what if you have a good job, clean history, and children and yo...

Orson Charles Arrested for Drunk Driving

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

No one is immune to a DUI arrest. Early Friday, former UGA tight end Orson Charles was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol ( DUI ). This arrest risks damaging his stock for next month's NFL draft in which he is considered the #2 tight end prospect and ranked as the 38th best prosp...

State Rep Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kip Smith, a Republican State Rep from, Columbus, GA, was arrested over the weekend for DUI in Buckhead. Smith, age 29, was pulled over for running a red light by a DUI officer. The officer noticed signs of drinking in his report and Smith initially denied drinking. However, Representative Smith,...

DUI on an ATV

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

In late December, former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik was arrested for DUI near his home in OH for DUI while driving an ATV. Pavlik was busted for DUI when his neighbor called the police reporting that a lamp post on his property had been struck by a man driving an ATV and that the d...

Christmas and New Years - DUI time?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

This evening ( the day after Christmas ), I was driving with my family down Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Gwinnett County and I saw not fewer than 4 law enforcement patrol cars in the few miles between Suwanee and Duluth. It seems that Gwinnett County police officers, along with their fellow City...

Gwinnett Police Officer Charged with DUI

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

On Thursday a Gwinnett County police officer was charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ). A Georgia State Trooper arrested Gwinnett Officer Douglas Mattox following a motor ehcile accident in Loganville. Mattox, age 50, was arrestd for DUI and following too closely. Mattox was driving a ...

DUI breath tests......just how accurate are they???

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 05, 2011 | 0 Comments

Gwinnett county law enforcement officers, especially those on the DUI task forces for the county as well as Gwinnett cities like Duluth and Snellville, make thousands of DUI arrests each year. While there are manyDUI - drugs (for both driving under the influence of marijuana and for driving under...

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