Attorney Richard S Lawson Quoted in Gwinnett Daily Post

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

A Gwinnett County Commission member was arrested for DUI Monday night while driving a county car after he failed three field tests for sobriety.  Although the breath test for alcohol came back .000, he was still arrested. 

"Richard S. Lawson, a Lawrenceville attorney specializing in DUI cases, said laws don't require DUI suspects be detained for any certain time before being released, provided they can post bond. The charge is a felony only when a defendant has a history of three DUIs or more.

Driver's licenses for DUI suspects are conditionally revoked only if their blood-alcohol content exceeds .08 percent or they refuse a Breathalyzer, Lawson said.

Lawson said the idea of breath tests malfunctioning isn't unheard of.

"It certainly can malfunction. Every machine is different," he said. "As to how common it is, I don't know."

A blood test was taken from the suspect but the results will not be back for at least four weeks.

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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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