Georgia Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

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

A Georgia man was arrested for drinking and driving on Saturday in Aiken. The car parked in front of his hotel room was the same vehicle which earlier in the evening hit a light pole. Although there were no injuries that occurred, the man's car did receive damage on the driver's side. The police...

Serious Accident and Injury DUI

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

A DUI in Georgia is serious business, but it can be eve more serious if injury to another party is involved. A Georgia man, James Tucker was indicted for DUI and serious injury by vehicle when he crashed his car into another woman's vehicle earlier this year. Prosecutors are alleging that on Jan...

Pro Football Player Arrested for DUI

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

A DUI can happen to anyone whether you're in Hall County, GA or Arlington County, VA. On Thursday April 26th, two time Pro Bowler and safety on the Washington Redskins Brandon Meriweather was arrested for DUI in Arlington, Virginia. A police officer spotted his car going almost 20 miles over the ...

First DUI arrest in Hall County / Gainesville, GA

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

Many people with clean driving records, good jobs, and no criminal histories whatsoever find themselves arrested for a first DUI offense. This can be traumatic, scary, and aggravating to say the least. Hall County is a tough jurisdiction to face a first DUI charge. The judges can be very unforgiv...

DUI Cases in Barrow County GA

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

Barrow County is turning into a hotbed of DUI arrests. Barrow Co. DUI officers are out nightly making DUI arrests. In addition, officers for the city of Braselton (which serves Barrow County, Jackson County, and Gwinnett County) have training and experience in DUI enforcement and detection. A fir...

Former UGA Football Player Arrested for DUI

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

Orson Charles, a former UGA football player and 2011 AFCA All-American, was charged with DUI this weekend in Athens-Clarke County. DUI officers stopped Charles at approximaetly 3 am when the officers pulled up behind him to check if his vehicle was disabled. As the officers approached, Charles re...

Drug Court Judge Resigns

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

Judge Amanda F. Williams, the Drug Court Judge in the Brunswick, GA judicial circuit, resigned earlier this month from her judgeship. Williams was elected to the bench in 1990 and her courtroom was featured on the March 2011 NPR radio program "This American Life." The show showed Judge Wililams t...

DUI Arrests in the News

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

Thousands of drivers get stopped each year and arrested for DUI - driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you facing a Hall County DUI charge, you are certainly not alone. Throughout Hall County, the state of Georgia, and the country, DUI arrests are frequent and the consequences are ...

Former Major League Baseball Player Charged with DUI

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

Last week, former major league baseball pitcher Curtis Leskanic was arrested and charged with a DUI in Orlando. Leskanic, now 44, was a former player for the Boston Red Sox. According to reports, Leskanic was found in his parked vehicle passed out. DUI enforcement officers allegedly administered ...

Paris Hilton Finishes Drug Probation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last year, Paris Hilton and her former boyfriend Cy Waits were stopped by Vegas police for a traffic infraction and the driver, Waits, was subsequently arrested for felony DUI for driving under the influence of drugs as well as for possession of marijuana. Hilton was charged with obstruction of l...

DUI Child Endangerment because of a note?

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

A couple of months ago in North Tonawanda New York, a woman was arrested for DUI after her nine year old daughter held up a note in the car window that said "please help us."  Fellow drivers noticed the message and called 911.  Police pulled over the woman who had two other minor children in the ...

Hall County DUI Ignition Interlock

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Gainesville prosecuting attorneys and judges are very strict when it comes to drunk driving cases.  If you have been convicted of a Gainesville or Hall County DUI, particulary if you are a repeat offender, there are likely many stringent conditions attached to your probation.  One condition of yo...

Gainesville / Hall County Probation Revocations

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you have a friend or family member facing a probation revocation hearing?  Attorneys at the Law Offices of Hall County defense lawyer Richard Lawson can help.  Probation officers frequently charge their probationers with violations of probation.  Probation violations come in two varieties - te...

Hall County DUI Ignition Interlock

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

Gainesville prosecuting attorneys and judges are very strict when it comes to drunk driving cases.  If you have been convicted of a Gainesville or Hall County DUI, particulary if you are a repeat offender, there are likely many stringent conditions attached to your probation.  One condition of yo...

North Georgia Motorcycle DUI Offenses

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

A weekend motorcycle ride in north Georgia is fun and relaxing.  But law enforcement officers around Helen and Dahlonegaare cracking down on DUI.  You can be charged with DUI while driving any motor vehicle. If you have been pulled over by a police officer while driving your motorcycle, the offic...

Hall County Vehicular Homicide

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Hall County, a driver may be charged with vehicular homicide if the driver's recklessness and negligence cause the death of another driver, passenger, or pedestrian, and the instrument of that death was the vehicle that person was driving.  Whether the crime is caused by DUI or reckless or err...

Contesting a Gainesville DUI Charge

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

After a Gainesville DUI arrest, a person is usually confused, upset, worried and possibly angry. With the skilled help of an aggressive DUI lawyer you can not only alleviate your fears, but also work successfully toward getting the charges resolved with the best possible outcome available. Due t...

The meaning of a .08 in Dawson Co. DUI cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are facing DUI charges in Dawson County, you probably heard the Dawson County police officer talk about "being above a .08."  But what does a .08 mean? Well, the amount of alcohol in a driver's body is measured by the weight of the alcohol in the blood. This is called the blood alcohol con...

DUI Science: the effects of alcohol

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

Officers in and around Jefferson love to charge drivers with DUI.  If you are facing a Jackson County, Banks County, orJefferson DUI, you are certainly not alone.  Keep in mind that it is not illegal to drink and drive.  It is only illegal to drive when you are impaired by the alcohol.  Impaired ...

.08 DUI Standard

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

With every alcoholic drink consumed, a person's blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, increases.  People are affected differently by alcohol however, and outward appearance, speech, and balance vary.  Nevertheless, Georgia and Hall County lawmakers have determined that all drivers are substantiall...

Gainesville GA less safe driving DUI charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

DUI cases are highly scientific.  The Hall County prosecuting attorneys rely heavily on the breath tests that were administered by the arresting officers.  Often though, drivers refuse to partake in the Hall County law enforcements blood or breath testing.  The prosecutors are then left to rely o...

Lots of People Have DUIs

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

People often feel embarrassed and devastated when they are charged with DUI.  A DUI attorney can certainly help you navigate the process and get the best possible outcome.  Following a DUI arrest, keep in mind that Winder and Barrow County police officers write a lot of DUI citations.  In fact, t...

Increasing DUI arrests???

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

Are you facing a charge for driving under the influence in Habersham County?  There severe consequences associated with DUI convictions.  It seems that on any given night, Habersham County police officers have their blue lights flashing and are accusing drivers of being under the influence.  Driv...

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