Birchfield v. North Dakota: New Rules For DUI Testing

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In June of 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in a trio of cases dealing with the issue of warrantless chemical tests (e.g., breath tests, blood tests) in DUI cases. Three petitioners, two from North Dakota and one from Minnesota, had all been arrested for DUI a...

Should The Legal BAC Limit Be Lowered To .05?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

In February of this year, CNN reported that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) again recommended that the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level for drivers be lowered. The current BAC limit is .08. The NTSB has proposed reducing this to .05 or lower. The Board made this recommendat...

Three Things You Should Ask Your DUI Defense Attorney

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

How can I get the best possible legal representation? When you have been accused of driving under the influence, your personal freedoms are at stake. One of the most important decisions you will need to make immediately following a DUI arrest is choosing an attorney that will explore all possibl...

DUI Lawyer in Canton GA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you been arrested for DUI in Canton GA? If so it's important to find the best possible defense to your DUI Case in Canton Georgia. The best defense begins with a DUI Lawyer in Canton GA. Only a DUI Attorney in Canton GA can protect your rights and your freedom. Do not hire a general practit...

Martial Arts Fighter Ross Pearson Arrested for DUI

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

No one is too tough to beat a DUI on their own. On April 29th, 2012 professional mixed martial arts fighter Ross Pearson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol ( DUI ). He was pulled over early Sunday morning in Las Vegas for allegedly failing to maintain his lane. The "The Ultim...

Prominent DUI Arrests

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

As always, there have been some prominent DUI arrestees in the news in the past couple of weeks. 26 year old actress, Amanda Bynes, was arrested for her first DUI charge in CA after striking a police officers car. In Georgia, a former DeKalb Co. ADA, Jennifer Little, who had only just recently ce...

A first DUI offense in Cherokee County GA

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

Cherokee County GA is a conservative community and the judges and prosecuting attorneys consider themselves tough on crime. A DUI is considered by them to be one of the most serious and potentially deadly offenses they routinely come across and they don't let people off lightly for this - even if...

Orson Charles Arrested for UGA

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

Orson Charles, a former UGA football player, was arrested this weekend in Athens on drunk driving charges. Charles and a passenger in his vehicle were stopped in the roadway on South Milledge Ave. when a police officer approached to see if everything was okay. According to the DUI report, Charles...

Busted in Cherokee County

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

Cherokee County and City of Woodstock, GA police officers maintain task forces with officers trained in DUI detection and procedure. During the holiday season especailly, these officers are on patrol and looking for reasons to stop Cherokee area drivers. A Cherokee or Woodstock DUI officer canno...

Cherokee County DUI Breath Tests

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

DUI prosecuting lawyers in Cherokee County are brutal on those they have charged with DUI offenses. They are generally unwilling to negotiate charges to reckless driving offenses (even when the evidence does not support a DUI). They also rely blindly on DUI breath tests. Most Cherokee County DUI ...

Cherokee County DUI Cases

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

Everyday in Canton, GA, Cherokee County officers make DUI arrests. Following an arrest comes formal charges - a DUI accusation - and an arraignment date. But everyone is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. Those accused with a Cherokee County DUI may feel helpless, especially if the...

Woodstock, GA DUI - Drug Cases

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

Woodstock, GA DUI law enforcment officers take a tough stance on DUI, rarely giving anyone the benefit of the doubt. If they pull over a motorist and smell alcohol, they will likely ask the driver to submit to DUI field sobriety tests. The Woodstock DUI officer will then usually ask the driver to...

Obama's Uncle Arrested for DUI

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

President Barack Obama's uncle was recently arrested for driving under the influence - DUI. Onyango Obama was charged allegedly stopped by law enforcement officers after they observed his SUV make a rolling stop at a stop sign. Upon speaking with Obama, a DUI investigation began. Obama is from Ke...

Wrestler suspected of DUI - drugs

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

Ex-WWE champion wrestler Matt Hardy, age 36, was arrested recently in North Carolina for the second time in the past month on suspicion of DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to sources, police officers recieved a complaint from motorists that there was a possibel dru...

Juvenile Offenders in Cherokee County

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

In the Canton or greater Cherokee County area, if you are charged with a traffic offense or the offense of drinking and driving ( DUI ), you will go to arraignment in the state Court of Cherokee County in downtown Canton or to a municipal court.  However, if you are under the age of 17, a juvenil...

Cherokee County / Canton Probation Revocation Hearings

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the city of Canton, including the state and superior courts,  probation violations are one of two types.  Your probation officer can give you a technical probation violation for not paying or being behind in paying your fines and fees, not promptly completing community service or drug and alco...

Cherokee Co. Field Sobriety Tests

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

Cherokee County officers pull over motorists every night for a variety of traffic offenses.  During some of these stops, the driver will do something to make the officer suspect them of DUI (at least, that is what the the officer will say).  The Cherokee County police officer will want to adminis...

The Alco-sensor

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

Cherokee County officers love to charge people with drunk driving.  After talking with the driver, the Cherokee County officers like to say that the driver had slurred speech, red or glassy eyes, or that they smelled the odor of alcohol on his or her person.  They will then usually ask the driver...

Cherokee County under the age of 21 DUI arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Cherokee County, police officers make numerous DUI arrests. A large number of those Cherokee County arrests are of drivers who are under the legal drinking age of 21. The penalties for a DUI are harsh - jail time, hefty fines, community service, probation, and the consequences for a young pers...

Plea Offers and Bargains in Canton DUI Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every year, Canton area law enforcement officers charges thousands of people with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Mandy of those accused plead guilty to the DUI charges, despite the harsh penalties of a DUI and the effect they my have on the citizens career, education, and drivin...

Attorneys fees for Cherokee County DUI prosecutions

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

A DUI charge can be frustrating and stressful. Not only is there a criminal court prosecution, but there is also an administrative license suspension that needs to be dealt with in order to keep your license. If you are facing a Cherokee County DUI charge, it is important to discuss the case with...

Expungements and Criminal History in Canton DUI Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you find yourself arrested for DUI by a Canton or Cherokee County police officer, the ticket you received from the officer charges you with DUI. This arrest stays on your Georgia diving record. However, people are innocent until proven guilty. A  DUI charge alone never means a conviction! Can...

Woodstock Georgia DUI Stops and Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

DUI cases in and around the Woodstock, GA area typically begin when a driver is pulled over by a Woodstock or Cherokee Co. police officer for a burnt out headlight or some other type of traffic offense. A DUI arrest can also begin when a person is stopped by officers at a DUI road block. After t...

Charged with DUI in Holly Springs?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has driven recently in Holly Springs (or anywhere in Cherokee County for that matter) late at night has likely seen police officers stopping drivers right and left for DUI. Every weekend drivers can be seen submitting to  field sobriety tests and numerous DUI arrests are made. Unfortu...

Cherokee County: Hiring a DUI Lawyer

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cherokee County police officers are making an increasing number of DUI arrests. DUI convictions have serious consequences. Cherokee County DUI lawyer Richard Lawson specializes in representing individuals faced with DUI charges Many Cherokee County lawyers who are general practitioners attempt t...

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