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Richard Scott Lawson

Atlanta DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. My son has 3 dui's. He has completed all requirements. When we went to dds they said new law prevented him from prob license?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Mickey Grady Roberts
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately we have started to see the same outcome in our practice. Your son was declared an Habitual Violator for the 3 DUIs in 5 years. Normally he can get a restricted license after 2 years, as long as he would have installed an ignition interlock device on his car. However, the prior drug possession charge is now preventing him. Unfortunately he will have to wait out all 5 years before getting a license because of the drug charge.

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  2. How do you know if the police took your blood for a DUI test if you were in a accident and you were unconscious?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Evan A. Watson
    3. Richard Scott Lawson
    4. Zachary Walter Procter
    5. George Chadwell Creal Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Evan. Cases can be fought, even when there is a blood test. It comes down to whether the officer followed all the rules and procedures required when someone is charged with DUI. It will also come down to the results of the blood test itself. Nothing should ever be assumed. Your friend needs an attorney.

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  3. DUI conviction, ordered to surrender tags but I have no vehicles registered under my name. What to do?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Jack Ira Klein
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Ben, however you may need to have your sentence amended to surrender plates in your name.

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  4. In a 13 count indictment if one count is wrong and they have to reindict do they have to reindict on just one count or would

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Allen Rust Knox
    4. Bart Charles Craytor
    4 lawyer answers

    The District Attorney can dismiss that count and prosecute you on the rest of the indictment. If it's an accusation, the DA can file an amendment. If the defendant was indicted by the Grand Jury and the DA wants to prosecute on all counts, the case will have to go back before the Grand Jury.

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  5. I just got charged for a DUI. My first offense. What are my chances of getting it knocked down to a Reckless Driving Charge?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Jack Ira Klein
    3. Michael Jason Rhoades
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    The key to your defense is to have your case properly investigated to see how you actually did on the field sobriety testing. There is an objectives scoring methodology to the tests. A skilled DUI lawyer will understand how to re-score the test to make sure the officer's scoring was accurate. Once the testing is evaluated your attorney will then see if the officer did not follow all the correct rules and procedures in your case. A police officer has to investigate your case in a proper and...

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  6. I was arrested for DWI in NC but i live in ATL. They kept my Ga. license for 30 days. Can I still drive w my ticket in Georgia ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Brett Ladd
    2 lawyer answers

    You can check on the status of your license by calling 404-657-9300. Good luck.

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  7. I have a ds 1205 can still drive comm vehicle for the 30 days

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Elmer H. Young III
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Michael David Barber Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Pete Young is correct. Technically you cannot drive a commercial vehicle on a 1205. Hire the best attorney you can find. A DUI Conviction is will cause your to lose your CDL for a year if it's your first offense and for life if it's a second LIFETIME offense.

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  8. 4 years ago I got a DUI in NJ and now I was just arrested for a DUI in GA. Will they count this as a 2nd DUI?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    3 lawyer answers

    For drivers license purposes, if this is a first DUI on the Georgia license, it is be considered a first DUI. For punishment purposes it will be considered a second offense. You need to hire a qualified DUI lawyer.

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  9. My 3rd DUI lifetime in GA, however this would be my 1st in over 12 years. What type of punishment would typical be recomeneded?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. A James Rockefeller
    3. Michael Jason Rhoades
    4. George Chadwell Creal Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    There really isn't a typical punishment in any case but a first offense DUI. To begin with, there may be problems with the State's case against you. It is always important to properly investigate your case. If the arresting officer did not follow all the right procedures, then it may impact the State's ability to prosecute you. It could lead to a dismissal or reduction to a lessor charge such as reckless driving. In the event the State' case is solid, there are things you can do to better...

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  10. What should I say to the prosecutor?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3. Troy Austin Pickard
    4. John Leif Fossum
    4 lawyer answers

    When a person is charged with a felony, the question should never be what you will be telling the prosecutor. An attorney is to be an intermediary between you and the prosecutor and the police. The advantage of an attorney is not only the fact that he is trained to be your advocate. In addition, your attorney will be able to discuss your defense without having your own words be used against you in court. Your attorney will know what to explain and what to leave unexplained. If the case...

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