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Richard Scott Lawson

Atlanta DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I got arrested for a DUI in Norcross as well as Open Container and Texting

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    4. Michael John O'Hagan
    5. Charles Christopher Flinn
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I have no idea who you spoke to but there are plenty of lawyers that would tell you to investigate your case for possible defenses before assuming guilt. Further, the potential suspension for a refusal is 12 months, however many times your lawyer will convince the arresting officer to withdraw the suspension without agreeing to plead guilty. Since you were .095 on the alsosensor, the arresting officer may be willing to even help convince the prosecutor (through your lawyer) to reduce the...

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  2. If I received a letter from my probation officer to come in and answer to...

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. Gary Roger Waitzman
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. You are still on probation. Failure to appear would be a violation of your probation.

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  3. How to use my first offenders?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    You may be able to use first offender but insofar as the charge you cannot assume straight probation for attempting to distribute drugs. You will need extremely effective counsel on your side. Hire a lawyer tomorrow

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  4. A warrant was issue to get blood work for a dui but the warrant was dated a year ago.dated 2013 instead of 2014.is it illegal

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3 lawyer answers

    The warrant must specify what is being sought, time and date. As a result, you may have a defense to the blood warrant.

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  5. Already been indicted why are they reindicting me again

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    3 lawyer answers

    Sometimes a case is re-indicted because there is a flaw in the charging document that could lead to potential defenses. Otherwise, a case can be re-indcted when the prosecutor adds charges.

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  6. How do I get involved in a teen diversion program?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Richard Scott Lawson
    4. Jesse Cole Kent
    4 lawyer answers

    Your should not assume that you will be accepted into any program. Please have your parents contact an attorney. One of the biggest mistakes made by young people is not understanding that at age 17 you are adult for criminal law purposes in Georgia. I will attach a link to this answer for you to read on that subject. The short version is that anything that happens in your case will have lifetime consequences. People call me every week and ask if there is a way to undue a bad legal decision,...

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  7. What happens if you get to the end of your probation and you haven't paid off all fees or community service?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. Bert W. Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    If a person finishes the term of probation, there is no way for the state to enforce what remains of the sentence unless the judge has signed a tolling order. A tolling order would be requested by the probation officer in the event of a probation violation. In the event of a probation violation and tolling order, the sentence would not have expired as of the date the order was signed. Furthermore, if the a first offender sentence was tolled, not only can the remainder of the sentence be...

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  8. I was arrested for a DUI 4.5 years ago and my case is only now being put on a calendar call. Does this help or hinder my case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer is certainly possible. Police officers retire, move away, or run into their own legal problems. As a result, the arresting officer may be unavailable. Also evidence against you could be misplaced. It is important to have your DUI Lawyer check to see if the arresting officer and the other officers (such as the intox operator) are even available to testify against you. Also, if the delay caused you to lose the ability to raise certain defenses, the delay may be a violation of your...

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  9. Recently charged with a DUI misdemeanor

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Richard Scott Lawson
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    The first thing is that your case needs to be investigated. No case is hopeless and there are many technical and legal defenses that can be used even in cases where you were actually impaired. No case is hopeless. If convicted, however, your life is not over. There are a few jobs where you will be disqualified. Otherwise, it will come down to how you handle yourself at interviews and how you differentiate yourself from other candidates for the same job. Your life will not be over for a...

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  10. If my lawyer says its not necessary for me to attend my als hearing for my 1st offense dui, is that "good advice"?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. A James Rockefeller
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. Richard Timothy Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    Many attorneys do not want their client there because it makes it difficult to have a frank and honest conversation with the arresting officer while their client is looking over their shoulder. Also, your attorney would never let you testify at the hearing. Therefore, there is no advantage having you at the hearing. You should make yourself available for your attorney to call you. Ot course, its your case. If you want to attend, tell your attorney you want to attend. That should be the...

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