Richard Scott Lawson’s Answers

Richard Scott Lawson

Atlanta DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Do people really ever win at an ALS hearing for 1st offense DUI?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ruth Towne
    2. A James Rockefeller
    3. Richard Scott Lawson
    4. Zachary Walter Procter
    4 lawyer answers

    It is absolutely possible to win an ALS hearing in Georgia. However, even if you lose the hearing (if this is a first offense, and you took the State-administered test, and you do not have a prior mandatory suspension offense such as hit and run, racing, etc.), then you will qualify for a restricted permit immediately with full reinstatement after 30 days. So, having the hearing itself is a win for you. Much can be learned when you have an opportunity to question a non-represented police...

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  2. I'm not sure what to do. I don't know if I am still on probation or if there is a warrant for my arrest. PO wont call me back.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Kimberly Keheley Frye
    3. Sam Louis Levine
    3 lawyer answers

    I tell clients to go to the probation office and sit there until their P.O. comes in. I would skip the phone calls. Probation officer rarely call anyone back, including lawyers.

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  3. Hows this plea deal sound for a 2nd dui in 5 years

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    3. Elmer H. Young III
    4. Jessica Ruth Towne
    4 lawyer answers

    If it is Forsyth County and you qualify for DUI Court, you will likely get DUI Court instead. There are other options if you want to discuss.

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  4. I have a warrant for probation violation from a traffic ticket. I need to renew my ID, will GA DDS, see the warrant?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. Robert Phillip Odle
    3 lawyer answers

    You may also be able to renew your ID online through the DDS website. They are even allowing document submission through the website. I would try this way first in your situation. More importantly, you need help with your probation violation. You cannot live life in the run. You need to hire an attorney and get the matter resolved.

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  5. I am looking to change jobs, and I have a first offenders charge and I am wondering do I list that on my application or no?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Benjamin Bradley Reed
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. Troy Windel Marsh Jr.
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    If you record has been restricted due to the completion (key word) of a first offender sentence, you can honestly answer that you have not been convicted.

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  6. Athens court jurisdiction?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. Caryn S. Fennell
    4. Ralph Powell
    4 lawyer answers

    The court system in Athens-clarke County punishes DUI cases more severely than most other jurisdictions. Retired Judge Kent Lawrence was one of the first Georgia Judges to start a DUI Court Program. However, insofar as other cases are concerned, they are not known to to have tougher sentencing policies in general.

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  7. What can i do to help my boyfriend who is facing criminal charges.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Richard Scott Lawson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the two answers. To elaborate, there is almost nothing you can do for him other than hire him the best lawyer you can find. He needs an attorney on 2 cases. The first is for the new charges. The second case is his original cases or cases for which he is on probation. The probation violation can many times be more serious than the new charges. The standard of proof on a probation violation is much lower than on the new charges. Hire him a lawyer right away.

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  8. Do i need a lowyer? What should i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    For a first speeding ticket, you have an excellent chance to get the speed reduced. If the speed is reduced to 69/55 mph, it will not be reported on your drivers license. Find an attorney that handles speeding tickets and he/she can help you get the speed reduced. This advice assumes the ticket is in Georgia

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  9. If I pay the tickets will I still be put in jail for not paying them on time?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. George F. Mccranie IV
    3 lawyer answers

    I would also check today to see if your license is suspended. Call 404-658-9300. You can check the status of your license. The court can suspend your license for failure to pay your tickets. If suspended, do not drive until the tickets are paid and then you reinstate your license. Your license will not be automatically reinstated once the tickets are paid. You have to go to the DDS and pay a reinstatement fee. As for the tickets, I agree that you should contact the clerk of court....

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  10. Suspension of department of defence driving privileges , i live on base with my children , husband at sea , need to appeal

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Scott Lawson
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2 lawyer answers

    I would not trust that any .12 DUI would be reduced to reckless driving unless that offer has been extended to you by the prosecutor in your case. Advice from police officers or others that your case should be reduced is not a plea offer. Only the prosecutor, which will be either a Solicitor General, District Attorney, or Assistant US Attorney can extend a plea offer. You need to hire an attorney immediately. Find an attorney in your area and get real advice. A reduction to reckless...

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