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Richard Lawson’s Legal Cases

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  • Contested Cherokee County DUI JURY TRIAL

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Nov 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    "Not Guilty"
    Description:
    The client was charged with DUI (second offense). The jury was told of the first offense as well. The judge allowed it in as a similar transaction. So, effectively, the jury heard two DUI cases against the client. The client was .188 on the breath test. She was seen impaired in a parking lot of a convenience store. A concerned customer called the police. Several witnesses saw her at the store. The police investigated and found her to be under the influence. Although no one was with her, I argued to the jury that there was no evidence of driving. She was under the influence, but she was not "driving" under the influence. The State argued all the circumstantial evidence that she had driven the car impaired. I argued that she became impaired once she arrived. In spite of the strong evidence against her, the jury found her "NOT GUILTY" of DUI. I argued that she was instead public drunk. She was found guilty of public drunk and received probation. Her license was saved, and she was saved from the 90 days in jail that State's attorney had recommended had she plead guilty. The full case description can be found at http://blog.duiattorney.com/ More information on DUI Cases in Cherokee County can be found at www.cherokeecountydui.com www.duiattorney.com/georgia/cherokee www.duigeorgia.com www.dui.info www.georgiaduidefense.com
  • State v. YS

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was charged with DUI Refusal by the Gwinnett County Police. She submitted to field sobriety testing and was arrested. She refused the breath test. Her case was reduced to Reckless Driving. More information on Gwinnett County DUI can be found at www.gwinnettcountydui.com www.dui.com/georgia/gwinnett www.duiattorney.com/georgia/gwinnett www.dui.info www.georgiaduidefense.com www.duigeorgia.com
  • State v. RA

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was arrested and submitted to field sobriety testing. The arresting officer agreed to a reduction reckless driving. The prosecutor finally agreed. The client was very pleased. More information on Gwinnett County DUI can be found at www.gwinnettcountydui.com www.dui.com/georgia/gwinnett www.duiattorney.com/georgia/gwinnett www.dui.info www.georgiaduidefense.com www.duigeorgia.com
  • State v. KD

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was commercial driver (CDL) with a second lifetime DUI. He was facing a lifetime revocation of his CDL license. The case was reduced to Reckless Driving and the CDL was saved. More information on Hall County DUI can be found at www.duigeorgia.com www.dui.com/georgia/hall www.duiattorney.com/georgia/hall www.duigeorgia.com www.dui.info www.duihallcounty.com www.georgiaduidefense.com
  • State v AB

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was pulled over by the City of Atlanta Police in 2007. It took 3 years to resolve the case. We found in our investigation that the breath testing machine had malfunctioned. She had her case reduce to Reckless Driving on the day of trial. More information on Fulton County / City of Atlanta DUI can be found at www.duigeorgia.com www.dui.info www.duiattorney.com/georgia/fulton www.georgiaduidefense.com
  • State v. FF

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was arrested in Dahlonega Georgia. He submitted to a breath test and was well over the limit. However, the client looked good on video and other issues were discovered in the investigation. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the case to Reckless Driving. More information on Lumpkin County DUI can be found at www.duigeorgia.com www.dui.com/georgia/lumpkin www.duiattorney.com/georgia/lumpkin www.dui.info www.georgiaduidefense.com
  • State v. AZ

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was an underage driver with a breath test above the underage limit of .02. The client was actually not impaired. He was well below the adult limit of .08. So, he was technically guilty of DUI due to his age alone. Through negotiation, the case was reduced to Reckless Driving. More information on Gwinnett County DUI can be found at www.gwinnettcountydui.com www.dui.com/georgia/gwinnett www.duiattorney.com/georgia/gwinnett www.dui.info www.georgiaduidefense.com www.duigeorgia.com
  • State v. MW

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was facing the loss of his job had he been convicted of DUI. An investigation was done and flaws in the prosecution's case were discovered. The client had the DUI dismissed. He did not lose his license or his job. He was extremely pleased. He was ordered to pay a fine and do community service. He served no jail time at all. For more information on Cobb County DUI visit www.cobbcountydui.com www.dui.info www.duigeorgia.com www.georgiaduidefense.com www.duiattorney.com/georgia/cobb
  • State v. JP

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 25, 2004
    Outcome:
    Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    The client was charged with DUI. Through my investigation, I discovered that the breath testing machine had been taken out of service after my client submitted to the test. As a result, the case was reduced to Reckless Driving, and the client was very happy. For more information on Forsyth County DUI visit www.forsythcountydui.com www.dui.info www.duigeorgia.com www.georgiaduidefense.com www.duiattorney.com/georgia/forsyth
  • State v. CC

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Outcome:
    Reduced Sentence
    Description:
    The client had prior arrests and faced enhanced consequences as a result. The client was instructed to complete alcohol treatment, DUI School, and community service prior to attending court. As a result of my negotiations, the client received a reduced sentence of time-served. He was given non-reporting probation and never had to see a probation officer. The client was also given a permit to drive to work and school with early full reinstatement of his license after 120 days. For more information on Cobb County DUI visit www.cobbcountydui.com www.dui.info www.duigeorgia.com www.georgiaduidefense.com www.duiattorney.com/georgia/cobb