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Lance Warren Tyler

About me

We are a DUI defense law firm. We represent drivers charged with DUI. DUI defense is one of the most complex areas of law. Most DUI cases involve scientific evidence and questions of constitutional law. It can be a mistake to assume you have no defense to a DUI arrest and plead guilty before speaking with an attorney. Many DUI cases can be dismissed or reduced even before trial with the help of a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney. In other cases, a jury trial may be your best and sometimes only option to beat a DUI. In all cases, your attorney should prepare the case for trial to ensure the best possible outcome.


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You should meet with several attorneys. It is important you have confidence in the knowledge, skill and experience of the attorney you choose to represent you. Keep in mind that cost, while important, should not be the determinative factor in hiring an attorney. The cheapest attorney is usually not the least expensive attorney in the long run.


During your consultation, you should ask the following questions: 


Have you tried DUI jury trials before this court?

Often attorneys take cases in courts they are unfamiliar with. The defense attorney is at a disadvantage and has to rely upon the prosecutor to indicate what the judge may be willing to do in your case. The defense attorney will not know about specific procedures unique to the judge who is hearing your case. Your defense will be stronger if the prosecutor and the judge already know and respect your attorney.


What can you tell me about the arresting officer?

…the judge? …the prosecutor?

Knowing the “players” in your case will significantly increases the chance of beating a DUI. An attorney who knows everyone involved can better gage what issues will be determinative and more accurately predict the outcome. 


Have you ever won a DUI case similar to mine?

Ask about case specifics such as, if you gave a breath sample, ask if the attorney has won a breath test case? If you have a DUI drugs case with blood test results, ask if the attorney has won a DUI drugs case with blood test results. It is important your attorney know what it takes to win a case with your particular issues. Be sure to ask for the court and court case number of any case cited as an example so you can confirm what you have been told.


What practice areas does your law firm handle?

To be fair, an attorney does not have to “just” practice DUI defense to be a strong DUI defense attorney, but if a large percentage of the attorney’s practice is not devoted to DUI defense, it is unlikely the attorney has the DUI specific knowledge, skill and experience necessary to win your case.


Will you be the attorney actually representing me in court?

Bait and switch is never a good thing! Not when buying a product or retaining professional services. You are selecting an attorney based upon your impressions during the consultation. Make sure you are retaining the attorney who impressed you and not someone you’ll meet for the first time when they introduce themselves to you in the courtroom.


What DUI specific training do you have?

Ask the attorney to explain the standardized field sobriety evaluations, the Intoxilyzer 5000 or 9000, the H.P. Gas Chromatograph (if a blood test is involved), the metabolism of alcohol in the human body, the elements of the offense(s) you are charged with and the case law involved in the defenses available to you. While you’re at it, consider asking why the attorney represents driver’s accused of DUI.


How do you expect to win my case?

Before you retain counsel, you should know how the attorney expects to win or resolve your case. You should have a very clear idea of the issues, risks and likelihood of success. If you were hiring a contractor to repair your home or a mechanic to fix your car, you would expect no less. A DUI conviction is a serious matter. Don’t be less careful hiring your attorney than you would be in choosing a mechanic or contractor. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    13 years, 600 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

42 total 

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  • Michael Patrick Jacobs

    Lance has established himself as one of the top DUI attorneys in Georgia. He is one of only a handful of attorneys that I see who are 100% committed to winning their cases. If you are charged with DUI, you will be in good hands with Lance. I highly recommend him.


    Michael Jacobs DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bob Giannini

    I endorse this lawyer. Lance is a tough litigator who fights hard for his clients. He has excellent knowledge of DUI law and a strong courtroom presence. He is especially good at cross-examining police officers. Lance does a great job for his clients.


    Bob Giannini Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gwinnett Office - Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, and Suwanee.

1325 Satellite Boulevard, NW
Suite 1501
Suwanee, GA, 30024-4659


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense DUIGeorgia Super Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Georgia Top AttorneysAtlanta Journal & Constitution2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super Lawyer Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Preeminent Client AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super Lawyer-Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2012
Preeminent Client RatingMartindale-Hubble2011
Pro Bono Honor RollState Bar of Georgia2011
Gwinnett Pro Bono Project AwardAtlanta Legal Aid Society2011
Excellence for the Future Award-Advanced Criminal LitigationGeorgia State University College of Law2003
National Mock Trial ChampionshipMichigan State University-Detroit College of Law National Invitational Mock Trial Competition2001
Distinguished Service AwardGwinnett County1993
Honor Graduate & Class PresidentNortheast Georgia Police Academy1988
Honor GraduateArmy Primary Leadership Development Course1985
Good Conduct MedalU.S. Army1985
Army Achievement MedalU.S. Army1984
Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalU.S. Army1983
Combat Infantry BadgeU.S. Army1983
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army1983
Expert Infantry BadgeU.S. Army1983
Basic Parachutist BadgeU.S. Army1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberTyler Law Firm, LLC2007 - Present
Senior Regional CounselNAGE2004 - 2008
Assistant Solicitor-ExternshipGwinnett County Solicitor's Office2002 - 2003
Assistant District Attorney-3rd Year InternshipProsecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia2002 - 2002
Adjunct InstructorNortheast Georgia Police Academy1995 - 2002
Training Corporal & SWAT Team MemberHall County Sheriff's Office1995 - 1997
K-9 SergeantGwinnett Sheriff's Office1987 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseGeneral Member2010 - Present
The Gwinnett Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionMember2009 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)Member2015 - 2016
The Gwinnett Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - 2013
The DeKalb County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. B.S. Gwinnett State Court3rd DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
State v I.A. DeKalb State CourtDUI Dismissed
State v. E.S. Barrow County Superior CourtDUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Gwinnett Bar Association NewsletterFourth Amendment Trumps Implied Consent2015
Avvo.comUsing the Georgia Open Records Act to Win Your DUI Case2011
Avvo.comUnderstanding Drug Field Sobriety Evaluations2010
Avvo.comUnderstanding the Field Sobriety Evaluations2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia Assc. Criminal Defense LawyersN/ADUI Boot Camp2014
National College For DUI DefenseN/ADefend With Ingenuity Seminar2011
National College For DUI DefenseN/AUnderstanding Gas Chromatography2011
National College For DUI DefenseN/AWhen the Breath Machine Malfunctions2011
National College For DUI DefenseN/AThe Cure For Bad Breath/Contesting Intoxilyzer Results2011
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/ADemanding Forensic Accountability and Integrity from the Govt.2010
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationN/AAdvanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement2010
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationN/AStandardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor2010
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationN/ADUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Evalutions2009
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Georgia State UniversityCriminal JusticeOther - Bachelors1999
Peace Officer Standards & Training CouncilN/AEmergency Medical Instructor Certification1996
Peace Officer Standards & Training CouncilN/AFirearms Instructor Certification1996
Peace Officer Standards & Training CouncilN/ASenior Police Instructor1996
Georgia Bureau of Investigations Department of Forensic ScienceN/AIntoxilyzer 5000 Operator Course1996
Peace Officer Standards & Training CouncilN/AAdvanced Police Officer Certification1995
Peace Officer Standards & Training CouncilN/AIntermediate Police Officer Certification1992
Georgia Bureau of Investigations Department of Forensic ScienceN/AIntoximeter 3000 Operator Course1989
Peace Officer Standards & Training CouncilN/AOther - Bachelors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia DUI UpdateWilliams v. State: One Year Later, Where Are We Now?2016
Criminal Law section Gwinnett BarConstitutional Challenges to Georgia's Implied Consent Update2016
Criminal Defense Bar MeetingConstitutional Challenges to Georgia's Implied Consent Law2015
DUI Task Force TrainingCross Examination2011
National Traffic Safety Administration Field Sobriety Instructor Training CourseDUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations2010
Atlanta Police AcademyPolice Officer Liability2007
Northeast Georgia Police AcademyEye Witness Identification2003
Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of GeorgiaCross Examination2002
Bleckley Inn of CourtImpeachment2002
Northeast Georgia Police AcademyCrime Scene Processing1997
North Georgia College & State UniversitySpecialized Patrol Techniques1994