It seems that Cobb County police officers, both in the Austell area, and throughout the county are making an increasing amount of DUI arrests. We highly recommend the services of a DUI attorney should you have the unfortunate experience of being arrested for DUI in Austell. Richard Lawson specializes in representing individuals faced with driving and boating under the influence charges in Cobb County.
It is unfortunate that many general practitioners try to represent people facing DUI charges. Unlike Mr. Lawson, relatively few lawyers maintain exclusive DUI defense practices. Many are criminal defense lawyers who represent people in all types of criminal defense and traffic offenses including DUI, and some are general practioners who do personal injury, family law, and bankruptcy and dabble in DUI defense. These attorneys are generalists who are often not up to date with DUI procedure and law.
DUI prosecutions are very complex and there are many technical rules, particularly with the duality of prosecutions. Scientific issues arise in most contested DUI cases regarding chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, and spectrophotometer principles. Attorneys who do not specialize in DUI are usually not well versed in the intricacies of the breathalyzer and less able to challenge the validity of the results.
In addition, general practitioners usually are not trained in the appropriate procedures of field sobriety testing and do not possess the knowledge, as well as the police training manuals, that are critical in impeaching an Austell police officers testimony at a motion to suppress or trial, not to mention ALS hearing. Mr. Lawson is strictly a DUI lawyer and has years experience getting clients the best possible outcome in their cases.