Juveniles and DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are charged with a Cobb County or City of Marietta DUI and you are under the legal drinking age of 21, you will be charged as having an unlawful blood alcohol content if your breath or blood test sample exceeds .02 grams.  An  under 21 driver also faces a one year driver's license suspension.  If the driver is a juvenile under Georgia law, which means less than 17 years of age, they can still be charged with DUI, but the case will more than likely be handled in the Juvenile Court of Cobb County.  

Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Lawson have a lot of experience handling juvenile court matters.  While traffic offenses such as DUI are held in juvenile court, so are offenses like shoplifting, minor in possession of alcohol,  marijuana possession cases, disorderly conduct, simple battery, public drunk, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, and obstruction of law enforcement officers when they are committed by juveniles.  Juvenile Court mimics regular court in some respects, but also has some different procedures.  Often, a juvenile can apply to have their record sealed.  This is in contrast to a typical court procedure when a conviction cannot be sealed or expunged.  

If you or a family member have pending charges in the state, municipal, or juvenile courts of Cobb County or the City of Marietta, an experienced lawyer can help.  Call Richard Lawson today for a free consultation of your particular legal issue.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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