Cracking Down on Repeat DUI Offenders

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a Cobb County traffic court, the only thing worse than being charged with DUI is being charged with asecond DUI. Under current Georgia law, if you are charged with your second DUI in the past 10 years (as measured by date of arrest, not date of convictions), you face upgraded punishments and certain statutory requirements. While the laws may be changeing in 2013 regarding driver's license penalites for second DUI charges, the current requirements are that if it is your second DUI in 5 years, you will lose your license for a minimum of a year and than have to complete 6 months on an ignition interlock device before you can even attempt to get your regular license back. If you are facing your third DUI offense, you are looking at your DUI offense, while still a misdemeanor, being charged as a high and aggravated DUI offense. This means toughter punishments and more restrictions on good time or two for one credit at a Cobb County jail or detention facility.

Of course, our Cobb County DUI lawyers can help you navigate a first time DUI charge in Cobb County, but if you are facing a second DUI or have multiple DUI convictions, it is of great importance that you talk to our Cobb DUI lawyer Richard Lawson as soon as possible to discuss keeping your license and staying out of jail. Our office is always open and we are here to help.

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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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