Cobb County DUI FAQs

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Will I go to jail on a first DUI offense?
It is possible that you will spend time in jail if you are convicted. The sentencing has certain guidelines depending upon the severity of the case. If an accident occurred, particularly if the accident caused an injury, the jail time will likely be increased. Even a first DUI conviction usually results in some jail time, and a period of being on probation. However, the entire jail sentence could be given if the judge deems this is what should be done. In a first DUI offense, that is a maximum of 1 year in county jail. It is advised that you contact a Cobb County DUI defense attorney if you have been arrested.

What if I have a prior conviction for DUI?
This increases the penalties for DUI if you are convicted again. It is crucial that you call an attorney immediately if you are facing a second, third or fourth DUI offense. You could be in jail for an extended period of time and will likely not get your license back for at least 3 years unless you fight for a restricted license, which will include an ignition interlock device. The legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is prepared to review the case and advise you what can be done to defend yourself against the charge and fight for your freedom, whether you live in Marietta or any other part of Cobb County.

How do I know how to choose an attorney?
Many law firms offer “ DUI defense” as part of a cafeteria practice, meaning they do personal injury, criminal law, real estate law, bankruptcy and all types of activities. When you are facing a DUI charge you want the attorney to be extremely experienced and able to focus on your case and draw upon resources and knowledge that are DUI related. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, the legal team has focused exclusively on DUI cases for over 20 years. Mr. Lawson, the founder of the firm, is a former DUI prosecutor and knows the “other side” intimately. This is an advantage for the client, as the actions taken by the defense lawyer can outflank the prosecutor. Moving fast is very important in any DUI case, so contact the firm as quickly as possible.

How much does it cost?
Each case takes a different amount of attention depending upon the severity of the charge. One has to weigh cost against the alternatives that you face if convicted. Depending upon the case, there may be options that could result in less damage to your life. Ordinarily, the firm can advise you as to cost after reviewing your situation and it is generally less than you may expect.

Contact a Cobb County DUI Defense Attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson at once if you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Marietta or other part of Cobb County.

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