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Top Rated Georgia Criminal Defense Attorneys

Are you looking for the best criminal defense lawyers in Georgia? Well then look no further. Lawson and Berry are the best criminal defense team in Georgia and are here for you.

Richard Lawson was trained as a DUI prosecutor. The time he spent as a prosecutor gives him valuable insight into the prosecution's mindset when approaching criminal cases. He knows how to best defend against their arguments and how to sufficiently prepare for trial. Furthermore, his time at the prosecutor's office helped him make connections that are invaluable. He is familiar with all of the prosecutors, judges, and many police officers in Metro Atlanta and throughout North Georgia. While Richard is completely comfortable going to trial, he is also just as familiar with plea negotiations, which can allow you to get the best deal possible.

Kimberly Berry began her legal career as a public defender and was selected into the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council Honors Program. She too has extensive experience in the courtroom and is familiar with countless prosecutors and judges throughout Georgia. Her understanding of the law and familiarity with trial gives her an incomparable over other attorneys.

Both Richard and Kimberly comprise the most effective Criminal Defense team in Georgia. Their office employs officers as investigators, top-rated associated attorneys and support staff with unparalleled skill. They have 50 combined years of experience in criminal law and there is not a case they haven't handled.

Lawson and Berry are ONLY a Georgia Criminal Defense Firm

While every lawyer has to go to law school and pass the bar, that does not mean they are all experienced with criminal law. Numerous law firms practice all types of law but do not specialize in any. Do not trust your case to an attorney who is a general practitioner and occasionally handles criminal cases. Furthermore, most general practice lawyers do not have the time or resources to keep up with all the changes in the laws and potential defense. But since we only practice criminal defense, we have the time! We manage a blog that is updated multiple times a week with new cases, recent changes in the laws, or recent news on criminal law. We also have a resource page that provides links to websites that have invaluable information about criminal law. Lawson and Berry are your ultimate resources though for criminal defense. There is no case they cannot handle and they are here to answer your every question. 

We are familiar with every defense that could be used to support your case. Some of the defenses can be litigated before trial which may lead to a dismissal of all of your charges before you even step foot into a courtroom. There are numerous strategies we can employ to help defend your case and we tailor each defense specifically to our client. We will work with you every step of the way because we know exactly how the criminal justice system works and how to make it work for you.

Customer Service 24/7

Criminal law does not always happen during normal working hours and you deserve to get answers right away. That is why you can contact our office 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You should not have to wait until the next business day or even 12 hours to get a call back. Our office is known for excellent customer service no matter the time. These hours do not just apply to new clients. We are open 24 hours a day to make sure our clients are always informed as to the status of their case.

Don't just take our word for it. Please review what former clients say about our office:

  • I was recently charged with a hit and run accident. I then contacted Mr. Lawson who spoke to me and treated me with respect. He precedded to get the hit and run charge dismissed to a reduced charge of duty to report an accident, no probation and only a fine that I had to pay. Mr. Lawson is very k…

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  • I was initially charged with Boating Under the Influence, Endangering a Child While Operating a Boat While Under the Influence and Failure to Display Registration Numbers on Boat. The result of my case was excellent in that I was charged with a reduction to Reckless Boating and Improper Tag. No j…

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  • Richard Lawson represented me in a DUI case. He was able to keep me from serving supervised probation and incarceration. He has good communication skills and returns calls promptly. I would recommend him to anyone facing a DUI arrest.

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  • Not only is his previous experience as a DUI prosecutor, educational background and experience in the courtroom a plus, but his promptness in returning my telephone calls and answering my questions helped me through the most difficult time of my life. He restored my faith that anything was possib…

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  • Mr. Lawson is outstanding. He was professional, attentive to any requests, and got the outcome I wanted but thought was unachievable. I had been arrested for a DUI. The case was very difficult, intricate, and was seemingly without hope, but Mr. Lawson was able to get the charges drastically reduc…

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  • What can I say about Mr. Lawson that everyone else hasn’t already said? He’s the best DUI lawyer out there for sure. I was charged with DUI and child endangerment and thought I would be convicted of at least a DUI if not the child endangerment as well. I thought I would lose my job too if I was c…

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  • I would give Richard the highest recommendation possible. From the beginning, he treated me with firmness and complete professionalism. I knew he had my back and I never doubted once through the whole process that he wasn’t working hard to achieve the best outcome. My case was dismissed and thank…

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  • I am so grateful my DUI charges were not only reduced to reckless driving; I also received no probation. I credit this to the very first meeting with my lawyer where I was given immediate instructions on how to help my self and my case. Through out this entire ordeal I was kept informed; any ques…

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  • I got my DUI 3 months ago, I can say that Richard Lawson has helped me more than I would expect from any attorney. He kept me driving and got me the minimum outcome. Every time I contacted him, his response time was instantaneous and every question was always clearly answered.

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  • I contacted Mr. Lawson after being arrested for DUI and no seat belt. From my first conversation forward he was extremely professional and helpful. He was able to have my DUI reduced to a lesser charge and I was able to retain my license. He is an outstanding attorney that I highly recommend.

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  • I initially contacted Mr. Lawson’s firm about a terrible situation I was in. I was charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DUI Child Endangerment and Failure to Maintain Lane. This would have been my 5th life time DUI but with the Child Endangerment DUI this would have been my 5th and 6th…

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  • Excellent attorney. I have never been in trouble before and never been arrested for anything. I recently got a DUI with several other tickets. I contacted Mr. Lawson’s office and that was the best move I made. Richard Lawson not only is an excellent attorney, he is a kind, caring and hard working…

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  • Richard Lawson is by far the BEST Lawyer in Georgia. I was on my way home from Northern Georgia and heading to Central Florida. I was pulled over by the Georgia Highway Patrol for speeding and was eventually charged with DUI Refusal (2nd Time). After I was released from around 10pm, Richard answe…

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  • Richard was professional and reassuring through the entire process, explaining my options and calming me down right away on the first phone call. After talking to two other attorneys I was absolutely convinced that Richard was the attorney I trusted to handle my case. He was in touch with me thro…

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  • IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DUI CALL MR. LAWSON!!! I am a former military service member and currently a Federal Employee with a security clearance. I was pulled over in Georgia, arrested refused the breath analyzer, and was charged with DUI. I found Mr. Lawson’s website, which had many outstanding re…

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  • I was charged with DUI, Hit and Run, and Failure to Yield while turning left. The dismissal of the Hit and Run charge has changed my life forever. I now belong to an organization that has helped me both spiritually and emotionally. Mr Lawson helped me get thru this trying time for both me and my …

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  • Mr. Lawson is a very understanding, patient, trustworthy attorney. He always responded to my calls or emails night or day. My case was professionally handled in a timely manner. He got my dui case dismissed.

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  • Mr. Lawson was definitely an extraordinary attorney. He was very informative and professional. All calls/emails were answered immediately or within the hour. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving. Thank you, Mr. Lawson for making a difficult situation a lot less traumatic.

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  • Richard supported me for 2 cases. One was a DUI in which I was informed of a variety of options based on my case. We chose the best ultimate outcome and Richard helped me get the best deal. The second case was more serious and was related to a marijuana posession case with additional charges. Thi…

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  • Richard did a fantastic job representing me in my DUI case. He found a flaw in the evidence and was able to negotiate the charge down to Reckless Driving. He was very knowledgeable and was always responsive to calls and emails. Having a good lawyer allowed me to maintain normalcy in my life while…

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