Georgia Criminal Lawyers

Jason R Carnell
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Peachtree Corners, GA Criminal Law Lawyer

Jason Carnell's higher education began at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. While there, Jason majored in History and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jason also minored in Aerospace Studies upon joining UCF's Air... Read More »
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Thomas C. Rowsey
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Roswell, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

Mr. Rowsey’s practice focuses on family law, divorce, criminal defense and personal injury law. With over 25 years of experience serving clients in Georgia, his ability to successfully handle various legal matters has... Read More »
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Christine Koehler
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Lawrenceville, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Christine Koehler is the lawyer that other lawyers hire when they need legal assistance. Christine has been practicing law for 22 years. At the beginning of her career she focused solely on criminal, DUI and traffic... Read More »
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Mr. Vic Wiegand Esq.
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Cumming, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience

We understand that being accused of a crime can be stressful and you have important questions. We can provide easily understandable answers at this critical time. Through years of experience handling complex and... Read More »
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David S West
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Marietta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(770) 422-2844 123 Church Street
Suite 220
Marietta, GA 30060
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Georgia State University College of Law
With more than 20 years experience as one of metro Atlanta's premier criminal defense lawyers, David S. West has been recognized throughout Georgia and the southeast for his success defending difficult and high-profile criminal cases. Awarded America's coveted Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America award in 2013 and featured on CNN, FoxNews, 48 Hours and numerous other media outlets, Mr. West is now widely recognized as a leading criminal defense lawyer in his field. Mr. West is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the National Organization for the Reform of...
Patrick John McDonough
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Duluth, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 822-0900 One Sugarloaf Centre Suite 4000
1960 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30097
Criminal and DUI
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Patrick J. McDonough leads the criminal defense division for Andersen, Tate & Carr, and is among the most sought after criminal defense attorneys in the state of Georgia. He has received national attention from the news media, and has been featured in leading publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, AJC and Forbes. His criminal practice includes both state and federal white-collar and general criminal defense. Yet, his primary focus is helping the average citizen who has gotten caught up in the system from a kid shoplifting to a DUI.

Before earning his reputation as a criminal...
Holly G Chapman
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(706) 200-1578 1143 Laney Walker Blvd
Suite 201
Augusta, GA 30901
Augusta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Georgia State University College of Law
Holly Chapman moved to Augusta from Sandy Springs, Georgia in 2009 when she began her career as a criminal defense attorney. Prior to that, she studied chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained her bachelor’s degree. She went on to earn her law degree from Georgia State University, where she was awarded honors for litigation.
Although she initially worked for a small civil firm, she knew that she wanted to pursue other opportunities. Her passion for justice and defending the rights of individuals made criminal law a natural choice. Over the past nine years, she has participated in...
Lawrence Abram Kohn
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Sandy Springs, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 384-4323 5590 Roswell Road
Suite 200
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Georgia State University College of Law
Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers Top-Rated DUI, Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney. Emory Undergraduate Degree, and Georgia State Law School Juris Doctor degree, high honors, in 1998.
Cory Yager
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(888) 384-4323 5590 Roswell Road
Suite 200
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Free ConsultationSandy Springs, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Graduated second in his class at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School while working full time as a police officer. Highly effective in litigation and trials. Handled over 1500 criminal cases, felony or misdemeanor. Criminal cases involving alcohol or drugs are 85% of all criminal cases, with personal injury for the remainder. Martindale-Hubbell "av" and Preeminent Rated for several years. Super Lawyers-6 years.

Tony A. Taylor
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Lawrenceville, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Atlanta Law School
Mr. Taylor has a reputation for integrity and leadership among Gwinnett County Judges. He has assembled a team of expert lawyers who will represent your family confidently and win your legal battles. The readers of Gwinnett Magazine voted his firm, Daniels & Taylor, as the "Best of Gwinnett" in 5 categories. --Best Full Service Firm. --Best Criminal Defense Firm. --Best Bankruptcy Advisers. --Best Personal Injury Firm. --Among the Best Business Law Advisers. Whether you are fighting for Divorce, Custody, Legitimation, or Child Support, Tony and his team will give you strategic advice based on...
Trinity Marie Hundredmark
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Duluth, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(770) 822-0900 One Sugarloaf Centre Suite 4000
1960 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30097
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The University of Georgia School of Law and Stetson University
Trinity Hundredmark heads the domestic relations division for Andersen, Tate, & Carr, P.C., while also working within the criminal practice division. She is considered a leader in the southeast in both family and criminal law related matters, and can often be seen in the news media, offering her legal insight on cases in the National spotlight.

Trinity leaves no room for error in her criminal law practice, ensuring the best possible outcome for her clients. She has attained certifications in Georgia for both DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and is considered by her peers to be a true trial...
George Chadwell Creal Jr.
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(404) 333-0706 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE
Unit 190
Atlanta, GA 30312
Free ConsultationAtlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
The University of Georgia School of Law and University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. is a law firm concentrating in DUI Defense and Personal Injury and Work Injury Prosecution. We have represented thousands of individuals arrested for DUI, secured over 100 not guilty jury verdicts for our clients and secured millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for those injured at work and through the negligence of others. As reflected in our 5 star client reviews across the internet, our dedication to customer service and the well-being of our clients are second to none. Rated AV Preeminent on Martindale.com and 10.0/10.0 on Avvo.com. If you are in Metro Atlanta...
Paul Stephen Kish
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(404) 207-1338 225 Peachtree St NE
#1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
I have been involved in the criminal justice system for over 36 years. After all that time, I still like the work of representing clients. Everyone is human, and most of us make mistakes from time to time. Even those who did nothing wrong occasionally find themselves involved in a matter that spins out of control. Relying on my 36 years’ worth of experience in doing this work, I try to remember that I cannot judge what happened when I am asked to represent someone under investigation or being prosecuted for a supposed crime. Instead, my goal at first is...
Ecleynne Mercy
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(404) 599-3031 101 Marietta Street NW
Suite 3650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ecleynne Mercy is a proud graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School with a concentration in Litigation.

Ecleynne started her legal career as an indigent defense attorney in Clayton County. Later, as an associate with the Cochran Firm, Ecleynne was devoted in representing clients in their pursuit of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Ecleynne Mercy and her colleagues went to Ferguson, Missouri to act as legal observers for the ongoing protests involving the death of Michael Brown. The National Conference of Black...
Jason Swindle
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Carrollton, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

I am an attorney who has completely dedicated my practice to the area of criminal defense. I handle cases ranging from traffic tickets to capital murder. My geographic practice area includes metro Atlanta, west... Read More »
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Stacy Snyder Garguilo
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Lawrenceville, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience

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Ryan Locke
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(404) 900-5672 1355 Peachtree Street NE Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Personal Injury
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Ryan Locke represents people who have been injured and people who have been unfairly convicted from his office in Atlanta. Formerly a public defender, Ryan uses the same passion and relentless advocacy for his clients today. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law; hosts a podcast about appellate practice called Georgia Appellate Review; and maintains comprehensive legal resources on his website for lawyers and the public, such as his guide for using the HITECH Act to get cheap medical records and his guide for people to change their name and gender in Georgia government documents.
William Head
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(800) 462-8222 5590 Roswell Road
Suite 210
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Free ConsultationSandy Springs, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
UGA,1973, with honors. UGA School of Law, 1976. Criminal law & personal injury litigation practice, best attorney ratings. Trial lawyer for 42 years. Top lawyer ratings with Martindale-Best Lawyers-Super Lawyers. My practice areas:

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Tyler Carey
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Covington, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(678) 625-1994 1132 Conyers Street, S.E.
Covington, GA 30014
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Emory University School of Law
The newest associate at Strauss and Frost, Tyler Carey grew up in Athens, Ohio and moved to Augusta, Georgia for college where he attended and graduated from Augusta University. During his undergraduate studies, Tyler was a member of the Student Conduct Board, as well as awarded the Who’s Who Among American College Students from Universities. After Augusta University, Tyler moved to Loganville to attend Emory University’s School of Law.

During Tyler's first year of law school, he interned for Strauss & Frost which sparked his desire to help those overwhelmed by the legal system.

During his time at Emory, Tyler helped write...
Kimberly Wilder
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(706) 200-1578 1143 Laney Walker Blvd Suite 201
Augusta, GA 30901
Free ConsultationAugusta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
I am an experienced trial lawyer in Augusta, Georgia who has represented thousands of people in Juvenile, State, and Superior Courts throughout Georgia. What distinguishes me from other top attorneys is that I truly care about all of my clients.

I have built my reputation as an attorney who strives to achieve the best results for all clients through dedicated, diligent, and attentive representation. I believe that early action in a case lays the groundwork to produce the best outcomes for my clients.

As a registered mediator, I have successfully settled a wide variety of contentious civil cases. I am also...
Mr. Samuel E. Thomas
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Athens , GA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(706) 546-0999 585 Research Drive
Suite-D
Athens , GA 30605
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
A life-long resident of Athens, Georgia, Samuel E. Thomas is a 2010 graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science. He is also a 2012 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. He was admitted into the practice of law in June of 2013. Samuel E. Thomas is a fourth generation small business owner in the Athens, Georgia area. He is admitted to all State and Superior Courts throughout the state of Georgia along with the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia.

Mr. Thomas is the Current Vice-Chair of the...
Scott Brannen
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Statesboro, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(912) 489-8621 209 Savannah Avenue
Statesboro, GA 30458
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Samford University
I am a Statesboro native and second generation lawyer, with deep connection to Statesboro and surrounding communities. I am diligent, aggressive, honest, hard working, and abiding to my clients. Having exclusively handled Criminal Law for over a decade, I know the courts, the law, procedures, and judges very well. I have tried over 80 felony jury trials in superior court, hundreds of cases in state court, and practice in federal court also. My trial excellence is put to work in all types of cases, especially Criminal, Divorce, Child Custody, and property disputes among divorcing couples. I handle any type of...
Morris 'Mo' Hugh Wiltshire Jr.
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Watkinsville, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(706) 543-0002 Building 800 Suite 103
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The University of Georgia School of Law
As a former felony prosecutor and a former DUI prosecutor in practice for over 20 years Mo Wiltshire has seen every type of criminal case in the court system. His prosecution insider background, along with having tried several hundred jury trials, establishes that Mo Wiltshire possesses a breadth and depth of experience that is very difficult to find elsewhere. Experience is vital but of equal importance is skill and ability in the courtroom. Mo Wiltshire has been formally recognized by numerous national organizations for outstanding achievement and overall excellence as a trial attorney and advocate for his clients....
Russell Tiner Bryant
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Lawrenceville, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(770) 822-0448 One Culver Center
245 W. Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-4863
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The University of Georgia School of Law
Criminal and Civil Trial Lawyer with over 29 years experience in DUI Defense, Traffic Violations Defense, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Divorce & Domestic Relations (Custody, Modification, Contempt, Adoption and Family Violence), Business, Construction, Employment, Landlord-Tenant and Collections law. www.ugalawdawg.com
Sadeer Sabbak
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(404) 793-7773 1875 Old Alabama Rd.
Suite 760
Roswell, GA 30076
Free ConsultationRoswell, GA Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
I am a pure criminal defense attorney and I take great pride in that fact. Even before law school, my goal was to become one of the best criminal defense attorneys of my time. I realized that goal was achievable the very first time I stepped into a courtroom because advocating for my client gave me a true sense of purpose. Since then, my passion for helping people and defending them against the government continues to grow every day. To me, standing up for a person, who is being prosecuted by the government, is the most honorable act. I truly...
David S. Ballard
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Fayetteville, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(770) 461-4222 113 Glynn Street S.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Cannabis Law and DUI
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
A Double Dawg from the University of Georgia, high honors in Political Science in 2007, and honors at UGA Law School in 2011. David's practice includes bankruptcy, personal injury, civil litigation and criminal defense. AV-Preeminent (highest lawyer ratings in legal ability and ethical conduct. "Superb" attorney ratings by AVVO, plus was named a 2018 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. David is currently President of the Fayette County Bar Association and is an adjunct professor at Georgia Military College in Fayetteville.
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Larry Wilcutt Fouche
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Macon, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

I was an attorney/partner with the firm of Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz and Griggs for 15 years. I left the firm at the end of 2015 and went out on my own as a sole practitioner. I have handled cases involving... Read More »
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M. Qader A. Baig
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Conyers, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Attorney M. Qader A. Baig has more than 20 years of experience in the courtroom and is an asset to any case. He is intimately familiar with the local legal systems and has worked as both a prosecutor and a defense... Read More »
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Olga Izmaylova
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(404) 793-7773 1875 Old Alabama Road
Suite 760
Roswell, GA 30076
Free ConsultationRoswell, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
I specialize in criminal defense. I have never practiced any other type of law and, honestly, I don’t think I ever will. My mom always tells me that ever since I was young, I hated seeing anyone being picked on and I would immediately jump to their defense. My disdain for bullies has turned into my passion for protecting people’s rights and fighting for justice. Regardless of guilt or innocence, in my opinion, each person deserves to be treated with decency and respect. Nothing is more upsetting to me than watching prosecutors take advantage of vulnerable people. Which is why...
James Lawrence Yeargan Jr
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(404) 467-1747 1170 Peachtree St NE
Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
James Yeargan is one of the most respected, and sought after DUI attorneys in the state. His successful defense record, and unprecedented devotion to his clients, has earned him this honor. Mr. Yeargan’s reputation as a tenacious DUI practitioner, coupled with his remarkable trial strategy and indomitable presence in the courtroom, have earned him the moniker “DUI Jim” throughout the Atlanta community, and Georgia at large. It is his dedication to his clients that makes Mr. Yeargan’s DUI practice so unique and sought after.
P. Justin Thrailkill
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Fayetteville, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(770) 461-2025 465 N. Jeff Davis Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Justin devotes his practice primarily to the areas of divorce, custody, and parental advocacy in DFCS matters. As an advocate for the rights of parents, Justin has realized his lifelong passion for helping others in their time of need. Through seven years of practice, Justin has represented a variety of clients in various matters throughout our legal system. He finds great satisfaction in seeing his client’s cases through to a successful resolution, regardless of the challenges that may exist with any particular case. Among his peers, Justin is well known to be a compassionate advocate for...
Jason Ferguson
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Columbus, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(706) 780-5586 945 Broadway
Columbus, GA 31901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
You need an experienced, aggressive attorney to handle your legal matters.

As an ex-federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice and former trial attorney for a Fortune 500 insurance company, Mr. Ferguson has successfully handled complex government investigations, criminal cases and serious civil litigation matters across the country.

After defending the insurance company in hundreds of civil litigation matters and investigations, Mr. Ferguson was recruited by the United States Department of Justice to prosecute federal offenses including narcotics, medical provider prosecutions, business-related crimes, fraud, and illegal gun crimes.

With offices in Tifton and Columbus, Mr. Ferguson and his team of paralegals,...
S. Carlton Rouse Esq.
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Snellville, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(678) 383-0403 3375 Centerville Highway
P.O. Box 392105
Snellville, GA 30039
Criminal, Divorce, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Northeastern University School of Law
Rouse & Company LLC - is a law firm dedicated to helping people fight serious felony and misdemeanor charges in Georgia. If you or a family member are facing charges that require jail time, e.g. drug offenses, weapons charges, RICO violations, obstruction, assault / battery, DUI / DWI, fraud, etc., before you determine how to handle your bond, you should call S. Carlton Rouse, Esq. for a consultation. Although we are primarily located in Snellville, Georgia, we have and continue to represent individuals and families throughout the State of Georgia. Call us and let us put our expertise and experience...
Parag Yogesh Shah
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(404) 844-4874 1355 Peachtree Street
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Parag Y. Shah is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Rhodes College in 2003 and went on to receive his law degree from Ohio Northern University in 2006. After doing indigent work and practicing with a small firm, Mr. Shah started his own law firm, The Shah Law Firm, specializing in personal injury and criminal defense. Mr. Shah is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Criminal Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...
Kevin R. Fisher
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(404) 403-2665 1800 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Quinnipiac University School of Law
I am a criminal defense and personal injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated from the University of Alabama in 1994, and continued on to receive my law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2001. After serving as a law clerk in both the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I eventually made the decision to open my own practice.

While I have been a practicing attorney since 2001, I have spent nearly a decade exclusively defending individuals accused of or charged with one or more criminal offenses. I have handled hundreds of cases...
Jason Swindle
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Carrollton, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(770) 836-8332 310 Tanner St
Carrollton, GA 30117
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
I am an attorney who has completely dedicated my practice to the area of criminal defense. I handle cases ranging from traffic tickets to capital murder. My geographic practice area includes metro Atlanta, west Georgia, and counties south of Atlanta. I have been endorsed by over 100 lawyers and countless former clients. My law partner, Dane Garland, also exclusively handles criminal cases in the west Georgia and metro area.

I am the only lawyer named as a SuperLawyer in the area of criminal defense in the west Georgia area. I am also AV rated...
Matt Andrew Hirsch
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(888) 547-0323 2300 Henderson Mill Rd
#412
Atlanta, GA 30345
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
The Hirsch Firm, P.C., located in Atlanta, Georgia is primarily a criminal defense trial practice law firm. From criminal offenses such as drunk driving and other less severe traffic offenses, theft crimes, assault and battery, drug offenses, domestic violence charges and many others, I can help you. For over 10 years I have defended adults and children in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal matters in Superior Court, State Court, Juvenile Court, and Municipal/Traffic Court. Getting arrested effects everyone. And, if you get arrested or find yourself under investigation, you need to know your legal...
Jody L. Sellers
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Griffin, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(770) 415-9848 100 South Hill Street, Suite 502
Griffin, GA 30223
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Juvenile
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
At the Sellers Law Firm, LLC, I practice primarily in family law and criminal defense, ranging from divorce, legitimation, adoption, deprivation, and custody cases to DUIs, misdemeanors, traffic citations, and major felonies. My firm is located in Griffin, Georgia, but I travel across the state to represent our clients. I also handle matters related to personal injury, workers compensation, medical malpractice, products liability, and wills/probate. If you are in need of an attorney now or you just want to ask a few questions, give me a call at the Sellers Law Firm: Where Clients...
Paul Stephen Kish
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience

I have been involved in the criminal justice system for over 36 years. After all that time, I still like the work of representing clients. Everyone is human, and most of us make mistakes from time to time. Even those who... Read More »
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E. Jay Abt
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

E. Jay Abt is a trial-oriented criminal defense attorney who understands that his clients are facing one of the most challenging moments of their life. Mr. Abt defends those who are facing serious charges with skilled... Read More »
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D. Benjamin Sessions
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(470) 225-7710 715 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 2061
Atlanta, GA 30308
Free ConsultationAtlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Georgia
The Sessions Law Firm is a personal injury and criminal defense firm with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Macon, GA. Ben Sessions has been consistently recognized as a SuperLawyer by SuperLawyers Magazine and as a Legal Elite by Georgia Trends Magazine. Ben is 1 of only 4 lawyers in Georgia to be Board Certified in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense. Ben has been a speaker at seminars before the National College for DUI Defense, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, New York State Bar Association, and Georgia ICLE.
Stewart D Bratcher
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Rome, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(706) 509-0353 100 E. 2nd. Ave., Suite 200
Rome, GA 30161
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
Stewart Bratcher is a trial attorney with over a decade of experience in Georgia courtrooms. Upon graduation from law school in 2005 he accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit (Bartow and Gordon Counties) where he remained employed until founding The Bratcher Firm. While employed as a prosecutor, Stewart handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to capital murder and tried over 100 cases to verdict before a jury or judge in Superior Court. As the office appellate specialist, Stewart served as appellate counsel in more than 20 cases and orally argued...
Elizabeth Ann Brandenberg
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Decatur, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(404) 633-3797 2392 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Attorney Elizabeth Brandenburg has a unique perspective in defending her clients. For over six years, she has worked with a variety of clients from juveniles to adults accused of a variety of crimes from property crimes to violent offenses. Thanks to her extensive preparation and negotiations with district attorneys she has been successful in getting felony charges for both adults and juveniles charges dismissed.

Elizabeth has also successfully appealed cases in both state and federal courts from sentencing and trial issues to forfeitures. She has also been successful in habeas corpus, a unique kind of law where success is sometimes rare.

Due...
Laura Coates
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Lawrenceville, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Georgia State University College of Law
Christine Koehler
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Lawrenceville, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(770) 513-0113 261 West Crogan St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Georgia State University College of Law
Christine Koehler is the lawyer that other lawyers hire when they need legal assistance. Christine has been practicing law for 22 years. At the beginning of her career she focused solely on criminal, DUI and traffic defense. After gaining extensive courtroom experience, Christine decided to expand her practice to assist individuals and families injured in motor vehicle accidents, as well as victims of wrongful death. Christine has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by her peers for the last 15 years. Her trial skills make her a sought after speaker nation wide and Christine enjoys teaching...
Michael Waddington
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Evans, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(866) 969-9860 601 N Belair Rd
Evans, GA 30809
Criminal, Communications, International and White Collar Crime
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Michael Waddington is a criminal defense lawyer and bestselling author specializing in serious felonies, military crimes, sexual assault, military sex crimes, court martial cases, and war crimes. Contact him at 1-866-969-9860 or www.ucmjdefense.com. Mr. Waddington has been reported on and quoted by hundreds of major media sources worldwide and has provided consultation services to CNN Investigative Reports, 60 Minutes, Katie Couric, ABC Nightline, the BBC, German Public Television, CNN, CBS, the 2010-212 Golden Globe winning TV series “The Good Wife” and other various international media outlets. He appeared in a major CNN Documentary, the 2009 “Killings at the...
Jessica Ruth Towne
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Lawrenceville, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(770) 338-2338 1755 North Brown Rd
Ste 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Criminal and DUI
University of Georgia
Jessica Towne is a respected attorney and former Gwinnett County prosecutor. She is the author of the books "How to Choose a Georgia DUI Lawyer" and "What You Should Know About Georgia DUI Laws." During her twenty-plus-year legal career, she has given dozens of lectures on constitutional law, trial practice, and the admissibility of scientific evidence in court. She is a member of many legal societies, and as served as President of both the Gwinnett County Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Section of Gwinnett County Bar Association, and as the Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense...
Joshua Landon Brownlee
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Decatur, GA Criminal Law Lawyer
(404) 423-7660 125 East Trinity Place, Suite 312
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationCriminal and Divorce
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and Georgia State University College of Law
Joshua Brownlee is a native of Georgia. Mr. Brownlee received his B.A. from Georgia State University and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School. While at John Marshall, Mr. Brownlee was a member of the school's mock trial team. Mr. Brownlee was the recipient of the 2009-2010 Judge Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award for outstanding performance on the mock trial team. Throughout law school, Mr. Brownlee dedicated himself to protecting indigent rights by volunteering at both the Metro Conflict Defender Office and DeKalb County Public Defender's Office. During this time, Mr. Brownlee had the opportunity to sit...
William S. Hardman Jr.
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(770) 530-1164 210 Washington Street, N.W.
Suite 104
Gainesville, GA 30501
Free ConsultationGainesville, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Bill Hardman is a trial lawyer and founder at William S. Hardman, Jr., P.C. He represents clients across the State of Georgia who have been accused of DUI, drug possession, probation revocation and traffic offenses. His primary focus is representing clients charged with DUI. Bill has been a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense lawyers since 2013. He has also been a member of the National College of DUI Defense since 2014. In 2014, he was selected to attend and completed the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program under the direction of some of the...
E. Jay Abt
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Atlanta, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(678) 582-2272 2300 Henderson Mill Road, NE
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Atlanta, GA 30345
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Emory University School of Law
E. Jay Abt is a trial-oriented criminal defense attorney who understands that his clients are facing one of the most challenging moments of their life. Mr. Abt defends those who are facing serious charges with skilled and aggressive defense tactics. After studying Japanese history at Emory University, E. Jay Abt graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in 1992. He then continued his education at Emory Law School and graduated in 1995. In 2000, Mr. Abt Founded Abt Law Firm, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia on the principle that all who face criminal charges deserve a fighting chance in court. For the...
Nicola Cummings
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McDonough, GA Criminal Law Attorney

Attorney Nicola Cummings is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Henry County Georgia. She devotes herself to the practice areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law. She attended Mercer... Read More »
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William Head
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Sandy Springs, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience

UGA,1973, with honors. UGA School of Law, 1976. Criminal law & personal injury litigation practice, best attorney ratings. Trial lawyer for 42 years. Top lawyer ratings with Martindale-Best Lawyers-Super Lawyers. My... Read More »
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.