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Jason Ferguson
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Muscogee County, 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,...
Mr. Mark P. Jones
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Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(706) 225-2555 233 12th St #600
Columbus, GA 31901
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Columbus Georgia Lawyer Mark Jones is a lawyer who believes in fighting for his clients in a variety of legal areas of practice. Mark's primary practice consists of divorce cases and DUI defense. Mark also practices personal injury and workers compensation law, however, and is well-versed in those area of practice. Mark is also licensed to practice law in Alabama and actively practices in Russell and Lee Counties.
John Tally Martin
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Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(706) 324-7371 2047 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Mississippi College School of Law
Stephen Scot Sikes
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Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 494-6908 5 Bradley Park Court
Suite 101
Columbus, GA 31904
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Military
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Michael Garner
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Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(706) 327-7131 944 Second Avenue
Columbus City, GA 31901
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Georgia
Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(706) 327-1373 2927 Carson Dr
Columbus City (Balance), GA 31906
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Georgia
Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(706) 324-1975 823 2nd Ave
Columbus City (Balance), GA 31901
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(706) 327-5792 1814 13th St
Columbus City (Balance), GA 31906
Criminal
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(706) 322-5074 900 2nd Ave
Columbus City (Balance), GA 31901
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Cumberland L.S./Samford
Muscogee County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(706) 321-1130 922 2nd Ave
Columbus City (Balance), GA 31901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southern University (LA)
Mr. Kenneth D. Teal
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Troup County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(706) 845-7971 119 Ridley Ave
Suite 300
LaGrange, GA 30240
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Emory University School of Law
Meriwether County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(706) 846-9323 134 W Main St
Manchester, GA 31816
Criminal and Personal Injury
Atlanta Law School
Sumter County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(229) 928-8834 508 Spring Street
Americus, GA 31709
Criminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Bankruptcy
The Florida State University College of Law
Troup County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(706) 882-9251 107 Ridley Ave
LaGrange, GA 30240
Criminal, DUI and Insurance Defense
Emory University
Troup County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(706) 812-9500 200 N Lewis St
LaGrange, GA 30240
Criminal and Personal Injury
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
George Chadwell Creal Jr.
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(404) 333-0706 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE
Unit 190
Atlanta, GA 30312
Free ConsultationFulton County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 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...
Ryan Locke
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Fulton County, 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.
Ecleynne Mercy
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Fulton County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(404) 599-3031 101 Marietta Street NW
Suite 3650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
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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Carroll County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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...
Douglas Blake Chanco
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Fulton County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(855) 928-5384 3355 Lenox Rd, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
Florida Coastal School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Atlanta DUI, Drug Possession, Family Violence, and Shoplifting Defense. Former Fulton County Prosecutor defending your criminal case. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
Morris 'Mo' Hugh Wiltshire Jr.
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Fulton County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(404) 418-1150 3475 Lenox Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30326
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....
Joshua Landon Brownlee
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Dekalb County, 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...
Paul Stephen Kish
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Fulton County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 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...
David S. Ballard
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Fayette County, 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.
Tyler Carey
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Newton County, 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...
James Lawrence Yeargan Jr
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Fulton County, 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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Fayette County, 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...
Olga Izmaylova
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(404) 793-7773 1201 Peachtree Street NE
Building 400, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Free ConsultationFulton County, 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...
Eric Bernstein
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(404) 333-0706 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Unit 190
Atlanta, GA 30312
Free ConsultationFulton County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Criminal and DUI
University of Miami School of Law
After years of representing indigent clients in matters ranging from traffic crimes to murder as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami, Eric Bernstein has transitioned into private criminal defense in the Metro Atlanta area and well beyond. Trained for years by some of most respected criminal defense attorneys in the business, Mr. Bernstein incorporates his trial skills and negotiation techniques on a daily basis with George Creal Jr., P.C. He has helped clients obtain justice in dozens of counties and municipalities all over the state of Georgia. Mr. Bernstein has also tried cases ranging from murder to...
Kevin R. Fisher
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Fulton County, 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...
Ben F. Windham
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Henry County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(833) 236-9467 3838 GA-42
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
You will Not Find Us on TV. You will find us in the Court House. Call BEN HE WINS!

The biggest complaint I hear when contacted by a personal injury client that is unhappy with their current attorney is that many of them never even meet an attorney. The TV lawyers as they are called are Marketers and Not Trial Lawyers. They let an army of clerical staff conduct mostly all aspects of their clients' personal injury cases.

Ben meets all clients in person and sits down with them for a real consultation. The TV Lawyers...
Skyler Alexander Taylor
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Fayette County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
P.O. Box 2713
Peachtree City, GA 30269-0713
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Georgia State University College of Law
Skyler A. Taylor is the founder of his own law firm, Skyler A. Taylor, P.C. From his offices in Peachtree City, Georgia, Mr. Taylor provides his legal services to clients in the Atlanta-metro area and the counties of Fayette, Spalding and Coweta. Mr. Taylor divides his practice between criminal defense and the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury cases, and he has acted as lead attorney in a number of civil and criminal cases. His legal skills and knowledge have earned him the distinction of Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Mr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science with...
Jody L. Sellers
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Spalding County, 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...
Larry Wilcutt Fouche
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Bibb County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(855) 254-2401 4480 Riverside Drive
Suite 31
Macon, GA 31210
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
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 criminal defense, traffic tickets, workers' compensation, personal injury and wills, estates and probate.

During my entire career of 16 years, I have handled numerous criminal cases involving murder, rape, armed robbery, theft by taking, theft by receiving, fraud, identify theft and many others. I also handle traffic tickets that involving driving under the influence, driving...
M. Qader A. Baig
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Rockdale County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 929-1665 913 Commercial St
Conyers, GA 30012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Emory University
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 lawyer. This background, representing all sides in past legal battles, gives him a comprehensive perspective, familiarity, and comfort with all types of cases — civil and criminal. Some lawyers are only interested in billable hours; others are interested in Justice. Mr. Baig has dedicated his career to the virtues enshrined in the State seal of Georgia: "Wisdom, Justice...
Nicola Cummings
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Henry County, GA Criminal Law Attorney
(678) 369-1804 1735 Pennsylvania Street
P.O. Box 424
McDonough, GA 30253
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
West Virginia University College of Law and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
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 University Law School and Virginia University School of Law where she earned a Masters of Law in Forensic Justice.

Attorney Cummings has an extensive career in criminal law. She began her career in criminal justice at Gwinnett County Police Department as a Crime Scene Investigator where she investigated all types of all types of crimes scenes from burglaries to homicide for almost 10 years. She...
Parag Yogesh Shah
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Fulton County, 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,...
Michael Frederick Greene
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Dekalb County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(404) 636-3445 1934 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Michael Greene, Attorney at Law has achieved exceptional results for his clients for 25 years in criminal defense. As a criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta Georgia, the assessment of criminal law matters are conducted with attention to detail and it is vital to start early. Michael Greene offers affordable payment plans and will look for cases to be resolved as soon as possible. Greene will work on your side to build a strong and compelling case.

Michael Greene graduated law school from Atlanta's John Marshall Law in 1993 and has vast experience as a criminal defense lawyer. He will look to...
Franklin James Hogue
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Bibb County, GA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(478) 750-8040 341 3rd St
P.O. Box 1795
Macon, GA 31201
Criminal
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law and University System of Georgia - Georgia State University
Tanya Miller
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Fulton County, GA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(404) 594-7778 75 14th Street NE
Suite 2110
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Tanya Miller is comfortable in the spotlight, whether engaging the judge and jury in the courtroom, appearing as a legal analyst and commentator on broadcast media, or leading high-profile cases that have earned national attention for her strategies and successes.

She is also a passionate advocate for each and every one of her clients, standing strong to give voice to the injured, the wrongfully accused, and those vulnerable to the vagaries of the criminal justice system. With thousands of hours spent face-to-face with witnesses and head-to-head with opposing counsel, Miller is Exhibit A for the value of extensive courtroom experience.

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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.