Georgia Criminal Defense

The best criminal lawyers for serious
crimes in Georgia.

If you need a lawyer who has been consistently ranked as one of the best criminal lawyers in Atlanta, you are in the right place. Our defense attorneys have been winning serious criminal cases across the state of Georgia for over 20 years.

Our firm’s success comes through hard work, creativity and diligence. We are often able to find legal and factual defenses that less experienced lawyers may miss. Many times, our effort leads to a pretrial dismissal or very favorable resolution of the case. In cases where a pretrial dismissal is not possible, our lawyers prepare our clients for trial with unmatched diligence and focus. This trial preparation often leads to a dismissal right before trial, a “not guilty” verdict at trial, or a very favorable negotiated resolution of the case.

Our criminal defense lawyers have won trials, obtained dismissals, and reversed wrongful convictions for clients charged in every part of Georgia, including metro Atlanta, Savannah, Macon, Madison, Athens, Gainesville, Rome, Albany, Columbus, Augusta, and in many smaller cities and towns across the state.

Our founding partner, Page Pate, is consistently ranked as one of the best criminal lawyers in Georgia. In this video, Page Pate explains the basics of Georgia criminal law and procedures, and what someone should expect if they are arrested in Georgia and charged with a serious crime:

 

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Our recent results in Georgia criminal cases:

 

AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION – NOT GUILTY
Won a criminal jury trial for a client falsely accused of multiple aggravated child molestation charges in Gainesville, Georgia. The client was facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted. He was acquitted on all 6 counts.
(State v. A.C.)

DRUG CHARGES AGAINST DOCTOR – NOT GUILTY
Won a criminal jury trial for a doctor charged in Northeast Georgia with the unlawful distribution of controlled substances. He was facing up to 100 years in prison if convicted.
(State v. P.R.)

DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES – DISMISSED
Successfully resolved a marijuana trafficking case by convincing prosecutors that the search was unlawful. The State dismissed all charges and returned the money and property they had seized from our client.
(State v. Y.P.)

CHILD MOLESTATION – DISMISSED
Convinced North Georgia prosecutors to dismiss multiple sex offense charges against our client by reinvestigating the case, interviewing witnesses, and obtaining conclusive evidence that the charges against our client were false.
(State v. J.J.)

ARMED ROBBERY AND KIDNAPPING – NOT GUILTY
Won a criminal jury trial for a client charged with armed robbery and kidnapping in Marietta (Cobb County), Georgia. The judge granted our motion and dismissed all charges after we questioned the state’s key witnesses. Our client was facing life in prison.
(State v. D.P.)

AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION – NOT GUILTY
Won a criminal jury trial for our client who was falsely accused of multiple counts of aggravated child molestation in North Georgia. If convicted, our client would have died in prison. After a lengthy trial, the jury found him not guilty on all counts.
(State v. B.H.)

DRUG TRAFFICKING – EVIDENCE SUPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
Won a major drug conspiracy case in Savannah, Georgia when we convinced the prosecutors to dismiss the case the day before trial. The judge had granted our pretrial motions to suppress wiretaps and statements made by our client.
(State v. V.L.)

AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION – CONVICTION REVERSED
Won a new trial for a client who had been convicted of rape, child molestation and related charges and sentenced to 25 years in prison after the client’s prior lawyer had been ineffective in representing him at the first trial.
(State v. J.S.D)

MALICE MURDER CHARGES – DISMISSED
Resolved a murder case in Athens, Georgia when the district attorney dismissed the charges against our client before trial. Our client was facing life in prison, but he was released from prison without ever having to go to trial.
(State v. J.H.)

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A recent review:

"I don't know how to begin to express how much I appreciate the team of Pate Law Firm.  

From the beginning my family was treated with the extreme most dignity and caring. Despite being one client of many Mr. Pate and his associates always managed to make us feel as though we were the only client he had, with prompt and immediate attention when needed. Aside from the relationship his knowledge of the law in the area where we needed him was unparalleled and his performance in court rivaled the best in the nation! I sincerely believe that GOD led me to his team and I would tell anyone that it would be in their best interest to use the firm of Page Pate. He managed to accomplish the absolute best case scenario and gave my son back his life with NO indictment!

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Our Philosophy

 

Page Pate explains why we work so hard
for our clients in serious criminal cases.