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By: Lawrence A. Kohn, Criminal Defense Attorney, GA Since 1998

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People in trouble tend to search for legal advice from a criminal attorney near me. If a pending case has its court location in the 19 counties around metro Atlanta GA, thousands have sought Atlanta criminal lawyer William Head, who is well-known as being one of the top DUI lawyers in America. He built Georgia's largest criminal defense law firm starting in the late 1990s, reaching 12 attorneys at one time.

Among all lawyers in Atlanta, his track record reveals the legal advocate with a high probability of being able to assist clients in NOT being convicted of the most serious crime charged. Plus, both other partners, Cory Yager, and the author of this page, have only worked with the DUI defense attorney since our law school days, for a combined total of over 35 years.

Fortunately, many excellent criminal lawyers in Atlanta are available for your metropolitan Atlanta criminal defense. Different organizations conduct a variety of annual attorney ratings checks, and our law firm members with be present on all these lawyer ratings sites, especially for being highly rated as drunk driving lawyers for accused citizens.

Our three partners have successfully resolved thousands of DUI cases for clients through having the drug or alcohol charges reduced, dismissed, or acquitted at trial or by an appeal. Plus, in over 95% of our cases, the related license suspensions from motor vehicle crimes was avoided through a variety of legal proceedings and negotiated case resolutions.

National Leadership in Helping Teach Other Criminal Lawyers

Some accused citizens want an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer who has been a leader in the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, or "GACDL," by its popular acronym. All three partners are member, and have been invited seminar speakers, but Bubba Head is a Life Member has been a long-time leader of He is also a Board-Certified DUI-DWI Defense attorney, the most exclusive echelon of skill level for driving under the influence (DUI) litigators.


Few Georgia attorneys have shown a longer or more dedicated affiliation with GACDL than Bubba Head, criminal defense attorney Atlanta. The journey started in 1977, when the non-profit organization put on its Fall program in the Georgia mountains at Unicoi and Bobby Lee Cook, from Summerville, was the keynote speaker.

The Atlanta criminal attorney was then living in Athens GA, after graduating from GA law school in June of 1976 and in a small law office located on Prince Avenue. In 1994 Bubba Head became a GACDL Life Member, which is the most exclusive and costly level of commitment by the best criminal attorneys in the organization. On a national level, Bubba also upgraded his NACDL membership to being a Life Member the next year.

All Three Law Partners are now Nationally Published Law Book Co-Authors

In 1995, Fulton County attorney William Head and the late Reese Joye of South Carolina were prime movers in establishing the National College for DUI Defense. That was the same year that Bubba Head self-published his initial version on Georgia DUI law, The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual.

In 1997, The Harrison Company bought the publishing rights from Mr. Head. Today, being updated for its 26th year, publishing rights are now owned by Thomson-Reuters, the world's largest legal book publisher.

Other nationally known DWI DUI book authors also helped launch the national College. This included Lawrence Taylor, from southern California, James Campbell, from San Francisco, DWI lawyer Gary Trichter, arguably the best DWI lawyer from the Lone Star State, from Texas, and Don Nichols, DWI attorney from Minnesota were also part of the initial team that launched the

DWI stands for driving while intoxicated (or impaired) but is the same crime as Georgia's driving under the influence of alcohol or influence of drugs. DUI charges in Georgia are virtually identical in scope as an OUI in Maine, or an OWI in Michigan.

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After becoming heavily involved as a seminar speaker and supporter of the group, the criminal attorney Atlanta GA started a new seminar called The DUI Boot Camp, which GACDL hosted. In the past 20 years, more than 9 programs have continued this highly focused training program at multiple seminar locations across the State of Georgia.

Next, he sponsored the first two national training programs for criminal defense attorneys across America. Over 140 criminal lawyers attended one or both programs, at Emory Conference Center in 2007 and in San Diego, CA in 2008.

The purpose was to provide cross-examination skills to challenge forensic, crime lab analytical reports in drug possession charges. Plus, this multi-day program taught how to attack toxicological results that supported alleged impairment or intoxication. The proceeds from these two programs in December of 2007 and 2008 paid the way for GACDL public defenders to attend for free.

Now, after over 44 years of experience, Bubba has two law partners, the author of this article (Larry Kohn) and Atlanta criminal defense attorney Cory Yager. Mr Yager brought nearly a decade of law enforcement experience with him, from 2 metro Atlanta police agencies (Cobb County Police and Roswell PD in Roswell GA.)

Three Criminal Defense Lawyers with Over 80 Combined Years of Criminal Law Firm Excellence

Our Atlanta Georgia lawyers at Georgia Criminal Defense are all ranked by Super Lawyers. Since 2009, Mr. Head's law firm has been named by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms in America. This repeated inclusion as top criminal lawyers matches any lawyers in Atlanta GA who handle the same types of criminal cases as his law group. Our firm also was included for 2021, by the way!


Our partners travel statewide throughout the State of Georgia to assist clients charged with felony or misdemeanor cases. Many of these pending cases involve very serious criminal charges.

Think about this analogy. If your family member faced a dire medical diagnosis, would you only consider a surgeon or oncologist near me, or look for the best physician available? So, if searching for the top criminal case lawyers, why not at least TALK TO the highest rated criminal defense lawyer?

Our lawyers in GA are experienced with defending theft crimes. This includes felonies such as shoplifting or embezzlement.

Partner and sex crimes attorney Larry Kohn has vast experience defending sex crimes. This can include felony crimes like aggravated sodomy, child molestation or prostitution. In light of the damage that can come from the sex offender registry GA, you positively must fight to find a better solution than a guilty plea.

In addition to defense of those accused of driving while impaired, our law team defends against violent crimes like battery, domestic violence by aggravated assault. Other indicted violent offenses our litigation attorneys defend against include voluntary manslaughter, murder, battery, or aggravated assault.

Drug crimes are highly common in Georgia, ranging from DUI-drugs, simple possession of marijuana, to drug trafficking. Between alcohol and drugs, probably 75% of all cases have some connection or involvement with one or both types of substances.

Our law group has a criminal defense lawyer near me in every corner of Georgia to defend felony drug trafficking, possession, or drug manufacturing crimes. Cory Yager, criminal defense attorney Atlanta GA and Mr. Head regularly travel the state to defend both felony and misdemeanor cases.

Hire a Criminal Attorney Atlanta Georgia to Aggressively Protect Your Legal Rights

The consequences of a criminal conviction may follow the accused citizen for the remainder of his or her life. Therefore, if charged with a crime (such as a DUI near me), seeking a FREE consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer from our attorneys in GA who practice aggressive criminal defense is your best bet.

You need a Georgia attorney with impeccable lawyer ratings and legal industry credentials. This hiring decision is an essential first step for those seeking a favorable resolution for their pending charges. Only attorneys have an attorney-client relationship. That means that a lawyer can hear all the facts of your case from you, and 100% of that information is confidential.

Our GA lawyers, Cory Yager (an ex-cop), AVVO superstar Larry Kohn, and 44 year veteran William Head all fit the bill. Each of our partners is a highly rated criminal justice lawyer and national, legal book author. Why wait when your FREE lawyer consultation is available today?

In 2003, in the only national poll of its type, the Atlanta criminal lawyer was named America's best criminal defense lawyer for DUI-DWI cases. So, for the nation's best board-certified criminal justice DUI attorney near me, this may be your choice. For some of our law partners’ excellent criminal case results, click the link.

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Great lawyer helped me out a lot. Very attentive, made me feel comfortable and at ease!! Really knows his stuff - would use him anytime. M.L.
Mr. Larry Kohn could not have been more helpful. I sent him a message for a free consultation, and unfortunately my case had to be handled in another state. But he completely walked me through everything I needed to do, and even offered to assist the lawyer I did find in Virginia should they need help with my case. Jamie V.
Mr. Kohn is just amazing. He is truthful and realistic when explaining potential outcomes of your case and doesn’t force you to hire him or anything. When I met him, he went through everything about the case and ways to fight it off first before even telling me about his services. He got my case dismissed and kept me out of a lot of potential problems with school applications and future job opportunities. I highly recommend him to anyone. Anurag G.
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