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Atlanta DUI Lawyers

Among practicing attorneys in drunk driving defense in Georgia, William Head is often called the best DUI attorney in Atlanta. In 2003, at the 8th Annual NCDD summer program in Austin Hall on the Harvard Law School campus, Bubba was VOTED by the then-800 members of the national organization to be the best DUI lawyer in America.

The Columbus, Georgia native is a Double Dawg from the University of Georgia. His name is synonymous with DUI defense in Georgia. Today, when Mr. Head (or Mr. Yager goes to Columbus GA, it is to defend a person charged with a crime, and usually driving under the influence.

Our Atlanta DUI Attorneys

DUI Atlanta Attorney Larry Kohn has over 450 AVVO ratings from his Atlanta DUI lawyer reviews. No other 3-person DUI law firm in all of Georgia has more AVVO FIVE-STAR lawyer ratings.

Larry Kohn, an Emory University undergrad and former stockbroker, has been working with Bubba Head since he finished his first year of law school in 1996. Mr. Kohn and Mr. Head have been NHTSA instructors for the field sobriety test since 1999. Mr. Head has concentrated on criminal law (with heavy emphasis on DUI in Georgia) since graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1976.

DUI Atlanta Lawyer Cory Yager was born into a farm family in upper state New York. The DUI attorney Atlanta GA became a firefighter at age 18, before deciding to move to Georgia to become a police officer.

While employed as a policeman, he was also trained at the National Computer Forensics Academy in Hoover, Alabama where he served as a law enforcement officer. He is also is a NHTSA DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Test instructor. What better background could a person possess before starting a legal career fighting DUI criminal cases?

Cory started working with Bubba Head as soon as he passed the Georgia Bar, because (as a policeman) he would have been conflicted out of being a law clerk at our firm. He is a six-time recipient of being named to Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” category for the best Georgia attorneys under age 40. In his 11 years working in DUI defense, he has successfully had over 1,000 Georgia DUI cases reduced to non-DUI dispositions.

Our Typical Client. When a person in Georgia is arrested for DUI in GA, he or she is shell-shocked by the dehumanizing processed of being accused of being a criminal, being cuffed and being fingerprinted, required to take a “mugshot,” and then put into a prison population before getting bail and bonding out. After dealing with recovering the citizen’s car or truck, the next step is to find the best criminal defense attorney Atlanta who is a DUI specialist.

Each state has different DUI laws. DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing a criminal charge. Experienced DUI lawyers can evaluate the DUI case against you and lay out options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver’s license suspension, license reinstatement, and DUI appeals of administrative law decisions.

For 82% of our clients, it is their 1st DUI, and our attorneys have been successful in obtaining some reduction of DUI charges. This includes former clients for whom a DUI attorney Atlanta GA from Mr. Head’s DUI law firm won the person’s previous case or had a prior DUI charge reduced.

Atlanta DUI Defense, Strategies, and Tactics

When it comes to GA DUI laws under OCGA 40-6-391, the prior criminal history of the client is considered, for relevant, similar crimes to the current one (e.g., a New York “DWAII” prior conviction). If convicted of a repeat offense, drunk driving convictions from other states can play a huge, devastating role if a new driving under the influence offense in Georgia is now pending. For example, a first offense DUI is defended quite differently in Georgia than a 2nd DUI in GA within the past 5 years.

The type and quality of the evidence (e.g., field sobriety tests, which are 100% optional and are DESIGNED FOR YOU TO FAIL) collected or obtained by the State of Georgia, video evidence, police officer witnesses, citizens who are witnesses, any alleged victims of the crime, forensic evidence from blood tests, urine tests, DNA analysis, drugs kits, breathalyzer tests, or fingerprints, either must be refuted or otherwise contradicted for the case to have a chance for acquittal.

Our Atlanta Lawyers’ Legal Publications Educate Other DUI Lawyers

The five courts named above process about half of all trials in Georgia for DUI arrests. This is where our four office locations are in metro Atlanta. If you face a metro Atlanta DUI case, these 5 tribunals are our most regularly visited courts. The State Court of Fulton County is our busiest jury trial court, but we maintain a satellite office in Marietta GA because the State Court of Cobb County is our second busiest jurisdiction. The two Gwinnett County courts pulling up in third place are the Gwinnett Recorder’s Court and State Court of Gwinnett County.

If you face an Atlanta DUI, the Atlanta Municipal Court is our DUI law firm’s most regularly-visited court. Similarly, Fulton County State Court is our busiest jury trial court. Next in number of cases is Cobb County State Court and the Marietta Municipal Court. Plus, multiple other Cobb County courts like Smyrna Municipal Court, Kennesaw Municipal Court and Acworth Municipal Court are the starting point of many of our Cobb County DUI cases. Our law office maintains a Marietta GA office location that is about 600 feet from the State Court of Cobb County building.

DUI attorney Atlanta GA Bubba Head became nationally famous when he published the first meaningful legal book on “how to beat a DUI” which he co-authored with Reese I. Joye, Jr., the legendary South Carolina DUI guru who terrorized police officers for over 45 years in the Palmetto State.

The DUI Book sold over 12,000 copies, making it the best-selling drunk driving book of its type in America. Mr. Head has authored or co-authored over a dozen other law books on DWI-DUI in Georgia and other states. The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual is annually updated and published by the world’s largest legal book publisher, Thomson Reuters. This book is the “bible” of Georgia DUI laws since 1995, and sits on the desks of many judges, prosecutors and other criminal defense attorneys.

Arrested and Charged With a DUI or DWI?

Who are the best DUI lawyers in Atlanta GA? Like asking to name who the top ten pitchers in major league baseball were in 2018, multiple factors play a role in identifying the true top lawyers in Atlanta. Our Atlanta law firm has three of the top 10, including Mr. Head who ranks at the top, based on his unique, one-of-a-kind accomplishments, honors, recognitions, awards and legal industry achievements:

Rated by all 4 recognized attorney ratings groups for longer (or at least as long as) any other Atlanta DUI attorneys): Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and U.S. News and World Report for the Best Law Firms in Georgia .

The DUI attorney Atlanta GA is one of 4 Board-Certified DUI lawyers in all of Georgia for DUI-DWI defense, according to the National College for DUI Defense (

William Head was twice named to be the best Atlanta DUI lawyer by Best Lawyers in America (2012 and 2017). In addition, since 1991, the only invited seminar speaker from Georgia at over 150 out-of-state or national seminars on DUI-DWI-OWI defense.

The only Georgia lawyer to ever author or co-author over a dozen books on DUI-DWI laws. The ONLY DUI lawyer in America ever named by members of the NCDD for being the Best DUI lawyer in America in 2003 at the Summer Session.

Georgia DUI-DWI Attorneys: What Our Law Firm Does

Our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers can explain Miranda rights, the Georgia implied consent law, illegal search and seizure at traffic stops, defenses to your criminal charges, and the likely path that the pending criminal accusation or indictment will take. Call today to speak with one of our top-rated DUI attorneys?

What do you have to LOSE with a free consultation? The legal advice, appointment and no-cost, initial attorney consultation with an Atlanta Super Lawyer may help you get a good night’s sleep for the first time since your arrest. Don’t let your family law lawyer that handled your divorce try to handle a complex DUI case. Plus, if you are seeking cheap dui lawyer Atlanta GA, you are at the wrong website, since we don’t quit fighting until our client has exhausted every opportunity to win.

Our Criminal Defense Law Firm Covers These GA Cities and Counties:

  • Alpharetta
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Chamblee
  • Cherokee County
  • Cobb County
  • DeKalb County
  • Dunwoody
  • Forsyth County
  • Fulton County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Henry County
  • Johns Creek
  • Lawrenceville
  • Marietta
  • Milton
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna
  • Walton County

Other DUI information links:

DUI Penalties – 1st DUI 2nd DUI in GA 3rd DUI 4th DUI Felony

100 DUI Consequences, if Convicted

50 Breath Test Defenses Used by Our DUI Lawyers Atlanta Georgia

Main Practice Areas Handled by Our Criminal Lawyers in Atlanta:

  • Assault
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence (Family Violence)
  • DUI
  • Expungement
  • H1B Visa
  • Immigration
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Prostitution or Pandering
  • Sex Crimes
  • Solicitation
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Student Defense
  • Theft Charges, such as Embezzlement, Theft of Services, and Shoplifting
  • Traffic Ticket offenses of all types and at all locations in Georgia
Client Reviews
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.