Case Results

Over the past 25 plus years, Jeff Talley has amassed a long and distinguished list of results for his clients throughout North Georgia. Results can come in a variety of forms. The results could be a plea where the client does not go to prison, a total dismissal of the case, a reduction of the charge to a lesser offense, or an acquittal before a judge or jury. An exhaustive list of all cases and results would be too voluminous.

A list of the more notable cases along with the more recent results are noted below, please click on each case to view the results.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney made several legal arguments including probable cause for the arrest as well as issues surrounding Implied Consent in the defense of this case. As a consequence, the State reduced the DUI charge to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation. Due to the fact Client had completed all terms prior to the court appearance, probation was suspended or terminated.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney made legal arguments surrounding probable cause for the arrest in the defense of this case. Due to Client’s lack of criminal history and a low BAC, the State reduced the DUI charge to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation. Due to the fact Client had completed all terms, prior to the court appearance, probation was suspended or terminated.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney made legal arguments surrounding probable cause for the arrest in the defense of this case. Client looked great on the video although he exceeded the legal limit by a marginal amount. Due to Client’s lack of criminal history and a low BAC, the State reduced the DUI charge to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offense: DUI, et al

Result: This was an extremely old DUI case that Attorney inherited from two previous attorneys. Client was a “frequent flyer” in that this was her 8th lifetime DUI charge. The DUI was based upon prescribed medication taken by Client and an accident was also involved in the matter. The Georgia State Patrol charged her with a series of offenses in a addition to the DUI. The lawfully prescribed medications showed minimal amounts as revealed in the State’s blood test. The amounts were well below therapeutic levels although the crime lab attempted to make the levels look worse than they were. After much research regarding medications, Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that they would have an extremely difficult time to prove Client was a less safe driver. As a compromise, the prosecution dropped a series of charges and Client pled to a reduced charge of reckless driving. Client received terms and conditions of probation. Due to the fact Client had completed all terms prior to the court appearance, probation was suspended or terminated.

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offense: Felony Shoplifting

Result: This was a felony case due to the amount of the purported theft. Client had no prior criminal history. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to place the case in the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed numerous terms and conditions of the Program. The case was dismissed.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This case involved a DUI wherein it was alleged that the Client had both alcohol and lawfully prescribed medication in his system. The Client’s alcohol level was a .03 and it was combined with a series of lawfully prescribed medications that were of minimal amounts as revealed in the State’s blood test. The amounts were well below therapeutic levels although the crime lab attempted to make the levels look worse than they were. After much research regarding medications, Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that they would have an extremely difficult time to prove Client was a less safe driver. As a compromise, the prosecution dropped a series of charges and Client pled to a reduced charge of reckless driving. Client received terms and conditions of probation. Due to the fact Client had completed all terms prior to his appearance, probation was terminated or suspended.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: BUI, et al

Result: Attorney made legal arguments surrounding probable case for the arrest in the defense of this case. Client had no prior alcohol-related offenses and looked very composed when completing all field sobriety tests. This was a refusal of the State-administered breath test. The State reduced the BUI charge to failure to abide by the rules of the lake and a sunset violation. Client paid fines and completed a drug and alcohol evaluation. This was all done prior to the court date. Consequently, Client was not placed on probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney made the legal argument surrounding probable cause for the arrest in the defense of this case. Client had no prior alcohol-related offenses and looked very composed when completing all field sobriety tests. The State reduced the DUI to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation. Due to the fact Client had completed all terms, prior to his court appearance, probation was suspended or terminated.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This DUI involved marijuana. Client came to a roadblock wherein law enforcement smelt burnt marijuana in his vehicle. Client denied smoking anything in the recent days and was requested to perform field sobriety tests. Client took the tests and appeared to perform them well. Nonetheless, he was arrested and submitted to a blood test. Attorney challenged the validity of the roadblock as well as probable cause for the arrest. Due to attorney’s efforts, the DUI was reduced to reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This DUI involved a BOLO. Attorney challenged the case based upon the sufficiency of the BOLO. As a result of Attorney’s efforts, the prosecution was willing to reduce the DUI charge to a reckless driving. Client received terms and conditions of probation. Due to the fact Client had completed all terms prior to his court appearance, probation was suspended or terminated.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This DUI involved a BOLO. Attorney challenged the case based upon the sufficiency of the BOLO. As a result of Attorney’s efforts, the prosecution was willing to reduce the DUI charge to a reckless driving. Client received terms and conditions of probation. Due to the fact Client had completed all terms prior to his court appearance, probation was suspended or terminated.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to create issues surrounding Implied Consent as well as probable cause for the arrest. As a consequence of Attorney’s efforts, the State reduced the DUI charge to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Obstruction

Result: Dismissed
After his arrest, Client went and enrolled in an inpatient rehabilitation center for addiction-related issues. Attorney convinced the prosecution to dismiss the case based upon his Client’s proactive steps.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA

Result: Dismissed
Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the case to go to Pretrial Diversion. Client completed the terms of Pretrial Diversion Program, and her case was dismissed. Client was eligible for records restriction.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Obstruction

Result: Dismissed
Client had no prior criminal history. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the case to go to Pretrial Diversion. Client completed the terms of the Pretrial Diversion Program, and her case was dismissed. Client was eligible for records restriction.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Theft by Taking

Result: Dismissed
Client picked up some scrap metal that he thought had been discarded. However, it was not and he was arrested. Attorney raised the defense of mistake of fact as a defense. Based upon the facts and circumstances of the case, the prosecution opted to dismiss the case because they felt they would be unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Obstruction

Result: Dismissed
It was questionable as to whether Client heard and/ or understood the commands given to him by law enforcement. Consequently, the prosecution opted to dismiss the case because they felt they would be unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Theft by Receiving

Result: Dismissed
This case involved a dispute over marital property between two recently divorced parties. The vehicle in question clearly belonged to both husband and wife. The prosecution felt that the issue had been resolved between the parties as a result of their divorce proceeding and that there would be no need to go forward with an additional criminal prosecution. The case was dismissed.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Shoplifting

Result: Dismissed
Attorney raised the defenses of mistaken identity along with alibi and was able to provide documentation to the prosecution for consideration. As a result of Attorney’s efforts, the prosecution dismissed the case.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Simple Battery

Result: Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
This was a dispute between a former boyfriend and girlfriend. There was no prior history between the parties and ultimately, they had separated and gone their separate ways. Client received a suspended sentence to the reduced charge and had to pay restitution for breaking the ex-girlfriend’s eyeglasses.

Hall County Superior Court

Charge: Removal from Sexual Offender Registry

Result: Client pled to a sex offense in the State of North Carolina. Consequently, he was required to register as a sex offender. Client ultimately moved to the State of Georgia and was bound by law to register as a sex offender due to his conviction. Attorney was able to show that, under Georgia law, a person who was convicted on a similar offense is not required to register as a sex offender here in the State of Georgia. After a hearing, the court ordered that Client be removed from the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Child Sexual Exploitation

Result: Case Dismissed
Client was charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography. Attorney raised a search and seizure issue challenging the legality of the search involving Client’s Smart Phone. Attorney was correct in his assessment of the case regarding the illegal search and seizure. The prosecution was forced to dismiss all charges.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This case involved a Client who had an extensive alcohol-related history with numerous DUI’s. In this particular case, a BOLO was called in on Client’s vehicle, and he was ultimately stopped and arrested for DUI. Client took all field sobriety tests and looked really great on video. Also, Client had great physical manifestations, no staggering, slurred speech, etc. Attorney raised several challenges including probable cause for the arrest, as well as Implied Consent issues a part of the defense. After much discussion, the prosecution agreed to reduce the DUI charge to a reckless driving. Client received terms and conditions of probation. This was a really significant outcome because the prosecution was seeking extensive jail time and DUI Court prior to Client hiring attorney.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Poss. of Burglary Tools/Tools to Commit Crime, et al

Result: All felony charges were dismissed and Client entered a plea to a misdemeanor shoplifting charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Gainesville Municipal Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This case involved a BOLO alleging there was a domestic dispute occurring in the vehicle. Officers ultimately located the vehicle, stopped the vehicle, and arrested Client. Client refused all field sobriety tests as well as the State-administered test. Additionally, Client ‘s gait and speech were perfect. The problem was the strong odor of alcohol and Client’s prior conviction for DUI. Attorney raised challenges involving Implied Consent and probable cause for the arrest. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to reduce the DUI to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney made several legal arguments surrounding issues with Implied Consent. Due to recent Georgia Supreme Court case of Elliott vs. State, the prosecution agreed to reduce the DUI charge to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Jackson County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery (FVA), et al

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the case to be resolved through the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed numerous terms
and conditions, and the case was dismissed with the eligibility for records restriction.

Jackson County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery (FVA), et al

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow the case to be resolved through the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed numerous terms and condition, and the case was dismissed with the eligibility for records restriction.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA, et al

Result: Attorney was able to create a legal issue surrounding the marijuana possession. As a consequence, the drug charge was dismissed and Client entered a plea to defective equipment and received a suspended sentence with no fines or conditions.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney made several legal arguments on this DUI case, including probable cause for the arrest as well as issues surrounding the breath test results in defense of the case. As a consequence of Attorney’s efforts, the State reduced the DUI to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation. However, due to the fact Client had completed all terms, probation was suspended or terminated.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney made several legal arguments including probable cause for the arrest as well as issues surrounding the breath results in defense of the case. As a consequence of Attorney’s efforts, the State reduced the DUI to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation. However, due to the fact Client had completed all terms, probation was suspended or terminated.

Hall County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses: Possession of Methamphetamine

Result: Defendant was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Attorney was able to show that there was no direct or indirect evidence linking Client to the handbag in which the drugs were located. As a result of Attorney’s efforts, the charges were dismissed.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Criminal Investigation Involving Child Molestation

Result: This involved an allegation of child molestation that occurred approximately a year and a half earlier by Client’s niece who is now above age 16. Client hired Attorney who refused to allow law enforcement to interview Defendant. Also, Attorney was able to show that there was animosity or hurt feelings between all the parties as a result of Client’s divorce from his wife and that the ex-wife may have helped instigate the charges. Based upon Attorney’s efforts, the case was closed by law enforcement based upon insufficient evidence and without an arrest.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Assault & Battery

Result: This involved an aggravated assault charge based upon strangulation. This case ended up going to a jury trial which lasted 3 days. Client’s defense was self-defense in that the female victim attacked him first and that he was defending himself by removing her from his home. The State introduced numerous photographs of the victim showing injuries along with testimony from law enforcement, the victim, and her friend. However, Attorney was able to show a number of inconsistencies in the various witnesses’ versions of events. After deliberating 45 minutes, Client was found not guilty of all charges.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery; Simple Battery, et al

Result: The question in this case involved a victim who instigated the charges by provoking Client to use physical force against her. Due to these events as well as the fact the victim was extremely intoxicated, all charges were dismissed with the exception of a disorderly conduct charge which Client admitted. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to create an issue surrounding probable cause for the arrest in defense of the case. Client preformed the field sobriety tests and was told by law enforcement that he failed them. After looking at the video, Client’s performance did not match up with the assessment by law enforcement. Client refused the State-Administered Test. Attorney was able to get the case reduced down to a reckless driving wherein Client received probation and various conditions and terms. The importance in this case was that Client had a previous DUI within a five-year period and was looking at extensive jail time and DUI Court.

Hall County Superior/State Court

Charges/Offenses: Felony Child Cruelty

Result: This is a case that started out as a felony child cruelty, and Attorney was able to get the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor at the committal hearing. Subsequently, Attorney fought the underlying misdemeanor Battery (FVA) based upon the fact the Client had a right to discipline his child. Due to the facts and circumstances surrounding the case, the prosecution allowed Client to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. After six months and completing various conditions, the case was dismissed and his record was restricted.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to create an issue surrounding probable cause for the arrest in defending this case. Client looked very good on the law enforcement body camera although he went over the legal limit. Nonetheless, Attorney was able to get the DUI reduced to a reckless driving offense. Client received terms and conditions of probation on the charge.

Municipal Court for the City of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI & DUI Child Endangerment

Result: Attorney was able to create doubt surrounding probable cause for the arrest in the defense of this case. Client looked very good on the law enforcement body camera, and he refused the State-administered test. As a part of plea negotiations, Attorney was able to get the DUI reduced down to a reckless driving charge, and the DUI Child Endangerment was also reduced or amended to a reckless driving charge. Client received terms and conditions of probation on the two charges.

Municipal Court for the City of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Client was initially stopped because of an unrelated domestic issue. While investigating the domestic issue, law enforcement found evidence to go into a driving under the influence investigation. Client performed all field sobriety tests and ultimately took the State-administered test. Client registered just below the legal limit of .08. The prosecution proceeded to prosecute the case on the basis of DUI, less safe. However, Attorney was able to create various issues that would negate the prosecutor’s less safe argument. After significant negotiations, the prosecution reduced the DUI to a reckless driving. The client received terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Assault, et al

Result: This was a case that involved Client allegedly pulling a knife on a bouncer at a local bar. While Client did in fact have a knife, the question was whether he threatened or brandished the knife toward the bouncer. Supposedly, the bar had video of these events. However, after numerous attempts to gain access to this information, the bar and the bouncer failed to produce same. The aggravated assault was dismissed. Client entered a plea to the misdemeanor offenses of public drunk and disorderly conduct. Client received probation along with terms and conditions.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to create an issue surrounding probable cause for the arrest in the defense of this case. Client performed very well on the field sobriety tests and looked very good on law enforcement’s body camera. Attorney was able to get the DUI charge reduced to a reckless driving where she received probation along with terms and conditions.

Habersham County State Court

Charges/Offenses: V.G.C.S.A.

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow Client to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed numerous terms and conditions. Upon the completion of all terms, Client’s charges were dismissed and his record was sealed.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Identity Theft, Forgery 1st Degree, et al

Result: All felony charges were dismissed and Client entered a plea to the misdemeanor offense of possessing a fake identification card. Client received probation along with terms and conditions of same. This was a major victory in that Attorney’s efforts saved client’s immigration status.

Municipal Court for the City of Cornelia

Charges/Offenses: Shoplifting

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow Client to enter into a Pretrial Diversion Program. Client entered the program and completed various terms and conditions. The charge was dismissed, and Client’s arrest was restricted to where no one could gain access to the arrest or charges.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA (Felony)

Result: Client was arrested and charged with felony possession of hydrocodone and oxycodone. Law enforcement stopped Client for defective equipment and ultimately claimed Client consented to the search of his vehicle. As a consequence of the search, drugs were located in the vehicle. Attorney challenged the alleged consent on the basis of acquiescence and that law enforcement prolonged the nature of the stop. All felony charges were dismissed. Client entered pleas to the misdemeanor charge of defective equipment and the misdemeanor charge of drugs not in original container. Client received misdemeanor probation along with terms and conditions.

Municipal Court for the City of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI & Child Endangerment

Result: Attorney was able to create an issue surrounding probable cause for the arrest in the defense of this case. Additionally, Client looked very good on the law enforcement body camera although Client went over the legal limit. Nonetheless, Attorney was able to get both charges reduced to reckless driving offenses. Client received terms and conditions of probation on the two reduced charges.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Criminal Damage to Property; Criminal Trespass; Fleeing/Eluding; Reckless Driving; Suspended License

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to allow Client to enter into and participate in the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed various terms and conditions of the program. Consequently, all charges against him were dismissed.

Lumpkin County Magistrate Court

Charges/Offenses: Simple Battery (FVA)

Result: This case was on the calendar for a probablecause/committal hearing. Attorney was able to have the purported victim wife present for the hearing.The wife invoked her marital privilege along with her 5th Amendment Rights under both the Georgia and United States Constitutions and refused to testify. Consequently, the case was dismissed against Client. The prosecution could not go forward with the prosecution without wife’s testimony.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Assault & Battery

Result: This was an aggravated assault strangulation case. Client and his estranged wife’s boyfriend got into an altercation while exchanging Client’s child for visitation. Attorney was able to show that, although there were marks on the purported victim, there was no strangulation. Consequently, the aggravated assault offense was dismissed. However, Client entered a plea to misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct wherein he received probation along with terms and conditions.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: DUI; et al

Result: Case involved a driving under the influence charge with multiple traffic offenses. Although there was a driving pattern to justify the stop, client refused all field sobriety tests along with State-administered test. As a consequence, there was only questionable evidence of the DUI which primarily revolved around client’s physical manifestations. Prosecution agreed to reduce the charge to reckless driving and client also pled to two other traffic offenses. Client received terms and conditions of probation with early termination once same were completed.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: DUI; et al

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that there were issues with the probable cause for an arrest. Consequently, the prosecution agreed to reduce the charge to a reckless driving offense. The client received fines and conditions of probation.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Misdemeanor Marijuana; Speeding; and Tampering with Evidence

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that there were issues with the search of client. Consequently, the case was sent to Pretrial Diversion. Client completed various terms and conditions. As a consequence of client’s effors, all charges were dismissed.

Supreme Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Aggravated Assault

Result: Client was charged with aggravated assault where it was alleged that he pointed a handgun at his girlfriend when they were having a physical altercation. Attorney filed an immunity motion urging the Court to rule that he was immune from prosecution in that he was merely defending himself during the fight/confrontation. The hearing was held and client testified wherein he told the Court that his girlfriend instigated the fight, was the primary aggressor, and ultimately struck him knocking him to the ground. Testimony further showed that she continued to hit him, until he retrieved a gun although he did not point the weapon at her. Keep in mind, all events happened in Defendant’s parents’ home where he resided. The State was unable to rebut the Defendant’s version of facts and the Court granted client immunity from prosecution. Consequently, the State was forced to dismiss the case. Because of these events, ICE was forced to release their detainer on client, and it appears that he will be able to keep or maintain his DACA status.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Case involved a driving under the influence charge with an accident. Attorney was able to create an issue of whether there was probable cause for the arrest of DUI. Consequently, the prosecution agreed to reduce the charge to a reckless driving offense. The client received fines and conditions of probation. The client had previously completed all terms and had the necessary fine monies present on the day of court. The client ended up receiving a suspended sentence.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This was a third driving under the influence charge in ten years for this client. Client was stopped for running a red light and the officer smelled alcohol. Client refused all field sobriety tests and he was arrested for DUI based upon the refusal and his physical manifestations. Despite the fact that this was multiple offenses for client, Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to reduce the DUI to reckless driving. Client pled to reckless driving, running red light and failure to maintain lane. Client received terms and conditions of probation, and was able to avoid jail time and DUI Court.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: This case involved a one-car accident wherein the client was driving under the influence along with other charges. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that there were issues with probable cause for the arrest and reading of implied consent by the officer. The client entered a plea to reckless driving wherein he received terms and conditions of probation with early termination. All other charges were dismissed.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA (Misdemeanor Marijuana)

Result: Client and co-defendant were arrested for possession of marijuana. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that client was merely present where the marijuana was located and that there was no joint possession with the co-defendant. The case was dismissed.

Magistrate Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Battery (FVA)

Result: Case dismissed. Attorney was able to show that the purported victim was the primary aggressor on at least 2 instances prior to client hitting her in self-defense. Also, worth noting is the fact that the victim destroyed property belonging to client.

Superior Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Felony Marijuana (VGCSA)

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor offense. Client received 12 months probation, a fine, along with terms and conditions of probation.

Municipal Court for the City of Flowery Branch

Charges/Offenses: Misdemeanor Marijuana; Drug-Related Objects, et al

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution to place the client in the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed all terms and conditions of the Program. All charges were dismissed.

Municipal Court for the City of Winder

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: DUI reduced to down reckless driving wherein client received probation including terms and conditions. All other charges were dismissed.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: DUI

Result: DUI was reduced down to a reckless driving. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: DUI

Result: DUI was reduced down to a reckless driving. Client received terms and conditions of probation.

Municipal Court for the City of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI

Result: This was a multiple DUI offense for this client. Attorney was able to create an issue regarding whether the client was driving intoxicated at the time when law enforcement approached him. A BOLO was posted for the client’s vehicle. Client had been out drinking, but had made it home prior to law enforcement finding him at home. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that, after getting home, client had been drinking, and consequently, there was no way to prove his intoxication level at the time he was driving. The DUI was reduced to a reckless driving, and he was given terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: BUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to get the BUI reduced down to a reckless boating charge, wherein the client received terms and conditions of probation. The Judge further agreed that probation could terminate early once client completed all terms of sentence.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA (Misdemeanor Marijuana Poss.)

Result: Accused was a Gulf War Veteran with PTSD. Attorney was able to get the Accused into a treatment program for the PTSD as well as his marijuana use. Based upon these steps, the prosecution allowed the Accused to enter into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Accused completed numerous terms and conditions. Based upon this completion of the terms and conditions, the case was dismissed.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Hit & Run

Result: Accused was a CDL truck driver. Attorney was able to convince the prosecution there were issues with the evidence in the case and that it was difficult to identify or determine if the Accused was the driver of the truck in question. The case was dismissed.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Simple Battery (FVA)

Result: Charges reduced to disorderly conduct. Accused received probation that was suspended upon payment of a fine.

Oakwood Municipal Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Case was reduced to reckless driving wherein client received probation and terms including a fine, evaluation for drugs and alcohol, etc. The Court agreed to allow the probation to terminate early upon completion of the terms.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Theft by Receiving; No Insurance, et al

Result: All charges dismissed. Client was working for an employer who owned a car dealership. Attorney was able to show client had no knowledge of the stolen dealer tag that was on the vehicle he was driving and that there was valid insurance on the vehicle.

Gainesville Municipal Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to create an issue of whether there was probable cause for the driving under the influence arrest. As a result, the prosecution agreed to reduce the charge to reckless driving wherein client received terms and conditions of probation.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: BUI, et al

Result: Attorney created several legal issues surrounding probable cause for the client’s arrest. As a result of these issues, the prosecution reduced the boating under the influence to reckless boating. Client received probation along with terms and conditions.

Municipal Court for the city of Gainesville

Charges/Offenses: DUI, et al

Result: Attorney was able to get the charges reduced down to reckless driving. Client received probation along with terms and conditions.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Simple Battery (FVA)

Results: Attorney was able to get the client into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed the terms and conditions. All charges were dismissed.

Dawson County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Battery; Reckless Conduct, et al

Results: Client was facing numerous charges at a committal hearing. Attorney was able to successfully cross-examine all State’s witnesses regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding allegations which resulted in all charges being dismissed against the client.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: Prostitution

Result: Attorney was able to get the client into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client completed various terms and conditions. Thereafter, the State dismissed all charges.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: BUI

Result: The Court scheduled and heard a Motion to Suppress hearing which largely dealt with probable cause for the client’s arrest. Although the Court denied the Motion, there was enough to come out of the proceeding which warranted or caused the prosecution to reduce the charge to reckless boating. Client received probation along with terms and conditions.

Hall County Superior Court

Charges/Offenses: Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, et al

Result: Attorney was able to demonstrate that the case was merely based upon special proximity with nothing else linking the drugs in question to the accused. All charges were dismissed.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: DUI; Simple Battery (FVA)

Result: Attorney was able to get all charges dismissed including the DUI. Client entered a plea to an amended charge of disorderly conduct where he received probation along with terms and conditions.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Misdemeanor Marijuana

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the search of the accused was improper. The marijuana charge was dismissed and client entered a plea to the offense of disorderly conduct where he received probation along with terms and conditions.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: Misdemeanor Marijuana

Result: Attorney was able to get the client into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Client complied with all terms and the charge was dismissed.

Hall County State Court

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA; Failure to Maintain Lane

Result: Attorney was able to convince the prosecution that the search of the client was illegal. The drug charge was dismissed, and client entered a plea to failure to maintain lane.

State Court of Hall County

Charges/Offenses: VGCSA

Result: Client was charged with misdemeanor marijuana. Attorney was able to show that the client was only present with other people who had the marijuana. Mere presence is not enough to convict someone charged with a crime. The case was dismissed.

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Attorney Jeffery C. Talley, Criminal Defense Attorney serving clients throughout North Georgia.

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