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Cawanna Anise McMichael

Cawanna Anise McMichael

CAM - Compassionate. Aggressive. Meticulous.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce...
  • Georgia
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Cawanna Anise McMichael “CAM” is a competent and experienced trial attorney in the West Georgia Area who has defended well over 1000 felony and misdemeanor cases in Superior, State, and Magistrate Courts throughout the State of Georgia.She has built a reputation as an attorney who works tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for her clients and keeps them engaged as she strategically maneuvers their case. CAM believes in transparent representation, she listens to her clients and involves them in every stage of litigation.

CAM was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia. She is a proud Alumni of Central-Carroll High School, where her two children, Isaiah and Kai currently attend. She received her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Nova Southeastern University in Davie Florida. She went on to attend the University of Georgia where she received her Juris Doctorate degree. CAM was very active during her matriculation on UGA Law, she clerked for US Magistrate of the Northern District of Georgia Hon. Linda T. Walker. She also interned for the United State Department of the Interior and the Georgia Capital Defenders. She began her career as zealous advocate in the Augusta Judicial Circuit as an assistant public defender. She then built a reputation for being a hardworking and trusted attorney in the West Georgia area while working as an associate attorney at Swindle Law Group. She is now the principal attorney for CAM LAW located in Carrollton, GA. CAM LAW provides premier criminal defense throughout the West Georgia area.

CAM'S way is to provide to COMPASSIONATE, AGGRESSIVE, and METICULOUS representation.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute in office consultations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept all major credit cards.I also accept PayPal and Cash app as forms of payment.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 344198
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
CAM LAW - The Law Office of Cawanna A. McMichael
Hearing Officer
Housing Authority for City of Carrollton
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United State Federal Magistrate Court
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Associate Attorney
Swindle Law Group
Assistant Public Defender
Augusta Judicial Circuit
Georgia Capital Defenders
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
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Nova Southeastern University
B.A. | Criminal Justice
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Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Attorney - GA
National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary
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Carroll County Bar Association
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Douglas County Bar Association
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State Bar of Georgia # 344198
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Augusta Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Fighting from the Homefront
Times Georgia
Standing for Justice
West Georgia Living
Speaking Engagements
Police and the Media, University of West Georgia
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Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. Is there any way I can get around a terroristic threat charge in ga?
A: It is illegal to use any threatening language of any kind towards a person in the state of Georgia. You could face possible charges such as terroristic threats or harassing communication. If you are in physical danger, I advise seeking the help of law enforcement. If you are not in physical danger, I advise consulting with a plaintiff's attorney to see if you have a legal action against this person for what they caused you.
Q. Family member has warrants for failure to appear and probation violation.
A: That is not necessarily true. Probation could submit to the Court a tolling order and if it has been signed his probation would stop or "toll" until such time as he is arrested not the warrants. If a tolling order has been signed there is no way for his probation period to run out.
Q. Why was my bf charged and th only one charged for drugs found in someone else's houses he was visiting it was not on him
A: There is to speculate why the police charged only your boyfriend with the drug possession without reviewing ing the State’s evidence. From what you are describing, your boyfriend likely has a solid defense and needs to hire counsel to review the evidence and develop his defense to work towards a favorable outcome.
Q. I was thrown out of a pub because i pushed the security guard after a few words were exchanged, Charged w disorderly c
A: There is no way to predict what will happen because there are many variables at play. To put yourself in the best position, you should obtain counsel to look into the evidence of the offense, advise you of your options, and advocate for your best interest.
Q. How long does it take to get monetary restitution after the judgment has been made in Fulton County, GA?
A: Most likely, that restitution amount is a part of that individuals sentence in Fulton County. If so this means that this individual will make restitution payments to his probation officer who will process them to you as the victim. Your payment will be dependent on that individual's adherence to the terms of their sentence and will not be paid to you until that individual pays their restitution. Good luck!
Q. If someone gets a entering auto, and the person who car it is drop the charges , can it get dropped to a misdemeanor?
A: An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to look at the evidence the State plans to use at trial in the entering auto case, evaluate the strength of the evidence, determine whether there are now witness issues with the State’s case, and determine if they can negotiate a more favorable outcome such as a charge amendment to a misdemeanor offense or a dismissal. There is a fair amount of strategy that must be utilized to obtain charge reductions and dismissals as they can only come from the prosecutor. I advise obtaining counsel so that he or she can look at the facts specific to your case and determine if it is possible in your situation.
Q. In ga what is the sentence for criminal tresspass
A: In Georgia, obstruction of a law enforcement officer depends on whether it is a felony or misdemeanor offense. A misdemeanor offense carries a potential sentence of up to one year in jail and $1000 fine. A felony offense carries a potential sentence of 1 to 10 years in custody with a $300 minimum fine.
Q. If you get charged with entering auto and the person drop the charge, Is it a way to beat it ?
A: At this point the charges are being brought by the State and the complaining witness can not on his own drop the charges. Getting counsel maybe more advantageous (which is always the case) in this case particularly because you mention the defendant has had similar charges in the past which may make the prosecutor less reluctant to negotiate. The best way to defend the case is to hire local counsel who can get the proper statements and information from the complaining witness and leverage it against the State’s case in order to get a favorable outcome.
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Contact & Map
CAM LAW - The Law Office of Cawanna A. McMichael
202 Bradley Street
Suite E
Carrollton, GA 30117
Telephone: (770) 608-2890
Cell: (770) 547-5348
Fax: (844) 270-3870