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David S West

David S West

David West & Associates
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, DUI & DWI ...
  • Georgia
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Biography

With more than 20 years experience as one of metro Atlanta's premier criminal defense lawyers, David S. West has been recognized throughout Georgia and the southeast for his success defending difficult and high-profile criminal cases. Awarded America's coveted Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America award in 2013 and featured on CNN, FoxNews, 48 Hours and numerous other media outlets, Mr. West is now widely recognized as a leading criminal defense lawyer in his field. Mr. West is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia as well as the federal courts and has appeared in cases from New York to San Francisco. His law firm, David West & Associates has achieved success in cases both big and small resulting in dismissals in capital cases as well as successful appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. His firm offers free consultations and payment plans and offers a fee structure that is surprisingly affordable for most budgets.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
DUI & DWI
White Collar Crime
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    David West & Associates offers payment plans for those who need them and provide discounts to clients who can pay their fees in full.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Georgia Court of Appeals
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Supreme Court of Georgia
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U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
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U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
David West & Associates
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Senior Attorney
Plichta & Associates
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Associate
Law Offices Of Bruce S. Harvey
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Associate
1000 Lawyers for Justice
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Education
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D. (1994) | Criminal Law
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Berry College
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
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Honors: Student Government Representative Dean's List all semesters
Activities: President and Founder - Berry College Republicans
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Awards
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Businessman of the Year Award
N.R.C.C
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Georgia C.A.R.E. Project
Board of Advisors
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Activities: Board member of Georgia's largest marijuana lobbying and advocacy group in the State of Georgia. Advises the organization on legal issues and assist with lobbying and legislation efforts with the organization. Speaks on issues related to marijuana legalization.
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member
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National Association For The Reform of Marijuana Laws
Committee Member
- Current
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Cobb County Bar Association
Member
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Marietta Business Association
Member
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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Contributing Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Lifetime Member
Member
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Lawyer Wants Police Treated Like Dogs
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Speaking Engagements
World Issues, Model United Nations National Conference
Criminal Justice
Boy Scouts of America Troop 540
Marijuana Legalization and the Law, Atlanta, GA
Georgia C.A.R.E. Project
Certifications
Open Water Scuba Diver
PADI
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered
Q. In georgia after you successfully complete a conditional discharge are you gun rights restored
A: If you plead under conditional discharge you only lose your gun rights while on probation. Once it is completed or if you get an attorney like myself to get it terminated early then your rights are restored automatically once your sentence is complete.

David West, Attorney

770-422-2844
Q. Can a person be arrested for terroristic threats with out confirming the person sent the text message, or showing text
A: Sorry to hear about your mom. As far as the charge goes, terroristic threats requires that a verbal threat to harm or kill someone is communicated to them through any medium. This can be by text, phone, mail or even through another person. Police usually do not take a warrant unless they confirm the threat. If it involves messages, they usually have to view and copy the message. While it takes less proof to arrest someone, a good lawyer can often attack these charges if the only proof is verbal or if the evidence is lacking. Still, this is a felony charge so you definitely need to make sure she has a good criminal lawyer fighting for her!

David West

Senior Attorney

David West & Associates

Marietta, GA
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Q. How is it possible to get a probation hold lifted and a bond. What’s the cost to talk to the lawyer and get a bond
A: A motion to lift a probation hold and for a probation bond must be filed by an attorney with experience in criminal cases. We can file these the day we are hired and often get a decision within days. If we can’t get probation to agree to it then we go to the hearing and fight for our client!
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Contact & Map
David West & Associates
123 Church Street
Suite 220
Marietta, GA 30060
Telephone: (770) 422-2844
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)