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David S West

David S West

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, DUI & DWI ...
  • Georgia
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Summary

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
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
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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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Member
Cobb County Bar Association - Criminal Law Section
- Current
Contributing Member
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Life Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
- Current
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
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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Publications
Articles & Publications
Lawyer Wants Police Treated Like Dogs
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Speaking Engagements
Marijuana Legalization and the Law , Atlanta, GA
Georgia C.A.R.E. Project
Certifications
Open Water Scuba Diver
PADI
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

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
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!
Q. Can i use first offenders on a burgarly charge
A: If you have never used First Offender in any other case or any other state then you are eligible to use first offender. And burglary charges do not prevent you from getting first offender treatment. However, First Offender is discretionary, meaning that the judge gets to decide if you actually get First Offender. And having a good lawyer to argue for you getting first offender can make a huge difference. The more serious the charges, the more difficult it can be to get a judge to agree to it. So make sure you have the best lawyer you can!
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Contact & Map
123 Church Street
Suite 220
Marietta, GA 30060
Telephone: (770) 422-2844