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Rafe Banks

Rafe Banks III

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Eminent Domain, DUI & DWI

About Me

For more than 30 years I have successfully defended clients charged with crimes throughout the State of Georgia. I  handle matters within the following practice areas:

• All Felonies and Misdemeanors

• Non-Violent Crimes

• Juvenile Crimes

• Probation Violation Hearings

• Bond Hearings

• Parole Violation Hearings

• Computer and Internet Crimes

• Warrant Application Hearings

• Drug Crimes

• Sex Crimes

• Driving Under the Influence

• Stalking Crimes

• Forgery

• Theft Crimes

• Fraud

• Traffic Offenses

• Bad Checks

• Violent Crimes

• Weapon Offenses

• White Collar Crimes

• Habeas Corpus


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Eminent Domain: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Robert W. Chestney

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Rafe is the premier criminal defense lawyer in Forsyth County and the surrounding area.


    Robert Chestney DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles T. Magarahan

    Rafe Banks is a tireless worker. He pursues his cases like a bloodhound. Often I am amazed by the unique turn he puts on a defense, and, usually it is the linchpin which puts the case in the win column. He thinks outside the box. He digs until he gets the answer he wants, or if it's not there he asks the courts to accept his view of how the law should read. He regularly wins cases in the Georgia Supreme Court, most often pointing out what to him seemed obvious, but until that time everybody else didn't see. That's the mark of a truly great lawyer. His courtroom skills are topnotch, and his work ethic puts him in the courtroom fully prepared for the fight. He's one of the best lawyers I know.


    Charles Magarahan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Banks & Stubbs

309 Pirkle Ferry Road Suite F
Cumming, GA, 30040


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197605/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Appellate Attorney of the Year 2009Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD) Group2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
District AttorneyBlue Ridge Judicial Circuit1981 - 1988
Assistant District AttorneyBlue Ridge Judicial Circuit1978 - 1981

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Criminal Defense Bar of Forsyth CountyPresident2000 - 2000
Forsyth County Bar AssociationPresident1996 - 1997
Blue Ridge Bar AssociationPresident1989 - 1990
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Criminal Defense Bar of Forsyth CountyMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
Defense of Drinking Drivers Group (DODD)MemberN/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Lawyers (GACDL)MemberN/A
Forsyth County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia State Bar Disciplinary PanelFormer MemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Forsyth News.comBanks receives top legal award, DODD honors local attorney2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Emory UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972