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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


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Joseph Sam Habachy

    I strongly endorse Rafe Banks. I've had the privilege of working with him on several matters and observed firsthand the amount of hard work and effort he puts into each case. He genuinely cares for his clients and knows the law. He is a fierce litigator who is not afraid to crank up a jury trial when it is appropriate. He is a mentor and a friend.


    Joseph Habachy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Morris Hugh Wiltshire Jr.

    Rafe Banks is quitely simply the dean of the defense bar in Forsyth County. Years ago, when I was a young ADA prosecuting cases in Forsyth County, I quickly grew to respect his acumen, skill and broad knowledge of the law. As the years have advanced my respect for him has only grown. He possesses all of the traits that make a great lawyer and has them in abundance. His character, talent, collegiality and common sense are appreciated by all who work with him. You would do well to seek his counsel if you need a lawyer in the Forsyth County area.


    Morris Wiltshire Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Banks & Stubbs

309 Pirkle Ferry Road Suite F
Cumming, GA, 30040


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197601/14/2016
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