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After being charged with 7 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a minor I found myself in need a very skilled and respected Law Firm. After speaking with several firms I chose the Pate Law Firm. Immediately after hiring the Pate Law Firm Page Pate began managing every single detail of my case as if I were his only client. Within 24 hours Mr. Pate traveled across the state to make sure he appeared at my bond hearing, this effort would secure a very difficult bond and afford me the ability to remain out of jail while he defended my case. Throughout the entire case Mr. Pate was always very up front with me. I never had to wonder where I stood or what I should expect. Mr. Pate wasn’t always able to give me the answers I wanted to hear however what he did tell me was always very accurate and honest. I was never surprised or blindsided by anything. Because of the firms extensive history I was also very impressed and lucky to have resources that in the end would ultimately assist in allowing me to remain out of prison. After a year of motions, hearings etc. Mr. Pate ended up securing a probation only verdict in a case that was seeking a minimum of 5 years in prison. If you are looking for a firm that will exhaust every effort, provide extensive resources as well as be upfront, clear and forthcoming with you I would recommend the Pate Law Firm.
I can't say enough about how happy my family and I are that we found Mr.Pate. I was a correction officer falsely accused of civil rights violation, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and writing a false statement. Mr. Pate helped me get my life back and I will never forget the job he did for me. This was a very stressful time in my life but I was put to ease knowing I was going into this with, in my opinion, the best attorney in Georgia. The day of the verdict, June 20,2014, was the most nerve racking day of my life. This is a day that I will never forget. This is the day the jury came back with NOT GUILTY on all charges. Mr. Pate is worth every dollar you pay for his representation. I left the situation wishing I could have done more. If you want the best call Mr. Pate. I also want to say a big thank you to Emily. Emily is on the staff of the Pate Law Firm. She always had time to answer any questions I had.
I cannot express enough gratitude for Mr. Pate and Mr. Johnson who helped resolve a multiple charge, numerous count criminal indictment. I was at the airport about to board a plane out of the county last Christmas when my family and I were pulled out of line at the gate and asked to follow several Customs and Border police. We had no idea what was going on, but I was later told that there was a warrant out for my arrest for a laundry list of criminal charges. After the shock and confusion settled in, I was told that I would be handcuffed and taken to jail to be processed. Fortunately, when the CAB police called APD to come get me, they said they were understaffed and told them to release me. The CAB spoke to the airlines and helped us get on the next flight to our originally planned location out of the country. Needless to say, we could not enjoy our holiday considering what just happened at the airport. The CAB police who were extremely pleasant and respectful about everything & kept telling me to make sure I find out what the charges were all about and get it handled asap. Well, the first thing I did when I landed and got to my hotel was get online and research top criminal lawyers in Atlanta. I reached out to several who had represented high end clients, were considered super lawyers and appeared to have successful track records. I also read through all the previous client reviews to get a sense of which ones felt like a potential winner in my "gut". After narrowing the list to 3 attorney's, I emailed them and waited for responses. Two of the attorney's, including Mr. Pate's office responded quickly and asked that I schedule time to meet once I returned to Atlanta. I spoke and met directly with both attorney's. Mr. Pate was indeed the more impressive. His demeanor, confidence yet non-cocky nature and expertise about criminal law was exactly what I was looking for. He seemed to be the best match. This was my first time dealing with criminal court so I was extremely nervous and just ignorant of the process. Mr. Pate and Mr. Johnson kept me timely informed of everything and was clear, concise and very direct (which I prefer) about my case and possible outcomes. His firm was very responsive to every call and email and although I typically have a hard time trusting anyone, I truly felt like he did his best in representing me and throughout the span of my case, he earned my trust. Now, for the awesome news...... the prosecutor offered a plea of 1 year jail time and 5 years probation for me as a first time offender. Mr. Pate was able to get me NO JAIL TIME and 3 years probation and this was resolved in 3.5 months!! I cannot tell you how ecstatic me and my family are about the outcome. It is very rare in life when you meet a total stranger that you pay an enormous amount of money to and blindly trust, for the sole purpose of helping you get out of some deep criminal $&*! with little to no harsh consequences, and the total stranger actually comes through for you all while being extremely professional and providing quality services. Who knew that these kinds of people still exist in the world? It was quite a challenge for me to come up with the fees needed asap to hire him, but in retrospect it was well worth it. Keeping your freedom and getting a second chance is priceless. Thank you so much Mr. Pate and Mr. Johnson. You are both life savers! Both lawyers are highly knowledgeable, experienced, articulate, polished, very handsome, exude confidence and charm with lots of swag, excellent communication skills and suave courtroom presence which are key factors for success in the art of negotiation. They have also worked with several of the prosecutors and judges in various counties which is also a positive factor. HIRE THEM WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT. I'M SURE GLAD I DID.
In 2011, I was sent to prison for lack of proper defense from an Attorney not related to the Pate Law Firm. My wife hired Mr. Pate and his associates in 2012. Mr. Pate went to work on my case immediately and found flaws the courts had made from my original trial. He went to court and pointed out to the Judge where she had made a mistake and we were granted an appeal. Now we were on for another trial. I was granted an appeals bond while waiting trial. All due to Mr. Pate and his associates. Believe me when I say hiring the right attorney from the beginning is the most important thing to do. Pates firm is the best and no way could anyone go wrong hiring these people. You want someone to work hard and be committed to you and to your best interest, Pates firm is the one for you.
Due to postponements for one reason or another, it was 2014 before we were able to go to trial. Mr. Pate had the fire and was ready for a fight. Well, to make a long story short, l am at home with the most important person in my life. Many thanks go out to Mr. Pate and all his people. For we were treated the best right from the very beginng and all the way to the end. We owe it to him and his firm.
We contacted Mr. Pate after researching the best attorney to handle the type of charge my son was facing. Because he immediately began an independent investigation of the case (and did not wait until near the trial date), we were protected from false witnesses, poor memories, passage of time, etc. When we finally went to court 15 months later, it felt as though Mr. Pate knew my family personally and that we had his undivided attention. His knowledge of the law convinced the judge to allow some essential evidence into testimony that had a significant positive impact on our case. His demeanor in the courtroom is so professional, and yet commanding. I could not imagine taking a chance on such an important and life-changing situation with any other attorney.
Our business had an issue with the Attorney General in the state of Georgia. Page Pate and his team were able to squash the issue. We were facing possible criminal prosecution. Words cannot express my sincere gratitude.
I don't know how to begin to express how much I appreciate the team of Pate Law Firm. From the beginning my family was treated with the extreme most dignity and caring. Despite being one client of many Mr. Pate and his associates always managed to make us feel as though we were the only client he had, with prompt and immediate attention when needed. Aside from the relationship his knowledge of the law in the area where we needed him was unparalleled and his performance in court rivaled the best in the nation! I sincerely believe that GOD led me to his team and I would tell anyone that it would be in their best interest to use the firm of Page Pate. He managed to accomplish the absolute best case scenario and gave my son back his life with NO indictment!
Page is your man. I owe a year of my life to Mr. Page Pate - when I stepped into the courtroom about a month and a half ago I was pretty confident that I would be facing a 1 year prison sentence. My family and I had already come to terms with the fact that that would most likely be the outcome. Page had met and discussed with the DA in length about my case, and unfortunately the state was not willing to offer any lower sentence. Page was able to convince the judge to listen to our plea, however, and a hearing was scheduled.
The day of my sentencing hearing was easily the most stressful day of my life. I was confident that Page was going to get me the best possible outcome, but I have to admit I was expecting the worst. When I stood in front of the judge and DA, and Page began to speak on my behalf, I had all but a shred of hope left. The judge carefully listened to Page speak and took a few minutes to think and review the case. Unfortunately, he did not see how he could give me anything less than the minimum 1 year prison sentence, based on similar cases. And this is where the magic happened. Mr. Page Pate had done his homework, and he knew the law. He quickly brought to the attention of the Judge the fact that there were exceptions and the one year time served was NOT necessarily the lowest sentence. It seemed that even the judge was not aware of this, and provided a 15 minute "break" to allow Page to collect the evidence necessary to prove this. Mr. Pate quickly left the courtroom and returned after only a few minutes with a look of sheer confidence on his face, and I knew at this time that he was my savior.
Long story short - I walked out of the courtroom that day on my own accord and went home with my family. Absolutely NO jail time. I can never thank him enough for that. If not for Page I would be facing the cruel realities of state prison right now, but instead I have been able to continue working and living my life to the best that I can.
Without a doubt I would recommend Page to anyone facing serious criminal charges. And I will certainly give him another call if I have any more hiccups in my future. His performance in the courtroom was impressive, and it was abundantly clear how well trained and intelligent of an attorney he is. Obviously, there is no way he can guarantee favorable outcomes for every case, but I fervently believe that if you have hired Page as your attorney, you can rest assured knowing that he will do everything in his power to represent you and get you the results that you need and deserve. I can only hope that this review even attempts to show my gratitude and respect for the man. Thank you so much Mr. Pate!!
Words really cant describe the awesome work that i received out of Mr. Pate. I hired this "Super Lawyer" to handle some super false allegations. I was arrested back in january on a 7 count indictment. I researched alot of lawyers and decided to go with Mr.Pate,and what a great decision.Mr Pate returned my call immediately and briefly discussed the case. We were in and out of court all year until November 1st when mr pate came to court early after staying up late researching similiar cases to find there had been a huge mistake in a earlier ruling the jury came back in about 15 minutes with a not guilty verdict on all charges...In Pates own words "hard work pays off, we never quit".Thanks alot PAGE
Page Pate is the right choice.
On July 1st 2009 I resigned from a 25 year law enforcement career in lieu of termination. I had reached an emotional breakdown creating a long running set of circumstances that went from negligence in my performance to the exposure of actions perceived to be criminal behavior. This brought humiliation to my agency and my family as these events became media worthy snowballing out of control. After several months I found myself on the opposite side of the criminal justice system I once championed. Although I never viewed my actions to be criminal, I had no trouble seeing how the Police Department could reach such a conclusion. In short, I felt responsible for the performance that brought such negative publicity to the Gwinnett County Police Department and had no desire to dispute charges which revolved around my inability to properly document my actions. I accepted their interpretation and did not seek legal counsel. This decision was against the advice of my family and proved to be a mistake. Fortunately for me, my family had been researching attorneys who specialize in representation of law enforcement officials.
In May of 2010 I found myself in the middle of an investigation that grown from a documentation issue to implications of serious criminal allegations. In March of 2011 I received notice that the Gwinnett County Police were seeking indictment for these serious allegations. It was at this time and at my family’s urging that II agreed to hire an attorney to protect my interest. My family members had long known the attorney they felt was suited for my situation and that attorney was Page Pate. I reviewed a long list of very impressive credentials and agreed to meet with Mr. Pate. Having had 25 years of exposure to court room procedures, I had an idea as to the character and demeanor I would hope to see in the person who would speak on my behalf and represent me. From the moment I met Mr. Pate I knew he met my every expectation. His persona was professional, knowledgeable and caring. He took the time to understand not only my point of view but each member of my family’s as well. He understood that I was not trying to avoid responsibilities for my actions but to ensure that I would be afforded a fair and just accounting. I felt no judgment from Mr. Pate while knowing his integrity would not be compromised. He showed compassion for my family and provided a confidence that brought self-assurance that I had someone in my corner.
In the courtroom Page Pate has a low key articulate demeanor that is respectful to the court and his counterparts while boldly defending his clients. For more than a year Page Pate delivered on every court appearance and his counsel was 100% accurate. He exceeded every expectation I could have hoped for in an attorney. It was the intention of the District Attorney’s Office and the Police Department that I would be incarcerated. Mr. Pate negotiated a plea that both sides could agree upon. I was not acquitted but feel I received a just outcome that allows me to accept responsibility for those things I was responsible for and not punished for those I was not. Page Pate earned every dime he was paid for my representation leaving me feeling like he actually deserved more. His credentials speak for themselves but if the voice of a person on the wrong end of the criminal justice system counts, he is the right choice.