5.0 stars 27 totalReview Page Pate
After being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security for downloading child pornography on a family computer, I was charged with possession and receiving child pornography. Eventually we found out that no images or video of any kind were found on any computer, it seemed I was charged in an over abundance of caution because I was in the childcare industry. My first lawyer encouraged me to take a plea deal of 3 years in federal prison and a lifetime on the national sex offender registry, expecting it to be the easiest way out with minimal damages. However I was uncomfortable with this idea especially when no evidence was found and I felt I had done nothing wrong.
Mr. Pate took our case and immediately proved he had far more experience in the federal court system and trial than my first lawyer. Mr. Pate gave us the confidence to take this to trial and fight. After 20 months of being on house arrest, losing my career and my reputation in the community destroyed, my case was dismissed.
Working with Mr. Pate and his associate was the best decision we made involving this situation. He is confident in his ability and took a respectful and non-judgmental approach to my case. It wasn't always easy to hear what he had to say, but he told the blunt truth that we needed to hear. Preparing for trial was immensely stressful for my family and I, but I am grateful I had Mr. Pate by my side. A week before trial, as I am in his office and he is preparing me to take the witness stand, the prosecutor called his office and informed him my case had been dismissed.
We are confident we would have won the case at trial but relieved we didn't have to go through what would have been a nasty and stressful court battle. Mr. Pate knew exactly what to do and the approach to take for my defense. There was very little evidence in my case and the prosecutor knew this. The DA made the right decision to dismiss the case because he wouldn't have had a chance against Mr. Pate and his associate.
The biggest lesson my family, friends and I have learned from this horrible situation. Don't EVER talk to law enforcement without a lawyer present. This seems like common sense now, but at the time I felt I had nothing to hide. If you are ever in need of an attorney to represent you, Start with Mr. Pate. You will not find anyone better.
Thank you Mr. Pate for taking my side and fighting for me. We cannot thank you enough.
I hired Mr. Pate and his team (Mr. Johnson and Ms. Emily) at the onset of a public corruption investigation. I was alarmed by my initial visit from the authorities, however after my initial conversation with Mr. Pate, I knew I had an advocate, who would provide legal balance to the scales of justice, which are heavily weighted on the side of the prosecution.
Mr. Pate and his team worked tirelessly over a two year period to minimize my culpability in a complex case. If you are in need of a criminal attorney, you would be best served by giving Page and his outstand team a call. Hire an attorney, get a superb legal team!!!
Almost 10 years have pass after that morning when I made the call to Page pate and ask him to evaluate my case, it was from all stand points a difficult situation and it would require a highly skilled and experienced attorney, especially when it comes to federal charges or violations defense, after analyzing it and carefully cover all angles he agreed to take my case, from that moment on he calculated the time and place to confront the U.S District Attorney.
The moment came, and for me it was a frightening one, but all my fears came to a halt, and a felling tranquility when thru my body when Page started to convey all aspects of my case, he did it with such an overpowering knowledge of the law that I think it set the pace of the hearing.
The day of the sentence arrive, and to all eyes with the exception of Page I was going to be expending the next 10 or 5 years in a federal prison, the court when on recess to have a meeting it lasted almost an hour, when judge the DA and Page return to the courtroom, Page approached me and give me the news, I was going on probation for 5 years, plus restitution since it was a fraud and embezzlement at a federal level.
There is a saying that you get what you pay for, and in my case it was money well spend I had the best of the best.
Mr. Pate, Mr. Johnson, and Emily worked very hard for me over the course of three and a half long years in a very complex drug case. Initially, my situation was seemingly hopeless and the best offer the DA had was for me was to serve 10 years in a Georgia state prison. I have some health issues and next to no street smarts and I was completely petrified of having to serve this very hard time. Mr. Pate and his team were very patient and compassionate with me throughout this dark time in my life and they always returned my emails and calls within 24 hours. I was so impressed with Mr. Pate’s professionalism, experience, legal connections, and sincere desire to get me the best outcome to my case as possible. He even accompanied me to Los Angeles twice in order to get my case transferred from the state to the federal level so that I would be able to serve much less and easier time. I was just sentenced to a year and a day in a minimum security federal prison camp and am very happy with this outcome. I highly recommend the Pate Law Firm to anyone who is in need of serious legal assistance and I will feel forever grateful to Mr. Pate and his team.
Posted by Vert
I was charged with two counts of violating Federal drug laws in the Middle District of Georgia. The charges consisted of a conspiracy charge and a possession with intent to distribute drugs. One count required a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years with the maximum sentence range of life. The second count required a maximum sentence ranges of twenty years. Upon finding out about these charges, I immediately prayed then researched Google for the best Federal attorney in the state of Georgia and thank God for Google! Google's search results produced Mr. Pate, who is truly blessed by God. I called his Law firm where I encountered via telephone one of the most respected ladies professionally ever: Ms. Emily Brooks, who is the paralegal for the Pate Law Firm. I explained my situation to her because Mr. Pate was in court elsewhere that day. Ms. Brooks stated Mr. Pate would contact me later on. True to her word Mr. Pate contacted me that day. Ms. Brooks has always exhibited wholesome and professional values to my family (especially my wife). It is noted that we have never met her but her attitude to help exceeded traditional standards. Now back to Mr. Pate, who prior to instructing me to turn myself in to the Federal government explained that he is well knowledgeable and experienced with the Federal law. Which is quite an understatement. When I finally met Mr. Pate at my bond hearing he exuded a sense of confidence that only God could give. Mr. Pate according to my family prayed with them. Mr. Pate explained to me our purpose of this hearing was not to seek a bond but knowledge about my case. He was up front that I would not be granted a bond but this information could possibly lead to winning the war. I must add this as well to further show the complexity of my case... This was my second Federal charge. Mr. Pate and his Law firm were fighting an uphill battle. Mr. Pate filed a motion to suppress the evidence which I felt was accurate and precise with current law. Then the Government responded with some alleged wiretaps from me that was not mentioned before to attempt to substantiate probable cause. Mr. Pate came and explained the dynamics of this issue to my case. Yet we proceeded to the hearing, and again Mr. Pate said we will gain knowledge to win the war verses attempting to win the motion to suppress hearing. Following the hearing Mr. Pate and I through God were showed the wiretaps being assigned to an unknown male not me. Mr. Pate aggressively pointed this out to the court that the agent was lying six months later the court decided against me. I have to mention the wealth of confusion that I prayed for regarding this case...I prayed that God utilizes Mr. Pate and expose the lies. First Mr. Pate sought out a favorable deal of two years which I refused, which was great considering I was a two time offender with the Federal Government. But my God intervened then the Government responded by offering me life. Be careful what you pray for...I asked for the lies to be exposed. So it went from hard to impossible. I will not suggest what I did next to anyone else...unless you are blessed by God like Mr. Pate and I were...we proceeded to trial. I asked Mr. Pate to fight for my life as if it was his. His response was Vert I will. I told him I will pray and God will deliver. Let's trust God. He agreed. God showed up because Mr. Pate and his firm (Mr. Jess Johnson included) researched the agent and presented only a God sent defense. Mr. Pate exposed the overly aggressive prosecuting of me due to my past through lying witnesses; the agent lying about his credentials and bolstering evidence. Mr. Pate also engaged the jurors attention while fighting my case. God utilized Mr. Pate to obtain two Not Guilty verdicts for me when both of my co defendants were found guilty of all counts. I walked out of the courthouse immediately with Mr. Pate upon acquittal! God sent! With God and Mr. Pate's law firm how can you go wrong! Blessed
Posted by a client
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.
Posted by Tyler
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.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
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.
Posted by Willie
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.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
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.