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Charles T. Magarahan

Charles T. Magarahan

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Lawsuits & Disputes

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    42 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    42 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%
    42 years, 100 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

48 total 

  • Michael M. Hawkins

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Charlie Magarahan is a dedicated professional who uses his superior knowledge of the law and his excellent relationship with judges and prosecutors to get the best possible outcome for his clients. I highly recommend Charlie.


    Michael Hawkins DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William C. Head

    Charlie Magarahan is an amazing man and a great attorney. He has a personality that ingratiates him to almost all judges and court personnel, and he is thoughtful --- almost to a fault (if that is possible). His 36+ years of experience fighting cases has made him keenly aware of what it takes to win a DUI trial. He is creative with juries, and knows how to dismantle a cop or State expert witness who does not want to give straight answers to questions posed to him or her. He and I refer cases to each other periodically, if we believe that the particular client's interests (or personality) can best me met by the other attorney. He answers his cell phone almost anytime it rings, and a client needs help. Great man, great friend, great attorney.


    William Head DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Park Ridge 85
2900 Chamblee-Tucker Rd., Bldg. 1
Atlanta, GA, 30341


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197305/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lifetime Achievement AwardGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group2010
Lawyer of the YearGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group2008
President's Award for Judicial Recommendations CommitteeGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMagarahan Villines & Honis1994 - Present
AssociateMcReynolds and Michaud1979 - 1994
Sole PractitionerCharles T. Magarahan, Attorney at Law1974 - 1979

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChairman Judicial Recommendations Comm.2005 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember Continuing Legal Education Bd. of Trustees2005 - 2007
Atlanta Bar AssociationChairman Criminal Law Section2002 - 2003
Forsyth County Bar Associationmember1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember1990 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1990 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1974 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1974 - 1989

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. DyerGa. Court of Appeals
State v. UnderwoodCourt of Appeals upheld our position
State v. PalmakaI won first, State won second

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia, AthensLawJuris Doctor1973
Loyola UniversityHistory and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI Law UpdateDUI defense2008