Posted by a Car Accident client
I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing Mr. Magarahan for over 20 years. In this time I have called upon Charlie twice to handle legal matters on my behalf. In both cases Mr. Magarahan pulled me from the depths of my own negligence and renewed my spirit as he championed these cases in a true "Matlock" fashion. While always in the bounds of the law, he is the "Houdini" of the legal system. Never fear when Charlie has agreed to handle your case.
Posted by a DUI client
Charllie is magical.He seems to know everyone in the courtroom; judges ,lawers,district atourneys,prosecuters.Everyone knows him!Charlie kept me out of jail ,worked to reduce my fine and and got me non reporting probation He treated me like an old friend rather than a new client. Charles T Magarahan is a man of his word. He is the real deal.
Posted by Ben
First of all i would like to start out by saying this was not my first time being in trouble. Mr Magarahan came highly recommended from a lawyer i had used before. As this lawyer said with my case i needed the best. Mr. Magarahan was always available at anytime when i had questions. He was able to get me out of jail promptly even since i was on probabtion. I did not think this was possible. Mr. Magarahan was able to negotiate a very favorable plea. Since I was facing a lengthy sentence, I did not want to go to trial. Magarahan felt he could win the case. Looking back, I feel that he would have won the case. I would highly recomend hime to anyone. Especially if you have a past record. He is by far the best lawyer i have ever had and i have had many.
Posted by Ed and Jill
Over the last several years our family has had the need for legal representation. We were advised that one of the best lawyers in the Atlanta area was Charles T. Magarahan. Mr. Magarahan has been everything we had hoped for and more. His professionalism, knowledge of the law, and his direct communications skills have been second to none. Mr. Magarahan knows and understands Atlanta. Put your trust in the best, because he is the best!
Posted by Bobby
Charlie Has represented several of my friends and did a fantastic job of defending me. The DUI charge was dropped for lack of evidence. Although, for that to happen we needed to show the prosecution that we were fully prepared to take them on! Charlie was ready and loaded for bear and they knew it! Case DISMISSED!
Posted by KF
When I went to Charlie's office, I was a terrifed girl who had just been charged with a DUI. A year later the charges were reduced to wreckless driving, 100 percent in thanks to Charlie.
Charlie handled my case and delivered on his promise, that he would fight for me to get the charges reduced or dropped. I cannot say enough good things about what he did for me!
If you have been arrested for a DUI, you will not find a better attorney than Charlie. He is extremely knowledgeable about DUI law, and did an excellent job with my case.
I'd recommend him to anyone
Posted by a DUI client
I was terrified when I got arrested for DUI in Nov of 07', I had no idea what to do. I was told to hire the best man in town, Charlie Magarahan. I will say he is expensive but there are no hidden fees, and the cost of hiring the best attorney in town is muchh less than being convicted of DUI. From our first meeting to the last court appearance he made sure I was always aware of what to expect, and he educated me about every aspect of my case without being condescending. He will be brutally honest with you and he tells it like it is. I remember during his inital assessment of my case he told me that if I didn't have a leg to stand on as far as whether or not to fight and go to trial, he would tell me immediately and not bother to waste my or his own time. My case took three years to resolve due to transfering the case from one court to another, and other typical calendar issues.Charlie had my case moved from city of Atlanta to Fulotn county when he found out that they were going to start a new community service program that required a probationer to sign a waiver that excused the program from responisblity if you were hurt while serving. Charile said that no client of his was going to risk his life picking up trash on the highway and risk being hit by a car all for the sake of serving probation. He also said that just because he was moving the case that didn't mean he was having any doubts of winning my case, it was simply a matter of protecting his client. I always knew he had my best interest at heart but that really impressed me and put me at ease. Even though my case took so long to finally be resolved Charlie was present for every court appearance and treated my case like it had just happened yesterday. He hired an expert witness whose knowledge of the techincality involving the breathalyzer machines used by the police dept was mindblowing. To make a long story short, Charlie had every intention of taking my case to trial and he always made sure that I was aware of the risks if we did in fact lose, and the decision to go to trial was always mine. When it was finally resolved in Feb 11' he actually saved me the humiliation of having to relive that night in front of a jury of my peers by striking a deal with the DA. I ended up pleading nolo contendere to reckless driving and received no penality on my license , 40 hours of community service (thank goodness he switched courts!) a smal fine and I had to attend a DUI class. What could have been the worst experience of my life turned out to be a true learning experience that I am so grateful for. I hope my ramblin helps someone else.
Posted by a DUI client
I retained Charles after interviewing 2 other attorneys for a DUI case. Unfortunately, it was not a good fact pattern or police report. Charles put me at ease, if that is possible, and broke down the facts and corresponding consequences of the case. He has keen insight into collateral issues such as keeping your job, driving, professional licensing, and takes all of this into account in the analysis.
Charles has a long standing relationship with all of the parties involved in the legal process in the Metro Atlanta and surrounding counties in Georgia. He knew the police officers involved and the solicitors who handled my case. He knew the way they worked, and what possible plea arrangement that could be worked out. At the end of the day, Charles was willing to go to trial if a plea was not reached. This was included in the cost of representation, which was attractive because the other attorneys charged more if it went to the trial stage.
After meeting with Charles, he put me on a path to present the best possible case with the solicitors. This was tantamount in showing them that the stiffest penalty was not warranted and crucial to negotiations. I was able to keep my license pending resolution, which was a must if I was going to keep my job.
This is a hell of a process. Sleepless nights and fear of the unknown are constant and do not go away. However, Charles is your number one advocate in understanding the nuances and criminal system in the state of Georgia. Go meet with other recommended attorneys, but in my opinion, you cannot go wrong I Charles Magarahan. I wholehearted recommend him as giving you the best DUI representation in Georgia.
Posted by a DUI client
Charlie is a straight shooter, but more importantly he is the best in the business. I met with several attorneys who all advised me to plead guilty and they would do there best to get a good plea agreement. Charlie looked at my case and said, "I can take this to trial and might even win." This may not sound like a man with confidence, but I haven't told you about my case. I was charged with DUI after being involved in an accident while traveling North in the Southbound lanes of GA 400. Charlie was magnificent. No jail time and I kept my driving privlages. Most importantly, Charlie made it very clear to me that I was lucky to be alive and that I didn't kill anyone else. He told me that he would feel safer with me in jail, but it was his job to defend me and that is exactly what he did. As great as Charlie is in the courtroom setting, he is even better at relating with his clients and helping them improve themselves. That is why I credit Charlie with saving my a$$ and making me a better person.
Posted by a DUI client
Charlie is a great lawyer. I had a nearly hopeless case. Charlie took the case, saying that he has an 80% success rate. Charlie was confident in his abilities, told me all the options, and was straightforward with my situation. When my arresting officer didn't show up in court during the motions hearing, Charlie was quick to spit out a legal article and vouched for me to the judge and got the case dismissed. He fought hard for me from start to finish and was always on top of things.
My only complaint is that he could be hard to get in touch with. He would always get back with me in a day or two, but I found that I spent more time on the phone with his knowledgeable assistant than him. Overall, I have no real complaints about Charlie.