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Allen Yates’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • State v. SG

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Charges reduced to a single count of possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana under Georgia's conditional discharge statute.
    Description:
    Client charged with possession of approximately 80 pounds of marijuana.
  • State v. EY

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed
    Description:
    Defendant charged with running victim off of the road causing victim to total her car in Atlanta.
  • DUI Dismissal

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    DUI charge reduced to reckless driving
    Description:
    Client charged with DUI in Buckhead. He blew above the legal limit after being stopped late on a Friday night.
  • State v. TW

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on DUI & Open Container
    Description:
    Client charged with DUI and open container when he was found passed out in his truck surrounded by beer cans next to a pool of vomit in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant late at night. Trial resulted in a not guilty verdict on both the DUI and Open Container charge.
  • Not Guilty on Building Construction Violation

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Oct 02, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on fire ordinance charge
    Description:
    Client charged by Fire Marshall with improperly maintaining property entry & exit during construction work. I proved that the state did not follow proper procedure in issuing the citations and obtained a not guilty verdict from the court.
  • Civil Forfeiture Trial Win

    Practice Area:
    Lawsuits & Disputes
    Date:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Outcome:
    Client win.
    Description:
    Following an arrest for narcotics found in a vehicle, the State of Georgia attempted to claim the vehicle under Georgia forfeiture law. However, the owner of the vehicle hired Allen Yates and fought back. After a trial in Hall County, the Judge ruled in favor of returning the citizen's property and denied the State of Georgia in its attempt to seize private property.
  • DUI Case Dismissed

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client facing DUI, speeding, and failure to maintain lane charges. Case was dismissed because of the State's failure to prosecute.
  • Federal Meth Charges: DISMISSED

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    The drug task force conducted a sting using a confidential informant against my client. The task force found her with a pound of methamphetamine in the trunk of her personal vehicle. She was facing a minimum of 5 years in prison. After extensive pretrial litigation and with trial looming a few weeks away, I convinced the United States Attorney to dismiss the charges against her.