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Patrick Applegate Kunes

About me

I was born and raised in Tifton, Ga.  My father Joe Kunes and grandfather Gerald Kunes both practice law here as well.  I am working mainly in the area of DUI, drug cases, and general criminal defense.  I also take on personal injury cases, traffic citations, and civil matters depending on each client's individual needs.  As a small town firm, we thrive on being able to handle many practice fields, but if we feel another firm has special expertise, we will not hesitate to refer you to the best attorney for your particular case. 


If you have been arrested in Georgia for DUI you have ten (10) business days to request and Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing.  If you blew over the legal limit or refused the State's test, your license will be suspended on the 31st day. Call today to set up a free consultatation to protect your rights. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    7 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    7 years
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($150-350/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Gregory Allen Willis

    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is an excellent attorney for DUI defense and any other criminal defense case. He has excellent knowledge of DUI law. Patrick is well known for his skill and advocacy in court. I highly recommend him for DUI defense and any other criminal matter.


    Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

230 E. 2nd Street
Po Box 985
Tifton, GA, 31793


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200811/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberTift County Athletic Hall of Fame2015
Graduate- NCDD Winter SessionNational College of DUI Defense2014
Graduate- Bill Daniel's Trial Advocacy ProgramGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Graduate- DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingRon Lloyd and Tony Corroto2010
Graduate- Defending Marijuana Cases in GeorgiaN.O.R.M.L.2010
Finalist for Heggoy Award for Best Senior History ThesisUniversity of Georgia2003
Governor's ScholarshipGeorgia Scholar Program1999
Outstanding DelgateJunior Youth Assembly1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKunes Law Office2008 - Present
ClerkKunes Law Office2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsMember2009 - Present
Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversMember2008 - Present
Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
Oglethorpe Legal SocietyVice President2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. S.WNot guilty on 17 felony counts.
State v. A.L.Not guilty on a .124 and .137 BAC
State v. F.D.Reduction to Reckless Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
GA ICLE- May DUI UpdateLions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!; Dealing with Ethical Issues in DUI Cases2015
www.blogger.comDefending DUI Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of GeorgiaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia State Bar AssociationModerator for panel on Ethics in DUI cases2015
PILA Charity AuctionAuctioneer for Charity Items2009
PILA Charity AuctionAuctioneer for Charity Items2008
PILA charity auctionAuctioneer for Charity Items2007