Patrick J. McDonough is among the most sought after and accomplished criminal... more
Patrick J. McDonough is among the most sought after and accomplished criminal defense attorneys in the State of Georgia. He has received national attention from the media being featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and Forbes as well as statewide recognition from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Gwinnett Daily Post, WSB-TV, WXI... view profile
I love what I do. I love getting up every morning and going to my office, to court,... more
I love what I do. I love getting up every morning and going to my office, to court, or to a meeting with a client. Because I am living my dream of helping people through difficult times in their lives, I feel like I haven't worked in over 18 years. I simply cannot imagine doing anything other than practicing law. Serving on the State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Lawyer Advertising and i... view profile
My criminal defense trial practice focuses on alcohol and DRUG offenses, such as... more
My criminal defense trial practice focuses on alcohol and DRUG offenses, such as driving under the influence (DUI), VGCSA (drug possession), vehicular homicide, and serious traffic violation cases, as well as probation, expungement and parole issues. I also represent clients in civil litigation cases such as personal injury, defective products, municipality and civil rights liability cas... view profile
If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney will also know what information you need to prove your innocence, including whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions.