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David Ray Savoy

Criminal defense Attorney at Cumming, GA

5.0   61 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    ALL Crimes, Bond Hearings, Drug Offenses, Family Violence Battery, Probation Revocation Hearings

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    NHTSA/IACP Certification in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

    24 years, 500 cases

  3. Car accident
    10%

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    24 years, 250 cases

If you are charged with DUI or another criminal offense - YOU need an experienced and knowledgeable Atlanta criminal defense lawyer. I have had the same Standardized Field Sobriety training given to the police officer who pulled you over. The same police officer who likely had you perform a series of field sobriety tests that were DESIGNED TO BE FAILED. You want a lawyer with a trained eye in determining whether the police gave you proper instructions for performing the field sobriety tests, whether you performed the tests properly, and whether you were fairly graded. I take advanced seminars every year to keep up to date with the latest developments in breath and blood testing. If you blew a high number or gave a blood sample - ALL IS NOT LOST. The police have very specific rules and guidelines to follow. I know what they are I have helped many clients achieve favorable outcomes.

Location

Savoy Law Firm
327 Dahlonega Street
Suite 1600
Cumming, GA, 30040-9242

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Al | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am thrilled to write this 5-star review for Mr. David Savoy
I am thrilled to write this 5-star review for Mr. David Savoy who has gone above and beyond in handling your case. It is refreshing to come across a lawyer who genuinely cares about their clients and their cases, and Mr. David Savoy is the epitome of such a professional. From the moment I engaged their services, I could tell that they were invested in my case and were committed to ensuring that I received the best possible outcome. They demonstrated a level of compassion and understanding that put me at ease, and I knew that my case was in good hands. One thing that stood out about Mr. David Savoy was their work ethic. They worked tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of my case was covered, leaving no stone unturned. They communicated with me regularly, updating me on the progress of the case and answering any questions I had promptly. The best part of working with Mr. David Savoy is the outcome. They were able to deliver an outstanding result that exceeded my expectations. Their dedication to my case paid off, and I am grateful for their hard work and commitment. I am thankful that I chose Mr. David Savoy as my family attorney. I can confidently recommend their services to anyone in need of a lawyer who is not only competent but also compassionate, diligent, and dedicated to their clients' success. Thank you for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Dismissed
Answered all my questions as needed through out the case. Was very reliable and
Posted by Tyler | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Forsyth
Mr. Savoy worked very hard on my case. He went over everything with me thoroughly. He presented me all of my options and made sure I knew exactly what each one entailed. He ended up negotiating me an amazing plea deal, avoiding jail time and even preserved my first offender. This attorney knows his stuff and isn’t going to plea you out for an easy case. If you want to fight he will fight for you.
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Posted by Lisa Edwards | April 21, 2021
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Great Attorney and Very Professional
David worked on my son's case over several months. He was in constant contact with me regarding my son's case and was very knowledgeable and professional! He ultimately got the case resolved and was able to get my son into a great rehab program. I would highly recommend Mr. Savoy! He does not disappoint!!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Determined
David has worked with my family on several cases. He is determined to find the best solution to help the person in trouble get the help they need. Addiction and mental health are serious conditions that need compassion and understanding. David recognizes this and helped my family. Thank you, David.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome
Mr Savoy worked on my case for almost 2 years, and ended up getting me less than half of the original offer. He is very smart, personable, professional, and is well known in Forsyth county court. For this reason, he’s the guy to go to. He’s been doing this for many years, and it clearly shows in his work
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Highly competence and compassionate!
I was in the DEP program for about 2 years waiting for a date to ship to Basic Military Training, then I got the date but 2 weeks to ship, I was pulled over by the cop for overspeeding - Super Speeder as the cop called it and I was asked to appear in court. The court date happens to fall to the time I will be in Basic training and there is no way the military will allow you to have a pending case and ship! The military gave me an impossible ultimatum to have this resolved or they would pull my ship date! I called David over the weekend, he responded, gave me a clear plan of action and all the possible outcomes. Midway into the process, the military kept giving me pressure and I had to call David back and forth. I will call me, text me and keep me informed of the current situation all through the way. The long story short, David delivered on time and got even a better judgment in my favor. David is a miracle worker and I cannot recommend him enough. God bless you so much sir for keeping my dreams alive.
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Posted by Jamie | February 27, 2019
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J. Wilson 2/2019 GA Low THC
Mr. Savoy represented me when my new probation officer decided it was not ok for me to use my GA Low THC Oil that had been approved by my former probation officer and I almost got arrested. Mr. Savoy was very professional, kind, understanding, personable. He returned phone calls and stayed in communication with me through this very difficult process the entire time. He was successful and got my GA Low THC Oil approved for me to be able to use once again. I am very pleased and thankful for Mr. Savoy and the services that he provides.
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Posted by John | February 7, 2019
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Changed my life
Mr Savoy is the most professional and helpful attorney that I have ever met. He was given near impossible odds that i had stacked against me and somehow managed to get the best possible outcome. Mr Savoy made possible conditions in my case that have changed my life in a positive way and for the rest of my life. Under his guidance and advice, i was able get clean from drugs and did not have to go to prison, which was almost a certianty based on my criminal history. He's on your side as a defendant. Abd does what he says he is going to do when he says he will do it. This is my laywer from now on for anything legal needs that may ever arise.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2019
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Great Attorney
Facing charges that held 20+ years in custody if found guilty David took my case without hesitation. David kept in constant contact over the 2 year period and ultimately got the case resolved in a satisfactory manner. I hope to never need the services of an attorney again BUT if so there is only one I would contact and that’s David Savoy.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2018
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Trustworthy and Friendly
Was charged with a speeding ticket going 84 mph in a 55 mph zone, court appearance demanded. Mr. Savoy, helped explaining all the options, he is very approachable and has an awesome attitude, he worked with me in solving the issue. I would highly recommend him for traffic violations or any legal needs. Most important thing that he is very honest and delivers what he promises.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Impeccable Attorney
Mr. Savoy is a honest and hardworking attorney who really cares about the well-being of his clients. He's helped several family members and always provided great service with results.
Posted by Marcia | February 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!
I was introduced to David though a family member who assured he would be able to help with my matter. From our initial consultation David was very clear about all of the potential outcomes I was looking at and was very sincere in his approach. He was quick to respond to my emails and made sure to remind me that I could call/email him whenever I had questions or concerns regarding my case. He sent me communications whenever we had a new court date and when they received the initial discovery and supplemental reports. David listened to me when I had concerns and explained in detail how he would build my defense to increase my odds of a favorable outcome. When it finally came the day for the judge to see my case David had planned out my defense impeccably and as a result I faced the minimum penalties possible in my matter. David was extremely professional and I will recommend him to anyone I know who needs legal advice or counsel.
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Posted by Farid | January 30, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer
I hired him after i had a bad experience with one of the lawyer but David understood me and gave his best to get me out from my probation . He is the best and i would always recommend him to ANYONE !!
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I would recommend Mr. Davoy hands down. He’s a great atty. Cares about his clients. Works out the best possible outcome for criminal cases I’ve seen. He stays in contact with his clients which is a plus. Called too many attys who will not call you back. You won’t be disappointed to have Mr. Savoy on your team.
Posted by Jackson | July 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer.
Mr. Savoy is hands down the best attorney I have had to hire. His genuineness and expertise is astounding and he truly cares for his clients. He helped me through a very difficult DUI and the result was something I never would have thought would happen. Mr. Savoy has an optimistic attitude and I would recommend him to ANYONE who needs help for their case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2016
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Highest Reccomendation
I engaged David Savoy to represent me in regard to a DUI charge in Forsyth County,GA. Given my professional career was being placed in jeopardy as a possible outcome of this charge, I conducted extensive research and interviews of many top rated attorney's. The ultimate decision/conclusion to engage David came down to his passion and overall expertise to fight for me in an empathetic manner to get me the best possible outcome. I'm not the easiest of professional executives to please and I work with many, many attorneys in my own profession. But, David thoroughly reviewed my case, discussed our strategy and executed it with a better than anticipated outcome. I highly recommend David to represent anyone facing a DUI. His insight/trial experience and extensive training in this field sets him apart from the field of other attorney's.
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Posted by Brian | December 7, 2016
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Case Dismissed!
I had a great experience with Mr. Savoy as my lawyer who ultimately got my case dismissed before I even had to appear in court. He is always very easy to get in touch with always had the answer to my questions. Definitely recommend him.
Posted by Tristan | October 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful, understanding, professional
David is a great lawyer. He is understanding, easy to work with and never beats around the bush. This was extremely helpful to me as the DUI I received was my very first run in with the law, ever. I had absolutely no idea what I needed to do, what my charges meant or how to move forward and start to get my life back on the right track. He explained everything very clearly and didn't try to cushion the blow of what the inevitable punishment could or would be. I was going through one of the most difficult times of my life so far while working with Mr. Savoy and he was always there to answer the peppering of constant questions I had, putting me more at ease. He is a very understanding person and shows it through his work. He was forgiving to me when I was forgetful distracted or stressed out and overdramatic. I would most definitely recommend him to others. Though I hope to never need his help again in the future, I feel that the experience I had working with Mr. Savoy was a good one.
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Posted by abel | July 26, 2016
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very pleased
Very pleased with Mr savoy and the help he did for me and my case. I am definitely gonna keep in contact with him if I need a lawyer in the near future. He is very knowledgeable in his field and he answered my questions which was a great help for me. I thank him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Savoy Law Firm, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Knox & Savoy, LLC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Managing Partner
  • David R Savoy, PC
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Contract Attorney
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Contract Attorney
  • King & Spalding
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Forensic Alcohol Consulting
  • Intoxilyzer 9000 Training Course
  • 2013
  • Impaired Driving Specialists
  • DUI Supersymposium
  • 2013
  • Scientific Law Forums
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology Principles
  • 2012
  • Forensic Alcohol Consulting
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Training Course
  • 2012
  • Impaired Driving Specialists
  • DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Certification
  • 2010
  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Georgia v. D.K.
  • Not guilty verdict
  • State of Georgia v. O.D.
  • Dismissed
  • State of Georgia v. B.D.
  • DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
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Associations

  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • President
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Asso
  • President-Elect
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Forsyth County CARE Court
  • Defense counsel
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Forsyth County DUI Court
  • Defense Counsel
  • 2010 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Certificate
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • California State University - Los Angeles
  • 1994
  • Dean's List
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • 1993
  • Dean's List
  • Glendale Community College
  • 1993
  • Dean's List
  • Glendale Community College
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Reality Check Program
  • Jaywalking
  • 2015
  • Forsyth County CASA Guardian Ad Litem Conference
  • Roles of Guardian Ad Litem and Attorney Advocates in Juvenile Courts
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (23)
Endorse David
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very good lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. He is always prepared for court and is well known by prosecutors and judges for his success. His knowledge of the law is impeccable. You're in good hands with David Savoy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. David Savoy is a zealous advocate for his clients in all areas of criminal law. David has been proactive in his legal training in and out of the courtroom. He is death penalty certified, highly trained in DUI law and procedures and, he applies those learned skills with a natural courtroom flair that cannot be taught. Being a great lawyer has to start be being a great man, and that starts with honesty in his advocacy and treatment of others. David does not look down on those with criminal charges, but encourages his clients to look forward to the very best resolution of their case. David embraces the challenges of litigation and is fearless in the courtroom. David Savoy is a tremendous asset to the criminal defense bar, his clients, and the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Savoy is very well know in the legal community as a strong advocate and very competent attorney. I believe that any client under his care is in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have tried cases against David as a prosecutor and got to know him as a fellow defense attorney. David is a fierce advocate for his clients and well respected in our community. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David and I worked on a serious felony recently. I found him to be intelligent, diligent, creative and knowledgeable of the law. He is a hard-working attorney who believes in doing the utmost to defend his client. David will fight for his client."
Litigation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel to David on a business litigation matter, and I have had the opportunity to observe his work on several criminal matters. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was a prosecutor on many of David's cases in Forsyth County. I can personally attest to his hard-working, never-back-down approach to his cases. I do not hesitate to endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has actually take the same DUI training as law enforcement. Not many lawyers have. Any lawyer that handles DUI cases should. He knows when the cops do it right and more importantly can call them on it when they do it wrong."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often have the need to refer out criminal work and I never hesitate to refer individuals to David. He is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and I am repeatedly thanked by those that I refer to him. I highly recommend David to anyone in need of an aggressive criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is highly skilled in the art of criminal defense. He is able to achieve great results because he is not only smart and experienced, but he genuinely cares about his clients. David is a professional who can be trusted to work dilgently on behalf of his clients. I have seen him in court and know that he cares about getting the best possible results for his clients. That is the true mark of a professional in my book."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Recently concluded working on a challenging family law matter on which Mr. Savoy served as opposing counsel. He provided competent, ethical representation to his client and negotiated skillfully on her behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David and I were opposing counsel in a divorce case a couple years ago. Although family law is not David's primary practice area, David is a wonderful attorney with common sense approach to family law issues. He is a friendly and knowledgable negotiator and works hard for his client."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with David on a domestic relations matter and he is a knowledgeable and effective attorney for his clients."
Juvenile law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been co-counsel with David Savoy for parents whose children were removed by child protective services on the basis of dubious claims of abuse. Reunification of the parents with their children was successful."
Child abuse Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is an excellent attorney. He has always been well-prepared and an advocate for the children he represents as a Guardian ad litem. As a parent's attorney he is professional and knowledgeable about the juvenile court process."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for several years now, and I can say he has continued to strive to prepare the best defense for his client. On more than one occassion, he has prepared complicated defenses for matters he is willing to take to jury trial so that he can prove the best defense the law allows. He has always been eager to learn and to be fighter on the side of protecting individual rights and freedoms."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Savoy goes far and beyond for his clients."
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