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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.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    16 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    16 years, 250 cases
  4. Car Accident: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Vic Wiegand

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Contact info

Savoy Law Firm

327 Dahlonega Street
Suite 1600
Cumming, GA, 30040-9242

Savoy Law Firm

P.O. Box 3452
Marietta, GA, 30061



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy CertificateGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2007
Dean's ListCalifornia State University - Los Angeles1994
Dean's ListCalifornia State University Los Angeles1993
Dean's ListGlendale Community College1993
Dean's ListGlendale Community College1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSavoy Law Firm, LLC2008 - Present
PartnerKnox & Savoy, LLC2008 - 2008
Managing PartnerDavid R Savoy, PC2001 - 2008
Contract AttorneyJones Day Reavis & Pogue2000 - 2001
Contract AttorneyKing & Spalding1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Drug Court ProfessionalsAttorney Member2010 - Present
Forsyth County DUI CourtDefense Counsel2010 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseGeneral Member2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationGeneral Member2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. D.A.Not Guilty after 2 day jury trial
State of Georgia v. J.B.Case dimissed at probable cause hearing
State of Georgia v. C.O.Felony Drug Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Non-Drug Charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Forensic Alcohol ConsultingLawIntoxilyzer 9000 Training Course2013
Impaired Driving SpecialistsLawDUI Supersymposium2013
Scientific Law ForumsLawPharmacology/Toxicology Principles2012
Forensic Alcohol ConsultingLawIntoxilyzer 5000 Training Course2012
Impaired Driving SpecialistsLawDUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Certification2010
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
California State University, Los AngelesPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Reality Check ProgramJaywalking2015
Forsyth County CASA Guardian Ad Litem ConferenceRoles of Guardian Ad Litem and Attorney Advocates in Juvenile Courts2011