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J. Guy Sharpe Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Marietta, GA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Guy Sharpe

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About J.

Learn J.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    Help clients get charges dismissed or reduced, avoid jail time, and get record expunged.

    45 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    45%
    Help clients get charges dismissed or reduced and avoid jail time, and bad notes on criminal record.

    45 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Have represented clients in wrongful death, brain injury, serious back injuries, and permanent disability.

    45 years

Started practicing law in 1979 handling civil and criminal cases.  Now specialize helping clients charged with DUI, illegal drugs, aggravated assaults,  terroristic threats, domestic violence, shoplifting, theft, and robbery.  Have always had a deep interest in government, and politics, helping judges and prosecutors get reelected. Have obtained excellent results for clients in personal injury cases involving death, catastrophic injuries, brain damage and tractor trailer wreck cases. I am dedicated to getting the best results for all clients and have an excellent relationship with prosecutors, judges and police officers. I  have obtained not guilty verdicts and a reduction of charges for my clients on numerous occasions by pointing out the weakness of the State's case to the prosecutors.

 

In 1988 and 1989, I organized and conducted two People's Law Schools at Southern Poly State University, on behalf of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association as a Vice President.  Recruited judges and lawyers to conduct classes of interest to the lay public.  The first class had 250 members and received recognition for its success from the legal community.  All Superior and State Court Judges appeared at the first class to be recognized for their contributions to the community for their service.

 

Have been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Marietta 36 years and received the Award of Merit for my service.

 

Served 3 years in the US Army, honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5.  Used the GI Bill to become a Commercial Pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. 

Location

J. Guy Sharpe Jr.
244 Roswell Street
Suite 1000
Marietta, GA, 30060

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2015
Amazing Defense Attorney
I was acquitted on a DUI case where I blew over the legal limit. I was pulled over in the morning time, the day after I had gone out with my friends. I had already slept for 7 hours before I got pulled over, but I still blew over. Anyhow, I clearly passed field sobriety tests (the officer said I didn't in the report, but the video showed I was perfect) but technically failed a Portable Breath test that the officer gave me BEFORE the field sobriety tests. Anyhow, Mr. Sharpe found many holes in the case against me from the state. First, the field sobriety tests were done incorrectly - even though I passed. Second, the officer failed to follow the correct rules and regulations in the process of the Intoxilizer Testing when he made me blow at the jail. Mr. Sharpe knows the law, rules and regulations for this type of case. He's excellent at finding the points that need to be made, and then articulating those points to the jury. He followed up with me regularly over the year and a half it took to go to trial. He also hired the top expert on this subject for this trial, which basically negated the testimony of the officer, as well as the State's expert on the matter concerning the rules and regulations of the Intoxilizer testing. I'm truly thankful that I hired him as an attorney.
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Posted by Daniel | March 31, 2014
Cobb County
I was looking for a lawyer with good peer reviews, local knowledge, and expertise in DUI defense. I hired Guy Sharpe based upon this criteria. Guy proved first hand his experience with the process and familiarity with key police officers and judges in Cobb County. He offered simple, practical advice and helped me get my charges reduced without trial. I am satisfied and would recommend his services.
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Posted by Shondalynn | November 17, 2013
Professional and easy to talk to
Guy handled my DUI case, he and his secretary were very professional and polite. He explained to me everything that could happen and told me all the things I need to do before going to court. He told me he would do all he could do get the case dropped but didn't make any promises. When it was time to appear in front of the judge I had did everything he told me to do and he had gotten the case dropped to a reckless. I was very happy and pleased with his work.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2013
Best attorney in Cobb
We live in an era were finding a honest, open, relatable, non-judgmental, professional, accessible and trust worthy attorney is seldom. Attorney Guy Sharpe runs a world class very respectable firm. Not only is everything I mentioned above he gives back to the community and has a heart of service. His Assistant Jayne was very knowledgable , easy to talk to and very receptive. During my trial it was evident that Guy has a razor sharpe reputation the court corridors and rooms. He is well respected and has a great relationship with the prosecutors. I highly recommend Guy Sharpe .
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Guy Sharpe, Attorney at Law
  • 1979 - Present
  • Special Assistant Attorney General
  • State of Georgia
  • 1988 - 1990

Education

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Certificate for DUI Field Sobriety Test Administration
  • 1994
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Presentation
  • 1982
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Georgia State University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1976
  • Peachtree Flying School
  • Commercial Pilot, Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings
  • 1971
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J. H.
  • Armed robbery charge dismissed.
  • State v. C. R.
  • Marijuana and Minor in Possession of Alcohol dismissed.
  • State v. L. M. M.
  • DUI case dismissed.
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Innocence Project of Georgia
  • Founding Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • 244 Roswell Street Condominium Association
  • President
  • 2003 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Life Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • United States District Court 11th Circuit
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Marietta
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Vice President
  • 1980 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top100 Trial Lawers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Legion of Honor
  • Kiwanis Club of Marietta, Ga.
  • 2009
  • DUI Field Sobriety Test Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • National Organization Black Legal Executives
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Cobb County People's Law School
  • Course teacher automobile accidents
  • 1989
  • Cobb County People's Law School
  • Course teacher automobile accidents
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Mock trial presentation
  • DUI Mock trial seminar
  • 2003
  • Cobb County People's Law School
  • Course teacher automobile accidents
  • 1989
  • Cobb County People's Law School
  • Course teacher automobile accidents
  • 1988

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (21)
Endorse J.
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Guy is one of the finest lawyers one could ever hope to have representing them. He is aggressive, knowledgeable, honest, and forthright. He is highly respected by the court and by the professional community. Guy is sim0ply one of the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I have not yet had the pleasure of working with Mr. Sharpe, the answers he provides on Avvo clearly mark him as a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Guy is a great advocate for his clients and has a great reputation in the community. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sharpe provides accurate and insightful solutions for appeals issues. He demonstrates his dedication to the profession by taking time from his busy practice to provide meaningful answers to questions on Avvo. I would not hesitate to refer someone to him for legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Guy is an excellent attorney with the knowledge and experience to provide his clients with the very highest degree of legal representation. His dedication is demonstrated by the excellent results he is able to achieve for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Guy is well-deserving of his excellent reputation in the community. As a prosecutor going against Guy in several cases, he was tenacious in his advocacy and above-board in his tactics. In and out of the courtroom, he is a gentleman."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Guy was one of my toughest adversaries when I was a prosecutor. When he announces ready for either a trial or motion, it will definitely be a trial or motion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Guy Sharpe has been a solid rock of integrity in the legal community for years. I first had the opportunity to see him in action when I clerked for Judge Grubbs over a decade ago, and it has been an honor to continue our friendship since then. Everyone knows Guy, and he can open all the doors in the Courthouse. He stands up for clients and pushes for the Win regardless of whether it is a major felony or a youthful indiscretion. I often find myself relying on Guy's counsel and experience, and he is a true gentleman advocate when it comes to getting the results a client needs. It is an easy pleasure to endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Guy Sharpe is a leader in the community who works hard for his clients. He knows how to get the best outcome for his clients. I recommend Guy Sharpe if you need a DUI or criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Guy is an excellent attorney. He has an outstanding reputation in the Cobb legal community. I highly recommend Guy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Guy for many years he is an exceptional lawyer who works very hard for his clients! He knows the law the judges and how to get great results , both as litigator and negotiator"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sharpe is an excellent lawyer, and I endorse him. He is a great trial lawyer, and works hard for his clients. He has a tremendous amount of experience and is well respected by his peers and Judges in our community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Guy Sharpe for many years and he has a well-earned reputation as an aggressive advocate for his clients...especially in DUI cases. Not willing to allow police officers or prosecutors to bully drivers, Guy is always prepared to fight it out in court with motions or trial. I certainly endorse Guy as a top-shelf criminal lawyer in our community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Guy Sharpe is the "Dean" of Cobb County DUI lawyers. On many occasions I have followed his lead and on other occasions I have relied on him for advice. Clever and thoughtful the best words to describe this lawyer. Hire Guy Sharpe and you'll have a quality lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Guy for over ten years and he is one of the sharpest legal minds in the Georgia. He is skilled in and out of the courtroom and has the tenacity needed by a defense attorney. He is comfortable before a judge as well as before a jury and not only knows the law but knows the how to apply it to his cases. I highly endorse Guy!!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Guy Sharpe. He is a very competent and capable Lawyer and has had many years successfully defending DUI cases. I would not hesitate to recommend Guy Sharpe."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very good lawyer! Great advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tenacious, aggressive and creative! Guy is a great lawyer whom I proudly endorse. Guy does great work for his clients and has often advised me on difficult legal issues. He is a great asset to the legal community."
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