Everyone needs help sometime…and I enjoy helping people! Being a criminal defense attorney allows me to assist good people who find themselves in need of legal assistance most often unexpectedly, unprepared and unaware of the law. When you are facing a criminal prosecution, you need an aggressive and experienced former federal prosecutor who will vigorously defend your rights. Please call (404) 892-2000 or visit the Howard J. Weintraub law firm website at http://www.ga-criminaldefense.com.
Since 1985, Howard Jarrett Weintraub has been in the private practice of law in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has his own law firm. Mr. Weintraub's practice consists of primarily defending those individuals charged with violations of the federal criminal laws and those individuals charged with a Georgia DUI "driving under the influence" of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as with other state crimes. Mr. Weintraub's practice has taken him to the local courts throughout the State of Georgia, to all of the United States District Courts in the State of Georgia, and to the United States District Courts in the States of Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Mr. Weintraub deeply believes in the proposition that, whenever the government is trying to take away or interfere in any way with the liberty of any individual, that person is entitled under our constitutional protections to the most vigorous and zealous defense permitted by our laws.
As a lawyer with more than 32 years of criminal law experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Weintraub has represented hundreds of individuals charged with a wide range of criminal offenses including: aggravated assault; armed robbery; bribery; child molestation; conspiracy to commit specified crimes; counterfeiting of United States currency; driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; drug trafficking and possession; extortion; firearms violations; frauds against banks, businesses and United States government agencies; health care fraud; homicide (including vehicular homicide); money laundering; pension fund fraud; rape; stalking; tax violations; United States customs and munitions import and export laws violations; and voting fraud / election fraud violations.
Mr. Weintraub also has represented individuals who have had their currency and other property seized by law enforcement authorities who sought to forfeit such currency and property because of allegations of illegal criminal activities.
Mr. Weintraub's extensive experience has involved successfully negotiating transactional immunity from prosecution for certain clients; handling grand jury proceedings and other pre-indictment stages of criminal cases; conducting internal corporate investigations in response to the initiation of government investigations; participating in over 50 felony jury trials; and having federal sentencing proceedings result in the imposition of either a term of probation or a custody sentence markedly less than the amount of incarceration sought by the federal prosecutor and/or the United States probation officer.
Prior to starting his own firm in 1985, Mr. Weintraub gained much extremely valuable experience on how to vigorously defend those individuals charged with crimes during his tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia from 1978-1985. As a federal prosecutor in Atlanta, Mr. Weintraub headed the Rome, Georgia division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia for a period of 1 1/2 years. At another time, Mr. Weintraub was the lead Assistant United States Attorney handling crimes being committed in the United States Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta. During this prosecution rotation, the Atlanta United States Penitentiary had more murders of inmates and correctional officers than any other federal prison, making it the most violent federal prison in the United States. In the last three years of his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Weintraub concentrated his efforts in the prosecution of white-collar fraud and public corruption cases.