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Elmer H. Young III

About me

      It's easy to tell my age and experience from the resume below, so I won't waste time going over that part. I'll say something about my attitudes and policies. That might actually help you know more about me.

       1. I am not known as a "pleading lawyer". I do not think highly of lawyers who accept large sums of money suggesting they can"talk to someone and implying they will get this case reduced"... then don't. I see that as a technique to get a client to part with their money because they said what the client" wanted to hear". They waste valuable investigation time and then plead most client guilty when they likely had a case that could have been successfuly defended.  You can find my Artilcle on this site containg 10 Questions to ask a prospective DUI Lawyer.


     2. I don't like to make snap buying decisions and I don't think other people do either.  I like to explain the good and bad things about the case, allow all the questions a client can develop to be answered in an unhurried fashion. Qoute my range of fees for specific services to be requested and always using a written fee agreement, specifying what service I am going to perform at what costs. AFTER that, I suggest my client go home and pray about the matter, talk to family and freinds and other lawyers and then my office calls them back in a couple of days to find out where the client stands at that time.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Sex Crime: 20%
    25 years, 30 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    41 years, 2 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • William C. Head

    I have know Pete Young for over a decade. He asked me to help him become a member of the most elite group of DUI defenders in Georgia about 12 years ago, and has worked hard to distinguish himself among the DUI specialists in northeast Georgia. He has made a reputation for himself among judges, prosecutors and his fellow defense attorneys. I have referred him dozens of cases, and never had anyone complain with those many referrals. When I have cases in Richmond County or the surrounding counties, I call on Pete for guidance in dealing with the courts in that area.


    William Head DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.

    I have known Pete since 2001. At that time Pete made the decision to limt his practice to dui defense. He began by attending seminars and becoming involved in Georgia’s DODD group. Pete dedicated is life to the practice of DUI defense. He and his wife gave practically 100 % of his time to defending DUI cases. He is now the preeminent lawyer in his region of the State. Through his efforts he has secured countless number of not guilty verdicts by not being afraid to try new techniques. Pete is the kind of guy that thinks “outside the box”. You can not go wrong hiring Pete. He will make you proud to call him your lawyer.


    Douglas McDonald Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Young Elmer Pete Attorney

609-C Ponder Place Dr.
Evans, GA, 30809

E.H. Young

1010 East Victory Dr.
Suite 18
Savannah, GA, 31405



GAActive Member in Good Standing 197508/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Recognized Expert witness- Field Sobriety TestingState Court Burke County, Georgia2008
Recognized Expert witness- Intoxilyzer 5000State Court of Burke County,Georgia2008
Most Amazing DUI Trial AcquittalGeorgia DODD Group2001
1st place- Georgia Oratorical ContestEmory University, Atlanta, Georgia1963
1st Place Award- Georgia Oratorical ContestEmory University- Atlanta, Georgia1963
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyPierce, Ranitz, Berry ,Mahoney and Forbes- Savannah, Georgia1976 - 1978
Prosecutor-3 yr. PracticeChatham County District Attorney's Office1975 - 1975
Special DeputyChatham County Sheriffs Office1972 - 1972
Deputy JailChatham County Sheriffs Office1972 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Augusta Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember1998 - Present
Georgia DODD GroupMember1997 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
NU Beta Epsilon National Law FraternityMember1976 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1976 - Present
Savannah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1977 - 2005
Savannah Bar AssociationMember1976 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SmithCase dismissed after two different scheduled jurys!
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Publication nameTitleDate
ICLE- GeorgiaHow to Evaluate a DUI Case2005
Pro Se Press, Savannah, Georgia"How to Do Your Own Divorce In Georgia1990
Pro Se Press, Savannah, GeorgiaHow to Do Your Own Name- Change In Georgia1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College Of DUI DefenseCertificateMastering Scientific Evidence2014
Forensic Alcohol testing and ConsultingIntoxilyzer 9000Certificate of Course Completion2014
National College of DUI DefenseAdvanced Defense of DUICertificate2012
Mastery Institute of NLPNeuro-linguistic ProgramingPractitioner of NLP Certificate2012
Financial Peace UniversityFinancial ManagmentCertificate2011
Scottish Rite FreemasonryN/A32nd2011
Coastal Bankruptcy InstituteN/ACertificate2011
National College of DUI DefenseMaster Scientific EvidenceCertificate2011
Coastal Bankruptcy InstituteN/ACertificate of Attendance2010
American Academy of Forensic Science- National Conference, 2009 -Scientific training in Toxicology, Forensic EvidenceN/ACertificate of Attendance- Denver, Co.2009
NCDD Winter Program- Atlantis- Advanced DUI Training, litigation, Evidence, Trial skillsN/ACertificate of Attendance2009
Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar- Atlanta, GaN/ACertificate of Attendance2008
Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar- Dallas, TxN/ACertificate2008
Mastering Scientific Evidence- Dallas, TxN/ACertificate of Attendance2006
Intoxilyzer 5000 Course- Atlanta, Ga 40 Hour course,- Infrared Spectometry, Analysis and TestingN/ACertificate of Attendance2004
Drug Recognition Overview- Atlanta, Georgia- DRE Drug Recognition ProtocolsN/ACertificate of Attendance2004
NCDD SeminarAdvanced DUI trainingCertificate of Attendance2003
Mastering Scientific Evidence- Atlanta, GeorgiaBlood Urine and Alcohol Analysis and ProceduresCertificate of Completion2002
Georgia Indigent Defense Seminar InstructorDUI DefenseN/A2002
National College Of DUI Defense SeminarAdvanced Training, Trial SkillsN/A1999
NHTSA Field Sobriety Instructor Course- Atlanta Georgia- Qualified FST InstructorN/ACertificate of Proficiency1998
National College of DUI Defense SeminarN/ACertificate of Attendance1998
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Columbus College of Art and DesignTheatreN/AN/A
University of GeorgiaPolitical ScienceN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Owens Healthcare SeminarDetection and Avoidance of DUI2007
Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar.Discussion Panelist- DUI Defense2002
Georgia Indigent Defense DUI Annual SeminarDefense of DUI2000