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Whether you need help in a civil matter or a trial lawyer by your side, we are here with you, explaining your options and seeking solutions.  We represent clients charged with DUIs, misdemeanors and felonies and we understand the impact of a criminal record.

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Everyone has the right to their day in court.  Whether it's a minor traffic offense or a more serious criminal charge, you have a right to be heard and a right to a trial by jury.  We will help you navigate the correct path, helping you understand your options.

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David S. Crawford, Esq. has been putting his clients' legal needs first since 2001. He has focused his litigation and jury trial practice on traffic tickets, speeding and super speeding citations, motor vehicle collisions, personal injury, criminal cases and uncontested divorce. Attorney David Crawford offers his clients effective legal solutions and has a lengthy track record of success. Compassionate, yet a firm believer of justice, David is fair and honest with his clients.  

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. Even traffic citations and DUIs have potentially serious consequences. For the best outcome, turn to the Law Offices of David Crawford. Attorney David Crawford is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has successfully helped many clients with reduced charges, parole instead of jail time, reduced prison sentence, and dismissal of charges.

Elder abuse, a critical and often overlooked issue, is a growing concern in today’s aging society. Especially prevalent in nursing homes, this form of abuse manifests in various ways, deeply impacting the elderly and their families. Bedsores and pressure sores can be fatal if not recognized and treated. 

As a Georgia attorney specializing in elder care and nursing home abuse, I aim to shed light on this poignant subject, offering legal guidance and representation to those affected.

Although many legal matters are resolved solely through the decision of a judge or a small panel of judges, jury trials remain common for certain types of criminal and personal injury cases. This type of trial can prove beneficial for those dealing with deeply emotional cases in which prejudicial evidence may be ignored by a judge. If your current legal situation involves a jury trial, it is in your best interest to work with a lawyer who boasts a history of success with this type of legal proceeding. Feel free to get in touch with David S. Crawford, an Atlanta-based criminal defense and personal injury attorney with an impressive background in jury trials.

10 Tips To Beating a Ticket in GA

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What Happens If You Do Not Pay Your Ticket In Georgia

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Personal Care Home Arrest for False Imprisonment

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How Do You Convince A Judge In Traffic Court

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What To Say in Traffic Court

If you are fighting a traffic ticket in court, you may be wondering what to say in traffic court.  You definately want to be prepared rather than walking in and winging it.  This is one of those times when having a solid plan will come to your advantage.  So, how do...

Getting a traffic ticket as an Uber or Lyft driver

I think we all agree that getting a traffic ticket is frustrating.  Yet most of us have had one at some point in our lives.  We are running late, we go a little fast and just like that, we get a speeding ticket.  It's so annoying because we knew better and should have...

Do I Need a Lawyer For Traffic Tickets in Georgia

It is very common for new drivers, especially those in their teens, to get speeding tickets while driving during the first few months.   And more often than not, parents want to simply pay the ticket, believing that this will be the end of the ordeal.  Sometimes, it...

Jussie Smollett – Pretrial Diversion

Sometimes facts are truly stranger than fiction and the Jussie Smollett case is strange indeed. If you are following the news, you have heard that all charges have been dropped against Smollett without any explanation. How can this be the case, many are wondering....

Failure to Appear

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What is Marsy’s Law?

Marsy's Law became effective in 2019 in Georgia when it was incorporated into Georgia's Crime Victims Bill of Rights.  It provides specific rights to the victims of crimes.  This article will details the origins of Marsy's Law and how it is helping crime victims in...

How Facebook Posts Can Hurt Your Case

Facebook is still the most popular game in town.  Although it began with teens, it has now become the most popular online app across the world with young and old, alike.  People use it for a variety of reasons, personal and business.  Think about the ways we use...

5 Tips About Your Driving License

Clients often ask about ways to prevent losing their license after being ticketed for speeding.  Here are some tips regarding your driving license. If you receive a speeding ticket driving over 85 miles per hour on any road or highway or 75 miles per hour on any two...

It’s Your Right To Ask A Lawyer

Asking for an attorney, If you are being questioned by the police is YOUR right.  It does not matter if you have committed a crime or not.  You have the right to counsel.  It's one of the most basic and fundamental of rights of our justice system - the right to...

You May Need An Investigator If Your Loved One Is In a Nursing Home

It's often very difficult making the decision for our parents to move into a nursing home.  Nobody wants to think about their parents being mistreated.   Unfortunately, it can and does happen.  Consider this scenario:  "Jared" goes to visit his mom regularly at the...

Georgia Long Term Care Background Check Program

The State of Georgia is getting tough on elder abuse cases, which have continued to rise significantly across the state.  On March 15th, 2018, the House passed what will be known as the Georgia Long Term Care Background Check Program Bill.  This, also known as Senate...

Things You Should Know About Tickets in Georgia

Each state has its own set of laws regarding rules of the highways.  The State of Georgia is no different in that respect.  Some of the laws in Georgia are stricter, while some are not.  All states have mandatory seat belt laws, speed restrictions and requirements on...

Traffic Stop in Georgia

Seeing blue lights behind you often brings on feelings of panic even when you have done nothing wrong.  This shouldn't be the case but we have conditioned ourselves to the thought that if the police are pulling us over, we must have done something wrong.  A traffic...

Georgia’s Super Speeder Law

Imagine you are driving your regular business route from Alabama to South Carolina.  It's a beautiful day as you travel along I-75 through Atlanta, Georgia. As you sing along to songs from the radio, traffic is light and you are making excellent time for a mid-Monday...

Hands Free Driving Law

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Tips for Attending Court

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Hiring An Attorney Can Save You Money

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Georgia Bail Bond Process

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Mariaeliza Guerere Yanez
Mariaeliza Guerere Yanez
12:39 06 Jul 24
Excellent service, He handle my case in an exceptional manner.
Karin DeGroot
Karin DeGroot
00:53 27 Jun 24
David assisted our family with a case involving a traffic accident and ticket, as well as a subsequent civil suit. We had been issued a citation and were blamed for the wreck. We knew this was not true, and so we contacted David on the advice of a friend. David immediately went to work on our case. He wisely advised us to demand a jury trial rather than accept responsibility for a wreck we did not cause. We followed his advice, and he walked us through the process of getting the ticket dismissed. We were also sued in a civil suit as a result of the wreck, and David again helped us immensely as that was settled. David is very knowledgeable and knows the city of Atlanta well. His advice was spot on, and kept us from accepting unfair blame for this wreck. I highly recommend you contact his office if you find yourself involved in a traffic ticket or wreck in Atlanta. He will not disappoint!
taylor yao
taylor yao
19:23 24 Jun 24
I am immensely grateful to my attorney, David Crawford, for his exceptional support in my citation case. Thanks to his invaluable advice and skilled advocacy, my charges were dismissed, sparing me from possible jail time. His guidance before the court date and his ability to plead effectively on my behalf made all the difference. I highly appreciate his dedication and expertise!
Chase James
Chase James
17:08 24 May 24
David did an amazing job and was able to get my speeding ticket reduced with no points to my insurance !
mary margaret garrett
mary margaret garrett
18:38 22 May 24
David Crawford immediately started to work on my case the day I contacted him. He was easy to contact, responded quickly and was very proficient in getting the job done with the best outcome possible. Very thankful for his help and highly recommend his services.
Nicholas Taft
Nicholas Taft
20:25 07 May 24
I literally cannot recommend Mr. Crawford enough! He was extremely detailed and responsive when I first contacted him for his services, and that continued throughout our entire interaction. He was able to answer all of my questions and that provided me with the piece of mind I needed to stay focused on my case and my personal life without any additional stress. If you need legal representation, look no further. Thank you so much, Mr. Crawford!
Bartek Waclawik
Bartek Waclawik
15:27 25 Apr 24
Highly recommended. Great communication. I am an out of state client. The attorney took care of everything.
Shianne Daniels
Shianne Daniels
22:03 25 Mar 24
Mr. Crawford has provided me with nothing but the best support and representation. I have needed his service more than once and he has displayed professionalism and respect every time. Most importantly he asks, " What is it that I want?" I feel seen and heard. He gives sound counsel and I would recommend him and his team.
Jack Kilbourne
Jack Kilbourne
22:41 06 Mar 24
David Crawford is the best in the Atlanta area. He handles traffic cases without any hassle and produces ideal results.
Joseph Nmata
Joseph Nmata
17:04 26 Jan 24
David is a great Attorney.. He is patient, articulate and takes you to the end and in the clients best interest.. I will recommend him a thousand times.. Please get his services..
Jelani Chase
Jelani Chase
11:41 03 Oct 23
You know what is rare in our times? People who say what they mean and do as they say. David did exactly as he stated. We carved out a plan for a traffic violation and he executed exactly to plan. I am a happy customer. Thanks David!
Mark Hammond
Mark Hammond
16:00 06 Sep 23
Excellent experience with David Crawford. He is incredibly professional and responsive. He gives counsel that serves you best and is well connected. He made my experience seamless and his connections and tenure in court were evident!
Emin M
Emin M
21:35 15 Aug 23
David is very responsive and it was pleasure to have worked with him on my traffic case.
Megan Clark
Megan Clark
23:21 28 Jul 23
Working with Mr. Crawford was great. He communicated with me regularly and provided updates on my ticket situation as needed. He handled everything and I was very happy with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Mr. Crawford!!
Priyamvad Das
Priyamvad Das
03:07 28 Jun 23
Top-notch attorney. Very friendly and helpful. Is very conversant of traffic law and always gets the best outcome.
Dan Magstadt
Dan Magstadt
14:30 06 Nov 22
Great law firm
Ashleigh Powell
Ashleigh Powell
22:00 01 Sep 22
Great communication! Would definitely recommend!
Fruitofwar16
Fruitofwar16
22:01 04 Feb 22
Positive: ProfessionalismI’m deaf and lawyer help me a lot and understand communication.
Jon Goog
Jon Goog
01:04 20 Jan 22
David Crawford assisted me through consultation for my first speeding ticket and was very honest.
Susan Susor
Susan Susor
04:18 23 Nov 21
David Crawford was a pleasure to work with in regards to my college age daughter’s traffic ticket. We did not want her to get 3 points added to her drivers license, so he explained what needed to be done in order to get the outcome we wanted in court. He represented my daughter in court, so she did not have to miss any college classes by going to court and in the end, it all turned out the way we wanted thanks to David Crawford. Would definitely use him again, but hope to not need his services!
Bhargav K
Bhargav K
14:23 15 Oct 21
Mr. Crawford is a good lawyer who really cares about customer service. He was very responsive to questions, thoroughly explained the process and was very realistic about what he could do for my traffic ticket case. He handled it well and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who wants to hire him.
Porsche Sullivan
Porsche Sullivan
01:46 10 Sep 21
Thanks for everything, hire him, you won’t be sorry!
Jackson Armstrong
Jackson Armstrong
02:36 07 Aug 21
could not have been happier with his professionalism and optimism. very calm and collected and knows exactly how the system operates. definitely got me out of a pickle. 11/10
Alan Armstrong
Alan Armstrong
22:36 04 Aug 21
Mr. Crawford did an AMAZING job with assisting my 17 year old son when he got his first (and hopefully only!) speeding ticket. After explaining all of the options, risks, and expected outcomes, we agreed upon a course of action. After following his recommendations for my son to preemptively complete some defensive driving courses, Mr. Crawford , was able to achieve exactly the outcome that he led us to believe was attainable in our previous discussions (a non-reportable violation and a modest fine). His fee was very reasonable and he was responsive to communications and questions. I highly recommend Mr. Crawford!!!
Kerri Geach
Kerri Geach
16:53 07 Jun 21
We called Mr. Crawford when my son had a small accident but had to go to court because he was under 21. Because we are unfamiliar with court cases such as this, we called Mr. Crawford to assist us. It was a great decision and we were very happy with the results. He was efficient and knowledgeable. And we had favorable results. I believe he is reasonably priced and is well worth the money. Although you always hope not to need a lawyer, we will definitely call him again if needed.
John Lobo
John Lobo
21:12 29 May 21
David Crawford went above and beyond to help me with a citation and case that was over two years old. He is extremely professional and cares about his clients and responds fast to questions. I would definitely seek his services again and highly recommend him.
REMCO
REMCO
20:35 07 Mar 21
Mr. Crawford is a wonderful person to work with. Always available with advice and to answered all questions. He is the guy you want to get the job done!
Chasell Shockley
Chasell Shockley
14:47 11 Apr 17
Attorney David Crawford was great at handling several tickets I had involving my license. He was always available to answer any questions I had and did an excellent job at getting my cases resolved. He is reasonable and professional. Looking for an attorney had proven to be very difficult, but searching reviews of Mr. Crawford gave made it great choice. I would recommended him to anyone and for any needs I may ever need in the future. Thank you again Mr. Crawford!
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Traffic Violations

Most traffic violations are misdemeanors, but not all.   Misdemeanors are less serious crimes than felonies. In Georgia, traffic misdemeanors may be handled by the county probate court, state court, magistrate court, juvenile court, or municipal court.

Because each area (jurisdiction) handles its cases, it is important to seek out a lawyer to look over your case and advise you on your best course of action.

David Crawford regularly works in many counties and cities throughout Georgia helping clients with traffic violations and offenses.  If you have an arrest, citation, or suspended license, contact David for representation. 

 

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse encompasses a range of harmful behaviors towards older adults, including physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment. In nursing homes, this abuse often goes unnoticed or unreported, making it a silent epidemic.

One of the most common results of neglect among our older population is bedsores and pressure sores.  This injury is caused by not tending to the person's body regularly.  Bedridden people must be turned, moved, and treated for sores and when that does not happen, ulcers appear on the skin.  Untreated, they will become infected which can lead to death.  

Criminal Defense

From DUIs to misdemeanors and felonies, attorney David Crawford is there to see that you are fairly treated throughout the criminal justice process and to fight for your rights. His previous successes include dismissal of charges, reduced charges, probation or parole instead of prison time and reduced jail time. When facing a criminal conviction, there’s a lot at stake – your freedom. Other consequences include a permanent criminal record, hefty fines and loss of future employment. If you’re facing a criminal charge, turn to attorney David Crawford for the best criminal defense. He’s a strong defense attorney to have in your corner.