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William C. Head is Board Certified in DUI - criminal defense by NCDD.com. He is known to his friends as Bubba. He started the first Internet Directory for DUI defense attorneys in 1999, and later sold this Web site to a California legal marketing company. He started the first NHTSA-based training course for attorneys in 1994. That same year, he hosted the first Mastering Scientific Evidence (MSE) Program in Atlanta. As an offshoot of that first MSE meeting, he invited a dozen top DUI attorneys from across the USA (including the late Reese Joye and the late Richard Essen) to join him in organizing the first Board of Regents of the National College for DUI Defense in 1995. He has authored or co-authored twelve books, chapters of other books, and numerous articles on criminal trial practice and DUI defense trial tactics. Mr. Head is "av" rated with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to its Pre-Eminent List of Law Firms for over 17 years. His published books include 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction (co-authored with Reese I. Joye, Jr. in 1991), and the Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual, now published by Thomson/West Publishing, annual updates from 2000-2012; now co-authored with Frank T. Gomez. One recent book The DUI Book, is a manual for clients facing a DUI prosecution. In 2003, the members of the National College for DUI Defense named Mr. Head Americas Top DUI lawyer. He has been the senior partner of Georgias largest DUI-Criminal Defense law firm since 1996. The Firm was named to Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News & World Report in 2010. Mr. Head was named by Best Lawyers in America as Georgias Top DUI Attorney in 2012. SuperLawyers has named Mr. Head to its Georgia list every year since publication started, including 2013. He also has posted over 500 video clips about Georgia DUI law on the Internet. Mr. Head also holds "Life Member" status in the NACDL, GACDL, and SCACDL.

Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/local-news-anchor-found-not-guilty-dui-wrong-way-c/ndGxy/ Acquittal in high profile trial Obtained acquittal of a Cobb County client on all charges where arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane. Breath test readings were 0.244 and 0.249.

How did you build a successful practice?

Started the first national Internet site for top-level DUI defense attorneys in 1995. http://www.drunkdrivingdefense.com/ Was the driving force behind the National College for DUI Defense: https://www.ncdd.com/origins-of-the-national-college-for-dui-defense

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Credentials. Track record. Experience. Recognition by the top lawyer rating services. http://www.drunkdrivingdefense.com/how-to-hire-the-top-dui-dwi-attorney-for-your-case.htm ; http://www.martindale.com/Mr-William-C-Head/855959-lawyer.htm; http://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/william-c-head/78400/; http://www.superlawyers.com/georgia/lawyer/William-C-Head/87563592-8396-41ec-a828-a34dcbd867a3.html; http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/william-c-head-pc/overview/44487 Recognition by peers as being the best: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/30350-ga-william-head-478108/endorsements.html

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Critical. That is why I set up a statewide network of Top Attorneys from across GA, to facilitate MATCHING local DUI lawyers to prospective clients cases: http://www.teamdui.com/find-a-lawyer/georgia/

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

All potential DUI or criminal defense clients get a FREE initial consultation, a FREE video on their legal rights and a FREE PDF copy of Mr. Heads book: The DUI Book. http://www.theduibook.com/

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

Full name, as written on traffic tickets or criminal warrant Date AND time of arrest Police agency that made the arrest Next court date, if known Any prior criminal history of the accused Date of birth of the accused Email address Phone number(s) so that we can call you back

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

Largest DUI/Criminal Defense firm in Georgia; most collective years of legal experience (over 200 years combined); Mr. Head is the only lawyer in America ever named as the BEST DUI LAWYER in the nation: http://www.absolutely-not-guilty.com/bio.htm

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Winning cases for my clients, and creating the greatest form of marketing for an attorney: WORD OF MOUTH

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Children and wife.

Are you involved in your community?

Yes. One of the original Board of Directors of The Georgia Innocence Project: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/about-us/donors/

Position Organization Location Duration
Senior PartnerWilliam C. Head PCAtlanta, Georgia1976 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Law Office of William C. HeadAtlanta, Georgia1976 - Present
Retired Regent at National College for DUI Defense1995 - 2003
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Georgia School of LawJ.D. Law School1976  
University of GeorgiaJuris Doctor (J.D.)Law1976
University of Georgia, AthensB.A.History1973
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  • Life Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL.org)         

    Life Member - Ga Assoc of Criminal Def Lawyers (GACDL.org)         

    Founding Member - Nat'l College for DUI Defense (NCDD.org)         

    Co-Founder - Georgia DODD Group         

    Founding Member - So Carolina Ass'n of Criminal Defense Lawyers         

    Founder - Leading DUI Attorney Directory www.DrunkDrivingDefense.com

    Founder - Leading DUI Attorney Marketing Site www.DUI-DWI.com         

    Founder of National Program-Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI-DWI Cases         1994–present

    Associate Member- International Association for Chemical Testing

    Member - International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety

    Sustaining Member - American Academy of Justice

    Member - American Bar Association         

    Member - Sandy Springs Bar Association         

    Board Member - Georgia Innocence Project (GA-innocenceproject.org)         2003–2006

    Charter Lifetime Fellow - Atlanta Bar Association         

    Chairman of Committee Preparing Model Law - NHTSA-sponsored National Forum on Aggressive Driving         

    Advisor for Attorney Volunteers for Indigent Detainees in Jail 1000 Lawyers for Justice         

    Member - American Trial Lawyers Association         

    Associate Member - American Academy of Forensic Sciences         
  • AV and Preeminent
    Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney Rating        

    Best Lawyers        
    Best Lawyers in America

    AV & Preminent        
    Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney Rating        

    Lawyer of the Year        
    Best Lawyers in America

    Best Lawyers        
    Best Lawyers in America

    Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney Rating        
    Lexis-Nexis - Martindale AV Rating        

    15 Consecutive Years of Highest Rating        
    Martindale-Hubbell 15 Consecutive Years AV Rated        

    Top 10 Most Viewed        
    AVVO Top 10 Most Viewed Attorneys in USA        

    Named to GA Super Lawyers 2010        Law & Politics Magazine  
    Super Lawyers

    Best Lawyers        
    Best Lawyers in America - 2010        

    Best Law Firms in America - U S News - 2010        

    U S News & World Report - Best Law Firms - 2010        

    Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America - 2009        

    Super Lawyers 2009        
    Law & Politics Magazine        2009

    Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest & most ethical) Attorney Rating        
    Lexis-Nexis, Martindale.com        

    Best Lawyers in America         - Best Lawyers in America

    Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America for 2007        
    The American Trial Lawyers Association

    Best Attorneys in Georgia        
    Atlanta Magazine - 2008

    Super Lawyers 2008 - Law & Politics Magazine - 2008

    Super Lawyers 2007 - Law & Politics Magazine - 2006

    SuperLawyers - 2005

    Who's Who in American Law - 2005

    Super Lawyers 2006 Law & Politics Magazine - 2005

    Legal Elite - 2004

    Pre-Eminent Directory of Law Firms - Martindale-Hubbell (Lexis-Nexis)        2004

    Best Attorneys in Atlanta         - 2004

    Top DUI Attorney in America        National College for DUI Defense, Inc. - 2003

    Who's Who in America - Marquis - 2002

    Who's Who in the World        Marquis - 2001

    Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest) Attorney Rating - Lexis-Nexis, Martindale Hubbell - National Directory - 1997

    Advocate, National College of Advocacy - American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) - 1994

    Order of Barristers        National Order of Barristers - 1976
  • Mr. Head has defended close to 6,000 cases over his longstanding career... you can access a few here: www.georgiacriminaldefense.com/georgiaduicasewins.html

  • Georgia Ahead of High Court Ruling - Fulton County Daily Report - 2013

    Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual - Reuters Thomson West - 2011

    The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual - Thomson West publication - 2010

    The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual - Thomson West publication - 2009

    To Cut Risks of Sleeping Pills, Hide Keys - Wall Street Journal - 2008

    Georgia's New DUI Law, p. 26 and 27 of November, 2008 edition - Atlanta Bar.org - 2008

    Leading Treatise on GA DUI Laws (Book) Georgia DUI Defense Trial Practice Manual - 2007

    F.D.A. Warns of Sleeping Pills' Strange Effects - New York Times - 2007

    Lil Wayne Appears In Court, Calls Arrest A Misunderstanding - Baller Status         2007

    The 10 Best DUI Lawyers in the Country - 10 Best Drunk Driving Attorneys by Dennis A. Bjorklund - 2007

    DUI Court Aimed at Offenders 'on last leg' - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, pB1 - 2007

    Michigan Edition: The DUI Book - The DUI Book: Michigan Edition - 2006

    Florida Edition of The DUI Book - The DUI Book, Florida Edition - 2006

    Book for DUI Clients - National - The DUI Book - 2006

    Some Sleeping Pill Users Range Far Beyond Bed         New York Times - 2006

    University of South Carolina DUI Defense Bar Breaks the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles - The DWI Journal - 2006

    Helping Clients Prepare for a Possible Appeal - The DWI Journal - 2006

    Handling DUI-Accident Cases is More Complicated that it Looks - The DWI Journal - 2006

    Furcal Scores in Court - Can Play in MLB Series - Atlanta Journal-Constitution         2004

    Authored Chapter on Defense of Driving Under the Influence Cases         Medical-Legal Aspects of Alcohol (4th Edition) - Lawyers & Judges Publishing         2003

    Lawyers Exploit Hearings on DUIs         Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 2002

    Are You Afraid of Our Roads? - Staten Island (NY) Sunday Advance - 2001

    Lawyers Cry Foul over Contest to Promote DUI Roadblocks - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. E-4 - 2001

    Chapter 20, Automobile Traffic Offenses: Driving Under the Influence         Georgia Jurisprudence - 1995

    Lawyer Counts Ways to Free DUI Suspects         Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Front Cover Page Article - 1995

    Police Struggle to Make DUI Arrests under Flawed Law - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. D-4 - 1995

    An Introduction ot Law in Georgia: Behind the Wheel - Carl Vinson Institute of Government at University of Georgia - 1995

    Five Myths about Defending Drinking Drivers - Trial Magazine - 1993

    Handling License Suspensions and Revocations in Georgia         Book on Handling License Suspensions and Revocations in Georgia - 1993

    101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction - 101 Ways to Avoid a DUI (Book) - 1991
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Fee: Call today for your initial consultation... When charged with DUI, one of the biggest decisions an individual has to make after being arrested in Atlanta, Marietta, Lawrenceville (or any other place in Georgia) is whether or not to hire an attorney to fight the driving under the influence charges. Hiring the WRONG DUI lawyer is sometimes worse than representing yourself, because you may be given BAD advice, and therefore make bad decisions about your case. While retaining an attorney may seem like an expensive option, the truth is that a drunk-driving conviction can end up costing you far more money down the road—especially if you are later denied valuable employment opportunities due to being on probation or your permanent criminal record. For this reason, it's at least worth speaking with a skilled lawyer before making any major decisions in your DUI case that will impact your life. DUI Lawyer Attorney Fees Legal fees for your DUI arrest vary from lawyer to lawyer. While DUI legal fees may seem like a great expense at first, compared to putting a DUI on your record, it is a minor expense. Some DUI attorneys charge low fees because they encourage their clients to enter a guilty plea to DUI in exchange for reduced penalties, rather than fully investigating the case and putting careful preparation into their defense. Unfortunately, if you plead guilty to DUI, and put a drunk-driving conviction on your record, it is going to be there for LIFE, and you can't have "second thoughts".

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Language: English

Update Date: 2014-04-02

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William C. Head
5 Concourse Parkway
Ste 2340
Atlanta, GA 30328


5 Concourse Parkway
Ste 2340
Atlanta, GA 30328

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  • Mr. Head proudly serves the Greater Atlanta Area.

    260 Peachtree St., Ste 2200, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA 30309, 877-892-4323
    One West Court Sq, Ste 750, Decatur, Dekalb County, GA 30030 404-567-5540
    166 Anderson St, Suite 223, Marietta, Cobb County, GA 30060. 404-567-5499
    30 Woodruff St, McDonough, Henry County, GA 30253 404-567-4569
    884 Green St, Conyers, Rockdale County, GA 30012 404-567-5515
    2180 Satellite Blvd, Ste 400 Duluth, Gwinnett County, GA 30097 404-567-4524
    125 Town Park Dr, Ste. 300, Kennesaw, Cobb County, GA 30144 404-567-4030
    400 Galleria Pky,Ste 1500, Smyrna, Cobb County, GA 30339 404-694-1165




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