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Cory Yager

Cory Yager

Ex-cop Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012-2017 & Super Lawyer 2018-2020; Martind
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  • Georgia
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William C. Head
William C. Head September 23, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Have watched him for over ten years do remarkable work for clients. Plus, knew him when he was a law enforcement officer.
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Graduated second in his class at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School while working full time as a police officer. Highly effective in litigation and trials. Handled over 1500 criminal cases, felony or misdemeanor. Criminal cases involving alcohol or drugs are 85% of all criminal cases, with personal injury for the remainder. Martindale-Hubbell "av" and Preeminent Rated for several years. Super Lawyers-9 years, as Rising Star or Super Lawyer.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Traffic Tickets
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  • Free Consultation
    We meet clients in our North Atlanta (Sandy Springs) office, by appointment, 7 days a week. MAIN LAW OFFICE IN SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA: 5590 Roswell Road Suite 200 Sandy Springs, GA 30342 DOWNTOWN ATLANTA GA LOCATION: 235 Peachtree Street NE Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30303 MARIETTA, COBB COUNTY LOCATION: 109 Anderson Street Suite 103 Marietta, GA 30060 ALPHARETTA-ROSWELL-MILTON LOCATION in North Fulton County, GA: 1001 Cambridge Square Suite D Alpharetta, GA 30009
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  • Contingent Fees
    On civil, serious bodily injury or wrongful death claims, products liability. Criminal cases have FLAT fees, based on what STAGE of litigation the indictment or accusant reaches. Three basic categories: Retainer, Pre-Trial Motions hearing and Rulings on evidence exclusion, then a TRIAL fee.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Free Consultation Initial appointment and lawyer consultation are FREE. Our law office requires a fee to give a second opinion on a criminal case for which another criminal attorney is presently representing you. Our Georgia lawyers do not handle the Georgia DDS appeal or ignition interlock paperwork, except for clients who have retained our law office. Traffic lawyer cost varies, depending on felony vs misdemeanor charges and court location. DUI attorney cost varies depending on complexity of the case. Traffic attorney cost is less than DUI and other serious traffic ticket offenses. DUI lawyer cost can be paid in monthly increments. Issues like family violence (domestic violence) can start out as a felony or misdemeanor, so these are on a case-by-case basis. Criminal case fees are "flat" fees, but paid in segments as the case progresses from arraignment, to motions, to trial (if needed). Initial appointment given in person or via Facetime or other virtual meeting technology.
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Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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State University of New York - College at Oneonta
B.A. (1999) | Liberal Arts
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Speaking Engagements
ICLE - Georgia, Defense of Drinking Drivers, Atlanta GA
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Speech on Fighting Field sobriety tests
SFST Instructor
Standarized Field Sobriety Tests
Forensic Laboratory Training Course - Blood and Urine Certificate of Completion
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2 Questions Answered
Q. Am I facing any jail time being a 1st offender with the following charges:Possession of Firearm and Aggravated Assault?
A: If you lose a felony aggravated assault case, you likely would have to serve state prison time. Insofar as whether you can trust a public defender, the quick answer may be, "What is your other option?" Self-representation is a very bad option.

If you have family or friends that can help you with legal fees, and you later pay them back, consider meeting with a private criminal defense attorney for a FREE consultation.

With your clean record the best option would be to work toward pushing the prosecutor toward a lesser offense first, then negotiating the punishment phase, possibly under a first offender act disposition.
Q. Can a drivers license be suspended even if there wasn't a DUI conviction (20 years ago)?
A: Sounds as though you may have skipped out on court, and a "failure to appear" warrant suspended your right to drive. Your best bet is to contact a criminal defense attorney that deals with Georgia criminal history records. Such an old case will require a good bit of time, so be prepared to pay a fee.
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Kohn & Yager
Main Office
5600 Roswell Rd
Building H Ste 200
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Kohn & Yager
Downtown Atlanta Office
235 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 567-5515
Kohn & Yager
Alpharetta Office
33 S Main St #302
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Toll-Free: (844) 867-2889
Kohn & Yager
Marietta Office
109 Anderson St SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Toll-Free: (888) 274-6288
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