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David Edward Boyle

David Edward Boyle

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  • Georgia
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David graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1997. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Melodie Clayton in Cobb County State Court. After that he worked for the Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office prosecuting traffic and DUI cases in Recorders Court and then was a member of the Domestic Violence Unit. David spent many years working for the Dekalb and Walton County District Attorney’s prosecuting serious violent felony cases, including, murder, rape, armed robbery, child molestations and other violent and drug offenses. David has lectured to law enforcement officers on various topics and has taught prosecutors at the Basic Litigation course. David was featured on Investigation Discovery for his successful murder prosecutions in Main Street Mysteries – “Murder in a Small Town” and Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets “Missing Mother’s Day”

After leaving prosecution David has been representing persons accused or suspected of criminal wrongdoing. David is the past-secretary of the Gwinnett County Bar Association -Criminal Section. He has been featured in television news stories with Randy Travis’ Fox 5 Atlanta I-Team Investigations, and CBS-46 investigations into the Walton County Sheriff’s Department corruption and drug investigations. David has been a guest lecturer for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
Professional Experience
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney
Walton County District Attorneys Office
Assistant District Attorney
Dekalb County District Attorney
Assistant Solicitor
Gwinnett County Solicitors Office
Emory University School of Law
Law Degree
Professional Associations
Walton County Bar Association
Past President
Gwinnett County Bar Association
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Georgia State Bar
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119 Questions Answered

Q. how long can they make him wait for hearing
A: Your question covers to many distinct topics, is the person on probation or parole? They have different procedures and standards. You can also have both and then have a violation that is based on a new offense which takes its own path. There are not preliminary hearings on probation revocations or parole revocations. Waivers are used to resolve probation cases without a hearing but also relate to extradition hearings. I would suggest you hire a lawyer.
Q. how do i research cases where "DURESS" was used as a defense in Georgia
A: Your question is too broad, duress that led to a confession, or to commit a crime. Most case law can be researched on Westlaw, or LexisNexis but you have to subscribe to their paid service to have access. I would suggest you hire a lawyer and not try to navigate that field on your own.
Q. As a first time offender how can I make this like it never happen? I also live in a different state than were incident
A: If the first offender was successfully completed than it is restricted off your record. However that only effects the GCIC or state controlled computer. It has no effect on information that is on the internet or otherwise available to the public. You can apply to seal the record at the courthouse but again this will not prevent access to information already available on the internet.
Q. Can a felon live in a home were theirs a firearm
A: Yes as long as they don't possess the firearm. My suggestion is to keep the firearm in a gun safe that has a fingerprint scan lock, that way there is no question you did not have access to the firearm.
Q. If a roadside confession to drug possession is given without Miranda can it be admissible?
A: You will need a lawyer to help you. The statement may or may not be admissible in court, it is a very fact specific inquiry that depends on a bunch of different factors. Certainly a statement by the other party that the drugs were his will help but that party will have to come to court and plead guilty to it for the DA to believe them, and they are not required to believe him and can prosecute both of you.
Q. My name is Jonathan Fitch and there has recently been a misdemeanor warrant issued for my arrest.
A: I would encourage you to contact a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the warrant was issued. Once the warrant is issued it is virtually impossible to get it recalled without getting arrested. The local lawyer will best know how to proceed and arrange a time to turn in and arrange a bond so that any jail time is minimal. Once that is done the lawyer can defend you and possibly resolve the case with you having to return a second time. Usually misdemeanor theft warrants are not extraditable meaning you wont have a problem as long as you stay out of state, but eventually you will need to do something.
Q. Will I have the opportunity to postpone my case if I do not have a lawyer?
A: Ask the court for a continuance and it would help your chances if you have already met with lawyers and discussed prices so you can give the name of who you intend to hire.
Q. my father was arrested he tried to hurt my grandmother then himself he is mentally ill
A: Hire him a lawyer in the jurisdiction where he is being held, he is entitled to a first appearance hearing, a bond hearing, and a preliminary hearing on the charges.
Q. I go on trial Monday for battery how much time can I end up getting
A: If it is misdemeanor battery and you are convicted you can get upt to 12 months in jail. If it is felony battery you can get up to 5 years in prison. If the battery involves a domestic relationship you will also have a lifetime prohibition from possessing a firearm for either misdemeanor or felony.
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