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David Edward Boyle

David Edward Boyle

Crawford and Boyle, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • Georgia
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David has been representing persons accused or suspected of criminal wrongdoing since 2010. 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.

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”

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
Professional Experience
Crawford and Boyle, LLC
- Current
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
- Current
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Legal Answers
359 Questions Answered

Q. I have been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony even tho I didn’t agree to commit the act
A: I would encourage you to hire a lawyer in the jurisdiction where you were arrested. The charge is not going away on its own but you may have some options to avoid a conviction.
Q. How long can I get a record expunged I've been off probation 2years
A: Georgia does not permit expungement for cases in which you were sentenced. You can only expunge arrests that did not result in a conviction.
Q. I was beaten viciously by a guy wearing large rings on all his fingers,
A: It depends on who started the fight and whether one of you was defending yourself and if anyone reported this to the police. You may also have the ability to sue the other person.
Q. A police report was filed against me, accusing me of yelling and causing a scene. It is false. What should I do?
A: The police report is merely a statement of what the driver told the police. If no charges are being sought against you there is nothing to do.
Q. After being convicted of theft by deception can I obtain a firearm
A: Not if the theft was a felony.
Q. If you are charged with 3 possession charges & only plead guilty to 2 are they able to be combined as one plea?
A: You can often resolve guilty pleas on multiple cases to run concurrent, that is at the same time, to avoid additional confinement time. I would encourage him to hire a lawyer.
Q. I want to become a private detective, but it says I must have no misdemeanors that involve moral turpitude?
A: Affray is not a crime involving moral turpitude (think lying, deceit, and dishonest type crimes), you should be fine.
Q. Should I have an attorney present on a shoplifting case and how much would it be?
A: If facing criminal charges you should have a lawyer. Most criminal defense lawyers will provide a free consultation to discuss your case, review any defenses and to explain ways to keep this off your record. Once it is on your record it never goes away.
Q. Is publics asstiance fraud a felony
A: It can be depending on how much money has been unlawfully taken.
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