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Ecleynne Mercy

Ecleynne Mercy

I cross-examine law enforcement very aggressively.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law...
  • Georgia
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Ecleynne Mercy is a proud graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School with a concentration in Litigation.

Ecleynne started her legal career as an indigent defense attorney in Clayton County. Later, as an associate with the Cochran Firm, Ecleynne was devoted in representing clients in their pursuit of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Ecleynne Mercy and her colleagues went to Ferguson, Missouri to act as legal observers for the ongoing protests involving the death of Michael Brown. The National Conference of Black Lawyers requested these lawyers go to Ferguson to work with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) to observe and ensure protestors’ constitutional rights are not being infringed on by the militarized police forces and National Guard.

Mercy Law P.C. is a law firm dedicated to serving the people of Georgia. It is her goal to provide the highest caliber of legal representation to her clients. She does this by listening to her clients' needs, properly educating clients on the law, and fighting zealously to uphold the rights of all her clients.

Ecleynne now trains other attorneys and law students to become legal observers. She also conducts Know Your Rights Seminars all over Georgia to inform citizens of their constitutional rights when dealing with law enforcement.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
11th Circuit
Languages
  • Haitian Creole: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Mercy Law PC
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Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2007) | Litigation
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Activities: Dean’s List Frederick Douglas National Moot Court Competition Moot Court Competition, Top Ten Oral Advocate Intra- School Moot Court Competition, Semi Finalist
Howard University
B.A. (2002) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
“National Security- National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems (NSEERS)- The 2003 Department of Justice Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies”
State Bar of Georgia
Speaking Engagements
Understanding the Law, Understanding the Law for the General Electric: Family First Youth Summit, Atlanta GA
General Electric: Family First Youth Summit
“National Security- National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems (NSEERS)- The 2003 Department of Justice Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement, Racial Profiling CLE at the Annual State Bar of Georgia Meeting
State Bar of Georgia
Mercy, E. (2016) “National Security- National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems (NSEERS)- The 2003 Department of Justice Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies” State Bar of Georgia
Certifications
Bar Member
State Bar of Georgia
Bar Member
Supreme Court of Georgia
Bar Member
Federal District Court 11th Circuit
Websites & Blogs
Website
Mercy Law P.C.
Blog
Mercy Minute Blog - Mercy Law P.C.
Legal Answers
98 Questions Answered

Q. the other person in this particular case is willing to exonerate me do I need tp have this done before he is shiped to
A: Yes. However, this may not sway the ADA and you may have to take it to trial and the jury will decide whether or not to take his testimony as credible. My apologies I will not be able to provide any more information unless you have retained me as your counsel. Attorney Ecleynne Mercy Mercy Law P.C. (404)599-3041 Www.mercylawpc.com
Q. I'm active duty military. Do I have to get a weapon permit in Georgia?
A: Active duty military personnel are exempt from the requirement of a firearms license. Section 16-11-130(a)(3) The exemption is not limited to military activity on the military reservation. Although not domiciled in this state, active duty military personnel may nevertheless obtain a firearms license if they are otherwise qualified. Dependents of military personnel are not eligible for a firearms license unless the probate judge first determines that they have established domicile in that county. Ga. Op. Att'y. Gen. U97-13. Thank you for your Service.
Q. What does it mean "prowling is if an alarm is warranted".
A: If you are walking in a neighborhood an officer can approach and ask you some questions. Investigatory detentions are valid if reasonable suspicion objectively exists. (This is where you things like Time? Date? Knowledge of Neighborhood? traffic? Was a crime just called in? etc etc etc.) When you encounter law enforcement. First stay calm cool and collected. You do not have to answer any questions, including questions about your name, age, and address; however, it is STRONGLY advised in this current social and political climate that you provide only this basic information. You do not have to show any ID unless you are operating a car, or unless the officer has probable cause to believe you have violated the law. After giving the basic information calmly Ask "Am I free to leave?". If the officer says "yes," calmly and silently walk away. NEVER run from a police officer. NEVER If you are not free to leave, ask if you are under arrest. If the officer says you are under arrest, you have the right to ask why. If the officer says you are not under arrest, but you are not free to go, then you are being detained. Being detained is not the same as being arrested, but an arrest could follow. Law enforcement may initiate an investigatory detention only if they have reasonable, articulable suspicion that you are engaged in criminal activity. Meaning, an officer taking your ID has specific and articulable facts that, together with rational inferences drawn from those facts, reasonably suggest that criminal activity has occurred or is imminent. Inarticulable hunches or generalized suspicions are insufficient to take your ID. The police may frisk you for weapons by patting the outside of your clothing, but nothing more. If they search any more than this, say clearly, "I do not consent to a search." If they keep searching anyway, do not physically resist them. File a complaint later. Regrettably, I will not be able to provide you any more information unless you are my actual client. I hope this helps. Ecleynne Mercy Esq. Mercy Law P.C. (404) 599-3031 www.mercylawpc.com
Q. In trial they played a video of my son being interviewed. Detectives clearly stated you a cold bloody killer you killer
A: Yes. I need so much more information. So I am going to be very general because murder cases are very intricate. With all that said, the first attorney should have preserved that issue during trial. I.E. Motions to suppress or motions in limine as to the video or to the statements made in the video. That should have happened first. Then the research must be tailored to the particular facts and circumstances that are analogous to your son's case. Yes, there are cases but the answer is do these cases match the facts in your son's case. Im sorry friend, but you will not be able to get that through online inquiries. You need your lawyer to do that. Regrettably, I will not be able to provide you any more information unless you are my actual client. I hope this helps. Ecleynne Mercy Esq. Mercy Law P.C. (404) 599-3031 www.mercylawpc.com
Q. GA assault credibility code regarding victim/witness
A: Sorry friend, but thats a jury question. You may need to go to trial and make sure every single last aggravating circumstance is presented to attack the credibility of the witness. My sincerest apologies, but I can not provide any additional assistance in your matter, unless I am retained as your attorney. However, I hope this helps. Attorney Ecleynne Mercy Mercy Law P.C. (404) 599-3031 www.mercylawpc.com
Q. how does the victim get the report transfered to their local authorities if the incident happened in a different state?
A: Thats not true. The defendant will be charged in the state where the incident happened. If the victim currently lives in Georgia, then the victim lives in Georgia. Every state in this great nation is equipped with the funds to have tests administered in their sister states. A forensic interview can be conducted in any state and are usually videotaped. The person who administered the test and the alleged victim will be flown or driven to court for their testimony. You need to get an attorney as soon as possible and expert will be needed to analyze a forensic interview. My sincerest apologies, but I can not provide any additional assistance in your matter, unless I am retained as your attorney. However, I hope this helps. Attorney Ecleynne Mercy Mercy Law P.C. (404) 599-3031 www.mercylawpc.com
Q. I had a felony conviction in Kentucky which was vacated and expunged and also I was falsely charged but never convicted
A: I only practice in Georgia. So I hope this helps. An attorney's assistance in seeking an expungement/record restriction provides more insight and tactical procedures then someone is pursuing it pro bono. Although, hiring an attorney is not 100% effective. An attorney's guidance and advice will prove more effective then doing it by yourself. My sincerest apologies, but I can not provided any additional assistance in your matter unless I am retained as your attorney. However, I hope this helps. Attorney Ecleynne Mercy Mercy Law P.C. (404) 599-3031 www.mercylawpc.com
Q. Please explain to me what does false imprisonment... because my son was charged with it by being on the hood of the car
A: A person commits the offense of false imprisonment when, in violation of the personal liberty of another, he arrests, confines, or detains such person without legal authority. Ga. Code Ann. § 16-5-41 (West) What that means is... the defendant prevented another person from freely moving around without permission. No getting around this he is going to need an attorney if his parole can potentially be violated. My sincerest apologies, but I can not provided any additional assistance in your matter unless I am retained as your attorney. However, I hope this helps. Attorney Ecleynne Mercy Mercy Law P.C. (404) 599-3031 www.mercylawpc.com
Q. Person is up for parole in Whitworth Women's Facility and has a bench warrant in Chamblee, Ga.
A: You may want to call Chamblee and tell them her sentence. I hope this helps. Ecleynne Mercy Mercy Law P.C. (404) 599-3031 www.mercylawpc.com
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