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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
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I give free Consultations for Personal Injury Consults (ONLY)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
11th Circuit
Languages
  • Haitian Creole: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Mercy Law PC
- Current
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
Knowing Your Rights, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
Knowing Your Rights, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
Knowing Your Rights, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
Knowing Your Rights, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion, 2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
2015 Speaker at the Alonzo A. Crim High School’s Know Your Rights Discussion
Knowing Your Rights, 2016 Panelist for Clark Atlanta University’s Know Your Rights Panel Discussion, 2016 Panelist for Clark Atlanta University’s Know Your Rights Panel Discussion
2016 Panelist for Clark Atlanta University’s Know Your Rights Panel Discussion
Knowing Your Rights, 2016 Presenter: Understanding the Law for the General Electric: Family First Youth Summit, 2016 Presenter: Understanding the Law for the General Electric: Family First Youth Summit
2016 Presenter: Understanding the Law for the General Electric: Family First Youth Summit
Knowing Your Rights, 2016 Presenter and Panelist: Racial Profiling CLE at the Annual State Bar of Georgia Meeting, 2016 Presenter and Panelist: Racial Profiling CLE at the Annual State Bar of Georgia Meeting
2016 Presenter and Panelist: Racial Profiling CLE at the Annual State Bar of Georgia Meeting
Knowing Your Rights, 2018 Panelist at the University of Georgia Inclusion in the Profession Committee Panel,, 2018 Panelist at the University of Georgia Inclusion in the Profession Committee Panel,
2018 Panelist at the University of Georgia Inclusion in the Profession Committee Panel,
Knowing Your Rights, 2018 Panelist at Agnes Scott College NAACP group, 2018 Panelist at Agnes Scott College NAACP group
2018 Panelist at Agnes Scott College NAACP group
Knowing Your Rights, Atlanta Mission
Atlanta Mission
Knowing Your Rights, F.O.R.E = Fathers Offering Resources and Education (Panel), 949 N Hairston RD Stone Mountain, GA 30083
F.O.R.E = Fathers Offering Resources and Education
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
231 Questions Answered

Q. Can a DUI- Drugs license suspension be served on top of an Administrative License Suspension for refusal to test?
A: A DUI suspension, first offense in 5 years, license will be suspended for 12 months. However, at the end of 120 days, the driver can apply for reinstatement if all the following conditions are met: - Suspended for 120 days. - Present a Certificate of Completion of a DDS approved DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program. - Submit a payment by mail or in person, select for details of Reinstatement Fees and Payment Options. In some situations, a limited driving permit may be available for a fee during the suspension period. A limited driving permit will restrict the places and purpose that you are allowed to drive.
Q. under age dui (40-6-391k) in GA but from OH, Wonder if priors for OH will show up for GA. First offense in GA
A: A criminal proceeding involving a prosecution for a DUI, evidence of the commission of another DUI on a different occasion by the same accused shall be admissible when: (1) The accused refused in the current case to take the state administered test and such evidence is relevant to prove knowledge, plan, or absence of mistake or accident; (2) The accused refused in the current case to provide an adequate breath sample for the state administered test and such evidence is relevant to prove knowledge, plan, or absence of mistake or accident; or (3) The identity of the driver is in dispute in the current case and such evidence is relevant to prove identity. OCGA § 24-4-417 (West) In GA as of right now, the court in Stephens v. State, 205 Ga.App. 403 (1992), held that a “defendant's youth at the time of the similar transaction should be considered when deciding if the testimony should be admitted to show lustful disposition and inclination, i.e., bent of mind.”
Q. I owe $1,847 for possession of drug related objects, first time getting a citation, is that amount to high? Im under 18.
A: At 17, you are an adult for the purposes of criminal prosecution. Any person who violates any provision of OCGA § 16-13-32.2 possession of drug-related object shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. OCGA § 16-13-32.2 The max is 12 months to serve in jail and/or up to $1,000.00 in fine. These fines do not include court costs, probation costs, and other fees.
Q. My brother was locked up at 17 and when his attorney came to sprak to him they tild hin he could not speak to him.
A: He needs an attorney to potentially argue a motion to suppress any confessions that were made. If this happened as explained AND it is proven that your brother didn't waive his rights to speak to an attorney either written or oral.
Q. can a store hold your identification in exchange for payment later and while they're holding it can they make a photocop
A: Georgia law does place limits on what information businesses can collect and requires that businesses take every reasonable action to ensure that no unauthorized person will have access to your personal information. The Federal Trade Commission also recommends to businesses that they keep sensitive data in their system only as long as they have a business reason to have it. Once that business need is over, they must properly dispose of it.
Q. Can an attorney be denied to a see a 17 year old if the attorney request to speak to him verbally and in writing?
A: In GA for the purposes of criminal prosecution, you are an adult at age 17. To answer the question, no they can not deny him speaking to his attorney. However, if he waived his rights or signed a waiver that is a different story. One must examine the facts of the case and if the facts are as you explained a motion to suppress the confession may be warranted. I hope this helps.
Q. My son was locked up in cobb County jail for a nick bag of weed and criminal trust passing in Feb 2019 when I bonded
A: You need to get an attorney, who will review the evidence and review the case. There may be some appropriate motions that need to be filed. Requesting the copy of the dash cam and body cam will help in the attorney's investigation. The arraignment is when the court informs the Defendant of the charges he is facing. The state has up until arraignment to add, subtract, or amend charges. He will need an attorney to argue the obstruction charge. I hope this helps.
Q. Where can I get a motion for a speedy trial in Georgia without getting it from a lawyer
A: Google, however, you will get what you paid for. An attorney will let you know if the speedy trial is the best move. Sometimes it is not. Let your public defender do it, or have him or her explain why it is or it is not in your best interest.
Q. I got a ride from a friend in 2017 to go buy me a car and we were pulled over they searched the car a found drugs weapon
A: After the law enforcement takes your property, the State must file a civil forfeiture complaint against you, with notice. You then have 30 days to file an answer to the complaint. Once your answer has been filed, a hearing will be scheduled within 60 days. It is important to timely file an answer to the complaint, because if not filed within the specified time period a default judgment will be issued against you in the State’s favor. Loveless v. State, 337 Ga. App. 250, 786 S.E.2d 899 (2016). Your answer must include all relevant facts, for instance– you must specify why the asset is legally yours, how you procured the asset, affirmative defenses, and more. At your hearing, you and/or your attorney will need to show the court proof that the asset in question was not associated with any illegal activity. The burden of proof is different in a civil proceeding than a criminal proceeding. Civilly the burden of proof is preponderance of evidence standard or probable cause, which means the State has to prove that more likely than not, the assets are associated with criminal activity.
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