Criminal Defense

Experienced Criminal Defense Trial Attorney with Law Enforcement Background

While attending law school, Daniel DeWoskin trained and was certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) as a law enforcement officer, and maintains this certification today.  Daniel DeWoskin worked for some time in a law enforcement capacity prior to his admission to the Georgia Bar as an attorney.  This experience has served him well in understanding the law enforcement side of the criminal justice system.  Not only  has this experience benefited him in defending criminal cases, but  in virtually any case in which law enforcement and/or first responders have played a role.

 Representative Case Results

Rape – Never Charged.  Client was accused of rape.  Client had no history of any sexual assault or other violence.  Through very proactive investigation, we were able to resolve case without client even being arrested.

Theft by Shoplifting – Dismissed.  Client was charged with taking sunglasses from a department store and made admissions to store employees and police upon getting caught.  Case was negotiated with prosecutor and Client’s charges were dismissed after completion of community service.

 Trafficking in MDMA (Ecstasy) – Dismissed.  Client was driver of a vehicle with nearly 1600 pills of MDMA.  There were two other people in the vehicle and Client was unaware of the presence of the drugs despite it being her rental car.  After thorough investigation and preparation of the case for trial, all charges against Client were dismissed.

DUI, Speeding – Acquittal by Jury.  DUI Task Force officer pulled client over for speeding.  Client performed field sobriety tests such as walk and turn, one leg stand, and horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN).  Client was arrested and asked to submit to breathalyzer, which she refused.  State was unwilling to reduce DUI to reckless driving and Client exercised her right to a jury trial.  Jury acquitted on DUI charge.

DUI – Reduced.  Client was stopped at a roadside safety check, or a roadblock, which was manned by Georgia Department of Public Safety Officers.  Client had been working all night and exhibited symptoms related to his heart condition, such as profuse sweating and mild confusion.  Officers interpreted these symptoms as intoxication by drugs.  Through negotiation with prosecutor, charge was reduced to reckless driving.  Client did not have to take DUI Risk Reduction Class or perform any community service.

Simple Battery Family Violence (DV) – Dismissed.  Client was charged with physically assaulting her boyfriend in her home.  Client did not have any criminal history, but statements had been made by both parties to police.  Client’s charges were completely dismissed upon completion of an anger management class.

Pandering – Reduced.  Undercover police officer arrested Client for offering money in exchange for sex.  Client denied the facts as recorded in the police statement and was confident in taking the matter to trial.  However, after negotiation with State, Client pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct and case was resolved with only the payment of a fine.