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Criminal Defense

Experienced Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys

Former Prosecutor and Former Law Enforcement Officer
If you have been charged with a crime, hiring attorneys that know how the State will investigate and prosecute your case is essential to your defense.

Alex Merritt prosecuted hundreds of felony cases while working as an assistant district attorney in the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. He was the lead attorney in numerous trials in which defendants were charged with serious felonies, including murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, burglary, domestic violence, drug trafficking, and theft, among other charges.

Dan DeWoskin was trained and certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council as a law enforcement officer, and worked in law enforcement prior to becoming an attorney.

In addition to their extensive experience as defense attorneys, Alex and Dan’s experience working for the State enables them to anticipate decisions the State will make in their clients’ cases. If your case should proceed to trial, you need seasoned trial attorneys advocating on your behalf that know how the prosecuting attorney’s office will present its case to a jury.

If you need legal representation, call the DeWoskin Law Firm at 404-987-0026.


Rape – Never Charged. Our client was accused of rape. Our client had no history of sexual assault or other violence. Through a  proactive investigation by the DeWoskin Law Firm, the case was resolved without our Client even being arrested.

Trafficking MDMA (Ecstasy) – Dismissed. Our client was the driver of a vehicle that contained nearly 1,600 pills of MDMA. Two additional passengers were in the vehicle with our Client. Our Client was unaware that the drugs were in the vehicle, but she was charged and faced a long prison term if she had been convicted. After a thorough investigation by our firm and preparing the case for trial, the State agreed to dismiss all charges.

Armed Robbery – Dismissed. Our client hired us after being arrested and charged with armed robbery based on misleading statements made to police by the alleged victim. We were proactive in reaching out to the prosecuting attorney to explain the inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s statement. After additional negotiation, the State dismissed all charges.

DUI – Acquittal by Jury. A DUI Task Force officer pulled our client over for speeding. Our client performed the standard field sobriety tests (walk and turn, one leg stand, and horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN)). Our client was arrested and asked to submit to a breathalyzer, which she refused. The State was unwilling to even reduce the charge. As a result, our Client exercised her constitutional right to a jury trial. After two days of trial, the jury found her not guilty of DUI.

Theft by Shoplifting – Dismissed. Our client was charged with stealing sunglasses from a department store. Our client made admissions to store employees and the police upon being caught. We negotiated with the prosecutor so that our client’s charges were dismissed after completion of community service.

Battery – Dismissed. Our client was charged with physically assaulting an emergency medical technician (EMT), which made this a high and aggravated misdemeanor. After presenting the prosecutor with evidence that our client was not attacking the EMT, but was, in fact, having a medical episode, the State dismissed all charges.


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