we concentrate on DUI/DWI Defense in GA State Courts,
Felony Defense in GA Superior Courts, and Federal Defense in the Northern District of Georgia.
"Every year, thousands of drivers are arrested for Driving
Under the Influence in the Atlanta area, making it one of the
most common vehicular violations prosecuted in Georgia. It is
also one of the most serious: driving under the influence can
have lasting consequences for your family and your job, as well
as putting you and the others around you in danger. Fortunately,
just because you have been arrested for DUI does not mean that
you are guilty. There are many possible defenses to a Georgia
DUI charge, and police absolutely must respect the rights of the
accused—but often do not. Your best defense after being accused
of this serious charge is to retain an attorney who is
experienced, knowledgeable, and tenacious.
Attorney Kevin Chastine has become known for his
thorough and dogged defense of numerous DUI clients throughout
Georgia. He knows the system and will do everything possible to
obtain a reduction in your charges, or if necessary, fight your
case all the way through a jury trial. With a proven track
record of jury trial victories in front of some of the toughest
judges in Georgia, you can take comfort knowing that you don't
have to pay a $10,000 attorney to get aggressive and skilled
representation, and maximize your chances of beating the case.
You can trust the Chastine Defense Firm to bring its energy and
expertise to bear on your behalf, all at an excellent value."
Even the most well-meaning citizen can be caught in the wrong
place at the wrong time. If you find yourself in such a
situation and charged with a felony in Georgia, you don't need
anyone to tell you that your case is serious. To avoid a
potentially lengthy jail sentence and the stigma associated with
a felony conviction, you need an advocate who won't just
encourage you to plead guilty, and you definitely don't want to
roll the dice with a public defender who may have way too many
cases to mount a full investigation and build a thorough defense
of your case.
Attorney Chastine is a skilled negotiator who will not simply take “no” for an answer. This approach has yielded reductions in many charges from felonies down to misdemeanors, and reduced long jail sentences to mere probation or house arrest. And when negotiations break down, Attorney Chastine has the Vanderbilt training, big-firm experience, and years of trial work to fight the State's case at every stage, filing well-researched motions and briefs, conducting suppression hearings, and convincing a jury that the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
For attorneys, the federal courts are the “big stage,” where the stakes are higher, and the resources of the U.S. Government are stacked against you. Attorney Kevin Chastine learned the ins and outs of the federal system while working closely with one of the most well-respected private federal defense attorneys in the nation. In 2012, Mr. Chastine received the honor of being appointed to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Attorney Panel in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. After a probing and selective process to join the panel, Mr. Chastine has represented clients in federal court accused of a variety of offenses, including drug charges, gun charges, armed robbery, and fraud. You can take comfort knowing that Mr. Chastine has been vetted by the court and his name is respected in the federal courts in Atlanta.
Regardless of the charge and the court where you may find yourself, do not lose hope, and do not plead guilty without consulting with an attorney. There may be some legal issues in your case that could change the outcome, and the Chastine Defense Firm can help you to spot those issues and use them to your advantage. Attempting to handle the case by yourself can also be very risky, as the prosecutor can and will use your statements against you—even the best attorneys would not choose to represent themselves. Give us a call today for a free evaluation before you make any decision regarding your case!