Work - that is what we do. Show up, work hard, and do what you say - that was a lesson learned early on from Josh's Father and the guiding principal at Teague Law. We will explore every defense, investigate all the evidence, and fight for our clients at every turn. Attorney Josh Teague will never compromise your case or advise you to settle for less work.
Josh has dedicated his entire adult life to the study and practice of law - he has spent the past 15 years working in a law office, studying the law, interning with 2 Judges, completing an internship program with the United States Attorneys Office, and practicing law himself. In fact, Josh met his Wife, LeeAnn, when she was working for her Grandmother, the Gilmer County Clerk of Superior Court.
Josh is a native of Gilmer County with family ties to the community dating into the early 1800’s. Josh is intimately familiar with local area and values, granting him insight into the procedures and attitudes of the local juries, courts, politicians, judges, and prosecutors.
After graduating Gilmer High School and Kennesaw State University with honors, Josh Attended Florida Coastal School of Law where he graduated in the top 20% of his class, and won numerous awards for his knowledge and excellence in Criminal law, Advocacy, and Trial Skills.
Having gained experience in 2 Judges’ offices, a Federal Prosecutor’s Office, and having Practiced law himself, Josh brings a unique perspective to each case that many lawyers simply cannot.
Josh now focuses his practice on fighting for clients who need help with DUI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Bankruptcy matters - however, Josh continues to assist clients with business, adoption, estate planning, and probate cases.
The practice of law isn't a job for Josh - its a passion - fueled by his desire to fight for those who have no voice, who are unable to fight for themselves, or just need a helping hand. Josh founded Teague Law on the principal that every Client should have an unflinching advocate and he goes to battle for his clients every day with that in mind.
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What is a felony?
Felonies are serious offenses and are punishable by imprisonment of a year or more or probation and a fine of more than $1000.00. Individuals convicted of a felony also loses other rights such as the right to vote, get a hunting license, own a handgun, obtain certain professional licenses to name a few examples.
In cases where property is purposefully damaged or is stolen, whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony is typically determined based on the dollar amount of the damage or the missing property.
Examples of felonies include, but are not limited to:
Certain Drug Crimes
White Collar Crime
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Should I take the test?
Almost always - NO! By taking any test you are only giving the officer evidence to help aid in your prosecution at a later time. If the Officer has decided to ask you to take a State Test or Field Sobriety Test, he is most likely going to arrest you anyway. The only situation in which I recommend taking a test is when you have had nothing (absolutely nothing all day) to drink or any drugs (Prescription drugs or otherwise).
What is an ALS hearing (30 Day Rule)?
When You Are Arrested for a DUI in Georgia You Face two Charges: 1) the Criminal case for DUI in the County or City you were arrested in and 2) the ALS (Administrative License Suspension) hearing in the Office State Administrative Hearings (OSAH). The ALS is a civil matter attempting to suspend your driver’s license PRIOR to the outcome of your DUI case. You MUST act QUICKLY because an ALS can happen before you go to court.
Does everyone have an ALS hearing?
No. Not every officer will file for an ALS hearing.
How do I know if I have an ALS hearing?
If you received a temporary license, the officer did not return your license, or you received a form titled “Notice of Intent to Suspend” or “DDS 1205” an ALS case has been filed against you.
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Family law is a complicated and often emotionally charged area of the law that can include a broad range of legal issues revolving around the family, including Divorce, Adoption, Child Custody, Guardianship, Child Support Modifications, Legitimation, DFACS Removals, and Contempt Actions.
Personal Injury refers to a range of cases including car wrecks, truck wrecks, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and premises liability. Each type of case is subject to a strict statute of limitations which limit how long you have to file a claim. Read more about personal Injury here or contact Ellijay Attorney Josh Teague to discuss your case today.
Estate Planning is the process of preparing for you family's future after your passing. Estate Planning ensures that your family will be taken care of - that your property passes to those you desire - allows you to plan for the care of your children - and memorialize your final wishes. Read more about Estate Planning here or contact Ellijay Attorney Josh Teague to discuss your case today.
DUI charges can result in jail time, loss of license, and even the loss of a career. In fact, you may only have 10 days after an arrest to save your license. A charge of DUI can be based off alcohol, illegal drugs, or even Rx drugs.
Read more about DUI here or contact Ellijay Attorney Josh Teague to discuss your case today.
Criminal defendants can be charged with either misdemeanor or felony crimes, including arson, possession of drugs, drug trafficking, sex crimes, theft, burglary, or motor vehicle offenses. A conviction can result in the loss of freedom, drivers' license, professional careers, reputation, and even fines. Read more about Criminal Defense here or contact Ellijay Attorney Josh Teague to discuss your case today.
Under 21License Suspension
Drivers under the age of 21 face special rules and regulations. A conviction for an offense such as DUI or reckless driving can result in a license suspension for someone under 21 when an older driver would retain theirs. Before accepting any plea be sure to consult an Attorney experienced with these laws. Read more about under 21 license suspension here or contact Ellijay Attorney Josh Teague to discuss your case today.
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