We understand that you are not a “criminal” but a citizen of this great country with all the rights guaranteed in The Constitution. The Kemmerick Firm makes sure your rights are respected and fights for a solution to your legal problem. The Kemmerick Firm doesn’t take shortcuts and has real, successful jury trial experience. We are not interested in the “quickest solution,” unless the “quickest solution” is the “best solution for you.”
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■ CALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARD ■ Advanced Evidence; For Excellent Achievement in the Study of Advanced Evidence
■ CALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARD ■ Criminal Procedure II; For Excellent Achievement in the Study of Criminal Procedure, II
■ HONORED SPEAKER ■ “A Student Challenge,” 2005 University of Georgia FACS Fall Graduation Ceremony.
BAR ADMISSIONS/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
STATE BAR OF GEORGIA (Admitted 2011)
GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
GEORGIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
STATE BAR OF GEORGIA ■ CRIMINAL LAW SECTION
STATE BAR OF GEORGIA ■ GENERAL PRACTICE AND TRIAL LAW SECTION
ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION
ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION ■ CRIMINAL LAW SECTION
NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ■ (2011)
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE ■ (2010)
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA ■ BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, CONSUMER JOURNALISM, Athens, GA (2003 – 2005)
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW ■ JURIS DOCTORATE, Atlanta, GA (2007 – 2010)
Client was in a single car accident where he hit a tree. Client was interviewed by a police officer and then taken to a hospital where his blood was drawn resulting in a Blood Alcohol Concentration significantly above the .08 limit. Mr. Kemmerick requested a hearing where he cross examined the arresting officer regarding the arrest and reading of ‘implied consent’ to take the client’s blood. Judge agreed with defense that the procedure was improper and suppressed the results of the blood test, making them inadmissible at trial. State dropped the DUI for a reduced charge of Reckless Driving.
Client was rear-ended by another vehicle, got scared, and drove away from the scene. Client came back to the scene 10-20 minutes later. Officer conducted a DUI investigation, including field sobriety examinations, and arrested client. Client took a breath test and registered a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .078. State prosecuted DUI as a “less safe” DUI. Mr. Kemmerick took the case to the Jury, who not only found client not guilty of DUI, but at the end of trial acquitted client of all charges, including the admitted to Leaving the Scene of an Accident charge.
Client was found alone and unconscious in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway on an exit off of Hwy 75 at 4:00 a.m. Officers shook the car for 10 minutes to wake client, who was described as ‘drooling tobacco juice on himself’ and who also had an open container of alcohol at his feet. Client fully admitted intoxication and was arrested for DUI. Mr. Kemmerick explained to the jury that, while the client was intoxicated, there was no proof that the client was in fact driving as there were no keys to the vehicle ever recovered on the client or at the scene. Jury found client not guilty of all charges.