Criminal Defense

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney

Johnquel, a former Assistant District Attorney has prosecuted a range of offenses from Drug Trafficking to Homicide. She has tried many successful criminal jury trials that makes her a more skilled criminal defense attorney. She has received many awards for her criminal trial victories.

Consequences of a criminal conviction, whether in State or Federal jurisdictions, can wield profound effects on one’s life and future objectives. If you’re acquainted with an individual facing arrest or undergoing investigation for alleged criminal activities, the situation may evoke feelings of confusion and apprehension. Nevertheless, swift action is paramount.

When grappling with criminal charges, whether the setting is State or Federal, the urgency of obtaining legal counsel cannot be overstated. Even when the case facts seem adverse, seeking the services of a seasoned criminal lawyer remains indispensable. A legal professional with adept experience can navigate the complexities between probation and incarceration, strategically crafting your defense to ensure optimal advocacy.

Navigating a Criminal Defense Case

Ensuring legal representation when confronted with criminal charges is a fundamental right for every individual in the United States. This right is dispersed across various sections due to the intricate nature of the criminal justice system and the profound impact a criminal conviction can have on one’s life. If you find yourself arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Atlanta, it becomes imperative to promptly secure the services of a highly skilled criminal defense attorney. The repercussions of a guilty verdict can extend to significant consequences, affecting your financial standing, employment prospects, educational opportunities, and overall personal freedom.

Our legal team, comprising adept criminal lawyers, has effectively advocated for diverse clients facing an array of criminal charges, encompassing:

  • Assault charges
  • Drug possession
  • Weapon charges
  • Felony offenses
  • Sale of drugs
  • Driving while impaired (DWI)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Misdemeanor charges
  • Prior criminal record
  • Charges against juvenile
  • Probation violations
  • Theft crimes

How Our Firm Can Handle Your Case

There exists a common misconception that an arrest automatically labels an individual as a criminal. However, one doesn’t attain the status of a criminal until proven guilty, emphasizing that an arrest does not equate to a guilty verdict. Our approach involves various strategies to assist clients in securing a not-guilty verdict or, in some instances, achieving a case dismissal.

Potential defense challenges that may require the expertise of our firm include:

  • Constitutional violations to include:
    • Illegal Arrest
    • Improper search and seizure
  • Unavailable witnesses
  • Faulty evidence
  • Evidence favoring the defendant (exculpatory evidence)

Furthermore, beyond the pursuit of a favorable case outcome, a law firm holds the responsibility of mitigating potential harm to their client, even in the event of an unfavorable outcome. In addition to pursuing dismissal of the charges, The Johnquel Neal Firm can diligently explore options such as reduced punishment, lesser charges, and alternative sentencing, such as fines or probation.


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"Working with Ms. Johnquel Neal was a pleasure. In just 7 months, she successfully settled my injury case that had been pending for 3 years. Ms. Neal's fierce dedication and efficiency were evident as she took charge, providing timely updates without the need for follow-ups. Her strategic approach, coupled with genuine care for my well-being, made a significant impact. I highly recommend Ms. Neal for anyone seeking a dedicated advocate who delivers impressive results."

Melissa B.

"I turned to Ms. Neal for legal help with a criminal offense, and my experience was exceptional. The initial consultation was informative, with Ms. Neal educating me on my rights and prevention strategies. Throughout the process, she displayed extensive knowledge and earned a perfect 10 rating from me. Ms. Neal successfully guided me into the first offenders' program, approved by the judge, resulting in dropped charges and a cleared record. Her proactive communication, dedication, and thorough advocacy left me extremely satisfied. I rate her a perfect 10 for being knowledgeable, thorough, and dedicated to ensuring her clients' voices are heard."


“I was involved in a hit and run, and Ms. Neal proved to be the Queen of Personal Injury. I am extremely satisfied with the thorough service provided by this Law Firm, even though the case is still ongoing. Ms. Neal is knowledgeable, prompt, and empathetic, earning an extremely satisfied rating. Look no further than Attorney Neal for all your legal needs.”

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Trial Experience

Attorney Neal’s years of litigation experience spans handling hundreds of civil and criminal cases before opening The Johnquel Neal Firm.

Multiple Practice Areas

Our firm specializes in a range of personal injury and criminal defense cases while employing a thorough and skilled litigation approach.

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