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Glenn T. Stern
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  • Georgia
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Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Glenn Stern learned how to practice law representing indigent clients for the Rockdale County Public Defender's Office - one of metro Atlanta's toughest places to be charged with a crime. In private practice, Glenn has continued to use that skill and training for decades, winning dismissals and reductions for his clients.

A graduate of the Stetson University College of Law (nationally renowned for their trial advocacy program), Glenn gained valuable insight into how the "other side" works, trying cases for the Hillsborough County Florida District Attorney's Office as a third-year student.

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Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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Florida State University
B.A. (1993) | English
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Professional Experience
Law Offices of Glenn T. Stern
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Assistant Public Defender
Rockdale County
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney
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Best Attorney Honorable Mention
Atlanta Jewish Times
Professional Associations
DeKalb Bar Association
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Gwinnett County Bar Association
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Cobb County Bar Association
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Atlanta Bar Association
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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Georgia State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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11th Circuit
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    Contingent fees available for personal injury clients only.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
White Collar Crime
Family Law
Restraining Orders
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Additional Practice Area
  • Shoplifting
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. GA law: If the citing officer does not sign the traffic ticket, is the ticket valid?
A: Even if it is not-the prosecutor can cure such a problem very quickly by simply filing their own accusation in court, which of course would be signed and valid.

As far as the officer appearing-officers are not usually subpoenaed to be in court for your initial appearance. On that day, you tell the court how you are pleading, and if you plead "not guilty," the court will then reset the case for a trial date where the officer will then be called in for trial. If the officer does not appear on trial date, you can make a motion for the case to be dismissed, but the court has the discretion to deny the motion and continue the case to a future date to give the officer another chance to appear. So, no-it is not "automatic." Whether or not that the court will dismiss often depends on the reason why the officer was not present. For example, if the court learns that the officer is involved in training or in the hospital with a medical issue, most courts would likely not hesitate to reset the case under such circumstances. ... Read More
Q. Will I go to jail the same day I refuse to sign probation documents if I wanted some time before signing?
A: You didn't say what the nature of the documents are, but it sounds like you are already on probation; you must remember that probation is an alternative to incarceration that the court has granted you-you aren't entitled to it, and it can be revoked and they can just send you to jail. Typically, a criminal sentence requires you to comply with the terms of your probation without exception-you don't have any right to make demands to give you extra time or consideration. It sounds like you are accused of violating one or more terms of probation, and they are offering you a stipulation; you agree that the violation occurred and that you are bringing it back into compliance (e.g. by making a payment, presenting proof of community hours completed, etc.) and probation continuing, or that you are being revoked for a portion (or the balance) of your probation.

Unfortunately, as a probationer-you don't have a lot of options. You could hire an attorney who might be able to mediate a favorable resolution to whatever the probation issue, but nothing is guaranteed.
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Q. In Georgia (Bartow County) can someone be arrested ONE WEEK after the crime?!?!
A: Absolutely!

For misdemeanors, the state has up to two years from the date of the offense to charge someone with a crime. For felonies (depending on the nature of the crime) that timeline can be anywhere from 4 years from the date of the event to forever. Some charges (like murder) can result in a defendant being arrested decades after the crime was committed.
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Law Offices of Glenn T. Stern
5855 Sandy Springs Cir, #150
Atlanta, GA 30328
Telephone: (404) 320-1049
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