Nicola Cummings

Nicola Cummings

Nicola Cummings Law Firm, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Georgia
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Attorney Nicola Cummings is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Henry County Georgia. She devotes herself to the practice areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law. She attended Mercer University Law School and Virginia University School of Law where she earned a Masters of Law in Forensic Justice.

Attorney Cummings has an extensive career in criminal law. She began her career in criminal justice at Gwinnett County Police Department as a Crime Scene Investigator where she investigated all types of all types of crimes scenes from burglaries to homicide for almost 10 years. She analyzed crime scenes, collected evidence, processed all types of forensic materials for potential DNA, fingerprints, and other trace evidence. She also forensically exploited Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq and Afghanistan for possible evidence. She is a POST Identification Technician, and a Certified Latent Print Examiner - a fingerprint expert. She has testified as a fingerprint expert on five occasions.

During law school she worked as interned at the Bibb County Office of the Public Defender and the Houston Count District Attorney Office. After graduating law school, she prosecuted misdemeanors including all types of traffic citations, DUIs, domestic cases, forgery and conducted various types of hearings: motions, restitutions, probation revocations. She has independently handled approximately 40 bench trials and jury trials.

As a defense attorney, she has defended felony cases such as murder, child molestation, aggravated assault, battery and various other crimes and misdemeanors.

West Virginia University College of Law
LL.M. | Masters of Law - Forensic Justice
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City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A. | Political Science
- present
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: History, English, Forensic Science
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Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean’s List; Ruth T. West Award for Advocacy and Leadership
Activities: CALI Award - Advanced Legal Research; Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting; President of Older Wiser Law Students (OWLS); Mentor/Tutor/Historian for Black Law Students Association (BLSA).
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Professional Experience
Owner / Attorney
Nicola Cummings Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Assistant Solicitor General
Henry County Solicitor General Office
Prosecute misdemeanor crimes: I prosecuted traffic cases, other misdemeanors and felony cases. She prosecuted various cases: Traffic Law ?cases (speeding, no proof of insurance, suspense license violations, etc) Driving under the influence (DUI), domestic cases, and many more.
The Veal Law Firm
Worked as a criminal defense attorney. Performed as second-chair at murder trial; conducted trial preparation, voir dire, and sentencing guidelines; Drafted motions; Completed arraignments; Argued Bond Motions; Conducted client interviews and research. manslaughter, etc. Supervised by Attorney Holly Veal.
Macon Bibb Public Defender Office
Houston County District Attorney Office
Performed extensive research and drafted legal memorandums, probation violation, and sentencing agreements; analyzed discovery materials; observed trials, sentencing hearings, pretrial conferences, and trials.
Certified Latent Print Examiner/Lab Manager
Six3System Inc.
Recovered latent fingerprints and trace evidence from Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) during Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. Managed forensic science laboratory in Iraq; trained soldiers in Battlefield Forensics; developed and analyzed fingerprints on Improvised Explosive Devices; Top Secret clearance; U.S. Army Instructor.
Crime Scene Investigator
Gwinnett County Police Department
Worked as a Crime Scene Investigator who processed all types of crime scenes from burglaries to murder. Collected, preserved, photographed, analyzed, documents, evaluated evidence for DNA, trace evidence, and fingerprints. Comprised a final report of the scene and testified in court. Supervised Crime Scene Unit; investigated all types of crime scenes; analyzed evidence using chemicals, powers, and alternate light sources; comprised complex reports; compared fingerprints; certified P.O.S.T. Identification Technician, Field Training Officer, and Instructor.
Articles & Publications
Forensic Science
Speaking Engagements
Do I want to become an attorney?, Griffin Middle School Career Day
Certified Latent Print Examiner
The International Association for Identification
Professional Associations
International Association for Identitification
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Georgia Division International Association for Identification
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Georgia Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
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State Bar of Georgia  # 628554
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. If I was proceeding to take a field sobriety test and touch my pockets when asked not to is this obstruction?
A: Not really but the officer can try to charge you for obstruction. Consult with a well-qualified criminal defense attorney for assistance.
Q. Felony prob in Ga. is transferred to another county. Who do I owe past due fees to?
A: You should speak with your PO to be 100% sure. You should owe the previous place feed until the date that your probation was transferred and fees to the new place after the transfer. Consult with a well-qualified attorney for assistance.
Q. What are the penalties for 17 year olds who are caught drunk driving?
A: The penalties are as severe as an adult being caught driving. while drunk. However, the threshold of proof is lower. The State has to show a less BAC. So, it depends on whether there is a BAC or not. Consult with a well-qualified DUI attorney for assistance.
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Nicola Cummings Law Firm, LLC
Office Address
1735 Pennsylvania Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Toll-Free: (678) 369-1804
Fax: (678) 853-2455
Nicola Cummings Law Firm, LLC
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 424
McDonough, GA 30253