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Lawrence Zimmerman - A Proven Criminal Defense Expert

Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Zimmerman is recognized as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Georgia. He has been representing those accused of misdemeanor charges and serious felony crimes for over two decades, both in the state and federal courts. He has acquitted people of crimes ranging from murder to rape and reversed convictions in the appellate courts. He attended University of Florida undergraduate school and then attended law school at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. After law school, he moved to Atlanta and opened up his own criminal defense law firm six months later.

Helping People From All Walks of Life

He has worked on high profile cases of musical artists, athletes, doctors, lawyers, and people from all walks of life. Regardless of publicity, he considers each and every client’s case as being equally important. Recently, he had a scholarly article published in the Georgia Bar Journal titled "How Not to Get Thrown In Jail." Mr. Zimmerman is considered one of the best defense lawyers in the State of Georgia.

In 2020, he served as the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) President, representing over 1700 members. As President, he served as a leading voice for the criminal defense bar. Among other things, he worked to get people released from jail during early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and helped navigate the constant process changes of the Georgia court system.

Appearing on Vinnie Politan’s "Closing Arguments," Lawrence Zimmerman describes the emotional moment a jury returns with a verdict.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

  • Rape
  • Sexual Battery
  • Prostitution / Pandering
  • Aggravated Sodomy
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Pornography
  • Indecent Exposure

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Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

  • Possession Controlled Substance
  • Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Marijuana Cultivation
  • Prescription Drug Fraud

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Internet Crimes

Internet Crimes

  • Cyber Stalking
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Child Pornography
  • Computer Hacking
  • Identity Theft
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Wire Fraud

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Property Crimes

Property Crimes

  • Arson
  • Unlawful Entry
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Vandalism / Destruction of Property
  • Larceny
  • Theft / Shoplifting
  • Burglary

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Federal Crimes

Federal Crimes

  • Fraud/Theft/Embezzlement
  • Tax Evasion / Money Laundering
  • Drug Crimes
  • Weapons Crimes
  • Human Trafficking
  • Bank Robbery
  • Racketeering (RICO)

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Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes

  • Domestic Violence
  • Murder / Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape / Sodomy
  • Kidnapping
  • Car Jacking
  • Aggravated Assault

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White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes

  • Embezzlement
  • Tax Evasion
  • Money Laundering
  • Extortion
  • Fraud (many types)
  • Public Corruption
  • Bribery

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Weaponss Crimes

Weapons Crimes

  • Brandishing a Firearm
  • Illegal Sale of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Discharge
  • Carrying Without a License
  • Possession Prohibited Weapns
  • Firearm Possession During a Crime
  • Firearm Possession by a Felon

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Post-Conviction Appeals

Post-Conviction Appeals

  • Criminal Records Restriction
  • Motion for New Trial
  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Motion for Resentencing
  • Motion for Medical Reprieve
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Request for Pardon (Clemency)

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Why Choose Lawrence Zimmerman

Anyone charged with a crime needs a defense attorney with the criminal defense experience to strategically manage your case. This includes having foresight into potential obstacles that may arise. Defense attorney Zimmerman has the experience and legal instincts to provide exceptional legal representation. He uses a 360-degree approach to develop an aggressive strategy to counter even the best prosecution effort. In fact, if you read client reviews on AVVO.com, his clients cite his ability to execute a successful defense with a fierce dedication to getting them through a difficult situation.

Attorney Zimmerman has a reputation among local lawyers and prosecutors as being one of the best defense lawyers in Atlanta. For this reason, other Atlanta defense lawyers often call him to collaborate on their challenging defense cases.

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Success Stories

Helping People Just Like You

Cocaine Possession

Client charged with possession of cocaine in Cobb Superior Court. Client had a very long criminal history. The prosecutor asked for our client to serve 5 years in prison as a repeat offender. We successfully argued that our client should be sent to a drug rehab facility. The court agreed with us, and he went drug rehab where he was successful.

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Child Molestation

Not Guilty on all counts of Child molestation including a directed verdict of May 2019. A Sears employee claimed she observed a grandfather molest his foster grandson. The DAs office was relentless in their pursuit of him. During Mr. Zimmerman's cross-examination of the lead detective, the jury started laughing at the detective's answers...

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Client charged with Theft by Shoplifting in Cobb County for stealing $2000.00 worth of goods from Macy’s. Our office was able to negotiate a dismissal in exchange for 100 hours of community service. –State v. B.S.

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Probation Violation

Client charged with violation of felony probation in Cobb County based on new felony charges of false imprisonment in Athens-Clarke County. Defense counsel immediately became involved by interviewing several witnesses to the crime in Athens....Our client was never arrested. –State v. Undisclosed

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~ Honors and Awards ~

Recognized as a Top Atlanta Law Firm

Super Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
AVVO Client's Choice