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A Georgia criminal defense lawyer at CRM Law understands that you’re going through a lot, and we’re here to help.
The primary focus of the practice of law is to represent the best interest of the client and protect the principles outlined within the US and Georgia State Constitutions. This objective is applied to client legal matters in the courtroom as well as in society.
All top Georgia criminal defense law experts know that goal is to be not only a great advocate but also a great advisor to help formulate a plan of action for the client through community partnerships and goal setting. We do not merely seek to stand beside you in the courtroom, we seek to walk with you through each challenge and support each accomplishment.

No matter the cause of your charge – DUI, aggravated assault, theft, white-collar crimes, or other incidents – our Georgia criminal defense attorneys may be able to help you obtain the best outcome.

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    Top Criminal Defense Lawyers | GA

    CRM Law’s criminal defense lawyers in Georgia have the experience and dedication to provide you with quality representation and plenty of fight. Our law firm has been protecting the rights of the criminally accused for a combined 50+ years and has dealt with all types of criminal charges, hearings, jury trials, and appeals.

    “We have a strong passion for the law and the community. Regarding the law, we enjoy solving problems and facilitating strategic planning for our clients. Regarding the community, we believe in the collective power of unity.”

    Christopher K. Middleton

    Lead Counsel, Founder Partner
    CRM Law

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    CRM Law

    Award-Winning, Personalized Legal Services Specializing in GA Criminal Defense Law
    Criminal Defense - CRM LAW, LLC | Winner of Best-Of as a Top-Rated Law Firm in Georgia
    Criminal Defense - CRM LAW, LLC | Super Lawyers Top-Rated | 2022
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    we are proud that our dedication and efforts have been recognized by organizations and a growing list of satisfied clients
    Client Testimonial

    “My son’s livelihood was at stake.”

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    Words cannot express our gratitude. We thank and appreciate you for all your professionalism but most of all for getting those lies dismissed so my son could get his livelihood back. You are greatly appreciated!!!!
    Our Core Values

    Wisdom. Justice. Advocacy.

    We have the knowledge and the experience to provide expert advice and analysis at every step of the process as we craft the most effective strategy to address issues across a wide spectrum of possibilities.

    CRM Law firm is passionately devoted to maximizing every client’s chances at the best potential outcome in every civil and criminal matter.

    We guarantee maximum effort through legal research, factual investigation, strategic planning, communication, and preparation to best serve our clients as their listening ear and capable mouthpiece in every venue.

    Perfect Scores on Google Reviews!
    Eric smith
    Eric smith
    I would totally advise against doing anything illegal... But if you find yourself in need of a lawyer I'd call them first, second and third. If the line is busy call back. Mr. Rodman totally helped get me out of a self inflicted wound when no other lawyer would answer the phone for me. If you go in their office you will see the awards... Those awards are real from beginning to end.
    Berto Perez
    Berto Perez
    Vengo desde Texas por una situación personal y necesite ayuda vine a dónde está oficina por tener 5 estrellas y no me equivoqué muy humilde y intento ayudar al máximo gracias por su servicio.
    Chakira Johnson
    Chakira Johnson
    I would highly recommend Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC to anyone dealing with a legal matter. Attorney Christopher Gates, helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. He did everything he promised to do for me, and communicated effectively, I truly felt like family. Breanna is amazing as well! Thank you Cox, Rodman, and Middleton, LLC, for all that you have done for me. I can’t express my gratitude enough! They are worth every penny. My initial phone call, helped relieved the stress I was under. I had a great feeling this firm would take care of me, they did just that!
    Ben bates
    Ben bates
    I sought a defense attorney for my case back in November 2022. I called Cox, Rodman, and Middleton immediately. I explained to them my situation and my expected outcome. They put me in touch with the lawyer they felt would best fit my needs and situation given the location of my case. I scheduled a a consultation and I met Mr. Rodman. He was professional, helpful and understanding. He agreed to take my case and we hit the ground running. He kept me informed and made sure I understood every part of what was going on and what wa sto be expected. I could tell he had my best interest at heart. My case lasted until June 2023. Mr. Rodman could sense my concern for the case because my dates continued to get pushed. There was a moment where Mr. Rodman confronted the judge and firmly encouraged the judge that were wasting precious time and that he needed to dismiss my case. Another lawyer inside the courtroom actually came up to me and expressed how much he envied Mr. Rodman's approach and strength in the courtroom. My case was eventually dismissed and I owe it to God and Mr. Rodman for having my best interest and back in the courtroom. I strongly recommend him for anyone looking to have the best outcome when faced with a situation they need help with in the courtroom. The entire office was professional, to include the receptionist Miss Breana. Thanks again guys. I have a fresh and new start.
    Shenequa Gresham
    Shenequa Gresham
    Ms. Cox of Cox, Rodman, and Middleton is truly an asset to this firm! Ms. Cox has amazing customer service skills and she truly works for YOU! She is very knowledgeable, pays attention to detail, and explains the legal process every step of the way! She is an amazing lawyer and person! If ever needed, I would return to Cox, Rodman, and Middleton without a second thought. Thank you for the exceptional work you provided!
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    El Larry Dixon Iv
    Wonderful Team of Lawyers. Thanks to the Firm.
    Oben Everett
    Oben Everett
    Falen Cox represented me after a car accident. She was very communicative, detailed oriented, and aggressive at getting to the facts of my case. Which at the end left me pleased with the results. I would choose her again if anything were to happen to me. I highly recommend that choose her if you have a viable case. She will work to the ends of the Earth to get the job done for you.
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    Craigo Boles
    Craigo Boles
    Mr Middleton represented my mother in a case where she was subpoenaed to show up. Before the court date Mr. Middleton asked direct questions to allow him to become familiar with the case. He provided us with a clear expectation of what would happen in court. On the day of the case, Mr. Middleton arrived completely prepared and professional. Mr. Middleton represented my mother extremely well and was able to come out with an outcome that my mother was satisfied with. Overall Mr Middleton's representation of us was exceptional and we will use his services in the future.
    Douglas Kyle
    Douglas Kyle
    Thank you to Attorney Middleton and his staff for all of the hard work and effort you put into my case. As a client, you made me feel like, family. Thank you for your client-centered approach and your patience.Because of you, I was not only restored, I was given a second chance at life. You gave me a myopic understanding of my case from the onset. Your negation skills are impeccable and your knowledge of the law is second to none. If you are looking for a dedicated team that keeps you in the center of all decisions made about you and your case, Cox, Redman & Middleton is the team that you have been looking for. Without reservation, I would like to recommend Cox, Rodman & Middleton, LLC.

    Practice Areas

    As highly-rated and award-winning Georgia criminal defense lawyers, our attorneys have earned a solid reputation as an award-winning criminal defense law firm because we take an organic and personalized approach to address each client’s criminal case, including those who have been jailed or convicted in Georgia.

    A “Best of Georgia” Law Firm in 2020 & 2021!

    Georgia Criminal Defense Law Firm, CRM Law, has the distinction of being a regional winner as “Best of Georgia” from Georgia Business Journal in 2020 & 2021!

    Case Types​

    • Criminal Defense Law
    • Personal Injury Law
    • Business and Contract Law
    • Family Law

    Criminal Charges & Trials

    • DUI / DWI
    • Hit and Run
    • Arson
    • White-Collar Crimes
    • Drug Crimes
    • Fraud / Identity Theft
    • Federal Crimes
    • Sex Crimes
    • Violent Crimes
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    Our Services

    Practicing Georgia Criminal Defense Law as a Full-Service, Local Law Firm

    As criminal defense trial attorneys, we provide the comprehensive and tailored services our clients expect and deserve.
    We are proud to be one of the few law firms that handle the full range of legal services for clients with criminal cases.

    Discovery & Audits

    From minor offenses to the most serious state cases, our legal representatives have used our insight, experience, and determination to secure favorable resolutions our clients need.

    Pre-Trial & Bond Hearings

    Pre-trial detention upends a person’s entire life. Petition the court for a bond and give your freedom a fighting chance.

    General Litigation

     Our litigators have obtained verdicts of acquittal on many criminal charges, from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. 


    A defeat at the trial level does not have to be the end. With us, it is simply the next beginning. Appeals have strict deadlines. Don’t delay.

    Parole & Expungement

    Expungement laws and procedures can be complex and the rules for eligibility change. Because of the impact a criminal conviction or arrest record can have on your future employment opportunities, it is important to explore the possibility of expungement.


    Our criminal defense attorneys have been ensuring the rights of those accused of criminal offenses for more than a decade in dozens of cities in counties all across Georgia. See below to find a local Georgia criminal defense lawyer near you.

    Atlanta Metro
    Muscogee County/Columbus
    Clarke County/Athens
    Richmond County/Augusta
    Macon/Bibb County
    Savannah/Chatham County

    In the courtroom, adaptability and fearlessness are every bit as important as planning and preparation.

    John W. Rodman

    Attorney, Founding Partner
    CRM Law


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    Why Hire a Local Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney?

    When you select an attorney to handle your legal matter, location is about more than convenience or the ease of a shorter driving time to an office location. A lawyer who is located near you and handles cases involving criminal law in Georgia will also be able to provide information that you can trust is correct because it comes from someone who has dealt with these types of issues in your location before.

    Which Court Will My Case Be Seen?

    The superior court exercises broad civil and criminal jurisdiction. Superior court judges preside over all felony trials, have exclusive jurisdiction over divorces, and may correct errors made by limited jurisdiction courts.

    How Much Time Can I Get?

    Most misdemeanors are punishable by a prison term of 1 to 12 months. However, felonies are generally punishable by a minimum of one year in prison. For the “Seven Deadlies” of major crimes in Georgia, including murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, and aggravated child molestation, you could face life in prison or even the death penalty.

    Can I Afford a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    How much you pay can vary according to the court case, and the attorney’s fee structure including a retainer, if they charge a flat rate, hourly fees, court fees, and filing costs.

    When Should I Contact A Criminal Defense Attorney?

    You should demand to contact a lawyer early and often if you are being questioned by police. You must make this demand clear and firm. Even if you want to speak with the police, demand a lawyer first. Having a lawyer present can help you make sure that your story does not get misinterpreted and that you don’t get tied up by confusing or misleading questions.

    Above all, remember that the goal is not to avoid arrest because that is up to law enforcement to decide and that is not something you can not control. The goal is to prevent causing harm to your side of the case so that your attorney can give you your best fighting chance in court.


    Contact Us


    Our law firm is located in the heart of Savannah, Georgia

    5105 Paulsen Street Suite 236-C
    Savannah, GA 31405

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    Contact Us For Consultation

    We understand that the criminal charges facing you, your family, or your business can seem daunting.
    It is our goal to put you at ease.

    Submit email to Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers – Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC for a consultation.