- Has Been Called "The Nation’s Leading" DUI Lawyer

- Author Of Over 12 DUI Defense Books

- Mr. Head's Attorneys Have Helped 15,000 Clients

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Atlanta, Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney
William C. "Bubba" Head

Atlanta Municipal Court DUI Arraignment

You can ask virtually any lawyer in Atlanta or anywhere else in Georgia about Bubba Head, and you will hear praise for his ability and reputation for being a "winning" DUI lawyer.

William C. (Bubba) Head is a well-established criminal defense lawyer. During his nearly four decades of litigating cases, Bubba has authored several books and articles on DUI laws and practices. More than any other Georgia jurisdiction, Bubba has fought Atlanta Municipal Court cases, at this court and Fulton County State Court. He has also litigated criminal cases in the other Municipal Courts in Fulton County and across the state.

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He has spoken at hundreds of drunk driving litigation seminars on criminal practice, DUI law, criminal procedure, jury trials and driver license suspension issues. He has been named to the most prestigious attorney rating service awards, and is rated at the highest possible level. Indeed, his expertise on the topic is so extensive that other Georgia DUI attorneys often turn to Bubba for his assistance on how to handle difficult cases, especially cases involving alcohol, drugs, or for drivers stopped at a DUI checkpoint. While DUI cases are America's most commonly litigated criminal cases, Mr. Head has also litigated drug possession, drug trafficking, murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, domestic violence, and many other criminal cases.

In 2003, Bubba was named by the 600+ members of NCDD.com, “The Nation's Leading DUI Defense Attorney.” Bubba Head is regularly seen on the nightly news and has defended dozens of high profile criminal cases for entertainers, government officials, celebrities, police officers, judges, and sports figures. In 2015, Georgia Trend magazine again named Bubba Head to its list of top DUI lawyers in the state.

About Lawyer William C. "Bubba" Head

Mr. Head attended The University of Georgia beginning in 1969. He graduated (with honors) as a history major in 1973. He went directly to UGA's prestigious School of Law. Three years later, he earned his law degree from UGA in 1976. A week later, he applied for and was admitted to the Georgia Bar Association. After starting practice in Athens, GA, Mr. Head moved to Atlanta in 1990 to become a DUI attorney. Today, the name "Bubba Head" has become synonymous with litigation excellent among other criminal defense attorneys in Atlanta.

Mr. Head is an active member of several highly-regarded legal organizations including: the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, The American Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers, and the AAJ (American Association for Justice). Several local Metro Atlanta county bar associations.

In 1995, Mr. Head organized and was one of the twelve founding Regents of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD.com), which is now the preeminent training association for DUI attorneys throughout the nation. Since its creation in 1995, he has served as the Regent of the College on two separate occasions. He is also Board Certified in the field of DUI defense by NCDD.com, a qualification held by less than 3/10th of 1% of all attorneys in the organization.

In 2014, Mr. Head also became a Charter Member of DUIDLA, a national DUI defense attorney's organization that promotes training both criminal defense attorneys and DUI-DWI public defenders. He serves as a trustee on the non-profit Board of DUIDLA to help oversee training of public defenders and appointed counsel for citizens who cannot pay for their legal counsel.

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In 2003, Mr. Head was named the “National DUI Lawyer of the Year” by a nationwide vote of the members of National College for DUI Defense. He has also been named to several highly-regarded lists, including: Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell (AV-Preeminent), Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite, U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms, and GTLA (Champion Member). He also has been one of the top-rated DUI lawyers on AVVO.com, and has well over 100 client ratings AND well over 100 attorney recommendations of his skills.

Mr. Head has written numerous books on the topic of DUI law, and has contributed to several others. He is the co-author of The Georgia DUI Defense Trial Practice Manual, 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction, and author of The DUI Book, which was written for the average citizen who has been accused of driving under the influence. The DUI Book has proven so popular that Mr. Head has been asked to co-author state-specific editions with other attorneys, and has helped edit and co-author books in NY, CA, FL, MI, TN, NJ, VA, and WA.

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Top 12 Questions About Drunk Driving Cases We Receive

1. What are the penalties for DUI?

2. What is the penalty for refusal?

3. What is the implied consent law?

4. What is the 10 day letter for ALS?

5. Will I need to install an ignition interlock for a DUI?

6. Will my driver's license be suspended for a DUI conviction?

7. How many drinks does it take to be over the legal limit?

8. Do I have to take the field sobriety tests?

9. Do I have to take the breathalyzer test?

10. Will I have to go to jail after an arrest?

11. Can my DUI be reduced or dismissed?

12. How do I get my DUI reduced?


In 2012, Best Lawyers in America published a profile of Bubba Head and featured him as Georgia's DUI Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Head is known nationwide for furthering the legal and trial practice education of other DUI defense attorneys. In 1995, he organized NCDD.com in order to create a unique, intensive criminal trial practice training session for DUI attorneys. This program is conducted each July at Harvard University's Law School campus. In 1997, Mr. Head created a “DUI Boot Camp” for Georgia public defenders, through the GACDL (the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys).

In order to be a successful DUI lawyer, it is important to know the ins and outs of breath testing and field sobriety tests. Mr. Head is not only certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000, but he also owns two breath machines. He has also taken training on the new Intoxilyzer 9000, which is now the exclusive forensic breath test machine in Georgia after January 1, 2016.

Mr. Head sponsored two week-long breathalyzer training courses on the Intoxilyzer 5000 in Atlanta. The first was in 1996 and the second was in 2004. During the courses, breath test experts taught sessions on the faults and known limitations and weaknesses of the Intoxilyzer breath testing device. This course spawned other similar training courses across the USA, in Mississippi, South Carolina and in other states and on other breathalyzer devices. Mr. Head has also taken factory training on the BAC Datamaster device used in South Carolina, Michigan and other states.

Mr. Head has also organized numerous NHTSA Field Sobriety Test training courses. The instruction taught in these courses is the same as what law enforcement agents learn during basic training. The first of these in America was held in Atlanta in July of 1994. Bubba is a regular speaker to DUI lawyers across the nation on the subject of field sobriety tests and their scientific unreliability.

Atlanta Magazine wrote a cover story on Mr. Head in their March 2001 edition. He was named “Atlanta’s Best DUI Lawyer” after the magazine conducted a survey of his peers.

For over 20 years, Mr. Head has been rated as having the highest ethical standards and highest skill level by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named to Martindale-Hubbell’s “Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Attorneys” for over two decades, as well as to other accolades.

Mr. Head gives back to the community by volunteering with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Cancer Unit. Mr. Head was also on the initial Board of Directors for the Georgia Innocence Project, and still sponsors the non-profit organization's web site.

If you have recently been charged ANYWHERE IN GEORGIA with a criminal offense, including drunk driving, contact us today for a FREE consultation and quality legal representation by Mr. Head or one of his partners. You can also call us at 404-567-5515 or 1-888-384-4323 (1-888-DUI-HEAD).

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