Stacey M. Goad used to build cases for the State of Georgia. Now she tears them apart.

Savannah Criminal Defense Attorney

Stacey M. Goad is one of Georgia’s most trusted criminal defense attorneys.

DUI & Criminal Defense for Georgia’s Atlantic Coast

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Coastal Georgia’s Choice for Serious Criminal and DUI Defense.

From bond hearings to jury trials, our criminal defense law firm provides aggressive legal representation. I am a criminal defense attorney based out of Savannah, Georgia fighting for the rights of good people, just like you, accused of criminal conduct in the Coastal Empire and beyond.

For years, I practiced as a prosecuting attorney in metro Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. Now, I use that experience to benefit you at my Savannah criminal defense law firm by upholding your constitutional rights and zealously defending you at every stage of the criminal process. I used to build cases for the State of Georgia. Now, I tear them apart. That’s exactly what I do for my clients every day.

If you or someone you love has a legal question- do not wait. The worst mistake you can make is to hesitate. Contact my criminal defense law firm now for a free consultation.

Law enforcement can, and will, use any permissible tactic to convict you of a crime. Make sure you have an aggressive Savannah advocate on your side to prevent this from happening.

Stacey M. Goad | Criminal Defense Attorney, Savannah, GA

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What Our Satisfied Clients Say About Us

I was charged with four charges that I could possibly face jail time,Stacey strived to get all charges dropped and I received reckless driving instead of a DUI charge. She also got me off from doing community service, and probation once fines were paid, I would definitely recommend her to anyone who’s going through any DUI issues.Stacey M. Goad is absolutely the best!!!


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Stacey provided excellent professional representation in my case, with the resolution better than I could have hoped for! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in need of an exceptional attorney. She is the Real Deal.


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“Worth Every Penny”
I talked to Ms. Goad and a bunch of other lawyers over the phone, and liked her but she quoted me a rate a little higher than another lawyer in town. Like an idiot I hired the other lawyer and then I was arrested for the warrant I had.

That other lawyer never even tried to get me a bond. I had my mom call Stacey back and hire her. Stacey visited me immediately and got me out of jail ASAP!!! Then she worked out my case so I just have some probation. I think I’d still be in jail if we hadn’t hired her.

Don’t be a moron and go cheap, I’d still be in jail. I tell everybody I know she’s DAMN good!


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Stacey provided excellent legal representation for my son. She also communicated with me regularly during the entire


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“Sharp, Savvy, Stacey”
Ms. Goad is a former prosecutor, and knows how they think, but she’s not cynical, and seems to truly care about proving her clients with the best possible defense. She’s down to earth and personable, but sharp as a tack and very professional. I am not a fan of the legal system or of most attorneys, buy I a fan of Ms. Goud, and recommend her highly


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I bumped into Stacy and I can’t believe she still remembered me. She got my charges dropped down and I took my first offenders. Thats been years ago. When she saw me she remembered me and even asked if Id gone to school for music like I hoped back then. She’s a good lawyer and really cares. I’m never going to need her again but if somebody reading this does I know you should call her 1st


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“The BEST Lawyer in Savannah !!!!”
Hands down Stacey is the BEST lawyer!! She was there for me the entire time of my case!! She was honest and knowledgeable keeping me informed of everything. She gave me the good and the bad so I was knowing what I was going against. She had my back from day 1 and til the end. I will most definitely recommend her and keep her number just in case I need it again!!!


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We first tried to allow a public defender to help my son but we needdd communication and some assurance the lawyer could really Help us. We waited a long time and then called around. We hired a lawyer but never heard from him again. We were at our wits end when we found Stacey M. Goad. She made all the difference. She handled the situation and in the meantime she emailed us any time she had an update and we were able to get our questions andwered whenever we had them. It took a long time but the wait was worth it and her level needs to be known.


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“Someone to Trust When You Need It”
Stacey kept me in the loop the entire time, was completely honest with me about my situation and options, and always showed how much she cared about my personal outcome not just “closing” the case and moving on. Also, she has been readily available for any further questions/concerns well after the court date completion. As a professional myself I could not give a higher recommendation if you find yourself in need. I hope you never have to meet her under these circumstances. But, if you do find yourself in the situation you won’t regret choosing her. You’ll need someone to trust and count on.


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“Best Attorney Ever”
All I can say is…WOW. I have dealt with many Attorneys over the years and Stacey is hands down the best. After10 years dealing with the legal system with my son Stacey got us the best deal as if this was our first time in the system. I would HIGHLY recommend Stacey M. Goad. She’s worth every dime. I really thought all Attorneys were the same but Stacey proved that she really cared about our problems.


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Savannah, GA, Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or your loved ones are facing DUI or criminal charges in Savannah, Georgia, call today. Stacey M. Goad has over 15 years of experience as a trial attorney focusing solely on criminal law. First Stacey prosecuted both misdemeanors and felonies for the State of Georgia. Then she applied those years of courtroom experience to her successful defense practice.

For the past decade, Stacey has devoted her entire career to criminal defense. For this reason, clients facing DUI and criminal charges receive the respect they deserve, the attention to detail their cases demand, and the expertise necessary to WIN. Unlike other firms that accept a wide variety of cases and clients, Stacey will always prioritize criminal cases and clients first.

Criminal law is a complex area of law and involves many technicalities. In many cases, you’ll need professional help from criminal defense attorneys to pull through successfully.

A criminal defense attorney is one whose practice is focused on representing and defending those facing criminal charges. They understand the rules that govern criminal trials, and their goal is to help you formulate a defense strategy that would lead to a beneficial outcome for you as you face the criminal justice system.

Your choice of a criminal defense attorney in many cases can make or mar your case, so it is important to choose wisely, having regard to the attorney’s skill and reputation.

Classification of Criminal Offenses in Georgia

Criminal Offenses in Georgia are classified according to their severity as follows:


A felony in Georgia is any crime punishable by death, imprisonment for life, or more than twelve months. These are the most serious class of offenses and include violent crimes such as murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.


Misdemeanors are generally less severe than felonies and include crimes such as simple assault or battery or a first-time DUI.

The penalty for a misdemeanor could be more severe if the crime is elevated to a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. This usually happens in cases where the victim of the offense is specially protected under the law or if the crime occurs in a designated public area.

For example, a simple assault is punished as a high and aggravated misdemeanor if :

  • The victim is a pregnant woman
  • The victim is an employee in the public school system while discharging their duties
  • The assault occurred in a public transit vehicle or station.

Sometimes ordinary misdemeanor offenses could be elevated to felonies if the accused is a repeat offender. For instance, the crime of theft by shoplifting is generally charged as a misdemeanor. But if the accused person has three prior shoplifting convictions, then the fourth will be charged and punished as a felony.

Typical Penalties Upon a Criminal Conviction

If you’re found guilty of a crime, the penalties may vary depending on the severity of the crime but generally include the following:

  • Imprisonment
  • Payment of fines
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Driver’s license suspension for DUI offenses
  • Registration in the state sex offenders register for sex crimes
  • Death
  • Forfeiture of the proceeds of crime
  • Restitution

Besides the statutory penalties, a conviction affects your personal life even after serving your sentence. Your criminal history might make it challenging to get a job, a place to live, or get into your choice college. This is because criminal records are public and can be accessed by third parties, such as prospective employers or landlords, unless the appropriate court orders otherwise.

As such, it is crucial that you do all you can to avoid being convicted. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney represent you as soon as you are arrested and throughout the case is a good idea.

What The Atlantic Law Firm Can Do For Your Criminal Defense

It is important to remember that you have the right to an attorney during your criminal trial. With your case in the hands of a trial-ready, strategic, and aggressive criminal defense attorney, it’s much more likely to attain the best possible outcome.

By analyzing the facts of your case and the evidence against you, your lawyer can develop a suitable defense strategy to help you avoid harsh penalties.

In some cases, the prosecution may offer you certain concessions, such as reduced charges or a reduced sentence, and ask that you plead guilty in return. A plea bargain may seem appealing to you when the odds are against you, but it can have serious repercussions, so it is not a decision to be taken lightly. Your criminal defense attorney can negotiate better terms on your behalf to help you make an informed decision regarding whether or not to accept a plea bargain.

Cases The Atlantic Law Firm Can Assist You With

At The Atlantic Law Firm, our criminal defense lawyers offer legal representation for different kinds of felonies and misdemeanors. Our practice areas include the following practice areas:

  • Bond
  • DUI Defense
  • Sex crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Theft
  • Drug crimes
  • Murder
  • Violent crimes, including assault and battery

Schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case with seasoned criminal defense lawyers.

Still Have Questions About Your Criminal Defense? Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm in Savannah, Georgia

At The Atlantic Law Firm, Stacey M. Goad will fight to restore your dignity and win your case.

Our seasoned criminal defense lawyer attorney Stacey M. Goad is a former prosecutor who is now dedicated to helping people like you fight their criminal charges and works to ensure a positive outcome in each case.

Our knowledgeable and compassionate law firm can provide you with the legal support and guidance you need to come out for your criminal charges successfully. So whether you are facing drug charges, felony charges, or any other legal issue, you are our top priority.

If you or your loved one are facing legal difficulties with criminal charges in Savannah, Georgia, don’t wait. Contact Us today and schedule a free consultation to get started.

Common Criminal Defense Questions

Am I facing the Death Penalty?

If you or a loved one have been charged with murder, rape, armed robbery, or kidnapping, call today. Thankfully, the death penalty is rarely sought by the State even in the most egregious cases. Call Stacey M. Goad today to discuss your case and all potential defense strategies.

What Is the Georgia Statute of Limitations for Criminal Offenses?

The statute of limitations in criminal cases depends on the nature of the offense in question. For instance, under the Georgia Code, the statutory time limit for misdemeanor crimes is two years, while it is four years in felony cases and seven years for crimes punishable by death or life imprisonment.

There are several exceptions to these statutory time limits. You can contact your attorney to understand how the statute of limitations works and how it can help your criminal defense.