New Location

We are happy to announce our new location. Our new location, at 2009 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd. Ste 201, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, is centrally located near Gwinnett County Courthouse, and is accessible from I85 or 316.  


Super Speeder

Something you need to know about speeding in Georgia. O.C.G.A § 40-6-189 allows the Department of Driver’s Services to asses additional penalties for exceeding the speed limit. What this means for you is that if you are convicted of speeding more than 85 miles an hour on ANY road or highway, or more than 75 … [Read more…]


“You have the right to remain silent. . . “

One of the most popular statements I hear when I get involved in a criminal case is, “they never read me my rights. So they can’t prosecute me, right?” Unfortunately, the answer is no. So when are the police required to read you your rights, and what does it mean for you if they forget? … [Read more…]


Happy New Year

2016 is almost upon us. As we make plans to go out and celebrate we have to plan on how to get home. I know it sounds cliche to say to get a designated driver or a cab, but in 2016 it has never been more important. Since being a prosecutor and now a defense … [Read more…]


Courtroom Demeanor:

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in a courtroom in front of a judge. Whether it be a criminal case or a civil case, no one every explains what is to be expected. Courtrooms are one of the few places left where traditions are still strictly observed. As an attorney, I … [Read more…]


“Surviving Probation”

In this week’s blog, I wanted to write about probation from the perspective of the probation officer. Then I thought, “who better to write about probation than a former probation officer?” So, this week’s blog comes to you from a former misdemeanor probation officer who preferred to remain anonymous. It is intended to be advice … [Read more…]


To Consent or Not to Consent?

Everyone has heard the term “implied consent,” but what does it mean? When the State of Georgia issues you a license to drive, they do so under the condition that you agree to take a “State administered test of your blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substance.” What this means is that, if you are … [Read more…]


Family Violence Act (FVA)

When a person is charged with certain crimes against a spouse, former spouse, person who they have children with, or who have ever lived together, they can be charged under the “Family Violence Act.” The Family Violence Act, or “FVA,” carries with it certain extra penalties that will follow a person for the rest of … [Read more…]


Introducing: Stephen H. Rountree Attorney at Law

It is with great sadness that I announce my resignation from Epps & Stidham. However, with the end of one chapter comes the beginning of a new and exciting chapter. I am pleased to announce the inauguration of Stephen H. Rountree PC. My firm specializes in criminal defense including felony, misdemeanor, DUI, and other criminal … [Read more…]