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Joe Kunes

Joe Kunes

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Nursing Home Abuse ...
  • Florida, Georgia
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Joe Kunes is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the Ga. Defense of DUI Drivers (DODD) Group, and a past VP of Ga. Trial Lawyers Association (2000). He has been a guest speaker for the Ga. Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminars from 2004-2008. He is also a member of the University of Georgia 1969 SEC champion mens golf team and a former PGA tour golfer. He graduated from "Q" -School in 1977 and retained his PGA Tour Card through 1981.

Joe is accepting DUI clients in Abbeville, Adel, Alamo, Albany, Alma, Americus, Ashburn, Bainbridge, Baxley, Blackshear, Brunswick, Buena Vista, Butler, Byron, Cairo, Camilla, Cecil, Cochran, Cordele, Colquitt, Cusseta, Cuthbert, Dawson, Donalsonville, Dublin, Eastman, Ellaville, Fitzgerald, Folkston, Fort Gaines, Fort Valley, Georgetown, Hahira, Hawkinsville, Hazelhurst, Homerville, Jeffersonville, Jesup, Lakeland, Leesburg, Lenox, Lyons, McRae, Moultrie, Morgan, Mt. Vernon, Nahunta, Nashville, Newton, Oglethorpe, Pearson, Perry, Plains, Preston, Quitman, Ray City, Reidsville, Richland, Soperton, Sparks, St. Marys, St. Simons, Statenville, Sycamore, Sylvester, Tifton, Unadilla, Valdosta, Vienna, Warner Robbins, Warwick, and Woodbine.

Joe takes Personal Injury/automobile accident cases statewide.

Call today to set up a free consultation: (229) 382-4900.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Nursing Home Abuse
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
    We give free consults
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Mastercard
  • Contingent Fees
    on all personal injury cases
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
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State Bar of Georgia
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kunes Law Office
- Current
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. (1972) | Law
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (1969) | Political Science
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Appreciation for Support and Contributions
TIfton Police Department
Student Athlete Academic Award
University of Georgia
Student Athlete Academic Award
University Of Georgia
Professional Associations
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Vice President
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Tifton Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Balancing Civil & Criminal Practice
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Ethically Interviewing Clients Facing DUI Charges- What MUST Be Covered And Agreed To By All
Georgia ICLE
Delevering An Effective Opening Statement
From Jury Selection to Closing Argument:Developing and Selling Your Trial Theme
Georgia ICLE
The Top 30 Appellate Cases From 1972-2002
Georgia ICLE
Speaking Engagements
DUI Trial Practice Update, Georgia ICLE, South Georgia Bar Office- Tifton
From Jury Selection to Closing Argument:Developing and Selling Your Trial Theme, Georgia ICLE, Westin Buckhead Hotel
Defense of Drinking Drivers
Websites & Blogs
Website profile
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. how do you get false imprisonment
A: A person commits the offense of false imprisonment when, in violation of the personal liberty of another, he arrests, confines, or detains such person without legal authority. It is considered a felony offense and carries a punishment of 1 - 10 years in the penitentiary (as long as the victim is over 14 years of age). Generally, if you are arrested for this crime, it will show up on a criminal background check. Some employers only care about convictions, however, which would mean that you pled guilty or were found guilty at trial. You may qualify for First Offender Treatment under O.C.G.A. 42-8-60 et seq. Contact a local Georgia attorney to get a free consult so that you can get more detailed advice.

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Q. We are not happy with the lawyers we have can we change and if so will we have to go through all the medical procedures
A: If you are not happy with your lawyer(s) you can fire them by notifying them in writing, such as with a letter or email. Sometimes a lawyer can help you keep more of the settlement money for yourself by asking the medical providers to share in the costs of recovery by agreeing to reduce the bills so a settlement can be reached.

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Q. Skipped Court DUI
A: On top of the Failure to appear suspension that is possible, it is also likely that the court has ordered a bench warrant for your arrest. If you turn yourself in, it is likely that you will be able to bond out soon after processing. If you hire a local attorney, they may be able to simplify the process as well as assist you on your underlying DUI and failure to maintain lane charges.

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Contact & Map
Kunes Law Office
230 E 2nd Street
Tifton, GA 31794
Telephone: (229) 382-4900
Fax: (229) 382-6506