Atlanta Criminal Defense and Entertainment Lawyer Achieves Notable Results in Georgia and Throughout the Southeast
Georgia attorney Jana Harris has practiced criminal defense and entertainment law throughout the Southeast for over 20 years. A former associate of renowned Atlanta criminal defense attorney Ed Garland in the firm of Garland, Samuel & Loeb, Ms. Harris has achieved notable success in many high-profile cases. Below are examples of some of the results Ms. Harris has obtained in the fields of criminal defense and entertainment law. For advice or representation regarding criminal defense, entertainment law or a personal injury matter, contact Ms. Harris at Jana Harris Law, LLC.
Notable Case Results in Criminal Law
Ms. Harris was on the trial team and participated in media appearances in the Ray Lewis murder trial. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis had been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two individuals in Atlanta after Super Bowl XXXIV, but the murder charges were dismissed as part of a plea bargain. Lewis pled guilty to a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge and served 12 months’ probation.
Ms. Harris assisted in the defense of Atlanta rapper, actor and record producer T.I. in a federal case involving weapons charges. T.I. was arrested in 2007 and charged with two felony offenses of firearms possession involving several machine guns and silencers, charges for which he faced up to ten years in prison and $250,000 in fines on each count. Following plea negotiations and the submission of a guilty plea, T.I. was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, a year under house arrest, and was required to perform 1,500 hours of community service and pay a $100,300 fine.
Ms. Harris obtained a dismissal of a murder charge brought against a client in Florida after finding third-party DNA within the crime scene.
Ms. Harris obtained an acquittal in a jury trial of a popular Atlanta doctor charged with sexual assault, after the allegations were found to be false.
Ms. Harris obtained a dismissal of drug charges brought against a man suffering from horrendous cancer pain who sought comfort in self-medication.
Ms. Harris obtained a dismissal of a rape charge in DeKalb County, when the charge was found to be false.
Ms. Harris obtained probation for a first offender “girlfriend” in federal drug conspiracy and gun charges.
Ms. Harris obtained a dismissal for a lawyer being investigated for child molestation after discovering the charges to be false.
Notable Achievements in Entertainment Law
Ms. Harris is the attorney for a current reality television show being filmed in Atlanta.
Ms. Harris is the attorney for a Charlotte, North Carolina record label and film company.
Ms. Harris acted as counsel for the southeastern leg of a concert tour by The Rolling Stones.
Ms. Harris previously served as legal counsel to the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.