Elmer H. Young

There are few experiences in life more frightening, more humiliating and more painful than being arrested. The first reaction is disbelief, which very quickly turns to anger as handcuffs are snapped onto your wrists, tightly and uncomfortably.

The anger is replaced by fear as you are taken to jail in the smelly backseat of a rattling squad car and it intensifies as you are fingerprinted, photographed and processed.

The fear and disbelief turn to reality at the sound of the slow, hollow rumble of the jail cell door closing behind you. And then there is a certain numbness.

Since the vast majority of arrests aren’t planned in advance, few criminal defendants have the opportunity to get legal advice before the arrest. That’s unfortunate, because critical mistakes are often made before, during, and after the arrest. Sometimes, by the time a defendant speaks to a criminal defense attorney, he’s already made mistakes that will negatively impact his defense — and maybe even result in additional charges.

Every case is different, but if you’ve been arrested, it is imperative that you get organized and take decisive action. The first step is to contact a good criminal defense attorney. A criminal defense attorney will explain your legal rights and possible ways to challenge your charges, and also make sure you are aware of important deadlines which could impact your case. And if you don’t know where to turn for a criminal defense attorney, there’s no need to worry.

criminal defense attorney elmer h. young

“I have never caved-in on a client. You can rely on me to do exactly as we agreed. I fight every case like it’s my only case. I understand how important your case and your freedom are to you, so rest assured I’ll do my very best. If you just have to win your case in the areas I serve, I’m the lawyer for you.”

Elmer H. Young

What Our Clients Say

  • Kacenda
    In all that was discussed about my case. The thing that I will never forget is the comfort that I immediately felt with my first encounter with Mr. Young (and this was only a phone conversation). He listened so intently to what my issue was. He never interrupted. He wholly allowed me to say everything that was on my mind, which was a lot due to the fact that I had just received notice of accusation. I was afraid of what he might say to all of the words that were spewing out of my mouth. I was highly upset and in tears, but when Mr. Young began to speak, the sound of his voice, somehow, made all of my insecurities begin to dissipate. He spoke like "Thunder". Not the scary crackle and Clap of thunder, but more like the a rolling , all encompassing thunder that eventually calmed, even the very core of, my being. By the end of conversation, I did not feel that "all hope was lost". I felt renewed, refreshed, and ready "Live On". I have been recommending Mr. Young to everyone I know who needs legal representation. THIS GUY IS FORREAL!
  • Fred
    Elmer Young was a beacon of hope to myself and my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. Not only was he able to defend us from an unjust accusation, but his calm and empathetic demeanor also offered emotional security to myself and those I care about most. My wife, children and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Elmer Young without reservation. Thank you!
  • C.M.
    My fiancé was involved in a case that could have potentially changed our lives forever. I hired Mr. Young and was not disappointed! We dealt with this case for little over a year, and the entire time Elmer was available and willing to listen to my concerns. In the end through determination and dedication my fiancé was acquitted on all charges! Elmer fought for my fiances freedom and believed in him! Even after the case he has kept in contact and is willing to do anything in his possible way to assist with the new transition. I would recommend Elmer and would use him again from the smallest to biggest legal concerns.
  • Megan
    He was very patient and outstanding lawyer. Elmer did an awesome job on my brothers case!!!!!Definitely recommend him
  • Anonymous
    This attorney was competent and professional. I was looking at a DUI conviction with possible jail time and loss of license but I walked out a free man with no stain on my driving record. I hope i never need a lawyer again, but if I do, i will call Elmer Young
  • Anonymous
    Mr. Young was wonderful with handling my case. My Chatham County DUI was drug out for over a year and during that time if I ever needed Mr. Young, he was there to answer questions by phone, email or even in person if I needed him. His personability and calm demeanor are what everyone needs when going through the turmoil of the legal system.
  • Anonymous
    Hiring Mr. Young was one of the best decisions I made regarding my case. He was professional every step of the way, answered all questions that I had, and never overpromised anything. He was able to get me a resolution that I never would have anticipated at the beginning of the process. Mrs. Young was also a joy to deal with and put my mind at ease as much as possible. Do yourself a favor and strongly consider hiring Mr. Young as your representation.
  • I came into this situation not having a clue what to do or how to do it and Mr Young supported me every step of the way...I owe my freedom and well-being entirely to the professionalism and expertise of Mr Young.
  • Mr. Young is a man of his word. He said that he would work to the best of his ability in providing the services and attention needed with my case. He did exactly that and more. He was always available and ready to answer any questions I had pertaining to the case. I placed my trust and confidence in his work, skills and knowledge. My case resulted positively and I can't thank him enough. I would also like to extend my gratitude to his wife. She was always pleasant, expressed patience and willing to listen. Her assistance was greatly appreciated throughout this process. Thanks to the both of you.
  • Very knowledgeable. He gave me a free consultation over the phone and pointed me in the right direction to help me for my case.
  • Matthew
    Mr. Young's honesty and professionalism are what stood out to me from the very beginning. You would not make any promises to me, to ensure I didn't have any dream up any false hope. I was going to be held responsible for my actions. Mr Young delivered a better outcome than I ever could have imagined
  • Kyle
    Mr. Elmer is a credible lawyer. He helped me throughout 3 numerous cases, actually helping me to receive the best outcome out of all three. Mr. Young is trustworthy and available not only for hiring, but great consultation as well. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Young again or recommend him to anyone in need of his assistance.
  • Ron
    Pete called me personally after hours, first time I called to set me at ease. He kept calm and cool which helps get through it. If he is busy, Linda will help to communicate to him and get you an answer.
  • From the initial phone interview (which he provided free of charge) I felt that Mr. Young was genuinely concerned with me as a person and the success of my defense. He put no pressure on me to hire him in that interview; in fact, he encouraged me to think, pray, and research further before making a decision. After I hired Mr. Young he consistently showed himself reliable, knowledgeable, and sympathetic. My case ended well, and the lion's share of the credit and my deepest thanks go to this excellent counselor.
  • I had a great experience with Mr. Young every since the first day I contacted him. He did a case evaluation over the phone and told me what could happen and what he could do for me. He explained the whole situation out for me and told me to think about it and give him a call back if i wanted him to represent me. I contacted Mr. Young again and sent him all of my paperwork and signed the contract. Mr. Young was very informative and told me that everything was going to be okay. He stayed in contact with me throughout the process. I really appreciated working with Mr. Young and would recommend him to anyone to hire if they needed a lawyer. He was very dedicated to the case. I am thankful that I picked him and I am grateful of the outcome. I kept my license and I'm happy. Thank you Mr. Young.
  • Nicole
    Took the time to discuss my options in two different cases. Very informative and kind individual!
  • Elmer Young is an experienced Lawyer that you want on your side on any Trial...Mr. Young went over the pros and cons of taking on a jury trial I ultimately was confident with him representing me in the trial so we proceeded. In the courtroom Mr. Young was very aggressive and compelling a kind of lawyer anyone would want on their side. He kept me informed of the steps of the trial which help keep me at ease.
  • Angela
    Thanks to Attorney Young and his wonderful staff I was very pleased with the outcome. They always treated me nice and pleasant.
  • Darryl
    I would definitely recommend Elmer H. Young lll. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. He has a way of putting both life experiences and your case together in order to give you a break down on how things will play out in your situation. Being able to break down terminology and facts in the order that he does speaks volumes.
  • Anonymous
    I Went To Mr Young With A Case That Could Cause Me To Loose My Job In LAw Enforcement. He Helped Me Greatly. I Didn't Do Anything Wrong And He Helped Me Prove That To The Court. Would Recommend Him In A second To Anyone Who Needed Help. Thanks Again Mr Young
  • Brandon
    I had myself in a sticky situation. From that point in time I thought it was the end. After a doing a little searching and from a few recommendations I was able to find Mr. Young. Mr. Young was always available to answer questions I had about my case and ease up the stress.

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Honors & Recognition

Mr. Young’s success in obtaining non-DUI dispositions in his DUI/DWI cases has earned him the respect of his peers and clients alike. He has earned a LegalMatch Five-Star rating and a coveted 10 Avvo Rating. His high ratings reflect his ability to help his clients.