Olga Izmaylova

Olga Izmaylova

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Roswell, GA

Sabbak & Izmaylova, P.C.
 | 1875 Old Alabama Road, Suite 760
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 404-793-7773
Fax: 678-878-4911
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

I specialize in criminal defense. I have never practiced any other type of law and, honestly, I don’t think I ever will. My mom always tells me that ever since I was young, I hated seeing anyone being picked on and I would immediately jump to their defense. My disdain for bullies has turned into my passion for protecting people’s rights and fighting for justice. Regardless of guilt or innocence, in my opinion, each person deserves to be treated with decency and respect. Nothing is more upsetting to me than watching prosecutors take advantage of vulnerable people. Which is why I believe it is my job to make sure that police and prosecutors are lawfully doing their jobs.

My clients trust me because they know I am 100% on their side and I am dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for them. My practice is to keep my clients informed of the status of their cases. I like to discuss defense strategies and get input from my clients because I want my clients to be involved in their defense and be comfortable with the way their case is being handled. I’m not the kind of attorney that does what I think is best, regardless of how my client feels. I take my job very seriously because being responsible for someone else’s freedom is no joke. If you are looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney, who will protect you and fight for your freedom, your search is over. I am here to help.

About Olga Izmaylova

Admitted: 2012, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.atlantacriminaldefenseteam.com/about-us/olga-izm...

Honors/Awards:

  • Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented selection process that involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state., Rising Star - Criminal Defense, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • NADC Fellows are lawyers who have been invited to affiliate themselves with NADC's Membership. While they have not gone through the same multi-stage selection process which members have, they have chosen to align their reputation in the legal community with our organization. They are proud to showcase their talents, accomplishments, and service to their clients and community alongside NADC's Membership. We applaud NADC Fellows as they continue to strive to achieve the highest standards of legal excellence., Fellow, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2019
  • Awarded Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense by the National Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff., Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Selection to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional White-Collar and General Criminal Defense Attorneys in throughout the nation. Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state. Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community., Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys , America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2019
  • The American Institute’s Criminal Law Division recognizes law firms that have excelled in the practice of criminal defense. Firms that are recognized by the American Institute’s Criminal Law Division are best in the industry for client satisfaction. , 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
  • The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation. Through a stringent selection process, the NACDA awards the best criminal defense attorneys in each state with their most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make their list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success in their practice of criminal defense., Top 10 Under 40, The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2019
  • Selection to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional White-Collar and General Criminal Defense Attorneys in throughout the nation. Candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state. Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community., Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys , America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense. , Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers , 2018
  • The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation. Through a stringent selection process, the NACDA awards the best criminal defense attorneys in each state with their most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make their list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success in their practice of criminal defense., Top 10 Under 40, The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
  • The American Institute’s Criminal Law Division recognizes law firms that have excelled in the practice of criminal defense. Firms that are recognized by the American Institute’s Criminal Law Division are best in the industry for client satisfaction.  , 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
  • American Institute’s Criminal Law Division looks for Attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Membership is an exclusive honor and extended only to those select few who have reached the top of their profession while doing so with the client’s satisfaction being of the most paramount importance., 10 Best Attorneys for Criminal Law , American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Avvo is a lawyer directory, where the clients can rate and review their attorney. Based on the ratings and reviews an attorney receives in a given period, Avvo posts a Clients' Choice Award badge on that attorney's Avvo profile. , Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2018
  • The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation. Through a stringent selection process, the NACDA awards the best criminal defense attorneys in each state with their most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make their list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success in their practice of criminal defense., Top 10 Under 40, The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense. , Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers , 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel , 2019
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys; member since 2018, 2019
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2019
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Member since 2017, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers; Member since 2017, 2019
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys; Member since 2017, 2019
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2019
  • Supreme Court of Georgia; Member since 2013, 2019
  • Georgia Court of Appeals; Member since 2013, 2019
  • State Bar of Georgia; Member since 2012, 2019
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers; Member in 2012, 2017, 2018
  • North Fulton Bar Association; Member since 2017, 2018
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member since 2017, 2018
  • Phi Alpha Delta; Member since 2009, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Empire Mock Trial Competition - Presiding Judge , 2019
  • State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition - Attorney Coach for Centennial High School Mock Trial Team, 2019
  • Centennial High School Mock Trial Team - Attorney Coach, 2019
  • Empire Mock Trial Competition - Presiding Judge , 2018
  • Participated in a Q&A Session about Knowing Your Rights at Georgia State University, 2018
  • State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition - Attorney Coach for Centennial High School Mock Trial Team, 2018
  • Centennial High School Mock Trial Team - Attorney Coach, 2018
  • Participated in a Q&A Session about Knowing Your Rights at Georgia State University. , 2017
  • Empire Mock Trial Competition - Judge - regular judge in the first round and presiding judge in the second round for that day, 2017
  • Dream Builders of America's Youth, Inc. - Executive Board Member since 2015 , 2017
  • Mayor Davis' Power Lunch Program - Reading Mentor, 2016
  • Augusta Bar Association Law Day - Volunteer - read student essays and graded them to choose the winner of an academic scholarship. , 2016
  • Augusta Bar Association Law Day - Volunteer - went to local high school for a Q&A session about constitutional rights of citizens and criminal law. , 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented a Professionalism CLE for employees of the Augusta Public Defender's Office. Submitted my presentation materials to the State Bar of Georgia. After reviewing the materials, the Bar approved presentation and credited all the attendees with their Prefosseionalism CLE hour for that year. , Presenter, Professionalism CLE, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Client was under investigation for Trafficking Drugs and RICO. The State notified us that they were planing on indicting the case in the near future. However, the statute of limitations ran out, so we filed a Plea in Bar based on the statute of limitations. As a result of filing that motion, Client's pre-trial file was closed by the State and law enforcement ended their investigation., 2019
  • Client was charged with 4 counts of battery domestic violence, as a result of an altercation he had with his wife in the parking lot of a gas station, which was witnessed by a police officer. Both, client and his wife, were from out of state. After back and forth negotiations with the solicitor, Client's charges were reduced to a Disorderly Conduct and he did not have to complete any Domestic Violence programs. Client was also allowed to report to probation by phone because he still resided out of state. , 2019
  • Client, who was from out of state and a disabled veteran, was charged with possession of marijuana in Georgia. The solicitor in municipal court refused to review mitigating evidence, so we transferred to case to State court. After presenting evidence of Client's military service and disabilities, the case against him was dismissed. , 2019
  • Client was facing DUI charges, where he swerved off the road, ran through someone's yard, and hit a tree. State had Client's blood test results; however, the chain of custody was missing. After filing a Motion to Suppress, the State agreed to reduce Client's DUI to Reckless Driving and dismiss the other pending traffic violations. , 2019
  • Client was arrested and charged with a felony, for being in possession of a stolen credit card. While out on bond, he and a co-defendant were arrested for 3 counts of 2nd degree Burglary for breaking into multiple businesses and stealing cash out of the registers, in the middle of the night. Client's co-defendant ended up having to serve over a year in confinement. After presenting mitigating evidence to the prosecutor, Client's first felony was dismissed and client received boot camp, followed by First Offender probation for the burglaries. , 2019
  • Client was charged with Reckless Driving and Speeding for going 115mph in a 70mph zone. Client had a CDL and couldn't afford to lose it. Through negotiations with the State, Client's Reckless Driving charge was dismissed and his Speed was reduced, so he was able to avoid points that would have suspended his CDL. , 2019
  • Client had 2 open cases: one for DUI Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Failure to Yield, and the second for Driving with a Suspended License and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign. After reviewing the body camera footage from the DUI stop and announcing ready for trial, the State offered to reduce the DUI Drugs to a Reckless Driving; a Conditional Discharge on the Possession of Marijuana; to dismiss the Failure to Yield; and a to dismiss the second case altogether. Client accepted and was sentenced to 12 months' on probation, to terminate early once she completes all the conditions. Client was extremely happy because she won't have a conviction for the possession of marijuana on her record and was able to plead no contest to the reckless driving. , 2018
  • Client indicted for Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, and Aggravated Assault. After we filed a Statutory Speedy Trial Demand, the State dismissed the Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Aggravated Assault and reduced the Armed Robbery to a Theft by Taking. Client received concurrent time with a separate, unrelated case.  , 2018
  • Client, along with 8 co-defendants, was charged with Forgery for allegedly using counterfeit dollars to pay for services. After we requested missing evidence and were preparing this case for trial, the State dismissed the case agaisnt all of the defendants. , 2017
  • Client, who lived out of the country, had 2 bench warrants from 2 old cases; one for criminal trespass and one for shoplifting. Client wanted to get the cases resolved, so he could travel back into the country. After explaining Client's situation, the State offered a PTI on the criminal trespass and a conditional discharge on the shoplifting. The client paid the agreed upon fines and both cases were closed with no convictions on Client's record.  , 2017
  • Client, along with co-defendant, was charged with Felony Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and was facing 10 years in prison. The State alleged that Client sold a stolen gun to his co-defendant. During a sentencing hearing, co-defendant testified that Client wasn’t the person who sold the gun. After requesting the sentencing transcript and sending it to the State, the State dismissed the charges against Client. , 2017
  • Client charged with 5 counts of Felony Murder. After filing a Statutory Speedy Trial Demand, and 3 days prior to trial, the State offered to dismiss 4 counts of Felony Murder and reduce the fifth count to an Aggravated Assault. Client received 1 year in confinement (time served), followed by 9 years of probation, under the First Offender Act. , 2017
  • Client was charged with Center Lane Violation and couldn't plead guilty because that would have negative implications to a pending civil case. The State refused to dismiss the charge for months, but the night before trial was supposed to begin, the State finally offered to dismiss the violation. The Client was happy because the civil suit was not negatively impacted by the outcome. , 2017
  • Client was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime for shooting a person at the airport. After thorough investigation and witness interviews, a Motion for Immunity from Prosecution was filed on client’s behalf. On the day of the hearing, the State offered to dismiss client’s case in exchange for a written apology to the victim. , 2016
  • Client, along with a co-defendant, was charged with Armed Robbery, Home Invasion in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Hijacking a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and was facing a total of 2 Life sentences plus an additional 90 years in prison. Client also had a separate Armed Robbery case pending, in which Client admitted responsibility. In an effort to resolve both cases, Client offered to plead to the other Armed Robbery and asked the State to dismiss the 8-count indictment against him. The State refused and the case proceeded to a jury trial. After a 3-day trial and approximately 30 minutes of deliberations, the jury acquitted the Client of all 8 counts., 2016
  • Client was charged with Felony Theft by Taking and was facing 5 years in prison. Client provided house-cleaning services and the complaining witness alleged that Client stole cash from the house, while cleaning it. After preparing and announcing ready for trial, the State offered to dismiss the charges against the Client because the evidence was insufficient to prove Client’s guilt at a jury trial. , 2016
  • Client, along with 3 co-defendants, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony), Theft by Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime (Felony), and Littering (Misdemeanor). Client was facing a total of 20 years in confinement. After preparing and announcing ready for trial, the State offered to dismiss all the counts, except for Littering. Client entered a No Contest plea to Littering and was sentenced to time served. , 2016
  • Client, along with 30 co-defendants, was indicted for 122 Counts of Use of Communication Facility in Committing or Facilitating Commission of Act which Constitutes a Felony. Client was indicted in 3 of the Counts and was facing 12 years in prison. This case arose from a cell phone wire-tap, which the investigators conducted for about 1 year. After filing a Motion to Suppress the wire-tap and having the hearing, the motion was granted. The State dismissed the charges against Client and all co-defendants. , 2016
  • Client was charged with Felony Theft by Taking and was facing 5 years in prison. The allegations arose when a lawn-care business was broken into 2 days in a row. Client admitted to taking items, valued at approximately $20 and offered to plead guilty to a Misdemeanor Theft by Taking. The State refused to reduce the charge and Client proceeded forward with a jury trial. After a 2-day trial, the jury convicted Client of Misdemeanor Theft by Taking per counsel’s request. Client was sentenced to time already served for the Misdemeanor Theft by Taking. , 2015
  • Client was charged with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. The State offered client to plead guilty to the indictment and be sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole. Client rejected that offer and proceeded forward with a jury trial. After a 3 day trial and 1 hour of deliberations, the jury found client not guilty on all counts. , 2015
  • Client was charged with Possession of Cocaine (Felony) and Defective Brake Lights (Misdemeanor), and was facing 4 years in prison. The amount of cocaine found was 0.01 grams, but the State refused to dismiss the charge or reduce it to a misdemeanor. After a 2 day jury trial, the Client was acquitted on the Possession of Cocaine charge. Client did not dispute the Defective Brake Lights charge and was sentenced to pay a $100 fine on that count. , 2015
  • Client was charged with Aggravated Assault and was facing 20 years in prison. The State’s best offer was 10 years in confinement, so client proceeded to jury trial. After approximately 30 minutes of deliberations, the jury found client not guilty. , 2015
  • Client was charged with Fleeing (Felony), 2 counts of DUI Drugs, Improper Transfer of License Plate, and Suspended License. After requesting the video of the incident, it was discovered that the Client was not the driver. The State dismissed all charges against Client. , 2015
  • Client charged with Manufacturing Marijuana when Narcotics officers discovered a number of marijuana plants growing in Client’s back yard. Client was facing 10 years in prison. After further investigation, it was discovered that Client had no knowledge of the plants, so State agreed to reduce charge to simple Possession of Marijuana. Client was sentenced to 3 years on probation under the Conditional Discharge statute. , 2014
  • Client charged with 2 counts Child Molestation, 1 count of Criminal Attempt Child Molestation. After preparing for trial, State was forced to place the case on the Dead Docket due to lack of evidence. , 2014
  • Client was charged with 2 counts of Armed Robbery (Felony), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime (Felony), and Criminal Trespass (Misdemeanor), and was facing 2 life sentenced plus an additional 6 years in prison. After a thorough investigation, which resulted in the complaining witness admitting that he lied to the investigators about the incident, the State reduced 1 count of Armed Robbery to a Misdemeanor Theft by Taking and dismissed the remaining 3 counts. Client pled guilty to a misdemeanor theft by taking and was sentenced to time already served under the Conditional Discharge statute. , 2014
  • Client was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and was facing 5 years in prison. After filing a Motion to Suppress, the State offered to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor Carrying a Firearm Without a License. Client accepted the offer and was sentenced to time served. , 2014
  • Client was charged with Simple Battery Family Violence, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration. At the time of this incident, law enforcement executed a search of Client’s house and took into evidence several of Client’s firearms, which Client was very upset about. After demanding a jury trial and filing a Motion to Suppress Evidence and Motion to Suppress Statements, the State dismissed all charges against the Client, and the court ordered law enforcement to release Client’s firearms back to Client. , 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami School of Law - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2012
  • Georgia State University - B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology , 2009
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Office Location for Olga Izmaylova

1875 Old Alabama Road
Suite 760
Roswell, GA 30076

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