Torris J. Butterfield and Associates, P.C.

Let Us Be Your Advocate in Your Criminal Case

Attorney Butterfield is a criminal defense expert and he has handled thousands of criminal cases, both felony and misdemeanor, since 1997 and he has handled an additional 508 juvenile cases. Attorney Butterfield has successfully tried or resolved many other criminal cases including Federal cases.

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Torris J. Butterfield and Associates, P.C.

Attorney Torris J. Butterfield represents clients in State and Federal criminal cases throughout the State of Georgia. Mr. Butterfield handles the following criminal cases:
Drug Cases
  • Trafficking of Drugs
    Sale of Drugs
    Manufacture of Drugs
    Delivery of Drugs
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Federal Crimes
  • Mortgage Fraud
    Drug Trafficking
    Healthcare Fraud
    Child Pornography
    Immigration Crimes

Fraud Offenses
  • Credit Card Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud
    Insurance Fraud
    Organized Fraud

Misdemeanor Crimes
  • DUI (D.U.I.)
    Disorderly Conduct
    Disorderly Intoxication
    Obstructing Justice
    Resisting Without Violence

  • Trespassing
    Petit Theft
    Criminal Mischief
    Assault and Battery / Domestic Violence

  • Stalking
    Prostitution Offenses/Soliciting
    Indecent Exposure
    False Report of a Crime
    Loitering and Prowling

Felony Crimes
  • Probation Violations/Community Control Violations
    Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
    Resisting With Violence
    Aggravated Battery/Aggravated Assault
    Grand Theft

  • Weapons Offenses/Concealed Firearm
    Uttering a Forged Instrument
    Robbery Offenses
    False Imprisonment/Kidnapping
    Child Abuse or Neglect

  • Sexual Battery
    Lewd and Lascivious Conduct
    Practicing Medicine w/o a License
    Practicing Dentistry w/o a License

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Notable Criminal Cases

Settled by Mr. Butterfield

State v. Mark Geter
Case# 01SC11017; Murder Felony Murder (3), Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children, Cruelty to Children

Defendant accused of beating and burning 14 month old Crystal Langley. Victim’s mother pled guilty and testified against the defendant in exchange for a 15 year prison sentence. Mother testified that Defendant had battered her and had tied her to a tree and threatened to have his pit bulls (Mickey and Mallory) bite her. She also testified that Defendant had poured gasoline on her and threatened to set her afire. Defendant had always maintained that the mother had actually beaten the child when he was at work or away from the home. Not Guilty of Murder and Cruelty by Burning. Hung on the remaining counts. Judge Stephanie B. Manis, Fulton Superior Court. Case was finally resolved prior to retrial.
Judge Manis held Attorney Butterfield in contempt of court because he conducted a very vigorous and thorough cross-examination of the child’s mother who was the co-defendant/star witness. The Court of Appeals of Georgia REVERSED AND REMANDED the case. “Thus, no evidence supports the court’s finding that Butterfield willfully disobeyed the court’s order to complete his cross-examination with the time specified…We hold that an order to reorganize one’s cross-examination is simply too vague to be the basis for a contempt order.” In re Butterfield, 265 Ga. App. 745, 595 S.E. 2d 588 (2004).

Criminal Cases Settled

We Fight to Bring You Justice!

State v. Saiji Johns
Y14005, Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault (8), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Client and co-defendants accused of shooting up an apartment complex with AK-47 Assault Rifles during a drug turf battle. Not Guilty on all counts. Judge Bensonetta T. Lane, Fulton Superior Court.

State v. Steve Stephens
00SC12355, Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault. Defendant accused of shooting the victim at the Shell gas station in Atlanta, Georgia after a heated argument. Defendant argued that he was defending himself when he shot and killed the victim. Not Guilty on Murder, hung on Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, which were later placed on the Dead Docket. Judge Stephanie B. Manis, Fulton Superior Court.

State v. Victor Davis
03SC03874, Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault (2), Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Defendant was accused of robbing and killing the victim after the victim had provided Defendant with food and shelter. Defendant testified that the victim was a homosexual drug dealer who tried to force Defendant to engage in homosexual sex acts at gunpoint. Not Guilty on Murder, Kidnapping. Hung on remaining 6 charges. Judge Stephanie B. Manis, Fulton Superior Court.

State v. Derek Bush
Z63919, Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Client accused of murdering the victim at an apartment complex. Not Guilty on all counts.

State v. Christopher Kennedy
02SC02543, Murder, Felony Murder, etc. Defendant accused of killing a man who had robbed him several months earlier. This was a retrial after the first jury was deadlocked and unable to render a unanimous verdict. Not Guilty /Hung Jury and mistrial was declared in the second trial. The case was resolved on terms acceptable to Defendant prior to the start of a third trial. Judge Jerry Baxter.

State v. Henrietta Russell
04SC1550, Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault. Defendant was a crack addicted prostitute who was accused of murdering a homeless man inside of a broken down van that he used as his home. Defendant testified that the deceased invited her into the van to use drugs. Once she was inside of the van, the Defendant testified that the deceased attempted to rape her and she was able to grab a weapon and stab him several times. Not Guilty on all Counts. Bench trial before Judge Alford J. Dempsey Jr.

State v. Willie Williams
04SC14611, Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Defendant had an argument with a female named Yo-Baby, who got upset with Defendant and called her boyfriend to come and harm Defendant. Defendant shot and killed the deceased in self-defense. Attorney Butterfield investigated the case thoroughly and discovered that the deceased actually exited his vehicle with a handgun, approached Defendant and threatened to shot Defendant. Persons on the scene removed the gun from the deceased’s hand before the police arrived. Attorney Butterfield was able to convince the eyewitnesses to come forward and admit the dead man was armed and dangerous at the time of the shooting. Not Guilty on all murder/assault counts. Guilty PFCF. Judge Campbell.