Close Menu
Over 30 YEARS OF
LEGAL Experience

We have successfully represented thousands of clients
in both federal and state courts

Strong Advocates
Who Deliver Results

Serving the entire metropolitan Atlanta area, the state OF
Georgia and federal courts all over the country.

Free Confidential
Consultations

Contact our firm today to schedule a complimentary
case evaluation with our experienced team.

Federal Criminal Defense
FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE

we can represent anyone being investigated or charged with committing a federal offense, AND ANYONE IN THE BUREAU OF PRISONS FOR THEIR CLEMENCY PETITION, TO HAVE THEIR SENTENCES COMMUTED OR REDUCED.

State Criminal Defense
STATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

WE CAN REPRESENT ANYONE IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED, DETAINED OR QUESTIONED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN A CRIME.

Recent Successes
Left Arrow
CASE DISMISSED Drug Possession
CHARGES DROPPED DUI Arrest
ACQUITTED Manslaughter Jury Verdict
CHARGES REDUCED Theft Arrest
CASE DISMISSED Drug Possession
Left Arrow

LAW OFFICES OFSTEVEN P. BERNE

The Law Office of Steven Berne has more than 30 years of experience to help you with your criminal defense needs every step of the way. We have successfully represented thousands of clients in both federal and state courts. We service the entire metropolitan Atlanta area, the state of Georgia and federal courts all over the country. Please contact us for a free consultation. Thank you for visiting our website!

Prisoner Exchange Brings Home American Vet From Iran and Allows Iranian-American Doctor to Visit Iran

On June 4th, 2020, the government of Iran released an American citizen who had been held in custody for two years. Michael R. White, a Navy veteran who has acute asthma and throat cancer, was near the beginning of a ten-year prison sentence for privacy violations and insulting Iran’s supreme leader after he had gone to Iran to visit an Iranian woman he met on the internet.

The release was part of a prisoner exchange negotiated between the governments of the United States and Iran with the help of Swiss diplomats since the U.S. and Iran do not have formal diplomatic relations and have not for the past 40 years. In exchange for Mr. White, the U.S. agreed to release Matteo (Majid) Taheri, an Iranian-American doctor who had been living in Florida and the Atlanta area for many years. Dr. Taheri was convicted of export violations in 2018. As part of the deal, Dr. Taheri will now be permitted to visit Iran.

Steven P. Berne, attorney for Dr. Taheri, described the outcome as a “happy ending for all” in this culmination of months of negotiation.

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
Left Arrow
Stars “A++ Great experience”

Well I was seeking a lawyer to get rid of two warrants that I had no idea what the charges were for. I called multiple attorneys that day. Most didn't even want to investigate my case without me giving them the retainer fee. Mr.Berne went above and beyond my expectations. He got all my charges dropped without even having to attend court nor did I have to pay my 10,000 dollar bond. He is truly amazing and I would recommend him to anyone with legal trouble. Thanks again Steven you the man!!!!”

- Carlos
Stars “Excellent lawyer”

Steven is a great lawyer, very knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate. I hired him and my case resolved in a better way because of him. If I had a question about my case, I could call him or email and hear back from him in very timely manner. He is a great attorney and I highly recommend him. Thank you Steven.”

- Anonymous
Stars “Great Attorney”

Mr. Berne was a great, honest and non-judgmental attorney. He listened and received an outcome I was more than happy about. Even after the case was done he still is willing to help with any questions or follow-up actions needed. I don't plan on hiring him again because that means I got into trouble, however if I did he would be my first call.

- Anonymous
Stars “The BEST Lawyer in Atlanta”

Mr. Steven Berne provided me with excellent legal care. I was consistently reassured that my case was in good hands. Each time I had a new concern throughout the process, I knew all I had to do was reach out. He gave me great advice that lead to a complete dismissal of my charges. I am very grateful for him today and I would recommend to all of my friends. As well as, any stranger that needed the same kind of help. By FAR the best lawyer in Atlanta. Thank you Mr. Berne!

- Lyndsey
Stars “Amazing LAWYER”

Amazing lawyer gives you that comfort that everything will be fine stays in contact with you and keeps you updated I will always and forever keep in mind that Steven Berne is an amazing Lawyer and will fight for you. Thank you Steven Berne for everything you doing for me and my family!

- Alex
Left Arrow
RECENT BLOG POSTS Blog
Court Grants Compassionate Release Based on Changes in... By Law Offices of Steven P. Berne | Posted on June 14, 2021

A judge released an inmate from prison after finding that recent changes in marijuana laws presented “extraordinary and compelling circumstances” warranting the inmate’s release. The court sentenced a defendant in April 2021 after a jury found him guilty of growing marijuana and using a firearm in 2012. Soon after it imposed the mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, a lawyer... Read More »

BOP Does Not Have Immediate Plans to Send... By Law Offices of Steven P. Berne | Posted on April 16, 2021

BOP Director Michael Carvajal testified before Congress and stated that the BOP does not have any immediate plans to send the 4,000+ inmates on home confinement back to prison.At the same time, however, Director Carvajal did not rule out the possibility of sending them back to prison later, and he testified that Congress must pass a new law to prevent that from... Read More »

How to Navigate the Federal Prison System By Law Offices of Steven P. Berne | Posted on March 10, 2021

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Corrections Committee released an important new online resource, "How to Navigate the Federal Prison System". The guide is especially crucial and timely resources for attorneys, family members of incarcerated individuals, and the public.         Read More »

New Proposed Law Will Lower the Amount of... By Law Offices of Steven P. Berne | Posted on March 8, 2021

A group of U.S. senators is pushing to expand compassionate release eligibility for elderly federal inmates during the pandemic and beyond. The COVID-19 Safer Detention Act of 2021 seeks to bring parts of the First Step Act in line with the pandemic's impact on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons' elderly population. The bill would reform the Elderly Home Detention Pilot... Read More »

MEET ATTORNEY STEVEN P. BERNE
Steven Berne

Steven P. Berne is a Federal and State criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, appearing in Georgia State Courts and in Federal Courts nationwide.

Learn More
CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
By submitting this form I acknowledge that contacting the Law Offices of Steven P. Berne through this website does not create an attorney-client relationship, and any information I send is not protected by attorney-client privilege.
protected by reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms