Criminal Charge? Call Our Team for Help!

At Cansino Blanchette Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to helping meet the legal needs of people in Bartow County and surrounding areas. We can help protect your rights if you are facing criminal charges, can help if you are facing immigration matters and criminal charges, and we also handle a variety of family law issues.

We founded our practice because we are committed to providing our clients with a comfortable environment in their time of need. Our size means that our lawyers are never more than a phone call away. You can count on us to provide you with personalized service throughout your legal proceeding, making ourselves available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision concerning your case going forward.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Administrative License Suspension
  • BUI/Boating Under the Influence
  • Traffic Violations
  • Violent Crimes
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Family Violence Act
  • Theft Crimes
  • White Collar vs. Blue Collar Crime
  • Drug Crimes
  • Possession
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Sale
  • Expungement/Sealing of Records
  • Retroactive First Offender
  • GA Senate Bill 288
  • Gun Rights
  • Probate and Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Immigration
  • Uncontested Divorce

We know the fear prosecutors try to instill in defendants. As a former prosecutor, attorney Blanchette is all too familiar with the tactics prosecutors and investigators use to build their cases. Fortunately, we know how to defend against these arguments with ease. More importantly, we know the law and the elements they need to prove. We will not let prosecutors intimidate you. You do not need to walk into the courtroom uneasy and unsure of what to expect. We set expectations upfront and are honest no matter what.

Call 404-719-5804 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Minerva Cansino Blanchette

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida
    • B.A.
    • Major: Legal Studies
    • Minor: Foreign Languages

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member, 1999
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association-Immigration Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Paulding County Bar Association, Member
  • Bartow County Bar Association, Member
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Member

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney Safiya Byars

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Immigration Court


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Montevallo
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Immigration Section, Member, Vice Chair
  • One of Georgia's Best Lawyers in Immigration Law by Georgia Trend's Legal Elite

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Safiya Webber Byars

Safiya Webber Byars

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Immigration Since 2015
Practice Area Year
Immigration Since 2015
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