Criminal Law

Overview

Being accused of or charged with any crime can be a harrowing experience. When you are facing a criminal investigation or pending charges, getting the situation resolved in an efficient manner and as discretely as possible is of the utmost importance. We will work with you to provide experienced counsel and strategic advice, and help you to understand the charges you are facing. We will carefully review and assess the facts and thoroughly evaluate your case. We will work with you to develop a plan of action and work to help you best preserve your reputation and livelihood. While this work often involves the defense of clients in state and federal criminal courts in Georgia and South Carolina, we also represent corporations and individuals charged in white-collar criminal matters. If we are unable to successfully resolve your case pre-trial, we have experienced trial attorneys with years of experience that are well prepared to take your case to trial. A sample of the types of matters we handle is provided as follows:

  • DUI defense
  • Drug offenses
  • Gun charges
  • Theft (including, but not limited to theft by taking, burglary, credit card fraud)
  • White collar crimes, including but not limited to:
  • Computer fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery
  • Larceny/Theft
  • Racketeering
  • Forgery
  • Identity Theft

Importance of Representation in a Criminal Matter

The United States legal system can be quite complicated, especially in the area of criminal law, and being charged with a crime can be an overwhelming process. Having a qualified attorney represent you throughout this process will ensure your rights are protected and your best interests are looked after. We will assist you in understanding all of your legal rights as well as the crime you are being questioned about or the specifics of the charges being brought against you. We can evaluate your case and determine if or when your rights have been violated. Finally, we will know all of the elements of the crime you are being accused of and will ensure the evidence is fairly presented in court.

Representation and Achievements

Our firm has extensive experience in handling criminal legal matters. Our firm has successfully prosecuted ordinance violations in Columbia County for many years on behalf of the citizens of Columbia County. Our attorneys also have prior experience in the criminal arena, from representing the State of Georgia as assistant District attorneys to a current partner in the firm who is a former Superior Court Judge who presided over thousands of criminal matters from the bench. We have also handled appeals of criminal convictions in Georgia, assisted clients in the expungement of criminal records and issues related to obtaining firearm carry permits and represented victims of domestic abuse in obtaining protective orders.

Our firms’ experience provides specific knowledge and a systematic approach to criminal defense. We handle matters in a multitude of different venues and on a wide array of offenses from misdemeanor DUI’s to felony cases, including, but not limited to, drug offenses, theft charges, forgery and other white collar crimes.

Our Representation has resulted in good results for clients, including dismissals and probated sentences in many cases.