I excel in personally guiding you through complex legal processes, explaining each step, using my 30 years of experience in handling cases pertaining to Criminal Law, Whether you need legal advice or action, I am here to represent you and your unique needs. Contact me today to schedule an appointment.
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If you are convicted of a DUI, DWI or another traffic offense, it will affect much more than just your criminal record. A conviction can have long-lasting implications for your career path, housing options, insurance rates and driving privileges. To protect your future, it is important to work with an attorney who understands how to protect your rights in the criminal justice system.
I can help you when you face charges, including: DUI or DWI/Speeding
Driving with a suspended license/Reckless driving/ Running a red light or stop sign
Leaving the scene of an accident
Georgia has strict laws concerning drunk driving. The criminal penalties become increasingly severe for each DUI incurred. If convicted of DUI in Georgia, the state may sentence you to:
Up to five years in jail
A fine of up to $5,000
An indefinite license suspension
Many drivers dismiss traffic violations as minor infractions that do not have serious ramifications. To the contrary, traffic offenses — even seemingly minor ones like speeding — can have many detrimental consequences. Traffic violations can result in points on your license, higher insurance premiums and even a license suspension. No matter how small your traffic violation seems, you should consider working with a lawyer to amend or drop your charge.
Struggling with drug use while facing criminal charges can be terrifying. When charged with a drug offense, you must regain control of your life by working with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
I can provide the strong, knowledgeable and compassionate defense that you need, if you have been charged with:
Intent to distribute
Georgia’s drug laws are much harsher than those of many other states, and it imposes strict penalties that may include expensive fines, mandatory drug treatment, community service, probation and even jail time.
As an experienced lawyer who has guided many clients through their drug-related cases, I can protect your rights in the Georgia criminal justice system. I have successfully gotten many clients’ criminal penalties reduced — or even gotten their charges reduced or dropped entirely.
If you have been charged with a sexual offense, you may feel as if the court has already declared you guilty. These accusations carry heavy stigmas that can negatively affect your life, even if you have not been convicted. When you face charges as serious as these, you must take action to protect your rights and your future.
I have successfully defended clients against charges, including:
Rape and statutory rape
Even if the evidence against you seems insurmountable, there is no such thing as an open-and-shut case when I am on the case. I will work tirelessly to build a criminal defense strategy that works to your favor.
I can exhaustively gather evidence from witnesses, find experts to testify on our side, challenge forensic evidence and poke holes in the prosecution’s argument. When possible, I will negotiate to resolve your case out of court. However, if your case does go to trial, I am a seasoned trial lawyer and will tenaciously defend you before a judge or jury.
White Collar Crimes
While white collar crimes are considered nonviolent, they are nonetheless serious offenses, carrying penalties that may include considerable prison time. If you have been arrested for tax fraud, money laundering, embezzlement or any other white collar crime, it’s important to realize your future is on the line.
While some of these crimes can be charged at the state level, most are federal crimes, prosecuted in a federal court system that has powerful resources at its disposal. That’s why it’s essential to seek representation from an attorney who has successfully defended clients on federal criminal charges.
My background enables me to effectively challenge prosecutors in providing a defense to clients charged with white collar crimes that include:
All forms of fraud/Embezzlement
Bribery and extortion/Money laundering/Forgery/Antitrust violations
Tax evasion/Corporate espionage
Computer hacking/Insider trading
Racketeering & RICO/Counterfeiting
Whether you have been charged or are currently being investigated, it’s important to seek skilled representation immediately. The earlier I can begin to develop your defense, the better your chance of obtaining a favorable outcome, whether that’s an acquittal, reduced sentence or plea agreement.
In most instances, killings that are presumed to be willful and premeditated carry the toughest punishments. Accordingly, these cases, often referred to as first-degree murder prosecutions, demand a thorough investigation of the alleged crime and the defendant’s purported actions. Whenever possible, an effective attorney will work to reduce the allegation to a second-degree count or another type of charge where the element of premeditation does not exist. A murder that occurs without forethought or a manslaughter charge where the malice necessary to prove murder cannot be demonstrated carries a more lenient sentence.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, I may be able to offer a defense based on these factors:
Justified homicide, as in self-defense
Action taken to protect others
Accidental death committed in the course of a lawful activity
It’s important for defendants in any criminal case to understand that the burden of proof lies with the prosecution and that all defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. When I represent you in felony cases such as murder or manslaughter, I ensure your rights are upheld from the moment you retain me.
A homicide investigation can involve the collection and analysis of various types of evidence, including scientific data and witness statements. Because jurors tend to put substantial faith in the reliability and conclusiveness of science, forensic evidence is one of the most powerful tools in a homicide case. When it can bolster my client’s case, I conduct meticulous reviews of evidence such as autopsy records, blood splatter and gunpowder analyses, firearm tests, DNA reports and other hard scientific documents. I can match the state’s experts with highly educated, knowledgeable forensic scientists I call upon. Likewise, I understand how witnesses can engage in deception or commit honest mistakes, especially when they’re feeling the pressure from powerful government authorities. By conducting an exhaustive investigation of the witnesses and relevant facts and using my trial experience, I can skillfully attack false and unsupported statements.
My firm knows that your freedom is at stake when you face a homicide charge. You can rely on my trial-tested advocacy and knowledge of Georgia law to provide a diligent defense that seeks to preserve that freedom.