Criminal Law

Georgia DUI Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important that you understand your rights from the beginning. The best way to do this is to get experienced counsel to represent you. The sooner a lawyer gets involved in your defense, the better your chances of reducing or avoiding penalties.

I represent people in Bartow County and the surrounding area who have been charged with state or municipal crimes. I understand that your freedom is at stake and I will fight hard to protect it. We will discuss your side of the story, and I will give you my recommendation based on the facts and evidence so you can make an informed decision. Please call or contact me online.

DUI, Drug Charges and Additional Offenses

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) will immediately impact your life. In addition to losing your driver's license, the penalties for a first DUI conviction can include a minimum of 24 hours or more in jail, 40 hours of community service, license suspension, DUI classes, fines and 12 months of probation. The penalties for multiple offenses are much stiffer; a fourth conviction in 10 years is a felony.

A drug crime conviction can also be very serious. I represent people charged with possession, sales/distribution and trafficking. I will examine the evidence, your arrest and the police procedure used throughout. If your constitutional rights were violated, I will fight to reduce or dismiss the charges.

Juveniles who are arrested also need representation. I handle delinquent offenses such as alcohol, drugs, assault, school crimes, as well as unruly offenses and probation violations. I can argue to keep your child out of the youth detention center by requesting probation or counseling.

I also represent people charged with a broad range of felonies and misdemeanors, including:

  • Sex crimes and child molestation
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Forgery
  • Weapons charges
  • Obstruction of a law enforcement officer
  • Domestic violence and aggravated stalking
  • Traffic offenses
  • Probation violations

Please call to schedule an appointment with a Cartersville criminal defense attorney today.