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I would say from my experience and my ability to communicate with people, I have been practicing law and trying cases for more than 30 years in both Florida, here and other states in the southeast. I have worked with thousands of clients in a number of federal and state crimes, and so I am someone who is familiar with pretty much every sort of crime and every sort of defense to those crimes. When you hire me, you get someone who’s hands-on, and you will have access to me. I will be the person who goes to court. I will be the person who answers calendar calls, as well as goes to motion hearings and handles your trial. I will explain to you every facet of the proceedings.

I will let you know what I think is the right course of action, and so you get someone who has more than 30 years of experience handling state and federal crimes, and everybody doesn’t have that. I’ve been practicing in federal court alone since 1993, and so that is a niche that I’ve developed over the years, and that’s the experience you get when you hire me. With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients. At R. Gary Spencer, P.C., we provide clients with the personal attention and skilled counsel they deserve from their attorney.

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Well, at a free consultation, what I don’t want to do is waste your time, and so, if you don’t have time to come to the office for that consultation, I’m more than happy to talk to you over the phone, and what I’ll talk to you about are the generic facts about your case.

For example, in a personal injury case, where the accident happened, what sort of injuries you have. What sort of insurance information have you already received? Have you spoken to the police? Did the other person speak to the police? These sort of ideas and discussions can happen over the phone if you’re too busy to come into the office initially.

In a criminal case, you might not have time to come downtown, but you want to know what’s going on with your son or daughter or your husband or wife, and I can talk to you about the prospects of bond; I can talk to you a little bit about the facts of the case, understanding that I won’t have all of the facts yet.

If you’re a lawyer and you call me and you say, “Look. I’ve received this letter”, I’m going to ask you about the grievance itself and ask you what you think about the grievance, and whether or not you think you can respond yourself – which sometimes you can, or you want to have legal counsel at least review your response.

We have over thirty years of experience practicing law, representing people in criminal cases, as well as personal injury cases. Feel free to give us a call if you’ve been in an accident.

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If you’re a lawyer, and the State Bar sends you a letter that’s marked “Confidential”, it may be because a former client or someone has filed a grievance against you. That doesn’t mean you’re guilty. That doesn’t mean your license is going to be suspended. It doesn’t mean you’re going to be in trouble, but it does mean that you should have a lawyer at least talk to you about what the allegations are.

Many lawyers think “Well, I’m a lawyer, I can represent myself in this State Bar preceding.” Well, remembering what Abraham Lincoln said about ”the person who represents themselves has a fool for a client.” –that sounds funny, but it’s not when your Bar — your license is on the line. You should have someone to review your response just to make sure that you’ve answered it completely, and that you’ve given the Bar what they need to dismiss your case if that’s appropriate. What you don’t want to do is respond without having your full file together, or respond in anger, and say something you might regret later on.

I’ve had years of experience representing respondents before the State Bar of Georgia, and I’m more than happy to discuss your case with you. Please feel free to give me a call.

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Frequently, I’m asked how long is this going to take or how much this going to cost? One of the questions you should be asking or some of the questions you really should be asking is, have I been before this judge before? Have you worked with the prosecutor before?

You need to know that your lawyer has the experience you need for your sort of case. With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients.

Give us a call.

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When I first started practicing law, I was a legal aid lawyer in Miami, and I was doing some work with some friends of mine, about some punitive action, and they worked with the Public Defender’s office. And I had never wanted to do criminal defense. I just wasn’t interested, and talking to them I realized it was the same client. That is, there were people who were lacking resources and didn’t have an advocate for them, and that made me realize that I should give that a try. And I ended up going to the Public Defender’s office in Miami, and then here in Georgia.

Several years ago, a young man from South Georgia had gotten into some trouble, primarily because he just told some friends that he had gotten a new job. These friends decided to turn what their friend had said into a bank robbery, and someone was killed. And they testified against him in trial but he was acquitted because the jury realized that he was doing nothing more than just explaining to his friends that he had a new job, and all of a sudden, these so-called “friends” took that opportunity and turned it into an armed bank robbery that turned into a murder.

With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients. At R. Gary Spencer, P.C., we provide clients with the personal attention and skilled counsel they deserve from their attorney.