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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m often asked how much time am I looking at for a particular criminal offense. And it really just depends. It depends on the nature of the crime. It depends on the person’s prior record. It depends on the jurisdiction there. And it depends on the judge that they are before. So there are a number of factors that have to be determined before an experienced criminal defense lawyer can give you that kind of answer. In Federal Court, there are sentencing guidelines that have to be considered.
So you need someone who’s been in Federal Court before and understands those guidelines before he can really give you an answer about that. As it relates to how much it costs, it just depends. So I need you to call me and let’s talk about your case. We offer free consultations and I’m more than happy to discuss your case with you. With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients. Give us a call.