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.
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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.
When you’re stopped for a DUI, you have two choices, usually. And those choices are either to blow in the machine or not. If you do blow in the machine, you’re actually creating evidence against yourself. If you don’t blow in the machine, you are risking having your license suspended for a full year. So it really depends on the facts and the individual person. If you’ve had more than one drink, you should seriously consider not blowing in the machine. But again, it’s going to depend on your height, your weight, and your tolerance. But those are some of the serious choices that we have to talk about when you call me about your DUI. With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients. Give us a call.
I’m often asked, why can’t we make this case get resolved faster? Well, speed is not always the defendant’s friend. Sometimes, you need time to investigate the case. Sometimes, you need time to gather witnesses, to hire experts. And sometimes, you have to remember that you might be in a very busy jurisdiction that’s just does not move fast, or you might have a judge who has lots of cases on their docket. So, there a lot of reasons why a criminal case might not disappear as quickly as you want to. With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients. Give us a call.
Sometimes I’m asked, in the personal injury context, why can’t we get our recovery sooner, it seems to be an open and shut case. Well, you have to remember that the insurance companies are not in the business of giving you full value. And so, sometimes you have to convince them or threaten to litigate with them in order to get full value for your case. So a lot of times if you take the first offer, that first offer is not their best offer. And so it makes sense to hire a lawyer who will fight the insurance company and get the best value for you or take the case to trial if need be. With more than thirty years of experience, we know how to get result for our clients. Give us a call.