Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you are accused of a crime in Georgia, the aftermath of these accusations can shape your future. Responding aggressively and strategically to misdemeanor or felony charges can mean the difference between acquittal and conviction. The wrong response to charges could ruin your reputation and land you in jail, while developing a sound legal strategy could help you to end your involvement with the justice system with minimal or no lasting damage.
For far too many people under investigation or facing accusations, crafting the right response to charges is impossible because of the complexities of Georgia law. Fortunately, you do not have to understand how the Georgia criminal code works to aggressively fight for your future. You just need a lawyer who knows the ropes. Kilgo Law can help. Give us a call now so we can get to work on investigating charges and crafting the legal strategy that makes sense for your situation.
Our Georgia criminal defense attorneys can offer you personalized advice that is appropriate based on the evidence against you and the nature of charges.
We can also answer questions you may have including:
What kinds of cases can a Georgia criminal defense lawyer handle?
What are your options for responding to criminal charges in Georgia?
What should you look for when hiring a defense attorney in Georgia?
What Kinds of Cases Can a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer Handle?
Kilgo Law provides representation to clients accused of criminal acts and facing legal issues including:
When you are facing criminal charges for these or other offenses, a Georgia criminal defense attorney will assist you in investigating the evidence, seeking to suppress illegally obtained evidence, and determining how to plead.
What are Your Options for Responding to Criminal Charges in Georgia?
If you have been accused of a crime, there are primary options to consider when responding to criminal charges. In a best-case scenario, your attorney may be able to convince prosecutors to close a case without pursuing charges, or to dismiss charges already filed, citing evidence of your innocence, a lack of evidence of guilt, or conflicting evidence from witnesses. If your attorney can convince the court to prevent evidence from being heard by a jury because that evidence was obtained in violation of your Constitutional rights (such as the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure), this could make it possible for the criminal proceedings to end before they really begin.
Every case should begin with a plea: Not Guilty, Guilty, or – in some circumstances – Nolo Contendere, or “No Contest.” Unless or until you have all the evidence the government holds, your plea should reflect the truth: Not Guilty. Any decision to enter a negotiated plea of Guilty, No Contest, or to continue to plead Not Guilty and request a trial should be based on the evidence, what the prosecutors can prove, and this is where Kilgo Law can help. Through investigation, negotiation, and trial preparation, Kilgo Law can provide you with the tools to make the best decision about your future.
What Should You Look for When Hiring a Defense Attorney in Georgia?
When hiring a defense attorney in Georgia, you want an attorney with experience and with knowledge of both the criminal justice system and crimes similar to the one you have been accused of.
Kilgo Law has the experience you need. Our legal team has former prosecutors and attorneys with more than two decades of criminal defense experience. We will bring our legal knowledge to your case, so give us a call now to find out how we can help you.