Being accused of a crime can be a frightening experience. If you’re facing criminal accusations in Georgia, it’s important to mount an aggressive defense so that you might receive a more favorable resolution. Being charged with a violent crime will potentially expose you to a long term of incarceration.

It’s vital that you understand the criminal court process and how to build the strongest defense possible for your case. You might need to conduct a thorough investigation of what happened, obtain discovery from the prosecution, review the evidence that is being used against you and interview witnesses.

Building a strong defense may also necessitate that you file evidentiary motions and negotiate with the prosecutor in order to try to secure a favorable plea offer. If you’re unable to reach a plea agreement, you may need to prepare for trial and have a lawyer litigate your case in front of a jury. While it’s possible to forgo legal counsel, representing yourself can be extremely complicated.

At the law firm of Jeffrey E. Johnston, Attorney at Law, our attorney has more than 15 years of experience practicing in criminal law. He previously worked as a prosecutor for five years before becoming a criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Johnston understands how prosecutors handle violent crime allegations, and he fights to build the strongest defenses possible for each of his clients. If you have been accused of assault, battery, domestic violence or homicide, you can learn more about mounting a defense on our violent crimes defense page.