Pursuant to the Order of April 6, 2020, from the Supreme Court of Georgia, the statewide Judicial Emergency has been extended until May 13. As such, any court date you have scheduled before May 13, 2020, is likely to be rescheduled.
For potential clients who would prefer to avoid in-person consultations, we are offering consultations by telephone or video conference.
For current clients of the firm with pending court dates before May 13, please call or email us for an update. We will do our best to keep you informed, but many clerk and prosecutor offices are working with limited hours and staff.
Indigent Defense Horror Stories
The failings of the indigent defense system are so widespread that the ACLU is building a bank of horror stories to raise awareness of just how bad the problem has gotten. The ACLU project has just started as of the posting of this blog entry, but it should be available soon so people can see for themselves just how bad the various systems around the country have gotten.
If you're facing criminal charges, it is always in your best interest to hire a lawyer. Private attorneys typically have smaller caseloads and thus more time to spend per case.
Far too many people don't consider hiring private counsel until after their trial with a public defender has gone badly. By that point, many of the rights they had before trial are gone. The time to win your case is BEFORE trial, not after.
If you are serious about your case, your rights, your freedoms, and your reputation, then you also need to be serious about hiring the best lawyer you can afford as soon as you can. Call us.