Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Federal Cases

Federal cases differ from state cases in many aspects. Federal Courts operate according to their own criminal laws. In addition to excellent legal knowledge, our leading attorney relies on outstanding relationships with the US Attorney in South Georgia and unmatched understanding of the Federal Guidelines. This allows us to provide you with the best legal representation you can get and guarantee you the best possible outcome.

We know federal cases can often be time-consuming, expensive and stressful. That’s why we aspire to not only provide you with the best defense possible, but also guide you through the proceedings and help you along the way.

State Cases

Most of our clients are charged with crimes in State Courts. We are fully licensed to represent you in the Superior Court (which handles felonies, murder, and robbery charges), State Court (handling misdemeanors, DUIs and MIPs) and the Municipal Court (minor traffic tickets and some misdemeanors).

In addition to representing you in court, we will also guide and advise you on all of your legal options. Our criminal defense attorney will go through discovery with you, advise you on whether to accept plea offers, and provide you with affirmative defenses to your criminal case. We take your best interests into account when we negotiate with the prosecutors and are always ready to take it to trial to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

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Criminal defense practice areas

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DUI Defense Lawyer

A DUI conviction is much more than a slap on the wrist. If you’re found guilty of driving under the influence (or plead guilty to a DUI) in Georgia, you could be facing jail time, fines and the suspension of your driver’s license for up to a year. You may even lose your job and have your professional license revoked.

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Drug Trafficking OCGA § 16-13-31

If you are facing drug trafficking charges, it is important that you contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible for legal advice. At Joseph Williams Law, our attorney has represented several clients charged with drug offenses.

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Aggravated Assault

Have you ever faced aggravated assault charges? If you have, I’m sure you had tons of questions that needed to be answered. At Joseph Williams Law Firm, our attorney has represented countless clients that have been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

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Possession with the Intent to Distribute 

Possession of an illegal drug is already a serious charge in Georgia. But it’s a lot more serious if you’re charged with possession with the intent to distribute under O.C.G.A. §16-13-30.
This is a charge that, if it turns into a conviction, could have you facing serious jail time with hefty fines to pay. But it doesn’t have to turn into a conviction.

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Federal Criminal Defense

Being accused of any crime in Georgia can be scary, even if it’s just a misdemeanor. However, being charged with a federal crime is on a whole new level, and not just because you’ve caught the attention of law enforcement on a national level.

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Fraud Attorney

If you’ve been charged with fraud, your future hangs in the balance. Depending on the specific details of your case, your penalties could be extreme; you may be subject to fines and imprisonment; you may be ostracized from your community, family and industry. That’s a high price for anyone to pay, especially if they’re not guilty.

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Burglary Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with committing burglary, you need to understand what’s at stake. You’re not just facing a potential felony—you’re on the brink of losing a number of freedoms, whether or not you’re actually guilty. That’s why avoiding conviction is of the utmost importance.

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Family Violence Lawyer

If convicted of domestic assault or battery in Georgia, you will face a number of penalties, depending on the specific details of your case. In addition to prison time and the loss of your right to own a firearm, you may also incur large fines. You may lose your parental rights and face insurmountable employment difficulties.

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Drug Possession Attorney

Some people arrested for drug crimes mistakenly believe that pleading guilty is their only option, and that they wouldn’t be able to afford an attorney anyway. However, the real truth is that they can’t afford not to hire an attorney, especially in drug possession cases involving controlled substances.

Traffic Violations

Georgia has countless traffic laws, penalties and legal procedures, and unless you’re an expert in traffic law, navigating them is a daunting task. Luckily, you can get all the answers you need by consulting a traffic violations lawyer in Georgia.

Crime of Murder in Georgia

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Are you in need of a qualified lawyer in South Georgia? Williams Law is here to help with unmatched knowledge of the law and a personal approach with your best interests at its center.

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