Police and prosecutors take violent crime very seriously and are generally willing to put significant resources into arresting and convicting people they believe have committed these crimes. But like any criminal defendant in the United States, if you have been charged with a violent crime such as aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon or battery, you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
At the law firm of Andrews & Sanders Law Offices in Savannah, Georgia, we are devoted to protecting the rights of criminal defendants in coastal Georgia. If you have been accused of a violent crime, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free phone consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Some of the violent crime cases we defend our clients against include:
If you have been charged with any violent crime, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The police and prosecutors will carefully take note of everything you say and do after you are accused. We will advise you about your rights and the things we can do to protect those rights.
There are many ways you can maintain your freedom after being charged with a violent offense like aggravated assault. There are many factors – such as self-defense, entrapment, insanity or impairment – that can result in a defendant’s acquittal. When defendants are wrongly accused, our legal team can use your alibi to prove to the court where you were at the time the crime was committed, and prove that you were falsely accused. The final and most important fact, though, is that you are innocent until proven guilty. If the prosecution is unable to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that our defendant committed a crime, then a conviction is unlikely. Our knowledge of the criminal justice system can work in your favor if you find yourself accused of a violent crime such as battery, rape, or aggravated assault.
We defend clients against a full range of violent crimes under Georgia law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including the following:
We are prepared to defend you against charges of violence at trial and, if you are convicted, appeal your conviction as necessary to protect your rights and help you avoid or reduce the consequences of your charges. Appeals are not the same as retrials, and do not go over the facts of the case for a second time. During the criminal appeal process, we seek to prove that a case was improperly handled, leading to conviction, or improperly sentenced. Often during appeals, we argue that a sentence was too harsh for the crime committed. If you or a loved one needs to appeal a conviction or sentence in Savannah or coastal Georgia, call an experienced criminal defense attorney at Andrews & Sanders Law Offices today.
In Georgia, many violent crimes, including armed robbery and rape, carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison with no parole if you are convicted. This is obviously an extremely serious consequence that we will do everything in our power to avoid.
Attorney Doug Andrews is a former state chief assistant district attorney with extensive experience on both sides of violent felony criminal cases. That experience can prove extremely valuable when defending clients against such serious charges as these. Contact us to get the benefit of a criminal defense lawyer who understands the system inside and out.