Criminal Defense

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Ordinance Violations

"Every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. No person shall be convicted of a crime unless each element of such crime is proved beyond a reasonable doubt."
- Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 16, Chapter 1, Section 5

When someone is charged with a crime, there is very little that he or she can do without the aid of an experienced Attorney. A criminal charge represents the full power of the Government - an attempt to punish a citizen by depriving him or her of property, liberty, or in some cases, life. Both the United States and Georgia Constitutions afford citizens numerous rights to protect against abuse of this power.

Attorney Charles Jones has experience with both felony and misdemeanor criminal defense, from simple speeding to felony drug offenses. He has also been on the other side of counsel table, as a prosecutor for the City of Comer, Georgia. Our pretrial criminal defense practice consists of careful examination of every iota of the State's case, motions to exclude damaging evidence from being used at trial, and negotiations for reduced charges. At trial, we will work hard to expose the weaknesses in the State's case, the lack of evidence, and, ultimately, reasonable doubt.

Whether you are charged with a felony, a misdemeanor, or a simple ordinance violation, a conviction could have serious consequences. Even misdemeanors can be punished by up to 12 months in jail. A criminal record can also come back to haunt you when you apply for a job. We will be happy to consult with you about your criminal case and how we can fight for you.

Criminal Defense Tip:
While you have the right to a trial by jury, you also have the right to have your case tried by a Judge alone, who may not be as easily swayed by emotions. This may work to your advantage. Your Attorney will be able to advise you of the best option.