Americus, Georgia Criminal Lawyers
nursing home neglect and abuse, and all other areas where carelessness leads to serious injury to
innocent persons throughout Georgia for over 40 years,
Attorney Cummings has an extensive career in criminal law. She began her career in criminal justice at Gwinnett County Police Department as a Crime Scene Investigator where she investigated all types of all types of crimes scenes from burglaries to homicide for almost 10 years. She...
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As an ex-federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice and former trial attorney for a Fortune 500 insurance company, Mr. Ferguson has successfully handled complex government investigations, criminal cases and serious civil litigation matters across the country.
After defending the insurance company in hundreds of civil litigation matters and investigations, Mr. Ferguson was recruited by the United States Department of Justice to prosecute federal offenses including narcotics, medical provider prosecutions, business-related crimes, fraud, and illegal gun crimes.
With offices in Tifton and Columbus, Mr. Ferguson and his team of paralegals,...
During my entire career of 16 years, I have handled numerous criminal cases involving murder, rape, armed robbery, theft by taking, theft by receiving, fraud, identify theft and many others. I also handle traffic tickets that involving driving under the influence, driving...
The biggest complaint I hear when contacted by a personal injury client that is unhappy with their current attorney is that many of them never even meet an attorney. The TV lawyers as they are called are Marketers and Not Trial Lawyers. They let an army of clerical staff conduct mostly all aspects of their clients' personal injury cases.
Ben meets all clients in person and sits down with them for a real consultation. The TV Lawyers...
Community is important to Randy and he volunteers his time and resources to our local organizations including The Boy Scouts of America Flint River Council, Habitat for Humanity, CASA, and other local non-profit organizations supported...
Peachtree City, GA 30269-0713
Georgia State University College of Law
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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