If you are under arrest or facing criminal charges in southern Georgia, then you are likely scared and worried about what comes next. Whether you are facing your first offense or if you have already been through the criminal justice system, you need high-quality legal representation you can trust. Spencer Law Office is dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you understand your options. We will work diligently on your behalf to secure you a favorable outcome that allows you to move on with your life.
Principal attorney Gerald Spencer provides straightforward and effective criminal defense strategies for clients in Brooks County who are facing criminal charges. We believe in defending your rights and working towards equitable and favorable solutions. If you are facing a criminal charge, you need to secure legal representation as soon as possible to give yourself the best chances at a desirable outcome.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
Spencer Law Office helps people facing a variety of criminal charges. Whether you are facing drug-related charges, DUI charges, or hit-and-run charges, we can help you form a strong defense and work towards having the charges reduced or even dismissed. We understand that there are many sides to any situation, and we promise to listen closely to your side of the story. Since many of the penalties for drug or DUI-related convictions can be severe, it is critical that you contact us as soon as possible so that we have an adequate amount of time to build you a strong defense.
Guidance and Representation You Can Trust
Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming and isolating. Working with seasoned criminal defense attorney Gerald Spencer will make you feel heard and supported. Remember, you do not have to face this difficult period alone. We will carefully explain what to expect during the process of your arraignment or trial, and we will make sure you fully understand all of your options. With our vast amount of courtroom experience, you can rest assured that you will be in the best possible hands during this challenging time. We are here to answer all of your questions and to provide you with the legal support you need.
Criminal Defense FAQs
Q: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor charge in Georgia?
A: Both felonies and misdemeanors carry penalties, but the consequences for felonies are generally more severe. Under Georgia state law, misdemeanor offenses can lead to a sentence of up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Felonies in Georgia carry a prison sentence of at least one year, and some fines can be more than $1,000,000. While some prison sentences can be partially served on probation, there are some offenses that require a mandatory length of time a person must serve in prison. Additionally, those who are convicted of a felony also lose their rights to vote and to own a firearm, among other civil liberties.
Q: What are the penalties for a DUI conviction?
A: Georgia has pretty serious consequences for those charged with a DUI. First-time offenders can expect to pay a fine between $300-$1000, spend at least 24 hours in jail (or even up to 12 months), be put on probation for 12 months, perform at least 40 hours of community service, and/or face a one-year license suspension. If you complete a state-approved DUI course and pay additional fees, it is possible to have your license reactivated sooner. For repeat offenders, the penalties become even more substantial, with higher fees and longer jail sentences.
Q: What do I do if the police come to my residence?
A: First of all, try to remain calm. It helps tremendously to be as polite and obedient as possible, but be sure to say as little as you can. Remember that anything you say could be used later to incriminate you. Immediately ask to see the search warrant, and make sure to read it in its entirety. If there is no warrant, do not let them inside your home, as they cannot enter your home unless you invite them in. If they have a warrant to search your house, stay out of their way and do not answer their questions until you have spoken with your lawyer.
If you are facing criminal charges in the Quitman or Valdosta area, you need a strong and seasoned criminal defense attorney by your side. Don’t let your mistakes haunt you for the rest of your life. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure your side of the story is heard. Call us right now at (229) 263-4181 to ensure that your rights are protected.