Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Facing any type of a criminal charge can be intimidating, particularly if you have never dealt with the criminal justice system. Whether you have been stopped and are facing a DUI charge, or you are the parent of a child who is facing a charge, you need an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

Juvenile Court Matters

It is imperative you seek immediate legal help for a child facing any charges, otherwise, their entire future could be jeopardized. A conviction could mean the loss of opportunity for further education, and possibly a life-long criminal record. We will fight aggressively on behalf of your child.

DUI Arrests

A DUI arrest in Georgia can mean serious penalties. Even a first-time DUI misdemeanor conviction can mean steep fines, jail time, and participation in risk reduction program. A skilled DUI attorney is a must. Remember, DUI charges do not just apply to alcohol, anyone impaired by illegal drugs or prescription drugs could also face DUI charges. Pleading guilty to DUI could mean 24 hours in jail, probation, and court fines for a first offense. Second, and subsequent offenses result in more serious consequences. Keep in mind, just because you have been arrested and charged with DUI does not mean you will automatically be convicted, you should work with an attorney who will mount an aggressive defense.

Felonies or Misdemeanors

Traffic violations, theft, or drug charges may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on a number of factors, and the Georgia statute you are charged under. Either can mean a life-long criminal record if you are convicted. A criminal record can make it harder to secure a job or housing and may even impact your ability to obtain a loan. You should never take any type of criminal charge lightly, contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you are arrested is imperative.

If you have been arrested, make sure you contact an attorney immediately. It is also helpful to make a written record of everything that occurred up to the time of your arrest as this could have an impact on how we present your case in court. Even minor details are important, therefore the sooner you record your activities, the better. We are committed to understanding everything that led up to your arrest and helping you mount a strong defense.

Criminal Appeals

A guilty verdict does not necessarily mean your criminal case is over. If you have been found guilty of a criminal charge, you have the right to file an appeal and we can help. We will carefully review your case to determine the basis for an appeal or new trial.

If you live in the South Georgia area, including Tifton, Waycross, Alma, Blackshear, Valdosta, Bainbridge, or anywhere else in South Georgia contact the Law Offices of Bryan Rumker and Greg Sasser if you or your child is facing a criminal charge.