What Can a Criminal Lawyer Do That I Can't Do?

When facing criminal charges, having our experienced Gwinnett County criminal defense attorneys on your side can help you avoid the penalties associated with a conviction. 

Both misdemeanor and felony crimes are a serious matter in Georgia. If convicted, you could be facing heavy fines, court costs, and a potentially lengthy jail sentence. Criminal charges can also impact your job, your relationship with your family, and your reputation in the community, while also leaving you with a criminal record that follows you the rest of your life. To protect yourself, get our Norcross criminal defense lawyers on your side immediately. We can take the actions needed to protect you.

Five Actions a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Take That You Can’t

When facing criminal charges, it is natural to feel isolated and wonder where to turn. DO NOT attempt to handle this situation on your own or rely on the well-meaning, but misguided advice of friends. At Zimmerman & Associates, our knowledge of state laws and our expertise in handling criminal matters through the Gwinnett County Courts makes us a strong legal advocate to have on your side. Actions we can take on your behalf include:

Reviewing the charges against you and the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

Based on our years of training and experience in applying the Georgia Criminal Code in various cases, we can review the charges against you and advise you on potential penalties. We can also review the circumstances surrounding your arrest to ensure the proper procedures were followed.

Reviewing the evidence against you and negotiating with police or prosecutors involved.

We review the evidence against you and make legal arguments as to why it should not be admissible in court. Based on a lack of evidence, we can then negotiate with police and prosecutors involved to have your charges dropped or reduced.

Appearing on your side at hearings and making strong legal arguments before the judge in your case. 

We stand by your side through all court proceedings, including, but not limited to, bond or “first appearance” hearings, arraignments, and pleas. If your case goes to trial, we can make strong, effective arguments before the judge or jury to help avoid a conviction. 

Arranging for pretrial intervention and alternative sentencing.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for a pretrial intervention program. This prevents you from having to go to trial and prevents a conviction. If this is not possible, we may be able to arrange alternative sentencing, helping you avoid jail time. 

Filing appeals and having charges removed from your record. 

If you are convicted, we can file appeals seeking to overturn the verdict. If you are acquitted, we can help expunge or restrict your criminal record, preventing it from impacting your ability to get a job, housing, or an education.

Contact Our Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

To protect yourself against criminal charges in Gwinnett County, get Zimmerman & Associates on your side. Call or contact our Norcross criminal defense attorneys online and request a free consultation today.