Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Attorneys

The legal consequences and emotional impact of being charged with - or having a family member charged with - a crime are significant.  This is why your best course of action is to retain an attorney who acts accurately and quickly on your behalf.  Here at Zimmerman & Associates, we respond quickly and can advise you on posting bail, how to respond to a citation of driver's license suspension, and how best to maintain your driver's license, etc.  We represent clients charged with, among other things, misdemeanors (DUI, MIP, and marijuana) and/or felonies (drug use/possession, burglary, armed robbery, and murder).

Zimmerman & Associates successfully defends their client charged with 8 counts of Homicide by Vessel...

In an extremely high profile case, which captivated the public for over a year, our client was involved in an accident on Lake Lanier, when his boat collided with another boat. The accident resulted in the tragic death of two young boys. Our client was charged with 8 counts of Homicide by Vessel in the First Degree and several misdemeanor counts. The media portrayed our client to be a monster, a child murderer, and a drunk. The relentless negative reporting on this case created a strong public opinion that our client was guilty, and that he should be severely punished.

In November of 2013, we began a two week trial in which our firm presented evidence that this was simply a tragic accident, not a crime. Through expert testimony, we showed that our client was following the rules of the road for boating, and that he was not the cause of the accident. We also showed through expert testimony that the Prosecution’s Retrograde Extrapolation of our client’s Blood Alcohol Content was a scientifically flawed procedure and that our client’s Blood Alcohol Content was not above the legal limit.

After two long weeks of emotional and heart wrenching testimony, the jury deliberated for almost two full days. With every local media outlet broadcasting live from inside the court room, the entire State of Georgia tuned in and waited anxiously as the verdict was read…. Not guilty and acquitted on all 8 counts of Homicide by Vessel.

We assisted this battered wife...

Our client was charged with first degree murder for the stabbing and killing of her husband (the victim).  The victim had a long history of physically and verbally abusing our client.  On the day of the incident, following an altercation in which the victim had beaten our client, she was in the kitchen washing dishes when the victim came after her again.  Our client was cleaning a paring knife at the time and warned the victim to stay away from her.  The victim again approached and our client stabbed him.  Within a matter of minutes the victim died.

Our firm presented evidence at trial that our client was acting in self-defense, and through expert medical testimony, that she suffered from Battered Wife's Syndrome.  After a two week trial and only two hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty and acquitted our client of murder.

We successfully got a case of alleged armed robbery dismissed...

Our client was charged with armed robbery, among other things, for allegedly waiting in the back of the victims' (a drug dealer) car and taking his money at gunpoint when he entered the car.  Our client was wearing a mask and was identified by his voice by the victim.  We were able to obtain a dismissal of all charges against our client.

Another case dismissed, this time for alleged theft...

Our client was charged with breaking into cars at a local high school and taking items from each car.  At an evidentiary hearing, the prosecution presented testimony from the three victims, as well as the high school resource officer.  Each witness identified our client without actually seeing him at the scene of the crime.  Identification was the issue.  Prior to presenting our alibi defense, we moved to dismiss all charges for the prosecution's failure to present the requisite evidence.  The judge granted the motion and dismissed the case.

Zimmerman & Associates successfully defended this client on a charge of DUI...

Our client was arrested in the parking lot of a family restaurant in Cherokee County, Georgia.  The video from one of the officer's patrol cars confirmed he was highly intoxicated and practically unable to walk under his own power.  He was then cited by the arresting officers with Driving Under the Influence and possessing an Open Container of Alcohol in his vehicle.  This arrest represented our client's fourth D.U.I. charge lifetime.  However, after a two day trial, our client was acquitted on both charges.

DUI? All charges dismissed...

Our client was pulled over for having an expired tag.  One of the two arresting officers detected an odor of alcohol.  Our client admitted to drinking three or four beers earlier in the day.  He also submitted to several field sobriety tests.  He consented to an alcohol breath test and registered a .110 blood alcohol content.  Although charged with DUI and Expired Tag, we were successful in having all charges dismissed.

License in jeopardy?  Read on for this hallmark Zimmerman win ...

Our client was charged with his fourth DUI.  As a result, his license was suspended. After the license was reinstated, our client went about his normal life.  Four years later the State sent him a notice suspending his license for another two years, based upon the same DUIs.  We were successful in having our client's license reinstated, by winning a hallmark decision dealing with Georgia Constitutional Due Process.

Please call or email Zimmerman & Associates today, and let us know how we can help you.

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The case summaries on this site are actual summaries of cases Zimmerman & Associates has successfully handled. In order to maintain the confidentiality of our clients, all references to identifying information has been omitted.  Furthermore, these outcomes, while real, cannot be relied upon as either typical or guaranteed outcomes.