Rockdale County Criminal Defense Attorney Proficiently Handles Violent Crime Cases
Providing knowledge, skill and compassion
We are all prone to the occasional poor choice or lapse in judgment. Unfortunately, sometimes such momentary incidents can result in permanent consequences. Many of my clients have been charged with a violent crime, such as murder, child molestation, various domestic crimes, rape or kidnapping. If you or a loved one faces such a situation, the legal team at The Law Offices of William F. Todd, Jr., P.C. diligently defends you and protects your best interests.
Types of violent crimes
I understand quality defense goes beyond simply applying the law to the facts. When you face a serious felony charge in Conyers, GA, you want a lawyer who provides professional and personal support throughout your case. I take my role as your defense counsel seriously. The high-level felony cases I handle include:
Whether you are facing aggravated assault charges or murder allegations, you can trust me, William F. Todd, Jr., to aggressively defend you. If you are a repeat offender, it is especially important to retain qualified defense counsel, since the penalties are more severe, including longer jail terms and costlier fines.
What should I do immediately after the incident?
There are a few obvious things:
- If someone is hurt, call 911 for emergency services.
- Have a lawyer present before you answer any questions.
- Do not add to your problems by resisting the peace officers or fleeing the scene.
There are some other things that are not as obvious. Be respectful to the authorities, even if you refuse to comply with their demands. Bear in mind that they may pressure you or cajole you to surrender your rights. They may promise you that you can go home if you just explain what happened. Insist that your attorney be present prior to questioning, even if you are bullied or threatened. Be careful what you say to third parties. Your statements could be overheard and used against you later. In fact, do not discuss the incident with anyone until you speak to your lawyer. Above all, listen to the advice of your Conyers attorney and not the advice of well-meaning friends and family members.
What can I expect when I go to court?
First of all, you can expect delays. A simple case in Conyers may last for months; a complicated case can last for years. But a good criminal defense attorney knows that delay is usually a good thing for a defendant. Over time, memories fade, witnesses relocate and evidence goes missing. You may be required to attend some sort of counseling session, so we can help you make your appointment. Finally, listen to my advice. I have been a prosecutor, a judge and a defense attorney. I know what I need from you so I can mount an effective defense.
An outstanding Rockdale County violent crimes defense attorney makes all the difference.
At The Law Offices of William F. Todd, Jr., P.C., I help people charged with violent crimes. I would consider it an honor to help you as well. Contact me at [ln::phone] or via our website to schedule your free initial consultation. I proudly serve the Atlanta area, including Rockdale, Newton, Walton, Henry, Dekalb, Fulton, Jasper, Gwinnett and Clayton Counties.