Brunswick Attorney Advocates for Georgians Accused of Crimes
Skilled defense counsel for all types of criminal charges
If you’re facing criminal charges, The Gough Firm, P.C. in Brunswick offers comprehensive representation in state and federal courts throughout Georgia. Having practiced law in the state since 1987, I have defended clients in all types of prosecutions. After working as a Brunswick Judicial Circuit public defender, I am now able to provide personalized assistance in a private-firm setting. My experience includes not only a detailed knowledge of the relevant law, but also the strategies employed by police officers and prosecutors. In a free initial consultation, I will evaluate your situation and assess how your case might proceed. From there, we will develop an effective strategy to obtain a favorable result at trial or through a plea-bargain. Whether you’ve been accused of a felony or a misdemeanor, your future is at stake, requiring an attorney who will take immediate action to preserve your legal rights.
Seasoned counselor challenges felony allegations
Serious felony charges demand a steadfast advocate who has experience litigating in high-pressure criminal trials. I have helped men and women successfully fight allegations including:
- Homicide — In Georgia, homicides can be charged as either murder or manslaughter depending upon the circumstances involved, with murder the more serious charge, sometimes punishable by death. As there are no statutory degrees for murder in Georgia, it’s essential you have an experienced defense attorney representing you. As your advocate, I will mount a strategy to counter the prosecution’s case by confronting witnesses and challenging questionable evidence to demonstrate that the required legal elements do not exist. In some cases, I can argue for a reduction to a manslaughter charge when malice is not present.
- Sexual assault — Allegations of rape and other sex crimes often involve differing accounts of what occurred and complicated issues relating to consent. My firm handles each of these matters in a professional manner to give defendants the best chance at a fair outcome.
- Robbery — Robbery is a more serious charge than theft because it involves the use or threat of force. Often, that charge is filed based purely on subjective factors rather than conclusive evidence. I advocate strongly from the outset for an appropriate charge based on the case facts.
Georgia law does not categorize felonies by degree, so each charge has specific sentencing guidelines. I evaluate the relevant facts of your case so that you can understand potential penalties when you decide whether to accept a plea offer or proceed to trial.
Thorough legal support for individuals accused of misdemeanors
Misdemeanors such as theft, DUI and simple battery can be punished by fines and jail sentences of up to 12 months. Convictions might also prevent you from getting a job or moving into the residence you choose. “High and aggravated” misdemeanors, such as battery against a family member or elderly person, can carry a fine of up to $5,000. When appropriate, I pursue alternative sanctions for misdemeanor crimes, such as community service, probation, or treatment for a drug problem.
Contact a Brunswick criminal defense attorney for a free initial consultation
The Gough Firm, P.C. represents Georgia residents accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes. Please call 912-324-5418 or contact me online for a free initial consultation at my Brunswick office.