Douglas County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Douglas County for Serious Crimes
The criminal defense team at Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law understands the high stakes involved with any criminal case. Given the impact on your long-term prospects, any charge against you needs to be taken seriously, as the consequences could be dire. From infractions to misdemeanors to felonies, you have to be aware of the potential penalties and how they can affect you.
Consequences to the charges you face may include:
- Jail or prison sentences
- High fines
- Loss of certain custody rights
- Destruction of reputation
To adequately fight any criminal charge, you need a competent and committed attorney. You'll find such qualities in our Douglas County criminal defense lawyers—one of whom is a former prosecutor who now defends the accused.
Handling Criminal Cases in Georgia
The team of attorneys at Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law share many years of legal practice experience, which directly translates into skillful representation, thorough knowledge, and an understanding of how to work a defense case from investigation to jury trial. Each Douglas County criminal defense attorney at the firm will work diligently on your behalf, using all available defense strategies to ensure that your case gets every possible legal advantage.
The firm defends against criminal charges of all kinds, at state or federal level, such as:
What Should I Expect from a Douglas County Criminal Defense Attorney?
First of all, you should expect a legal professional who has experience handling the charges you're facing. Just as importantly, you should expect an advocate who is familiar with the courts, clerks, and judges who are handling your case. An attorney who knows the personnel of a given court is much more likely to steer your case to a favorable conclusion than an attorney who isn't familiar with the judge or their staff.
You should also expect your lawyer to keep you informed. A criminal defense lawyer's job is to serve as your advocate and representative, but they can't do that effectively if you don't know your options. Our Douglas County criminal defense lawyers ensure our clients know exactly what their options are at a given moment, the risks and benefits of each choice, and what choice will best serve them in a given moment. As experienced attorneys, we'll certainly recommend the choice that best achieves your goal—but at the end of the day, you should feel in control of your case.
Are No-Knock Warrants Legal in Douglas County?
Georgia law allows officers to enter a person's home without consent if they can prove to the judge that someone is likely to destroy evidence, run away, or put officers in danger. However, like much of police policy, no-knock warrants have been abused and overissued in the name of "officer safety." If you were arrested due to a no-knock warrant, speak with our Douglas County criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. We may be able to question the veracity of the warrant, perhaps invalidating your arrest in the first place.
In general, if you've been arrested by force or surprise, then the police already have an open investigation into your activities. If you suspect that the police are investigating you but haven't arrested you yet, it's time to call a criminal defense attorney in Douglas County as soon as possible.
Get Legal Help Now – Call (678) 922-9743
When you have capable litigators in your corner from the outset of your case, your chances for a favorable result are sure to be increased. When you bring the Douglas County criminal defense attorneys from Howard Law Group onto your side, you will be getting the benefit of a winning team that has the know-how and drive to succeed. Contact the firm to arrange to speak to an attorney about your charges or any criminal investigation today. We also offer emergency appointments any day and any time when urgency is of utmost importance.
Douglas County Links
- Douglas County Official Site
- About Douglas County
- Helpful Information about Criminal Charges
- Douglas County Sheriff's Department
- Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
Could you case go to trial? Prepare for it ahead of time! Contact a Douglas County criminal defense lawyer from Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law today.
Aggressive courtroom representation
Understanding & supportive legal counsel
Former prosecutor fighting for your defense
Tailored approach to each unique case
Over a decade of legal experience
Free consultation to review your options
Mr. Howard did an awesome job fighting for me.- J.Z.
Great DUI attorney- John A.
The DUI lawyer, Bryan Howard, is the best in the state.- Previous Client
I wouldn't hire anyone else!- Terry
They really went to bat for me and helped me through my case.- T.C.