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GeorgiaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Sumter County, Georgia

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Sumter County, Georgia, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Sumter County, Georgia should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Brett Ladd

Brett Ladd
The Ladd Law Firm LLC
510 W Lamar St
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 37 years, Brett Ladd is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Georgia... read more >

Reese Horton Davis

Reese Horton Davis
510 W Lamar St Suite B
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 46 years, Reese Horton Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University-W. George L.S.... read more >

Kevin Kwashnak

Kevin Kwashnak
510 W Lamar St
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 19 years, Kevin Kwashnak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law... read more >

Jennifer Robinson Watts

Jennifer Robinson Watts
510 W Lamar St
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 27 years, Jennifer Robinson Watts is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas S. University (T. Marshall)... read more >

Justin Richard Arnold

Justin Richard Arnold
Arnold & Hooks, LLC
PO Box 6540
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 17 years, Justin Richard Arnold is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. Geor... read more >

W Mccall Calhoun Jr

W Mccall Calhoun Jr
W. McCall Calhoun, Jr.
423 S Lee St
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 32 years, W Mccall Calhoun Jr is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Georgia... read more >

Catherine Carey Duncan

Catherine Carey Duncan
Office of the Circuit Public Defender
510 W Lamar St
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 12 years, Catherine Carey Duncan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Faulkner University Jones School of Law... read more >

Samuel Graham Merritt

Samuel Graham Merritt
Circuit Public Defender
P.O. Box 224
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 30 years, Samuel Graham Merritt is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgia State University College of Law... read more >

David Tavis Winheim

David Tavis Winheim
Office of the Circuit Public Defender
510 W Lamar St
Americus, GA 31709
Licensed for 13 years, David Tavis Winheim is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Louis D. Brandeis School of Law - University of Louisv... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

GACDL advocates for the rights of the accused, adequate funding for the defense of the indigent, and a fair criminal justice system.


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