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Proven Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Provide Strong Advocacy

Augusta firm represents clients in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties

From the time you are placed under arrest, the decisions you make could have a significant impact on your ability to defend yourself and maintain your freedom. Hiring a criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and counter the case against you is crucial. Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm is an Augusta law firm dedicated to helping accused Georgia residents challenge the claims made by authorities and avoid unjust punishment. In felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases, our established attorneys work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for the people we represent.

Dedicated litigators handle felony and misdemeanor cases

Any criminal conviction carries serious consequences that can last long after incarceration is completed or a fine is paid. Felony cases, which are punishable by at least one year in prison, require particularly close attention and a seasoned attorney who can take on police and prosecutors. Throughout Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties and the areas that surround them, we deliver strong defense against all types of criminal charges, including those involving:

  • Drug crimes — Possession of most controlled substances is a felony in Georgia, and even a misdemeanor marijuana charge could trigger a jail sentence. In cases stemming from alleged drug possession, trafficking and manufacture, we investigate to find if improper police techniques or misinterpretation of evidence led to unjust charges.
  • Robbery — All robbery counts are classified as felonies, with penalties increased if the defendant is armed, the victim is elderly or a pharmacy is robbed. Our firm has the skill and experience to handle these severe charges and identify any potential defenses.
  • Assault — Georgia law includes simple and aggravated counts for both assault and battery. These cases can turn on witness accounts, and a reporting law enforcement officer might not understand all of the circumstances surrounding the incident. If you were simply defending yourself or were the victim of mistaken identity, we’ll construct a sound argument on your behalf.

Don’t be misled into thinking that there is no chance to fight back against a wrongful accusation. No matter how severe the alleged crime might be, you still have fundamental rights and we are here to see that they are honored. We’ll work to prevent abuses against you and advocate for a dismissal, acquittal or reduction in charges based on what is in your best interests. If you’ve been charged, there is no time to waste. Our firm provides a free initial consultation so you can obtain assistance from a qualified defense lawyer immediately.

Skillful attorneys help drivers accused of traffic offenses

Losing your license due to an accumulation of points or a traffic offense conviction might limit your ability to go to work or take care of your family. Even a speeding ticket could cost you hundreds of dollars in fines and higher insurance costs. Despite what many believe, citations for moving violations such as running a red light can be defeated, preventing you from accumulating license points that could result in the loss of driving privileges. For these matters as well as criminal offenses associated with motor vehicle operation, including reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol, our lawyers will fight back against baseless allegations.

Contact an established Georgia criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation

Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm represents Georgians who have been accused of felony, misdemeanor and traffic offenses. Our firm assists individuals in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties. For a free consultation, please call 706-496-1616 or contact us online. Our office is in Augusta.

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  • Augusta Office
    3540 Wheeler Road, Unit 402
    Augusta, Georgia 30909
    Phone: 706-496-1616
    Fax: 706-722-4817