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Law Office of Martin C. Puetz, LLC
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Law Office of Martin C. Puetz, LLC
Felonies & Misdemeanors
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Providing Effective Guidance and Strong Defense Against Felony Charges in Georgia

An Augusta lawyer explains your criminal charges and how to defend against them

Whether you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, the Law Office of Martin C. Puetz, LLC is ready to assist you. Georgia’s criminal laws can be confusing, but I explain the charges and walk you through each step of the process. Don’t let your legal troubles consume your life. Let me do the worrying for you. I use my more than 30 years of experience and legal knowledge to get you positive results.

Georgia felony attorney aggressively defends you

A felony charge is serious. It can result in prison time, including life imprisonment. It can also result in longer probation periods and costlier fines. If you are convicted of a felony, you will also have a difficult time finding employment in the future. Thus, I strive to have your charges reduced or to get you exonerated.

A distinctive aspect to Georgia law is the First Offenders Act. This law indicates that once an individual completes his or her sentence and is released by the court, that individual is completely exonerated and not considered a convicted felon. The First Offenders Act does not apply to all felonies, so it is important to obtain qualified legal representation to determine whether the act may apply to you. When your freedom is at stake, contact an Augusta criminal lawyer who has the skills, resources and experience to build a strong case for your defense.

Striving to get your misdemeanor charges dropped or reduced

Misdemeanors are lesser charges for mostly non-violent crimes or unlawful behavior. Still, it is important that you recognize the seriousness of a misdemeanor charge. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Georgia, it could result in:

  • Possible jail time
  • Large fines
  • Court-ordered restitution
  • Probation
  • Community service

I have what it takes to make a strong argument in your defense and get your charges dropped or reduced.

Rooting out the flaws in the prosecutor’s case

One of my goals as an Augusta criminal lawyer is to determine whether law enforcement made an error during your arrest. I find their mistakes and use them to your advantage. A few examples of missteps by law enforcement personnel include:

  • Failure to give Miranda warnings (read you your rights)
  • No probable cause
  • Mishandling of evidence
  • Inaccurate statements about the arrest
  • Excessive and unwarranted force used

I use any errors made by law enforcement to weaken the prosecutor’s case or break it down completely until the charges against you are dismissed. I make it my mission to voice your side of the story and refute the accusations against you.

Contact an Augusta and Central Savannah River Area felony and misdemeanor attorney to protect your freedom

If you value your personal freedom and your reputation, it is important for you to choose the right criminal defense lawyer in Georgia. Contact the Law Office of Martin C. Puetz, LLC at 706.722.4283 or online to schedule your consultation today.

Law Office of Martin C. Puetz, LLC
415 4th Street
Augusta, Georgia, 30901 USA