Criminal Defense and DUI Representation

You Need a Proven Criminal Defense Attorney Who Understands Your Case

Proper legal representation can:

  • Protect your rights.
  • Reduce overall expenses.
  • Reduce damage to your reputation.
  • Potentially keep you out of jail.

After an arrest, you have the right to an attorney before you are questioned. You should exercise this right as soon as possible. The Law Firm of Tom B. Kirkbride PC., provides aggressive and cost-effective legal representation for all of our clients who face criminal charges. We work to ensure you understand the legal, financial and personal ramifications of your legal matter. Throughout the legal process, you will be continuously informed and educated about the options available to you.

If you have been charged with a crime and do not have a lawyer, contact Kirkbride Law at (678) 719-0331 right away for a free initial consultation and assistance with your case. You can also reach us online by filling out a contact form.

Our Georgia Criminal Defense Team is Ready to Protect Your Rights

One of the primary rights of every person in the United States is the right to legal representation when facing criminal charges. This right exists in part because of the complexities of the criminal justice system and the damage a criminal conviction can do to a person’s life.

Any time you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Georgia, it is crucial for you to obtain assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You should never face a criminal charge on your own. A guilty verdict can have serious consequences for your financial well-being, ability to obtain employment or education and even your very freedom.

Our defense team represent clients facing all manner of criminal charges in Georgia, including for example:

  • Assault charges
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Drug possession and sales
  • Weapon and gun charges
  • Felony offenses
  • Misdemeanor charges
  • Probation violations
  • Juvenile charges

We can also assist with the expungement of a prior criminal record.

Let Our Defense Team Get to Work on Your Case Now

It is important to remember that an arrest does not automatically lead to a guilty verdict. There are several reasons a defendant could obtain a not-guilty verdict, or a case may be dismissed and thrown out of court.

Potential Defense problems that May Need Help from Kirkbride Law may include:

  • Illegal arrest
  • Improper search and seizure
  • Lack of Miranda rights warning (not being “read your rights”)
  • Unavailable witnesses
  • Unreliable witnesses
  • Faulty evidence, such as an improperly conducted blood-alcohol content (BAC) test in a DWI arrest
  • Evidence in the defendant’s favor

In addition to working to win a case, it is the responsibility of a felony or misdemeanor law firm to ensure that, if a case will not conclude in the defendant’s favor, it will cause the defendant as little harm as possible. A defense attorney should aggressively pursue such options as reduced charges and lesser penalties (a plea bargain), including seeking alternative sentencing such as fines, community service or probation, for example.

Getting the best available outcome after a criminal charge requires the assistance of an experienced defense attorney who not only knows what’s available to you under Georgia law, but who will do the necessary work. It also requires a lawyer who has the relationships that enable a defense lawyer to work with prosecutors on behalf of their client.

Help for People Charged with DUI in Georgia

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a very common charge in Georgia. Virtually anyone on the road could end up with a DUI charge. Although DUI charges are common, they are also quite serious. Potential penalties include heavy fines, jail time and license suspension.

Whether related to alleged alcohol impairment or impairment caused by drugs, you should take any DUI charge seriously. If you have been charged with DUI, you need help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

The Defense Team of Kirkbride Law are ready to review your situation and help you seek the best possible outcome.

It is important to recognize that DUI charges result in two matters: an administrative license revocation hearing and a separate criminal case. Kirkbride Law is prepared to assist you in both matters to help you minimize the effects on your driving privileges and seek the best possible resolution to the criminal charges.

As with any criminal matter, people who have been charged with DUI have rights. However, you have to use your rights. We are ready to stand up for you if you are facing DUI charges or other criminal charges in Georgia.