The events surrounding an arrest can be a nerve-wracking and frightening experience. Learning you or someone you love is being investigated or charged with a criminal offense can be overwhelming. Whether are you are facing a domestic violence charge, drug offenses, traffic offenses, or any other crime in the Columbus area, you deserve to have advocates who fill fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you have the best possible outcome. We provide solid criminal defense and protecting the rights of our clients through arrest, trial and beyond.
One call to our law firm will connect you with some of the most highly skilled attorneys to assist you in navigating the charges you face with competence and integrity. Call us today to schedule your consultation. At Moffitt Law, we provide zealous yet personable representation to persons faced with a wide range of criminal offenses in Columbus, Georgia.
The attorneys at Moffitt Law are licensed to deal with all criminal matters in Georgia’s Superior courts, along with traffic courts and the juvenile courts. The areas of criminal law that we serve include the following:
- Gang Related Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Domestic Violence
DUIs/DWIs in Georgia
The attorneys at Moffitt Law specialize in DUI and DWI cases. Our firm aggressively protects the rights of people who have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence or while intoxicated. We work hard to minimize or prevent accumulations of insurance and driving record points, and we seek to minimize fines associated with these charges.
The potential consequences of a DWI include hefty fines, community service hours, a suspended license, jail time, and even a felony charge, depending on the circumstances. Drivers with previously clean driving records can find themselves in a downward spiral in which they can never recover from after a driving while intoxicated conviction. So, don’t allow one mistake ruin the rest of your life. Call our law firm immediately following an arrest in Columbus for your best chance at fighting a DUI or DWI.
Gang Related Crimes in Georgia
If you’re accused of being a member of a gang, your alleged crime will be aggressively prosecuted putting you in danger of much longer and more severe sentencing. That’s why it’s of critical importance that you secure the services of an experienced attorney to defend you.
The Georgia Gang Investigators Association (GGIA), a statewide organization of criminal justice professionals who work to prevent gang-related crimes, has determined that there are more than 40,000 gang members in the state. In Georgia today, gangs are found in large urban areas, the suburbs and small towns as well. Local Columbus and State Law enforcement agencies are focused on reducing the prevalence of gangs and gang-related crimes. A person accused of a gang-related crime may face harder punishments and might be denied any tolerance than a person accused of an identical crime without any gang contacts.
The Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act (O.C.G.A. 16-5-3(1)) identifies “Criminal Gang Activity” as: “the commission, attempted commission, conspiracy to commit, or solicitation, coercion, or intimidation of another person to commit any of the following offenses on or after July 1, 2006: racketeering activity, rape, aggravated sexual battery, aiding or encouraging a child to escape from custody, criminal trespass or criminal damage to property, or any criminal offense in the State of Georgia, or in the United States that involves violence or possession or use of a weapon.”
If you are associated with a gang, you can be sure that Georgia local or state police officers will have an increased interest in your activities.
Common gang-related crimes include:
- Drug crimes
- Rape or sexual assault
- Auto theft, assault
- Drive-by shooting
- Weapons offenses
- Attempted murder
- Breaking and entering
Depending on the criminal charge, you could be facing heavy fines, life in prison, or even the death penalty. As a consequence of the charges, you may be labeled a ‘gang member’ which will close many doors and end many good opportunities that you may need to succeed in life.
An important element of a skilled defense is the protection of the rights of the accused. The attorneys at Moffitt Law have years of experience in analyzing gang violence cases and determining how to build a defense that protects those accused. Call us today to consult with one of our licensed attorneys.
Sex Crimes in Georgia
Receiving a conviction for a sex offense is life-shattering. In Georgia, sex crimes result in very hard penalties including mandatory sex offender registration, that may haunt you for the rest of your life. If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime, it is essential that you retain an experienced attorney who can aggressively protect your rights. Sex crimes are any offenses that involve acts of a sexual nature and in the state of Georgia include molestations, child pornography, rape and sexual assault. The attorneys at Moffitt Law work aggressively to defend our clients accused of a sex crime.
Sex Crimes in Georgia include the following:
- Child Pornography
- Exploitation of a Minor
- Indecent Exposure
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Rape and Statutory Rape
- Date Rape
- Sex Offender Registration
- Sexual Battery
A skilled defense is a necessity in sex crime cases. Our attorneys are skilled and familiar with the legal proceedings and can effectively develop a case to shield our clients from extreme penalties.
Domestic Violence Crimes in Georgia
Domestic Violence cases are often emotional and can complicate the lives of everyone involved, including children. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need to realize that your entire life will be changed if you are convicted. Our attorneys assist victims of domestic abuse charged with the very crimes they have been subjected to, without notice in the legal system. We also assist those clients seeking protection from violence or prosecution. Whatever your situation, we will proactively address your case.
For experienced and approachable criminal defense in LaGrange and the surrounding communities in Georgia, contact our office to set up a confidential consultation. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover and can process payments over the phone.