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Seasoned Criminal Defense in Gwinnett County

When you are facing criminal charges, you are going to need to find the best Gwinnett County criminal defense attorney to represent you. After all, it's your future and your freedom that are at stake. For most people, a criminal conviction for either a misdemeanor or a felony offense will include serious penalties. Such penalties may include a suspended license, hefty fines, community service, probation or parole and a permanent mark on your criminal record.

Acquiring a criminal record is no laughing matter. Many employers simply will not hire somebody if they have a criminal record, especially when the offense is tied into any type of theft crime. For juveniles, getting arrested for DUI, or shoplifting, or something such as assault or battery is a serious matter, especially if they are planning to apply for student loans. Having a criminal record can bar juveniles from obtaining certain student loans or college scholarships.


DUI & Criminal Defense Areas of Practice

A criminal record will have life-altering consequences for you, and therefore steps should be taken to avoid a conviction at all costs. At Zeliff | Watson, we care about you and your future. Attorney Zeliff has been named "Super Lawyer" in 2007 and 2009, and has been voted a "Rising Star" by the Georgia Criminal Defense Bar. He has been practicing criminal law for more than 10 years. Attorney Watson is a member of the Georgia Criminal Defense Bar, and he has helped clients to obtain reduced sentences, lighter penalties and dismissals.

Our firm offers a broad range of DUI and criminal defense services including but not limited to: BUI, DUI with injury, leaving the scene, multiple DUI, traffic offenses, and assault. We also handle cases involving battery, domestic violence and drug crimes. If you have been charged with shoplifting, or a sex crime, we have experience handling these types of cases as well. We can also provide a compelling defense in cases involving white collar crimes, and serious violent crimes such as involuntary manslaughter, manslaughter, and murder.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Facing criminal charges in the state of Georgia is not a good thing. Georgia has some of the harshest penalty systems in the nation; therefore, you are going to need all the help you can get. At our firm, we will not hold your hand and advise you to plead guilty. Instead, we will tirelessly investigate every aspect of your case, searching for any holes or flaws that may exonerate you. We will also look for any search and seizure violations which would make any evidence collected inadmissible in court.


An arrest does not have to lead to a conviction, as your attorneys, we will fight tooth and nail to defend your rights in the legal system. If you are facing charges for a serious felony crime, we will do everything we can to lessen the consequences that you face given your set of circumstances. If you are facing criminal charges in Gwinnett County, we urge you to contact our firm today to schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our caring and compassionate legal team. Call us today!

To begin fighting your criminal charges, contact a Gwinnett County criminal defense attorney at the firm without delay.

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