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Criminal Defense

Athens, Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney

You have been accused of a crime. What happens next?

One thing is certain, you need a strong defense effort. Your freedom and your future are at stake. At Eberhardt & Hale, L.L.P., we are experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Our firm defends people facing charges such as:

  • Felony drug charges — in both state and federal courts
  • Property crimes — theft, burglary, fraud and embezzlement
  • Violent crimes — including murder, assault, rape and aggravated crimes
  • DUI
  • Underage possession of alcohol (UAP) and drug possession
  • And other felonies and misdemeanors

Call 866-692-1091 toll free or send us an e-mail to arrange for a free telephone consultation.

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our attorneys, M. Eric Eberhardt and William L. Hale, served as prosecutors before starting their current law practice. They understand how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a prosecutor's case and make sound decisions about how to proceed. Now in private practice, they believe that every person accused of a crime deserves a strong defense.

Eberhardt & Hale, L.L.P. will work to defend your rights and protect your freedom while obtaining the best outcome possible.

Obtaining a Successful Outcome

When one of our attorneys meets with you, he will explain the legal process and the legal and factual issues that could affect the outcome of your case. Your lawyer will explain what is possible and what isn't, so that you can make an informed decision about your defense.

If your decision is to plead innocent and defend against the charges, our firm will work vigorously to prepare your defense. We will thoroughly investigate the evidence and use every means possible — including the aggressive use of motions to suppress and dismiss evidence — to reduce or obtain a dismissal of the prosecution's charges.

In a criminal case, it is not always in the client's best interest to go to trial. When the state's case is strong, it can make sense to seek a mitigated outcome that limits the penalties the defendant receives. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and are often able to obtain acceptable outcomes through negotiated pleas rather than risking a trial.

We have successfully obtained numerous deferred outcomes which enabled our clients to avoid conviction, incarceration and a criminal record. If you qualify and want that type of outcome, Eberhardt & Hale, L.L.P. will work diligently to obtain it for you.

Free Consultation with a Criminal Defense Lawyer

For a free initial telephone consultation with Eberhardt & Hale, L.L.P., call 866-692-1091 toll free or contact us online.

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Eberhardt & Hale, L.L.P. represents clients throughout Northeast Georgia, Clarke County, Oconee County, Madison County, Barrow County, Oglethorpe County, Jackson County, Elbert County, Walton County, Wilkes County, Greene County, Franklin County, the University of Georgia and the cities of Athens, Watkinsville, Danielsville, Bogart, Winder, Jefferson, Commerce, Elberton, Monroe, Greensboro, Carnesville, Madison, Washington, Winterville, Colbert, and Hull, GA. 

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