We are fighters who will do everything we can to protect your rights and your future.
Aggressive Criminal Defense For Serious Offenses
Criminal defense can be a high-risk proposition for people facing serious punishment on felony or misdemeanor charges. At Daniels & Rothman, we can understand why someone would be happy to take a few months in jail to avoid the risk of years in prison if his or her case went to trial. Because we’re trial attorneys, however, we prefer clients who recognize that the consequences of any criminal conviction go far beyond jail or probation. Our experience and skill with the resolution of contested criminal charges can help you in ways that you wouldn’t think possible.
Fighting Criminal Charges In Georgia
Our criminal defense practice is led by Jeffrey Rothman, a criminal defense attorney with nearly 30 years of legal experience. Mr. Rothman is a true trial lawyer who practices criminal law exclusively. He is one of the only attorneys in the community who focuses his practice on fighting charges – not on pleading out. If your future is on the line, it is critical that you work with an attorney who focuses only on criminal defense matters and who will not back down from a courtroom battle.
When you work with our law firm, we will concentrate on defeating the government’s case against you – not on bargaining for compromise guilty pleas or counting on the judge to give us a break in sentencing. If you want to fight your charge, we are the firm for you.
Our criminal defense team regularly advocates for individuals throughout northeast Georgia who have been charged with offenses that include:
- Drug violations, such as drug possession, distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, trafficking and prescription drug offenses
- Assault charges, including simple and aggravated assault or sexual assault
- Theft offenses and property crimes, such as grand larceny, robbery or burglary
Our Athens firm also aggressively defends Georgia residents and out-of-state students attending the University of Georgia and other North Georgia schools. We have helped students protect their futures when they are charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses related to:
- Drunk driving
- Minor in possession of alcohol or minor consumption
- Drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession or drug distribution
- Public intoxication or disorderly conduct
You can depend on us to move swiftly to defend your rights, your freedom and your future when you retain our firm. We will do everything in our power to secure the best result for your case.
If The Government Can’t Prove Its Case, Why Plead Guilty?
Your constitutional presumption of innocence means that you can’t be convicted of any crime unless the government proves its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Our job is to make sure the prosecution does not meet that burden of proof. We fight to keep evidence out of court to the greatest extent possible and make sure that the jury has plenty of doubt about the part of the case that does survive. By focusing on the evidence instead of the risks, we can make many cases go away entirely.
This approach is effective in DUI defense, state and federal drug crimes, and any other serious criminal charge. If you can see the advantages of engaging a lawyer who will build up your defense rather than break down your resistance to a guilty plea, we want to hear from you.