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Skilled Legal Defense of Homicide, Murder, Assault and Burglary Charges in Decatur, GA

Aggressive criminal defense on serious charges

If charged with an Decatur homicide, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to handle your case immediately. Faced with serious consequences – specifically, loss of freedom and a long jail term – an attorney with proven courtroom ability, such as James D. Michael, P.C., is essential to a successful defense.

Penalties and possible defenses for violent crimes

Penalties in Georgia for violent crimes vary, depending on whether the accused is a first-time offender, has a criminal background or used a weapon during the alleged commission of the crime, among other factors. The defense selected has significant consequences and can result in dismissal or reduction of criminal charges.

A variety of defenses for violent crimes include self-defense, defense of home, and defense of others. Because not all defenses are available to all crimes, you should hire a skilled defense attorney, in particular for murders in  Decatur. Mitigating circumstances, or factors that can lessen the charge and punishment, are applicable if someone is provoked. Battery and domestic violence offenses may not involve weapons, but they can involve allegations of illegal physical contact even when no injury is present.

Jim Michael has experience representing clients on a range of criminal charges, including:

  • Murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Armed robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault and battery

Aggressive and results oriented

With 17 years of courtroom experience trying criminal cases, James D. Michael, P.C. has formed a solid network of resources to build the strongest defense for his clients. He has worked with investigators for a long time and effectively uses expert witnesses to bolster his defense or discredit or disprove the prosecution’s case. Jim’s attention to detail is essential to his success as a felony criminal defense attorney in Decatur.


Sensitive and Compassionate

Jim prides himself on his ability to help his clients through all of the difficult aspects of their case. He focuses on communication, spending time getting to know you and your family and ensuring that you are constantly aware of any developments in your case. A conviction can affect your future, your relationships and your freedom. Jim strives to alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with facing criminal charges.


Contact an experienced litigator to start helping you now

Legal representation is essential to secure your liberty and free yourself from serious charges of violent crime. Providing high-quality violent crime defense services in Decatur and throughout Georgia, Jim Michael promptly returns calls and emails and offers flexible office hours.

Jim Michael serves clients in the following counties:

  • DeKalb
  • Gwinnett
  • Fulton
  • Clayton
  • Cobb
  • Douglas
  • Henry
  • Hall
  • Newton
  • Rockdale
  • Walton

Contact Jim online today, or call 404-857-4059 to set up a free consultation.