Welcome to the law offices of John A. Steakley, P.C. Our firm of dedicated and experienced attorneys, trial lawyers, para-professionals, investigators, and staff members work as a team to provide our clients with the best legal services possible in the greater Atlanta area.
Our top trial attorneys have been in the practice of law for decades and have personally overseen thousands of cases, from the most simple to the most serious, and have spent thousands of hours in the courtroom. We know you want the peace of mind that comes from having people with the right knowledge, skills and experience on your side.
Violence is treated as a very serious matter in the law, and the laws around violent crimes reflect that mentality. Punishment for any kind of assault or other violent crime is severe, and will result in a criminal record that will show the person convicted is a dangerous individual. Moreover, a misdemeanor arrest for any cirme that the federal government considers "domestic violence" can result in a lifetime ban on firearm possession, even if Georgia doesn't consider the case domestic violence.
However, violent crime accusations can be the result of false or exaggerated claims. Mild altercations can be raised to felony assault charges by overzealous prosecutors doing the bidding of vindictive "victims. And people who used force in self-defense can find themselves the subject of criminal accusations.
Georgia Violent Crime Defense Lawyer
If you've been accused of any kind of violent crime, including assault, reckless endangerment or harassment, you don't have to go it alone. A tough, experienced Georgia violent crime lawyer can be on your side. At our firm, we are zealous advocates for those accused of any kind of violent crime.
We will fight for your rights, seeking to have evidence suppressed and your charges reduced or dismissed. Call us today to set up a consultation.
We represent those facing violent crimes charges across Georgia, including in Paulding County, Haralson County, Bartow County, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Dawson County and Hall County.
Here are a few examples of the criminal cases and successes we have enjoyed over the years here at John A. Steakley, P.C. These samples are drawn from only the cases Mr. Steakley has handled as a defense attorney, and do not include the thousands of cases he handled as a prosecutor in both Tennessee and Georgia. Please keep in mind that all cases are different, so we can't promise similar outcomes in your case, but we would certainly hope to add your case to our growing list of victories.
"Public defender offices and other indigent defense providers are underfunded and understaffed. Too often, when legal representation is available to the poor, it’s rendered less effective by insufficient resources, overwhelming caseloads and inadequate oversight."
- United States Attorney General Eric Holder
One of the first questions people face after finding themselves accused of a crime is whether to hire a criminal defense attorney of their choosing or ask the court to appoint them a public defender. The question of "whether" to hire a private attorney or take your chances with some random public defender is an easy one, because it shouldn't even be a question at all.