Compassionate Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been accused with a crime, you need a lawyer to represent you, from the moment you are charged through pleading and trial. We are experienced criminal defense attorneys and we look out for your interests, to develop the best defense possible in your particular case. We give you personal attention. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of criminal cases of all kinds, sometimes appearing in court on a daily basis. At the Durden & Mills,PC law firm, we have the experience and resources to handle any kind of criminal defense, including:

Assault / Domestic Violence
If you have been arrested for assault or domestic violence, you likely will also have issues involving your living situation and any children you might have. We will do our best to make sure you get treated fairly in the criminal case, as well as any related TPO case. Contact us immediately if you have been arrested for assault or domestic violence.

A felony is the most severe criminal charge and carries the maximum punishment under the law. We have the experience to effectively defend a wide variety of felony charges, such as murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, drug possession, drug trafficking, burglary, rape, child molestation, theft, and kidnapping.

Misdemeanors, such as simple assault, underage possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, theft, drug charges and sexual or physical abuse, generally carry less severe penalties than felonies but still can have serious consequences. Contact us quickly if you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.

Driving Under Influence
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you must act quickly to preserve your rights. We will do our best to protect your driver’s license so you can keep driving. Often times, we are able to help first time offenders maintain their ability to drive for work and school purposes after their DUI arrest and throughout the entire process. However, if you want to continue driving, you must act quickly. In order to protect your drivers license, you must appeal the administrative suspension within ten (10) days or else you will most likely face a mandatory suspension. Contact us immediately if you have been arrested for drunk driving.

Traffic Violation Defense
If you receive a traffic citation, a defense attorney can appear for you at a hearing, challenge the law enforcement officer to prove the infraction beyond a reasonable doubt, and minimize the damage to your driving record by requesting that no points be assessed by the court. Our attorneys will work hard to prevent the suspension of your driver’s license, to mitigate any penalties, and to protect your driving privileges. As your traffic violation attorneys, we may even be able to get the court to allow you to take a driving school option when you are ineligible by statute, either due to a recent driving school election or because the maximum school allowance has been surpassed.

Our attorneys represent local residents, over-the-road truck drivers and tourists who have received traffic violations for:

  • Speeding / racing / reckless driving
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Driving without a driver’s license
  • Drunk driving / DUI charges
  • Improper or excessive lane changing
  • Reckless driving
  • Stop sign violations
  • Failure to obey traffic control device
  • Causing an accident
  • Texting while driving

Juvenile Delinquency (Criminal Defense)
Juvenile delinquency cases characteristically involve issues with a child such as delinquency and status offenses. Regardless of the juvenile matter with which you and your family must cope, there is no substitute for trusted legal advice and guidance to help you maneuver though unfamiliar proceedings.

At Durden & Mills, PC, our defense attorneys are fierce advocates for juveniles charged with crimes. As parents, we understand the anxiety that arises when our children experience trouble with the law. We are also aware of the consequences a juvenile record, or possible incarceration, could have on your child’s future, jeopardizing future career and educational opportunities. We have extensive experience with the juvenile court system and know how to protect your rights and the rights of your children.

We use a systematic approach to the defense of juveniles. First, we try to keep the child from being prosecuted as an adult. Second, we defend a juvenile just as we defend an adult. We will try to get charges reduced or dismissed. We also try to suppress illegally obtained evidence when the circumstances permit.

If your child is a first-time offender, he may be eligible for a number of programs, such as “Pre-Trial Diversion” or “Informal Adjustment”. Oftentimes, when the juvenile successfully completes the alternative program, their charges are dropped. Our attorneys provide aggressive criminal defense counsel to first-time offenders and repeat juvenile offenders.

Not only must your child be defended, but many times he/she needs intervention so that problematic behavior does not happen again. We can help refer your child for services such as counseling, therapy, or other help that may assist in getting him or her back on the right path without a criminal record that may haunt him or her for the rest of their life.

If you have been arrested or have been accused of a crime and you would like to discuss your options, please call (706) 543-4708 to contact the North Georgia law firm of Durden & Mills, PC. We look forward to helping you solve your legal problems.


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