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Crowsert & Avery LLP

Criminal Defense and DUI

You have been accused of a crime. Maybe you were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or perhaps you were nowhere near it and had nothing to do with it. There are many scenarios in which you may find yourself facing criminal charges. During this stressful time when your name, reputation, and freedom are on the line, who can you trust?

At the Athens law firm of Cowsert & Avery, LLP, our experienced criminal defense attorneys know what it takes to protect your rights and obtain the best possible results in your case. After hearing the facts of your case, we examine every detail—from every angle—before developing a strategy for your defense.

Put your trust in Cowsert & Avery, LLP

We defend clients against the following criminal charges:

  • Alcohol-related offenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal fraud
  • Domestic violence
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole and probation violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic violations
  • Weapons charges

We have been practicing in Northeast Georgia since 1983, and we are familiar with the state and local courts. We use this knowledge to ensure you are prepared for the courtroom. We fight hard to protect your rights and see that you receive the fair trial to which you are entitled.

Georgia domestic violence

Domestic violence, or family violence as it is known in Georgia, is defined as any of the following acts—

  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Simple battery
  • Simple assault
  • Stalking
  • Criminal damage to property
  • Unlawful restraint
  • Criminal trespass

It is considered family violence if any of the following acts are committed between—

  • Current or former spouses
  • Persons who are parents of the same child
  • Parents and children
  • Stepparents and stepchildren
  • Foster parents and foster children
  • Any other persons living or formerly living in the same household

Domestic violence allegations are very serious and can result in a restraining order or arrest. Our experience in criminal defense and family law enables us to provide the sound legal advice you need when accused of domestic violence.

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DUI in Georgia

Drivers facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia should not expect the state to treat the case lightly. Even first offenders may face—

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Probation
  • A one-year drivers license suspension
  • A fine between $300 and $1,000
  • 40 hours of community service

Penalties increase with each subsequent conviction. If you are accused of DUI, it is important to remember that not every case is clear cut. An experienced criminal lawyer knows where to look for holes in the prosecution's case against you—and how to use those holes to your advantage.

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Let Cowsert & Avery, LLP represent you

Are you or a loved one in need of quality legal counsel? Call us at 706-543-7700 or contact us online today. We look forward to discussing your case.

2405 West Broad Street, Suite 250
Athens, Georgia 30606

Tel: (706) 543-7700
Fax: (706) 543-7731

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