Determined Gainesville Lawyer Aggressively Fights for Clients’ Rights

Proven Georgia criminal defense advocate represents accused individuals

Criminal convictions can affect you long after the case is over, so any accusation should be taken seriously. At the Law Office of Donna L. Lockwood in Gainesville, I understand the obstacles criminal defendants face and offer vigorous criminal defense representation to clients throughout Northern Georgia in a range of matters, including prosecutions involving charges of DUI, felonies, theft and battery. With 25 years of legal experience, I know how to build strong cases and will not be intimidated by prosecutors’ tactics. Whether you were accused of aggravated battery, cited for reckless driving or charged with felony DUI, I will attack the prosecution’s argument and forcefully advocate for your interests.

Can you contest DUI charges?

Being charged with drunk driving can be frightening, and you may feel pressured to plead guilty. However, that is not always the wisest choice. A strong DUI defense attorney can often minimize or eliminate the charges and should be consulted before any decision is made. Examples of defenses that can overcome DUI charges include:

  • The police lacked the legal grounds to stop and/or arrest you
  • The breathalyzer was improperly calibrated
  • The officers were not properly trained to administer a breathalyzer or field sobriety test

I understand the complexities of Georgia DUI law and will challenge any mistakes made in your case.

What types of traffic offenses are most frequently ticketed?

Traffic offenses can lead to severe fines, points on your license and the potential loss of driving privileges. A knowledgeable attorney can explain your options and push back against unwarranted tickets. Traffic offenses commonly cited by law enforcement include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Running a stop sign or traffic light
  • Driving without a license

I will give you an honest assessment of your case and work to obtain a fair outcome for you.

What actions qualify as battery under Georgia law?

Georgia has two types of battery charges: simple and aggravated. Simple battery, a misdemeanor offense, occurs when a person causes substantial or visible bodily harm to another individual. Aggravated battery is a felony and charged when an attack deprives a person of the use of a body part or results in disfigurement. These cases can be complex, with hefty fines and prison sentences, and I will give your defense the time and attention it deserves.

What are the potential consequences of a theft conviction?

Theft encompasses a wide range of criminal offenses, making it difficult to grasp the potential consequences of the charges you are facing without guidance from a seasoned lawyer. The punishment for a conviction can range from small fines for petty theft to years in prison if a violent robbery is alleged. Regardless of the charge against you, I will create a detailed strategy and work tirelessly toward a just result.

Contact a respected Georgia law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation

At the Law Office of Donna L. Lockwood, I fight for fairness throughout the legal process and represent clients across Northern Georgia in many types of criminal defense matters. Please call 770-539-9700 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Gainesville office to discuss your case.

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Law Office of Donna L. Lockwood


958 McEver Road,
Suite D8,
Gainesville, Georgia 30504