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Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes Lawyer

Violent Crimes

Atlanta Violent Crime Defense Attorney

A violent crime, whether State or Federal criminal charges, are almost always prosecuted in an aggressive manner. This is especially true for Georgia’s "Seven Deadly Sins" which are Murder, Rape, Aggravated Sodomy, Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping. For these felonies there is a minimum 10 year sentence without the possibility of parole.

There are additional crimes in Georgia which require that anyone convicted of these crimes shall serve at least 90% of the imposed sentence. These crimes include attempted rape, voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery on a police officer, aggravated assault, enticing a child for indecent purposes, cruelty to children, feticide, incest, statutory rape, criminal attempt to murder, bus hijacking, vehicular homicide when DUI, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated stalking, or residential burglary.

Domestic violence charges can occur easier than you might think. If police show up to a domestic violence call and, regardless of what the involved parties may claim, they believe that violence has occurred, someone will be arrested for domestic violence. Although a domestic violence crime charge matters, they are usually nothing like other violent crimes, a conviction will cause you problems throughout your life. From employment problems and inability to own a firearm, to the social stigma of an arrest, it is in your best interest to fight the charges.

For crimes involving violence there is a high risk of incarceration, fines, and anger management classes. It is vital that anyone charged with a violent crime in Georgia hire an experienced violent crimes defense attorney immediately following their arrest.

Your chances for leniency, probation, or plea bargains are only as good as the attorney that you hire. Call violent crimes defense attorney Lawrence Zimmerman to discuss your situation and explore your legal options while you still have time. We have a great track record for winning violent crimes cases, for clients arrested for a variety of violent crimes. Click the link to get a FREE CONSULTATION with an Atlanta violent crimes attorney.

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False Imprisonment

Client charged with felony False Imprisonment and Battery on his girlfriend in Cherokee County Superior Court. Our office interviewed the alleged victim and other witnesses that corroborated our client’s story. The Cherokee County District Attorney decided to dismiss the felony charges and the client pleaded guilty under the first offender act on one count of Simple Battery.
–State v. J.L.

Terroristic Threats Dismissal

Client was charged with Terroristic Threats by the Emory University Police for allegedly threatening another MBA student. We won the case at the preliminary hearing; however, the DA’s office indicted it regardless. After a year of our aggressive fighting, we finally got the case dismissed completely.

Domestic Violence

Client was charged with Domestic Violence in Union County. For some reason, the court issued a no contact order between the parties. After our office intervened, the court no contact order was removed and the case eventually dropped.

Shooting Ruled Self-Defense

Client charged with shooting a friend of his in Cobb County with a MAC 10. We tried the case to a jury raising self-defense and the jury acquitted him on all counts.


Client was charged in Johns Creek with obstruction of a police officer and disorderly conduct. Our office obtained the 911 phone call and police radio records discovering a fifteen minute gap between phone calls from the police officer. We convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charges.
–State v. R.M.