The Commitment You Need From An Accomplished Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you face criminal charges in Georgia, it is important to work with an attorney who has extensive experience both in trial and negotiations outside of court. Not only does Tom Peterson have that experience, he has it on both sides of criminal cases, having worked as an assistant district attorney early in his career and having defended people accused of breaking the law since then.

There usually are a number of options available to you when responding to criminal charges. When a client's circumstances demand a trial, Tom has the know-how to prepare efficiently and present a powerful, positive, persuasive case for innocence. When a client desires to explore options other than trial, Tom understands how to work with prosecutors to craft the right solution, such as permitting a client to take responsibility for less serious charges, and even avoid the stigma of a conviction by entering a no-contest plea or obtaining an outright dismissal of all charges.

Straight Talk And Smart Decisions

Tom is routinely hired in criminal cases because he has the experience and patience to explain all available options in clear and candid terms. The last thing you want when you face criminal charges are surprises that come when it is too late to do anything about it. At our firm, Tom's counsel is straightforward, and he always takes the best interests of his clients into account when making recommendations.

We represent clients in the full range of criminal cases, from drunk driving to federal charges that carry serious sentences and have lifetime implications. Cases we routinely handle also include:

  • Drug charges of all kinds, from misdemeanor possession to felony trafficking and conspiracy to sell and distribute
  • Aggravated assault and other violent crimes
  • Sex offenses, including criminal sexual misconduct, child molestation, rape, computer child pornography and exploitation
  • Firearms charges and other weapons crimes
  • White collar crimes, including fraud, identity theft and embezzlement
  • Post-conviction matters

Restricting Criminal Records And Assisting Immigrants With Criminal Charges

We also help individuals with record restriction and expungement, and other post-conviction matters. In addition, Tom handles immigration law and assists immigrants who face a variety of criminal charges and the danger of deportation.

Call 912-386-4306 or use our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney who will work to keep your life on track. We represent clients throughout southeast Georgia from our office in Vidalia.