Athens, Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney

You have been accused of a crime. What happens next?

One thing is certain, you need a strong defense effort. Your freedom and your future are at stake. At Eberhardt & Hale we are experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Our firm defends people facing charges such as:

  • Felony drug charges - in both state and federal courts
  • Property crimes - theft, burglary, fraud and embezzlement
  • Violent crimes - including murder, assault, rape and aggravated crimes
  • DUI
  • Underage possession of alcohol (UAP) and drug possession
  • And other felonies and misdemeanors

Call (706)-549-1965 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a free telephone consultation.

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our attorneys, M. Eric Eberhardt and William L. Hale, served as prosecutors before starting their current law practice. They understand how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a prosecutor’s case and make sound decisions about how to proceed. Now in private practice, they believe that every person accused of a crime deserves a strong defense.
Eberhardt & Hale will work to defend your rights and protect your freedom while obtaining the best outcome possible.

Obtaining a Successful Outcome

When one of our attorneys meets with you, he will explain the legal process and the legal and factual issues that could affect the outcome of your case. Your lawyer will explain what is possible and what isn't, so that you can make an informed decision about your defense.

If your decision is to plead innocent and defend against the charges, our firm will work vigorously to prepare your defense. We will thoroughly investigate the evidence and use every means possible - including the aggressive use of motions to suppress and dismiss evidence - to reduce or obtain a dismissal of the prosecution's charges.

In a criminal case, it is not always in the client's best interest to go to trial. When the state's case is strong, it can make sense to seek a mitigated outcome that limits the penalties the defendant receives. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and are often able to obtain acceptable outcomes through negotiated pleas rather than risking a trial.

We have successfully obtained numerous deferred outcomes which enabled our clients to avoid conviction, incarceration and a criminal record. If you qualify and want that type of outcome, Eberhardt & Hale will work diligently to obtain it for you.

A Conviction Could Destroy Your Future

Build your defense with our criminal law attorney in Athens, GA

Your life can change in a matter of seconds. When a criminal offense moves off campus and into the court system, your future is in jeopardy. Stand up for yourself in court by hiring a criminal defense attorney in Athens, GA. Eberhardt & Hale will partner with you to go over the details of your charges and build a strong, credible defense to present to the judge. We can even pay the fees associated with your case.

Your future is worth protecting. Fight back against unjust charges by working with our criminal law firm.

We'll stand up for you in court

Criminal charges can lead to serious consequences. With the right legal representation, you can advocate for your innocence and work toward an acquittal. You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney if you've been charged with...

  • Drunk driving
  • Underage drinking
  • Drug possession
  • Reckless driving
  • Sexual assault

It only takes one conviction to change your life's path. Hire our criminal law attorney in Athens, GA today.

Free Consultation with a Criminal Defense Lawyer

For a free initial telephone consultation with Eberhardt & Hale call (706)-549-1965 or contact us online.