Criminal Law

Criminal Law Defense in both the States of Georgia and Florida, U.S.A. Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Fight for Your Legal Rights and Freedom!

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, we are expert Criminal Law Defense Attorneys who zealously and tirelessly represent our clients in Canton, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout the Entire State of Georgia as well as the State of Florida including but not limited to Pasco, Pinnellas, Hillborough, Central Florida, Miami, Florida, and Southern Florida. Your freedom is the most important factor in your life and when faced with the prospect of losing your freedom, you need the most experienced, effective, and compassionate Criminal Defense Attorney on your side every step of the way. We have successfully represented thousands of clients, both adults and juveniles, protecting legal rights and freedom.

Our Criminal Defense Lawyers believe that we have the best chance of successfully representing you if you contact as early in your case as possible so please feel free to contact us now for your free consultation anytime (24/7) by phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664, by email at, and/or Contact Us through our website. When retained early in your criminal case, our Criminal Defense Lawyers have the best chance of defending you by attending your bond hearing, attending or waiving your Arraignment, gathering crucial evidence in your case, dealing with investigators and police officers as well as the District Attorney and Prosecutors, effectively defending you against an indictment or grand jury hearing; just to name a few of the many things that we can do for defending you in the first stages of your case.

We represent people, both adults and juveniles, in every type of criminal case from misdemeanors, felonies, to capital murder cases. We are successful for many reasons such as some of our Criminal Law Defense Attorneys are former defense attorneys for the District Attorney’s and Prosecutor’s offices in the State of Georgia and Florida who also have the same training as police officers who are NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) certified. This, and other, Criminal Defense Attorney experience allows our Criminal Defense Attorneys the advantage in zealously representing you and effectively and accurately evaluating the prosecution’s case against you. As a result, our Criminal Defense Attorneys’ experience is unparalleled with an attorney who has never tried or handled a case from the District Attorney’s or Prosecutor’s perspective. Collectively, our criminal defense attorneys have represented thousands of individuals and have over fifty (50) years of experience representing and protecting the rights of those involved in criminal actions.  We are the leading criminal defense attorneys in Georgia and Florida and our track record is unparalleled with many other defense attorneys in both Georgia and Florida.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates the experience of our Criminal Defense Attorneys is unparalleled to other Criminal Defense Attorneys. For example, our Criminal Defense Attorneys are former Assistant State Attorneys in Florida in Dade County as well as in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia and are members of the following prestigious organizations:

  1. The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
  2. The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association;
  3. The Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Georgia;
  4. The Cobb County, Georgia Bar Association;
  5. The Florida Bar Association;
  6. The Georgia Bar Association; and
  7. Listed in Who’s Who in America.

Our Criminal Defense Attorneys are also former Florida State Prosecutors from the Boward County State Attorneys Office where the cases ranged from simple Traffic Violations and Misdemeanors, to Felonies in the First Degree that were punishable by life in prison. Among the other goals that we have set forth herein that we believe and have proven time and again, are successful strategies in representation of individuals in Criminal Defense Actions in both Georgia and Florida, are that we believe it is important that we take the mystery of the criminal justice system out of the case so that the client fully understands how the system works so that the client can make an educated decision in how to proceed in his or her case. Each case is different, but we are all afforded the same equal rights under the Constitution of the United States of America and the Criminal Defense System must follow these Equal Rights in every case at bar. It is our job to insure that our client gets equal treatment under the law no matter what the crime and we constantly and consistently work diligently and zealously towards this goal.

When faced with criminal charges, you need the expertise and reassurance of a Criminal Defense Lawyer that has the knowledge and experience to work zealously and tirelessly to protect your legal rights such as your constitutional rights to defend you against unlawful searches and seizures, knowing your 5th and 6th Constitutional Rights to remain silent, know how to effectively voir dire (i.e. question) the jury pool to successfully choose the best jury for your case in a trial, cross exam witnesses against you during trial, protect you from self incrimination during a trial, and know how to, and not be afraid to, take your case to trial from start to finish if the circumstances of your case warrant a trial. We are fighting for your rights and your freedom every step of the way!

Our Criminal Defense Attorneys will meticulously review your criminal charges and indictments, the facts of your case, and immediately begin constructing a winning defense strategy for your defense including, but not limited to, making sure you have a reasonable bond, or no bond at all, file all necessary legal motions and briefs with the court, begin dismantling illegal searches and seizures, and protecting the many constitutional rights to which you are entitled that may have been violated in your case. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers have extensive knowledge of the criminal law in Georgia, we know your legal rights, and combined with our continued commitment to your defense, our zealous representation of you every step of the way, our compassion for your freedom and legal rights, and our tireless work ethics, we can’t be undersold and we are the best at representing you in your criminal defense.

Our Criminal Defense Attorneys have success, knowledge, and experience in representing people, both adults and juveniles, in the following types of criminal cases in Georgia to include, but not be limited to:

Criminal Defense Attorneys at Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, are available anytime, twenty-four hours a day, seven (7) days a week, to assist you with your criminal issue today, so please feel free to contact us now for your free consultation by phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664, by email at, and/or Contact Us through our website. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia and Florida will fight for your legal rights and freedom!

We are also experts in the following Florida Criminal Statutes that include, but are not limited to:

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Florida may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.

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