From the moment the government or police first suspects that you have broken a law, your rights become very important. From that moment on, it is important that you obtain the best and most aggressive legal representation available. You need a lawyer who has experience guiding clients through a criminal accusation; one who gets police, prosecutors, judges and juries to listen when he or she speaks; one who cannot be pushed around.

In other words, you need a lawyer from Cook & Tolley, LLP – experienced, respected, and tough.

We can help you learn and use your rights. We can scrutinize the details of your case to make sure that the U.S. government or State of Georgia have acted appropriately under the Constitution and laws that protect you.

We have spent years establishing and maintaining our reputation. That consistency means that when we speak, police, prosecutors, judges, and juries know they can believe what we say. We are experienced, and we are respected.

The government has a lot of resources at its disposal – investigators, prosecutors, police, and warrants. Those resources can be very intimidating when you are accused of a crime, but we are used to dealing with them. We are not intimidated. We are tough.

At Cook & Tolley, LLP, we can handle the most complex to the most straight-forward criminal cases. We represent clients on a variety of accusations, including the following:

  • “White collar” crimes
  • Securities fraud and investor fraud
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Battery
  • Family violence battery
  • Theft
  • Forgery
  • Bad check
  • Drug possession
  • Drug distribution
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Public drunkenness
  • And many more

No two criminal cases are identical, and sometimes, small details can make a big difference in the outcome of the case. At Cook & Tolley, LLP, we apply the most thorough review of facts and the applicable law to ensure that a criminal defendant’s rights are protected. It is our paramount goal to protect the interests of our clients.

criminal-defenseOf course, in some cases, the battle is not over guilt or innocence, but over what is the appropriate consequence. Through the past several decades, our firm has become known to many prosecutors’ offices. We often are able to reason with prosecutors and judges to make sure that our clients reach resolutionsthat are just and reasonable under the circumstances. In all of our criminal defense cases, we strive to bring our clients the best available options to protect their futures. We understand that a split-second folly should not lead to a lifetime of punishment.

Every person deserves an experienced, respected, and tough defense – which is exactly what Cook & Tolley, LLP can provide. If you find yourself entangled in the law, please call us immediately.

Specializing attorneys: Devin Hartness Smith, Kevin G. SweatEdward D. Tolley