Athens DUI Lawyer
Athens Dui Lawyer: Drug Crimes, Drug Possesion, DUI Defense.
Mo Wiltshire has earned his reputation as the go to criminal defense lawyer in Northeast Georgia. He can successfully defend you against all types of Georgia Drug Charges and VGCSA charges, including Possession, Possession with Intent to Sell, Sale of Drugs or Trafficking charges. He is uniquely able to help you in DUI, DUI Alcohol, DUI Drugs, DUI Prescription Drugs, Vehicular Homicide and all Felony cases. Mo is a former prosecutor and is top ranked as a defense lawyer and is rated Superb, a 10.0 with very high ethical standards.
Athens or North Georgia Drug Charges?
A drug related charge is a very serious matter. In the State of Georgia, any conviction for VGCSA (Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act) including unlawful possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth or methamphetamines, ecstasy, fraudulent prescriptions, prescription drugs or any other controlled or contraband substance can have a very destructive effect upon your life. Depending on the exact nature of the charges, you can face the civil forfeiture of your car, your money, your house, or other property in addition to criminal penalties. If you are a University of Georgia Student or employee you can face serious threats to your academic career including academic probation, suspension or dismissal.
- Drug charges can carry harsh prison sentences, lengthy probation and oppressive fines in criminal court.
- Any conviction for drugs or contraband carries a driver's license suspension by the State.
- In fact, they can affect employment opportunities, as well as your ability to receive student loans, apply for certain licenses, and obtain security clearances.
To protect yourself or your family member facing drug charges, you need serious help and you need it quickly.
- You cannot afford to wait and hope things somehow get better your future is literally at stake.
- You need to hire the very best lawyer available to you. These cases demand a seasoned attorney who knows the system and has the skills and knowledge to provide truly superior representation.
- Morris "Mo" Wiltshire is the lawyer that can help you in your situation.
Mo Wiltshire is the top defense lawyer in Northeast Georgia...but we don't expect you to take only our word for it. Listen to what consumer rating agencies, other lawyers and clients have to say:
"Mo Wiltshire...has a well-deserved, excellent reputation with the judges and lawyers in his circuit and beyond." Patrick Ferris, lawyer and former prosecutor, Coffee County, Georgia
"Mo is a skilled advocate and feared opponent. He has an excellent presence with the jury and I would highly recommend him." David Boyle, lawyer and former prosecutor, Lawrenceville, Georgia
"We went to jury and Mr. Wiltshire was a Rock Star in the courtroom. I could not have been more fortunate to find someone as qualified as this guy and will recommend him to everyone." Jakob Ledbetter, a DUI client
Mo Wiltshire is the "...best defense trial lawyer in Athens and really anywhere around this State...I would recommend him over any attorney for Criminal / DUI defense, especially in Athens." Keith, Insurance Executive, Atlanta, GA
Mo Wiltshire is"definitely the ‘go to’ lawyer in Athens for serious criminal cases and DUI's. Hire him." Page Pate, federal criminal defense lawyer, Atlanta, GA
"Mo Wiltshire is a common sense lawyer with an amazing ability to connect with people." Eric Ballinger, lawyer, Canton, GA
He has a "...tremendous rapport with jurors, judges, clients and other attorneys. Do not hesitate to hire Mo Wiltshire." Kimberly Frye, lawyer and former prosecutor, Marietta, GA
"Mo Wiltshire is a great communicator and a great lawyer. He has the ability to make juries see his side of the argument. As the former Solicitor General, he knows everybody in Athens...he will do a great job for you." Billy Healan, lawyer, Winder, GA
Clients, prosecutors and other lawyers agree, Mo Wiltshire is a premier defense attorney with a long track record of outstanding results both at trial and in negotiating dismissals and reductions.
Mo Wiltshire is rated "Superb" and "10.0" in the area of Criminal Defense (drug charges) and DUI Defense by Avvo.com, the highest ratings possible from the world's largest lawyer rating service and online directory. He is noted for "Very High Ethical Standards" by Martindale-Hubbel, the oldest peer review attorney rating service in the United States. Mo Wiltshire was also recently selected for a Client's Choice Award by Avvo.com, as a result of positive feedback from very grateful clients.
What can Mo Wiltshire do for you? More than you may think.
Despite how it may seem when you are being subjected to unreasonable search and seizure, you have rights in this country. Oftentimes law enforcement, in their zeal to arrest wrongdoers, will overstep their bounds and violate a citizen's constitutional rights. Drug possession charges are susceptible to a number of possible defenses. Important questions to be answered include:
- Did the police officers have probable cause to search you?
- Was the search and seizure of the pills, marijuana, or drugs legal?
- Are there Equal Access issues in your case...were the drugs on your person or somewhere else?
- Did the officers follow proper arrest procedures?
- Was the evidence collected, tested, and preserved properly without contamination?
- Were your rights violated in significant ways?
Mo Wiltshire provides the tough, smart, and highly effective criminal defense representation you need in Drug and DUI cases. As a former Assistant District Attorney and as the former Athens-Clarke County Solicitor-General, Mo Wiltshire is uniquely experienced in criminal law and offers an unmatched combination of ability, skill and experience in serious criminal charges, especially VGCSA and Drug charges, DUI and traffic offenses (DUI, DUI alcohol, DUI Drugs, Vehicular Homicide, Eluding the police, etc.) and serious felony charges. He can provide you with a level of seasoned expertise, insider knowledge, and ability that is simply not available elsewhere.
While serving as a prosecutor, Mo Wiltshire spent years working closely with police agencies and as Solicitor)General managing and supervising every case brought in State Court in Athens. He has acquired the firsthand knowledge of police procedure that can only be gleaned as a prosecutor. Mo Wiltshire knows the common mistakes that police and other law enforcement personnel make in investigating facts, arresting suspects, in collecting, cataloging and preserving evidence, and in putting together their cases.
A highly skilled, winning lawyer with a long record of achieving not guilty verdicts at jury trials and successful negotiations with prosecutors is what you need to help you meet the challenges of an arrest on drug charges.
If you have been charged with a drug offense, you are facing serious charges and should hire a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Mo Wiltshire offers a free initial consultation to discuss your charges, answer your questions and inform you of your rights and your legal options. This no cost and no obligation meeting will empower you to make the best decisions possible about your case and your future.
Call us today (706) 543-0002 to claim your free consultation.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.