The Busbee Law Group: Protection, Empowerment and the Best Possible Outcome
The Busbee Law Group difference rests on three pillars: protection, empowerment and the best possible outcome for your case.
Protection begins with knowing that you have recruited the most experienced attorney that will protect your rights and freedom at every court appearance. From your initial appearance in court, all the way to your official court date or trial, your attorney will be right by your side.
Empowerment means that we will educate you about the law and prepare you for court. We will thoroughly explain the defense strategy that we plan to use to prove your side of the story and obtain the outcome you seek. It is also important for our clients to realize that they are as powerful as the opposing side of the law. Although it may feel intimidating to go to court and face the police officer that arrested you and the prosecutor that is trying to punish you, there are countless ways to defend the criminal charges against you and win.
The Best Possible Outcome
The best possible outcome means that your attorney will do whatever they can to get your charges either reduced or dismissed.
At the Busbee Law Group, we have a proven track record and reputation for acquittals, dismissals and reduction of criminal charges.
How Our Firm Works
From the moment you step through our door until the moment you walk away from your case with your freedom, our legal team will be at work for you. During the initial case evaluation, we will thoroughly listen and document everything that happened from the time that you woke up until the time of your arrest. The smallest details always lead to the best outcomes. After we have conducted our initial consultation, you will realize that there are many more options available to you than you may have considered before, which will help you sleep better tonight.
After we have conducted the initial case evaluation, we like to next conduct an in-depth investigation. Our law office uses a former GBI law enforcement officer to investigate complex criminal cases.
This allows us to dig deep into the facts of your case and preserve vital evidence that could work in your favor. We interview witnesses and gather testimony. We then sift through police reports, court documents, and bodycam footage to uncover any evidence that will benefit your case.
Our findings will shine a light on any procedural mistakes on the part of law enforcement or prosecution, finding the cracks in the case or errors that could cause the case against you to crumble. We then take our findings to the negotiating table, proving to the prosecution that the wisest course for them would be to drop or reduce any charges against you. If they’re not convinced, then we will prepare for your court date.
An Explanation of Criminal Charges in Georgia (Felony Versus Misdemeanor)
In general, you will be facing criminal charges that constitute either a felony crime or a misdemeanor crime in Georgia. A felony carries a prison term between 1 and 20 years or longer in the state prison system. It could also lead to the life in prison or the death penalty. A misdemeanor, while less egregious than a felony, still carries a maximum sentence up to one year in jail.
Regardless of the charges against you, any type of arrest or conviction record can have a tremendous impact on your future. It’s not just the potential for jail time, fines or probation. It’s the consequences that can linger on for years after a conviction such as:
- A permanent record of your arrest and/or conviction that will follow you not matter where you go, popping up on background checks and limiting your opportunities.
- Difficulties in finding a job, securing housing or obtaining financial help.
- Ineligibility for student loans or college admissions that could help you build a better future.
- Loss of voting rights, second amendment rights, or even child custody.
Example Criminal Case Wins
Charge: Medicare Fraud
In this Federal Court Criminal case, we represented a defendant charged with 10 counts of Medicare Fraud, totaling $23 million billings.
He faced up to 20 years each for counts 1-5 and 5 years each for counts 6-10, plus $Millions in fines and restitution.
As a result of our negotiations, he plead guilty to only count 6. His sentence was 5 years probation with the 1st year on house arrest.
Charge: Child Molestation and Sexual Battery
In this Superior Court Criminal case, we represented a defendant charged with Child Molestation and Sexual Battery.
He faced 25 years and life as a registered sex offender.
As a result of our negotiations, he plead to Sexual Battery. The Molestation charge was dismissed. He was allowed to plea as a First Offender, and, after his parole ends on his 5 year sentence in 2024, he will not be a sex offender.
Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine
In this Superior Court Criminal case, our client was charged with possession of methamphetamine that was found in the pocket of a jacket he was wearing. He was also on probation in another state.
The client was facing 3 years in a Georgia prison plus many, many more years in an out-of-state prison for violating his probation.