When Should I Hire a Lawyer?

We receive a volume of calls at our office every week regarding people interested in retaining our services after being charged with a crime.  So often, people feel that time is on their side.  They get arrested and when they bond out they notice that they either...

What Happens to My Bond Money?

So, you made it out of jail…and in just a shade under a couple thousand dollars!!!  Bonds can be expensive.  Throughout our career, we have seen bonds as low as a $300 and as high as $750,000.  The amount of the bond depends on many different things which could be the...

Hiring Local Counsel: Who are they and why is it important?

There are many things to consider when hiring an attorney.  All these things will be a topic of another article; however, in this post we would like to discuss why it is important to hire “local counsel.”   Local counsel can mean three different things.  First,...

Any lawyer can do the job, right?

Being attorneys that are in court on a continuous basis and having practiced in our respective areas as long as we have, we can easily identify those lawyers that are “out of their element.”  The change in the economic climate has affected everyone, even lawyers. ...

Can my conviction be expunged?

Expungement is the process by which all the records associated with your arrest are “destroyed” and taken off of your history.  When negotiating a dismissal in a case, our office generally requests that the State allow for an expungement as well.  Generally, there is...

What decisions do I get to make as a criminal defendant?

Initially, when you get arrested there is one important decision that you get to make that will determine how much control you have over your case as it filters through the system.  First and foremost, you get to decide as a criminal defendant whether or not you want...

DUI Penalties for Drivers of All Ages in Georgia

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only dangerous, it is also illegal. The criminal penalties of a DUI in Georgia can be severe. A driving under the influence conviction will stay on your driving record for the rest of your life. In fact,...

DUI Overview: What is a DUI in Georgia?

Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life. You may lose your license, rack up significant monetary fines, and it can affect your future background checks as well. With all of these negative consequences, it is important to understand...

In Focus: The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test and How to Challenge It

Is the DUI eye gaze test reliable? The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Test is one of the most common tests administered when a driver is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving.  Commonly known as the “eye test,” the HGN test involves a qualified police officer...

Your License After a DUI

Will I be able to drive after my DUI arrest? You rely on your vehicle to get you from home to work and school.  Without your driver’s license, you may find yourself unable to hold a job, continue to further your education, or get your kids to and from school.  Even...

Our Service Area

We are located in Suwanee Georgia, but we defend clients throughout Gwinnett County, Forsyth County, Hall County, Barrow County, Jackson County, and Dawson County.  Contact our Atlanta law firm as soon as possible to learn how we advocate for your best interests.

Carter Pilgrim
Attorneys at Law


3725 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Suite A-4
Suwanee, GA 30024

Phone: Call our office 770-945-2320

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