Violent Crimes

Besides simple assault and battery, police charge individuals with a wide variety of violent crimes. Buford attorney Eric J. Tatum accepts many of these cases, including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Violation of restraining orders
  • Felony assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Brandishing a gun
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Aggravated assault on a police officer
  • Resisting arrest
  • Obstructing police

These charges are damaging in many ways. They threaten your freedom, your rights, your reputation and your relationships. Often, they are more the result of people getting excited, not people intending to harm others.

If you have been arrested and are wondering what to do, here is our advice: Don't talk to police. Let an attorney do this for you. People tend to say too much, especially under great stress. You have the right to remain silent, and you should exercise that right. Eric J. Tatum knows what to say and what not to say.

Much of our success lies in furnishing juries with a more complete picture of you than a police report can convey. If all the jury knows is that you pushed someone in a bar, you will just sound like an obnoxious person. If your attorney describes a complete picture, that you worked your way through college, that you have two young daughters who need you and that you are involved in local environmental cleanups, they will know you much better.

Often, we are able to have charges dismissed. Other times, we negotiate a less serious charge, with lighter penalties. Another approach is to qualify for Georgia's Pre-Trial Intervention and Diversion Program, or PTI. If you enter this program, you will have no record of conviction, no stigma of a criminal record.

If you live in Buford, or a nearby city or town, talk to Eric J. Tatum. Right now, you are feeling bad about your prospects. Don't despair — a good lawyer, committed to helping clients, is your best resource in your current situation.


Our mission at The Law Offices of Eric J. Tatum, LLC, is helping you with thorough, cost-effective and strategic solutions to your legal problems.

Contact Eric today at 770-648-2789, or toll free at 800-494-1577.

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