Joel C. Pugh & Associates
I specialize in criminal defense, including but not limited to defending the following types of cases in the Metro Atlanta area:
DUI Defense
Drunk driving (DUI) charges can have serious consequences, including jail, loss of your driving privileges, fines, higher insurance rates, and a permanent criminal record that may follow you for the rest of your life. ***NEW LAWS IN PLACE AS OF JULY 1, 2017***
Drug Crimes-Felony & Misdemeanor
Drug offenses include drug possession, drug distribution or drug
trafficking, and drug cultivation or manufacturing of all drugs,
including marijuana, crack cocaine, methamphetamines (meth),
prescription drugs, and other narcotics.

Theft Crimes-Felony & Misdemeanor
Theft crimes include larceny, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, theft by taking, and theft by receiving.
Other Misdemeanor/Traffic Cases
Other types of misdemeanor cases include criminal trespass, criminal damage to property < $500.00, public intoxication, hit and run, driving on suspended license and reckless driving.
Juvenile Defense
In the State of Georgia, a person who is between 13 and 17 years of age, is considered a minor and is typically tried in juvenile court for criminal offenses.
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes include credit card fraud, bank fraud, computer fraud, and embezzlement.
Domestic Violence
Domestic crimes include physical assault and battery, as well as other domestic violence.
Other Criminal Defense Services
These include bond hearings, probable cause or preliminary hearings, expungements, criminal appeals in state and federal court, and probation or parole revocation.