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Albany, GA Criminal Defense Attorney

Aggressive Legal Defense in Dougherty County

A criminal conviction can have a serious, lasting impact on your life. If you or a loved one are facing charges, it’s crucial that you enlist the legal assistance of an experienced Albany criminal defense attorney. At Thomas V. Duck III, P.C., we offer thorough and aggressive representation for clients throughout the counties of Dougherty, Worth, and Lee.

What is a Defense Attorney?

A defense attorney is a legal professional who works to represent individuals or organizations that have been accused of committing a crime. Their main responsibility is to defend their clients' rights and interests while ensuring that they receive a fair trial. Criminal defense attorneys' duties may involve investigating the case, interviewing potential witnesses, negotiating with prosecutors, and arguing in court on behalf of their client. They may also work to negotiate plea bargains, reduced charges, or lighter sentences for their clients.

At Thomas V. Duck III, P.C., we do just that. With a background in prosecution, Tommy Duck has an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system. Now, he uses this experience and knowledge to build strong cases on behalf of his clients and help them strive for an optimal outcome. At Thomas V. Duck III, P.C., we are committed to fighting for your rights, your freedom, and your future.

Contact our firm online or by phone at (229) 999-4147 to learn more about how our team can help you with your criminal defense matter. Schedule a consultation with us today.

Know Your Rights After an Arrest in Georgia

After an arrest or criminal charge, it’s important to remember that you still have rights. Whether you are facing charges for domestic violence, DUI, theft, sex crimes, or drug crimes, you are still presumed innocent and have the right to competent legal representation.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Georgia, you have the right to:

  • Remain silent; you do not have to answer any questions or make statements
  • Not be penalized for refusing to answer questions or speak to police officers
  • Stop answering questions at any time, even if you have already spoken with law enforcement
  • Be told why you are being arrested or what crime you are being charged with
  • Know that, should you waive your right to remain silent, anything you say can be used in court
  • Speak privately with an attorney before answering questions or signing anything
  • Have an attorney appointed to you if you cannot afford one
  • Have an attorney present during questioning
  • Receive humane treatment and to not be held unfairly (held for a long time without being charged)

    This list is not exhaustive. Under federal and state law, you are guaranteed certain rights that cannot be violated, even if you are charged with a serious crime. While it’s important to know your rights, it is also important to be cooperative with law enforcement if you are arrested. You do not have to speak, but lying or resisting arrest can lead to further charges against you.

    Experienced Criminal Defense Team Ready to Fight for You

    At Thomas V. Duck III, P.C., we understand how frightening it can be when you or a loved one is arrested or charged with a criminal offense. Our criminal defense attorney in Georgia can help you clearly understand your legal options, answer your questions, and address your concerns. We listen to our clients, offering compassionate and honest legal counsel. In the courtroom, we are aggressive litigators, committed to advocating for your rights. Learn more about the types of criminal cases we handle on our website and, if you need reliable criminal defense representation, get in contact with us today for a case evaluation.

    We can be reached online or by phone at (229) 999-4147. Our team is prepared to fight for you.

    Commonly Asked Questions

    Why should I choose Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. for my criminal defense needs?

    Choosing Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. for your criminal defense needs means you'll be represented by a firm with a deep understanding of the criminal justice system, thanks to Tommy Duck's background in prosecution. This unique insight allows us to build strong cases for our clients. We are committed to providing aggressive litigation and compassionate, honest legal counsel to fight for your rights, freedom, and future.

    What legal services does Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. provide in Albany, GA?

    Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. provides comprehensive legal services for individuals facing criminal charges in Albany, GA, and the surrounding counties of Dougherty, Worth, and Lee. Our services include representing clients in cases of domestic violence, DUI, theft, sex crimes, drug crimes, and more. We are dedicated to defending your rights and ensuring you receive a fair trial, with a focus on achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

    How can I protect my rights after being arrested in Georgia?

    After an arrest in Georgia, it's vital to protect your rights by remaining silent and requesting an attorney. You have the right to not answer questions, to stop answering questions at any time, and to have an attorney present during questioning. It's also important to be cooperative with law enforcement without compromising your rights. Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. can provide guidance and representation to ensure your rights are upheld throughout the legal process.

    What should I do if I'm charged with a crime in Dougherty, Worth, or Lee County?

    If you're charged with a crime in Dougherty, Worth, or Lee County, the first step is to seek legal representation immediately. Contact Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. to schedule a consultation where we can evaluate your case and advise you on the best course of action. Our team will work with you to understand the charges against you, the potential consequences, and the legal strategies that can be employed to defend your case effectively.

    Past Clients Tell Their Stories

    • Tommy Duck is one of the best lawyers I have worked with.

      “He put my personal welfare first and stayed on top of my case from start to finish.”


    • He's a Tiger and will fight for you!

      “After the hearing, ALL cases were dismissed.”

      Former Client

    • I was amazed!

      “I was amazed at the result he was able to achieve.”

      Former Client

    • Five star lawyer

      “Need a good lawyer??? No one better to have in your corner than Thomas Duck... a man of his word. Thank you Tommy for helping me in my time of need.”

      Russell Wilkes

    • Mr. Duck is very professional and went above and beyond to get my case dismissed.

      “I would highly recommend his services!”

      Former Client