Criminal Defense Lawyer in Athens
At Baker & Slider we take criminal defense very seriously. Jason Slider has more than 13 years of experience handling criminal cases and trying them in front of juries. His experience and skill at dealing with criminal legal matters help make him Athens, Georgia’s go-to lawyer for criminal defense.
In America, individuals accused of a crime are innocent until proven guilty. This is true no matter the individual, and no matter the crime. This means that the state faces the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime you are accused of. You do not have to prove that you are innocent of the crime, just that the state cannot prove you are guilty of a crime.
Jason Slider takes these Constitutional rights to heart, and uses his skill and experience to give his clients the aggressive defense they are entitled to. That’s why he stays with his clients throughout the entire process, helping them understand the next step and what their different legal options are.
The Risks of Criminal Charges in Athens, Georgia
There are many different criminal laws, and individuals can be charged with a crime whether they’ve done anything wrong or not. That’s why it’s so important to have a criminal defense lawyer that will aggressively defend your rights.
There are many different penalties and punishments that the government can impose if you’re convicted of a crime. The government can impose large fines, sometimes thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. You can be sent to prison for years, be forced to pay restitution to any victims, attend mandatory treatment and evaluation programs that you’ll pay for out of your pocket, mandatory community service, and other punishments as the judge in your case sees fit.
In addition to the penalties and punishments you face from the government, different private actors in your life can also penalize and punish you for being convicted of a crime. Insurance companies will charge you more for the coverage the law mandates you have to drive your car, you can lose your job, and the criminal record created can prevent you from getting future jobs that you want. This can slow down your career and dramatically lower your lifetime earnings. You might lose your scholarship at school, or be forced to leave school. You can also be banned from entire professions because of a criminal record.
Athens’ Go-To Criminal Defense Lawyer has the Skills and Experience You Need
Jason Slider has a unique insight into the criminal justice system and practicing criminal law. He served as a state prosecutor before becoming a defense lawyer. This means he knows the ins and outs of how a prosecutor’s office operates, and knows how to spot the weaknesses in a case. This special insight, combined with his more than 13 years of experience and more than 100 jury trials, means that he will be able to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
In his time as both a defense lawyer and prosecutor, Jason has worked on a number of different types of criminal cases. He has successfully helped defendants facing many different types of criminal charges. Some of the cases he works on include:
- DUI Alcohol
- DUI Drugs
- Felony DUI
- Drug Crimes, including possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Prescription drugs
- Serious traffic offenses
- Violent crimes
- Domestic violence
- Underage Alcohol Possession (Minor in Possession, MIP)
- Fake ID
- Destruction of Property
- Other Property Crimes
- Probation and Parole Violation
- White Collar Crimes
- Criminal Appeals
This impressive skill set helps to show why Jason Slider is the best criminal defense lawyer to call if you’ve been charged with a crime in Athens, Athens-Clarke County, Oconee County, Oglethorpe County, Watkinsville, Madison, Greenville, Winder, Madison, or anywhere else in the Greater Athens area. No matter if you need a drug crime lawyer, help fighting a drunk driving charge, assistance proving the fight you were in was self-defense, or anything else, Jason Slider is the best option for criminal defense in Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding areas.
Awards and Accolades
In addition to his experience and proven record of success, Jason has received numerous awards and accolades from some of the top criminal defense industry groups. These include being awarded the highest possible rating of AV by Martindale Hubbell, numerous client satisfaction awards, and DUI defense awards.
Free, No-Obligation Consultations
If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Greater Athens area, message us or call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll help you understand the process you’re facing, and help you understand what options are available to you. The sooner we start working on your defense, the better the results we can get, so don’t hesitate, call and schedule your free consultation today!