Marietta, Georgia Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorneys
Other Offices: Duluth, GA
Law Firm OverviewLaw Offices of Melvin S. Nash is a criminal defense and personal injury firm based in Marietta, Georgia with five additional offices throughout the Atlanta region, serving clients in Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Douglas, DeKalb, and surrounding Counties. Criminal defense practice areas include DUI/DWI and suspended license, drug charges, assault and domestic violence, theft and burglary, child abuse, government investigations, grand jury hearings, homicide, sex offenses, resisting arrest, warrants, weapon and gun cases, juvenile delinquency, and white collar crimes such as fraud and forgery. The firm also represents plaintiffs in personal injury matters such as vehicle accidents, assault injuries, premises liability, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect and abuse, as well as workplace fatality and wrongful death/estate claims.
Attorney Melvin S. Nash has more than 25 years of experience, including as a former prosecutor and judge. He is licenses to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th and 11th Circuits, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court, among others.
The legal team has the resources to expertly deal with each case along with the ability to present a realistic assessment of the situation and review any available alternatives. They ensure clients’ rights are protected and tailor defense strategies designed to achieve the best possible outcomes for even the most complicated cases.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Probation Violations; Suspended Drivers License; Gun Cases; Failure to Appear; Forgery.
Areas of Law Description
- Drug Charges
Melvin S. Nash has defended hundreds of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana cases. If this is your first offense and the amount you are accused of possessing was small amount, Melvin Nash knows what to do to keep you out of jail. With more serious charges, our firm conducts a thorough investigation as to whether the search was legal and whether the accused person knew that he or she had the drugs and was selling or distributing them as charged.
Melvin S. Nash has a wealth of experience defending general theft, shoplifting and auto theft cases. His experience as a prosecutor benefits him in negotiating with prosecutors regarding charges, sentence and restitution. He works to provide each client the best possible defense.
- Suspended Driver’s License
A suspended license can wreak havoc on your life. If your license is suspended related to a DUI charge or conviction, refusal to submit to chemical tests, traffic violations or for any other reason, Melvin S. Nash may be able to get your driving privileges restored or the suspension modified.
- Domestic Violence
If you are accused of a crime in which the victim is related to you by marriage or lives with you, the offense probably falls within the mandatory domestic violence guidelines. Given the recent politics of domestic violence crimes, these matters are now aggressively prosecuted by all agencies.
Forgery involves falsifying documents such as birth certificates, drivers’ licenses, invoices and checks. The amount of the theft by forgery impacts the punishment. Melvin S. Nash applies his well-honed negotiation skills to earn reduced charges and restitution on his clients’ behalf.
- Resisting Arrest
Resisting arrest is a misdemeanor and typically involves physically struggling with an arresting officer or fleeing the scene of an accident. As a suspect, you have an obligation to submit to an officer’s reasonable requests. But a resisting arrest charge that stems from inappropriate police conduct can be fought and thrown out.
If you are convicted of injuring another person with a gun, knife, car, or other dangerous weapon or instrument, prison is mandatory, even if you were acting in self-defense or defending someone else. If you or a family member is charged with aggravated assault you need an attorney who specializes in these kinds of cases and has the ability to mount an aggressive defense so the jury can understand the whole story.
- Grand Jury Hearings
Grand jury hearings are held in private to determine if a prosecutor has adequate evidence to file charges. Defendants are not called to testify at their own grand jury hearing, but witnesses who testify may later find themselves charged with a crime. It is therefore important to consult a qualified criminal defense attorney if you have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury.
Mr. Melvin S. Nash
Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, DUI
- American Bar Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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