Teston & Burruss, PC

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Teston & Burruss criminal defense lawyers specialize in defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Our defense lawyers fulfill many important roles during the course of a criminal case.

Interviewing about the case

A criminal defense lawyer meets the client and interviews the client to obtain a complete understanding of the situation and the details of the alleged crime in order to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the case establish a case plan to build a strong defense.

Investigating the case

Further investigation is done and information collected through conferences with prosecutors, police, and investigators concerning the procedures they use in conjunction with the investigation and arrest. Additionally, we interview witnesses, experts, and examine the scene of the crime and the evidence obtained. We gather our own evidence and obtain affidavits and testimony from potential witnesses. All efforts are taken to prepare a strong case and ensure our clients are protected.

Analyzing the evidence

Analyzing the evidence requires the criminal defense attorney to study the facts of the case carefully. Analysis is also done to determine if there are any law or legal theories that could result in the case being dismissed or evidence being suppressed.

Constant contact with the client

A criminal defense lawyer stays in constant contact with the client to explain any developments in the case, to keep the client informed about the case, and to communicate any possible consequences that may happen in the future regarding the case.

Selection of jury

A criminal defense lawyer helps in selection of the jury and may have jurors removed if he or she feels the jurors may be biased.

Plea bargaining

A criminal defense lawyer is also responsible for negotiating any particular plea bargain with the prosecutor. The lawyer may help in signing up a deal favoring the defendant that results in reduction of the charges or punishment. At Teston & Burruss, we operate from the beginning to end of every case preparing as if a trial will be needed for our clients. At the same time, throughout the case we are constantly working to secure potential non-trial resolutions such as dismissals, charge reductions, sentence reductions, or plea deals in order to give our clients the most options available to resolve their case. 

Participation In trials

Other than fighting for his client, a criminal defense lawyer examines witnesses, cross examines the state’s witnesses and works to convince the jury that the defendant is not guilty.


In case of conviction the criminal defense lawyer will present mitigating factors to persuade the judge or the jury that the defendant’s punishment should be lenient and include probation rather than incarceration.

Criminal Defense Theft Cases

Have you been charged or involved in theft crime? If yes, then you need an experience criminal defense trial lawyer. Contact us for a free consultation today before it’s too late.. Georgia law covers theft in a variety of different classification including the following:

  • Deception
  • Conversion
  • Services
  • Mislaid property
  • Receiving stolen property from another state
  • Transporting stolen property into Georgia
  • Shoplifting
  • Extortion

Theft can result in a misdemeanor or felony charge. Misdemeanor theft charges, in most cases, are punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1000.00 fine. Felony theft charges are punishable by a minimum of one year and a minimum of a $1000 fine. Some theft charges will be charges as felonies despite the value of the property in question. 

    Contact Teston & Burruss, PC

    If you find yourself facing a theft charge of any nature, call Teston & Burruss immediately. Our defense trial attorneys are equipped with the necessary experience to provide you with an effective criminal defense.

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    400 Brenau Avenue NE Gainesville, GA 30501

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