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McDonough Criminal Defense Lawyers

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McDonough Criminal Defense Lawyers
Aggressive Representation with a
Passion for Helping People

Roughly 28 thousand people are arrested every day in the U.S., totaling 10.5 million arrests per year. Of those, only a small portion are actually convicted. Even though most arrests do not lead to imprisonment, overzealous law enforcement has led to mass incarceration and an overcrowded prison system.

After an arrest, defendants have to deal with the fallout of a blemished reputation, legal fees, and removing the arrest from their criminal record (which remains even if you are found not guilty).

If you have been arrested, you need dedicated representation from lawyers who care about what happens to your future. At Miller North & Brill, our criminal defense attorneys serve McDonough and throughout Georgia. Our team is committed to providing quality representation and advocating for people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. We take the time to understand what our clients need and provide representation that is aggressive, fair, and ethical.

About Us

We Only Practice Criminal Defense

Types of Cases We Handle


Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes
Violent Felonies

Violent Felonies
Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

Misdemeanor Crimes

Misdemeanor Crimes
Attorney Group

Serving Clients from
All Walks of Life

Worried that you can’t afford an attorney and are considering going with a public defender? Give us a call first. Public defenders are experienced litigators, but they are overworked and will not have the time to give your case the personal attention it deserves. At Miller North & Brill, our goal is to help people who face unjust imprisonment and penalties. We are advocates of rehabilitation over incarceration.

When appropriate, we seek alternatives to jail or prison, whether that be enrolling a client in addiction rehab, obtaining a dismissal of charges, or reducing felony offenses to misdemeanors. We represent clients charged with DUI, drug crimes, marijuana offenses, sexual offenses, and more. We have been involved in over 100 jury trials. Our team has the experience and skills needed to competently litigate before a judge and jury. Contact us today to request a free consultation.


Your Team at Miller North & Brill Are By Your Side Every Step of the Way
Suesan Miller

Suesan Miller Founding Partner

Zachary North

Zachary North Partner

Michael Brill

Michael Brill Partner

Get Your Questions Answered

Answers to Common Questions About Criminal Law

I am going to defend myself. Do I need an attorney?

You can prepare your own defense, but this is never recommended. Most judges and even prosecutors will caution you against defending yourself.

Would you conduct a medical operation on yourself without the training and experience? The criminal justice system is complicated, and you are required to make decisions that impact your future quickly and without a lot of information. An experienced attorney will know the system, the responsibilities, and roles of those involved and will guide you in making the best decisions.

Do I need an attorney if my case is under investigation and no charges have been filed?

Yes – An attorney and their defense team will ensure evidence in your favor is gathered and investigated as soon as possible. Often, your lawyer can bring evidence to the attention of the police or prosecutors proving your innocence before charges are filed. Your attorney is aiding you and the prosecutor to reduce the chances of you being charged when you are innocent.

I’m innocent. Do I still need an attorney?

Yes – When charges are made against you, the police and prosecutor believe you committed the crime. The police and prosecutor’s job is to prosecute you. People are found guilty of crimes they did not commit. You need an attorney backed by a defense team that will work to gather the evidence to prove your innocence. Remember, the prosecutor’s goal is to prove you GUILTY, not to prove your innocence.

I am guilty of the crime. Isn’t it better just to plead guilty by myself, saving money?

Your attorney will ensure you receive fair treatment, work to negotiate a fair settlement, and explain any potentially negative consequences you face such as loss of driver’s license, incarceration, or loss of other privileges such as the ability to qualify for certain jobs. In some cases, prosecutors and judges may not be willing to negotiate with an individual without an attorney.

Why do I need an attorney?

An experienced criminal defense attorney will help you navigate the criminal justice system. From the moment you are charged with a crime through adjudication of the case, you will be faced with making important decisions.

These decisions can forever alter your future and have to be made quickly, often without a lot of information provided to you by the prosecutor. Criminal charges, no matter how minor you think they may be, will negatively impact your career and ultimately your economic future.

Having an attorney experienced in the criminal justice process, someone that knows the people involved is critical to protecting you, your future.

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