Criminal Defense


Criminal Defense

There is nothing more important than your freedom.  Even without jail or prison time, a criminal conviction can ruin futures.  The Claiborne Firm represents individuals accused of violating the law and brings their personal attention, respect,  and expertise to all of our criminal defense clients.

Case Study:

Mike Washington thought he knew Savannah’s criminal justice system.  As an African-American teen he got caught up with the wrong crowd and convicted of serious felonies by an all-white jury in the late 1970’s.  When he was paroled more than a decade later he worked hard to transition into society.  In 2016, his girlfriend at the time called 911 in the middle of an argument.  Mike ended up with two felony gun charges and was facing a minimum of five years in prison.

Mike went to three different lawyers before he retained The Claiborne Firm.  None listened to his needs and pushed the case to a successful resolution.  The Claiborne Firm’s lawyers not only kept Mike out of jail, they were able to expedite the plea and sentencing hearing in time for Mike to go back to work, work enough hours to keep his job seniority, and maintain his retirement and benefits.