Finally, if you have been previously convicted of a crime, the United States Constitution provides the possibility of clemency and forgiveness. Bret can help. A commutation of sentence reduces a sentence, either totally or partially, that is being served. A pardon is an expression of the President’s forgiveness. A commutation or pardon can free your loved one, give him or her back to you, and avoid years of prison. Let Bret help.

With broad experience handling criminal cases, Bret R. Williams represents corporate and individual clients in inquiries and investigations by federal authorities, the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and local prosecutors in all stages of white-collar criminal litigation. His services range from advising targets about grand jury investigations; to guiding clients through the indictment, pretrial, and negotiation phases of criminal litigation; and through representing clients at trial and on appeal.

Having handled multiple criminal trials before federal courts in Georgia and New York, Bret is a formidable advocate. He uses his appellate expertise at the trial court level to provide strategic advice to clients and to argue complex issues of law, ensuring that legal issues that arise at trial are developed and preserved for appeal, if necessary.

Moreover, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees criminal defendants the right to a lawyer. To effectuate this right, the Criminal Justice Act provides for legal representation to any individual who is financially incapable of retaining counsel.  Bret serves on the Criminal Justice Act panels for the United States District Courts for the Northern (Atlanta) and Middle (Macon) Districts of Georgia.