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⚖️ With over 50 years of combined experience, Berk & Moss, P.C. has been alleviating clients’ concerns and worries with an unparalleled understanding of each aspect of their case. Danielle and Stephen provide clear answers, precise advice and effective solutions to the legal challenges presented in their clients lives. 

Each case is thoroughly examined and a strategy set. Berk & Moss, P.C. uses a network of local and national experts including former FBI and GBI investigators, psychiatrists and issue specific authorities to provide prevailing and passionate representation.

Our Specialities
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wills and Probate

Family Law

Our team will help guide you through life’s most difficult situations. We strongly advocate for your rights with an approach that is insightful, supportive, and which always keeps the best interests of your family in mind. Our lawyers are proficient in all aspects of family law so whether you are anticipating the joys of marriage that a prenuptial agreement can insure or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you want an aggressive and compassionate attorney by your side. 

The lawyers at Berk & Moss, P.C. will advocate for your rights and protect you and your children during all family law proceedings. We handle everything from Adoption, Alimony, Child Custody, Visitations, Child Support, Contempt and Family Violence. We assist clients who are dealing with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Drug or Alcohol Addiction, Pornography Addiction, Social Media Addiction, Bullying or Manipulation and more.

Divorce

Our divorce counsel team battle for your rights to obtain the best possible settlement or judgement through mediation or litigation, including fair distribution of property and division of the marital home. Ending a marriage is uncomfortable and often expensive, so make sure you have the right professionals in your corner during a divorce. Our lawyers help parents with matters such as payments for child support and child custody rights.

Custody Disputes and Visitation

A child custody case can be very upsetting and turn people’s lives upside down. They are some of the most important cases that we handle here at Berk & Moss, P.C. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure that you and your children’s interests and rights are protected. The responsibility of raising a child is shared by both parents. Our attorneys promote the right of your child to receive the economic assistance necessary for a good, happy life that is relatively split between both parents. Payments for child support remain the same unless the child support order is amended by the court. If either the custodial or the non-custodial parent experiences a substantial shift in conditions, we can guide you through appropriate legal processes to adjust child support payments.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements 

If your marriage fails, love can blind you to the potential for economic loss. Berk & Moss, P.C. are experienced at drafting premarital and postnuptial contracts protecting the financial interests of both spouses.

 Adoption

Even the happiest family dreams can have a few legal i’s to dot and t’s to cross before they can become a reality, such as expanding your family through adoption. Since each family is different, each adoption can poses its own set of legal hurdles. The process of adoption can be emotionally and legally complex, so it is best to understand how adoption works in advance so you can make the right decisions.

Family Violence 

Family violence is a delicate matter that requires a savvy, zealous advocate who is familiar with family and criminal court proceedings. Berk & Moss, P.C. are able to maneuver through Georgia’s complex laws to protect your rights and the future of your precious family.

Mediation

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often produce results that are unpredictable and are usually expedited, rather than going to trial. Berk & Moss, P.C.’s qualified negotiators can assist you get the best mediation settlement possible.

 

Contact Berk & Moss, P.C. online or at 404-373-7557 to schedule an appointment with a qualified and experienced attorney.

Criminal Defense

You may be afraid and uncertain about what the future holds when you face criminal charges. If you have been charged with a crime, do not allow the prosecutor to bully you into an unfair deal. Hire an experienced defense attorney who means business. Here at Berk & Moss, P.C. we strive to protect our client’s freedom. We challenge the prosecution to present and prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. We also assist with, eliminate or decrease any possible sentence. 

The lawyers at our firm understand that witnesses can lie on the stand, crime scenes can be manipulated and police officers can make errors. We talk to witnesses personally to make sure they tell the whole truth. With a fine-toothed comb, we examine the supposed crime scene, looking for proof to demonstrate your innocence. We also evaluate police documents and bring specialists in to challenge the theories of the prosecution.

Berk & Moss, P.C. represents clients in the following criminal matters:

Motor Vehicle Offenses

If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license, or committing vehicular manslaughter, the attorneys at Berk & Moss, P.C. can help put you back in the driver’s seat.  We also assist clients in restoring their drivers’ licenses and fighting traffic tickets.

Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by imprisonment for less than a year and may include offenses such as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting, and trespassing. Although misdemeanors are less severe than felonies, having a criminal record misdemeanor conviction can restrict your job choices and force you to spend time in prison. Let our lawyers represent you and make sure you get a fair trial.

Felonies

If you’ve been charged with a felony, having an experienced criminal defense attorney defending you in court is crucial. Murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary are highly severe crimes and have severe implications. A convicted felon is sentenced to serve in a state or federal prison for at least one year and may be sentenced for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications, and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

Battery and Aggravated Assault

Criminal Court matters involving battery and aggravated assault are very serious. These charges can add up to long rap sheet and can result in community service, mandatory programs, trials and even jail time. You need a savvy and tenacious attorney on your side that knows the ins and outs of the court system and procedures to help you achieve the best possible results. 

 Sexual Offenses

Cases of rape and sexual assault are often among the most difficult for the accused to win. Berk & Moss, P.C. has the knowledge and the ability to argue these matters instances effectively. 

Theft

Depending on the charges, theft crimes in the state of Georgia can lead to misdemeanors, felonies, trials and even jail time. They can also have a serious impact on your future. Berk & Moss, P.C. will handle your matter and all court proceedings to obtain the best possible results.  

 Drug Related Crimes

Being charged with trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal or substances including paraphernalia can lead to heavy penalties and prolonged jail time. To assist you minimize or eliminate the charges against you, you can depend on our understanding of drug crimes and our history of positive outcomes.

Sealing and Expunging Records

A criminal record may deter an individual from pursuing higher education, securing a dream job or traveling overseas. Berk & Moss, P.C. can assist you to remove previous criminal allegations from your record to assist you in moving forward in your life and liberty.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Berk & Moss, P.C. today. 

Berk & Moss, P.C. has experience dealing with criminal charges and will work towards achieving the best possible outcome for you.

You can contact us online to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located in Decatur, GA.

DUI Defense

DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) offense in Georgia is a serious matter with serious consequences. Even if it is your first offense, the consequences are significant. DUI charges may result in the loss of your driver’s license, serious fines, and the possibility of going to jail.  Allow our professionals at Berk & Moss, P.C. to look at your case and determine the best way to defend you. Do not allow your rights to be trampled upon by police or the prosecution. Berk & Moss, P.C. work with expert witnesses and private investigators to find out the entire truth, keeping clients informed through each step of the process. 

Our law firm knows the DUI legislation of Georgia and we are proud to build legal, logical and scientifically sound defenses. Berk & Moss, P.C. negotiates to get charges dropped and sentences decreased because of police misconduct and examines all the evidence to ensure that all parties follow appropriate protocol and procedures. At every turn, we are fighting the prosecution to make sure you are treated with the respect you deserve and achieve the results you need.

Lawyers in Decatur Standing up for your Rights

How to protect yourself from the police:

If you have been pulled over by the police, don’t let yourself become a victim. Follow these tips and keep yourself out of jail.

  1. Do not be intimidated by the police. If you are nervous, a police officer may think you are hiding something or are intoxicated. Don’t give them the opportunity. Remaining calm and being polite are good ways to ensure that police officers will leave you alone.
  2. Clean out your glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted for intoxication. Keeping your glove box or center console neat and clean allows you to swiftly grab your identification and present it to a police officer.
  3. Do not let the police search your car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI conviction. Do not allow the officer to perform a search without a warrant.
  4. Get a blood test after release. Alcohol detection devices can be unreliable and malfunction. Don’t go to jail because of a broken machine. It’s a good idea to measure your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) with a blood test after arrest. At trial, your attorney can use that evidence to raise possible defenses.
  5. Contact a DUI attorney immediately.  Don’t let the police take your future away from you. Contact Berk & Moss, P.C. today!

If you have been arrested for DUI, you need an aggressive attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you win. Call Berk & Moss, P.C. today at 404-373-7557 or contact us online to set up a consultation.

 

Civil Litigation

Berk & Moss, P.C. handles Civil and Supreme Court cases from inception to trial. These matters are non-criminal in scope and encompass pretrial procedures, discovery, examinations, hearings, conferences, negotiations of costs and even enforcement of judgments. Certain types of civil cases such as personal injury and medical malpractice are done on a contingency basis, so you do not have to provide legal payments until after the matter is settled or a trial takes place where a favorable amount is distributed to the injured party.

Contracts and agreements are part of our daily lives, however, if a dispute or breech claim arises, parties may choose to turn to the court to enforce the agreement or contract. Berk & Moss, P.C. has over 50 combined years of experience with contract law, enforcement proceedings and drafting air-tight agreements for many clients for a myriad of matters. 

 

Wills and Probate

We know how difficult it is to lose a love one, and we understand that court hearings are the last thing you want to deal with. Property, assets, living trusts and the distribution of them can take time and require experience in handling these very important matters. Our compassionate team at Berk & Moss, P.C. make sure your case is handled and as smoothly as possible to ensure low stress and positive outcomes for our clients.

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