Clayton County Criminal Defense (Felony, Drug Charge, DUI)



Over the course of 17+ years, The Castaneda Law Firm has provided criminal defense for thousands of clients. The firm is very familiar with the Clayton County court system, The Castaneda Law Firm is quick to respond and ready to help those in need of a Clayton County Criminal defense attorney. We are battle tested and have tried several jury trials which have resulted in NOT GUILTY verdicts.  We understand the confusion, fear and anger you are going through during this time and we are here to help. We have helped thousands of client’s throughout the State of Georgia. Our seasoned and skilled legal team knows how to handle your criminal defense in the court system. We provide the kind of forthright and hard-hitting legal defense that can turn the tide in the pursuit of your liberty. We are aggressive in the pursuit of you freedom. This is your case and it demands your attention now.

Being charged with a criminal act is not a pleasant experience. The variables that are involved in a criminal case are complex and must be addressed with great care and skill. The process of the being arrested is just the beginning of your ordeal. It is important that you immediately take steps to protect your rights and your liberty.  Your actions and/or inaction could make things worse for yourself  and limit your defense strategy options. We will help you navigate your criminal defense through the legal system. The results of your criminal defense  will impact your freedom in our society.

Felony Charges:

A felony is a crime that by definition carries a sentence of one (1) year or more. A felony conviction can prevent you from getting (or keeping) a good job. You will forfeit your right to vote. You will also be prevented from owning or possessing a firearm for any purpose. The consequences of a felony conviction will affect the rest of your life. It is imperative that you take steps to preserve your rights and liberty.

Drug Charges:

Drug related charges also have additional penalties.  A conviction for a drug charge can suspend your driver’s license. Drug charge convictions typically have additional fees added to your fine. If you have been charged with : possession of drugs, possession of drugs with the intent to sell,  or actually selling drugs, the penalties are severe and you should contact our office to begin working on your options.


A conviction on a DUI charge will affect your driving privileges. In some instances you will receive the 1205 form when you are given your ticket for the DUI. This is a form from the Department of Driver Services (DDS). DDS is separate from the court system. It is this form that allows you to drive temporarily while your DUI case makes its way thru the DDS system. The 1205 form is a notice from the DDS that the police officer that has given you the DUI citation has taken steps through DDS to suspend your driver’s license.  If you receive a 1205 form, you have 10 days to file an appeal or your license will be suspended automatically. It is to your benefit to contact our office to discuss your options.

No Driver’s License Charge:

The consequences of having a no driver’s licenses charge can involve a significant amount of jail time. A no driver’s license charge, in some cases, has resulted in deportation. If you have immigration related issues, contact us so that we can discuss your options.