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Criminal Defense (Felony, Drug Charge, DUI)


Over the course of 19+ years, The Law Firm of Johnny Ramirez Castaneda 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.

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. If you have been charged with a felony, it is imperative that you contact our office so that we can 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. This form serves as an intent to suspend your driving privileges.  If you have been arrested for a DUI you should contact our office immediately to protect your rights.