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The Law Office of
Sparticus Heyward, PC

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Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas:

Our practice and our philosophy is to find the simplest and most cost effective way to serve our clients and get results. It is our mission to provide legal counsel that will put the client's current and future interests first while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and above all, honesty and trust.

Criminal Defense
If you or a family member has been charged with a crime, high-quality legal representation is essential from the moment of arrest. Even if you have done absolutely nothing wrong, knowledge of the criminal justice system is essential to protecting yourself while navigating through the legal system.

We have represented a wide range of clients and types of cases, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, and we focus on client satisfaction in order to achieve positive results in every case. Practice areas include, but not limited to:

  • Drug Crimes
  • Major Felonies
  • Theft Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • White Collar Crime
  • Appeals

Quick action is essential when you or someone you love is charged with violating a criminal law. The preservation of key evidence, such as police radio logs, videotapes and witness statements can greatly affect the outcome of your case. Our law office dissects each case looking for improper police procedure and violations of protocol that can often result in incriminating evidence being thrown out and charges against our clients dismissed.

Even if you think the evidence is overwhelming, if the search, arrest, and/or interrogation was not done according to the law, all of the evidence derived from the police’s illegal actions could be ordered tossed out resulting in what’s been generally termed “ getting off on a technicality.”

When charged with a DUI there is a 10 day time period to appeal a suspension for refusal or for blowing a .08 or higher on the police officer’s Intox machine, so contacting an attorney immediately is a must.

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Personal Injury

Personal injury is defined as injury to one's physical body, emotions, or mind. Personal injury claims and lawsuits arise when people are injured by careless or intentional acts of others, or are injured by defective products. Many take personal health for granted, so when injury strikes, lives can be seriously altered. In addition to being confronted by a resulting disability and mounting bills, people are often uncertain about their future quality of life and ability to pursue their chosen occupation.

When a victim of personal injury consults with an attorney, they will be informed of the two elements involved in all personal injury cases - liability and damages. It is very important for victims who want to file a personal injury lawsuit to keep track of the time of their injury because there is a limited time frame in which you are allowed to file your personal injury claim. The statute of limitations can differ from injury to injury so consulting with an experienced attorney as soon as possible is essential to preserving any claim you may have.

After someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury, and may be made to pay the injured person compensatory and/or punitive damages. Compensatory damages attempt to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. Punitive damages may also be awarded in order to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others. The combination of the damages can sometimes result in hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of dollars in recovery. Not all cases result in such a large recovery that’s why effective and experienced representation is needed to help you maximize your recovery.

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Trial Litigation

Sparticus Heyward is an experienced litigator who is recognized throughout Georgia for his success in complex civil disputes, divorce proceedings and criminal defense. Our office aggressively advocates for our clients’ interests and provide superior insight regarding the merits of initiating legal action or defending against a claim or charge.

We prepare every case from inception as if it were going to trial which gives us leverage when negotiating settlements and agreements. Our adversaries know that we will not hesitate to try a case in front of a judge or jury, as opposed to other attorneys who have been practicing for years and have never step foot inside of a Georgia courtroom.

We have represented a broad spectrum of clients and whether you need advocacy in a case involving personal injury or wrongful death, divorce proceedings, criminal charges, employment or sex discrimination, business litigation or real estate matters, we serve as sensible aggressive advocates to help you reach your legal goals.

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Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is perhaps the most difficult of all human experiences. Furthermore, when that loved one's untimely death is caused by someone else's negligence, a family's pain is typically multiplied. Mounting medical and funeral costs, lost income, and mental anguish can also interfere with a family's ability to heal. Fortunately, we can help you receive compensation so that you can focus on spending time together instead of worrying.

Wrongful death lawsuits or claims are generally filed by family members or beneficiaries of the deceased. In some instances, these claims are filed in order to obtain monetary damages to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Other damages that may be recovered include:

  • Expense associated with the death, e.g., medical and funeral
  • Loss of companionship, love, care, or protection
  • Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
  • Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
  • Pain, suffering, or mental anguish suffered by the survivor of the deceased
  • Punitive damages, which are intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others

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