Columbus Georgia Trial Attorney

The Law Offices of Scot Sikes handles family law and divorce cases in Columbus Georgia, the Fort Benning area, Chattahoochee County, Harris County, Marion County and Muscogee County.

For over 21 years, Scot Sikes has served in the United States Army, in a variety of positions. His experience includes working for over a decade as an Army Judge Advocate (JAG) officer and lawyer, both as a prosecutor and a Senior Defense Counsel. He has served as a Military Police company commander. He has deployed to Iraq and Kuwait as and Army lawyer, representing soldiers accused of crimes and facing other legal issues.

Hard Hitting, Compassionate Representation

Over the years, Mr. Sikes has earned a reputation as a top notch and fearless trial lawyer. He has fought and won cases that have received international media coverage. Some of his cases have been covered by CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS and others.

His family law practice serves the Columbus, Georgia area and provides representation in the areas of Georgia divorce, child support modification, child custody disputes, military divorce and family law issues, adoptions, paternity, and premarital agreements.

Our caring and knowledgeable staff is here to serve and guide you through the legal process as we cultivate strong working relationships with our clients.

Our family law practice areas include:

GA Divorce Property and Asset Division
Uncontested Divorce Alimony
Contested Divorce GA Child Custody Cases
Spousal Support Child Support Modification
Separation Agreements Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Military Divorce Visitation & Modification
Contempt Suits Adoptions – Foreign and Domestic

Family Law

Our law firm has developed a reputation for providing compelling divorce and family law representation in the Columbus GA and Fort Benning areas of Georgia.

We understand the challenges that people are faced with when dealing with family law issues and our divorce lawyers will truly listen to you and respond appropriately in order to reduce your fears, uncertainty and anxiety. Additionally, we explain all possible outcomes of each option to help you make an informed decision. Our firm firm is extremely knowledgeable about the local court system as well as the local judges. Our attorneys will expertly represent you whether you are dealing with a contested divorce, uncontested divorce, child support dispute, child custody modification, child visitation modification, military divorce, paternity or adoption.

Military Divorce

As Georgia divorce lawyers, we have the skills and expertise to provide family legal services suited to the needs of each client. We are able advise you on any type process regarding divorce in Georgia such as alimony, child support, child custody, property distribution and pension rights. Our divorce lawyers will make sure you understand and will help you make an informed decision regarding any component of your process, whether it be a contested or uncontested divorce dealing with child custody, child support, modifications and alimony.

If you are facing a divorce or already party to a divorce, please contact our family lawyers to find out what is the best course of action.

Child Support

A disparaging reality of economic life is that once the family unit is divided, the resources and incomes are divided in half as well in addition to the increase of overall expenses. This, in turn, lowers the standard of living in which the family has become accustomed.

As a result of these combined factors, the court oftentimes must alter the child support in order to accommodate the child’s changing needs, in addition to enforcing court orders against parents who either refuse to pay child support, or cannot afford to make payments. Our family law attorneys will negotiate child support agreements that are in the best interests of the child and at the same time, appropriate for each parent’s financial and personal circumstances.

Custody and Visitation Lawyer

The matter of child custody, especially a child custody dispute, during a divorce is one of the hardest and most contentious elements of the proceedings.

The legal terms, custody and visitation, are established by the court and dictate which parent the child will reside with and the arrangements in which the child will visit the other parent. Here in Georgia, the law does not show consideration to either the mother or the father; instead they evaluate the relationship the child has with each parent. Although grandparents and other individuals may seek custody of the child, the natural parents are typically favored over anyone else.

Criminal Defense

Our firm handles all levels of criminal cases, including: GA Superior Court, military court, ALS hearings, Magistrate Court, State Court and Federal Court.
Over the past decade, Scot Sikes has earned a reputation as a hard hitting criminal trial lawyer. He has fought and won cases that have received international media coverage. Some of his cases have been covered by CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS and others.

If you or a loved one is suspected of a crime or charged with any criminal offense in the Columbus GA area, then call Mr. Sikes, an experienced Georgia criminal defense – DUI defense lawyer, today.

We defend cases in the following areas:

Columbus
Fort Benning
Chattahoochee County
Harris County
Marion County
Muscogee County
Lagrange
Albany
Newnan
Peachtree City
Carrollton
Troup County

There is no substitute for a professional when you need a criminal defense lawyer or DUI attorney.

So you made a mistake or you know someone who did. Don’t make it worse by forgoing the best possible defense that you can get. It is your right. If you are facing criminal charges in the Columbus, Georgia area, then we will work for you to see that you get that defense.

A criminal or DUI charge is serious business. You don’t want to receive jail time … heavy fines … a lifetime criminal record … loss of a driver’s license due to DUI … and so forth.

Why hire a Columbus GA criminal defense or DUI lawyer?

What Scot Sikes can do for you:

  • Find ways to reduce or eliminate charges through legal technicalities
  • Give you realistic options
  • Explain the possible results – especially from a guilty plea
  • Reduce or eliminate jail time through negotiations
  • Reduce the cost of fines and penalties
  • Seek pre-trial diversionary programs if available
  • Provide a quality and aggressive defense that can reduce or eliminate jail time
  • Present expert witnesses at trial, examine the contradictions among prosecution witnesses, and possibly interview witnesses independently.

Scot Sikes is an aggressive and tough criminal defense lawyer that takes his obligations to his clients very seriously. He fights hard to win the best possible outcome with the least disruption to your future.

There are no guarantees in criminal law but our track record speaks for itself. However, Mr. Sikes has successfully defended hundreds of clients for over a decade.

He knows the law. He knows how to negotiate with the prosecution. He understands the complexities of the legal system and will work tirelessly for you.

Don’t take any chances! Contact us today. Fill out the information on this page and send it to us immediately.

Our law firm handles the following criminal cases

GA DUI & VEHICLE CASES
DUI – Drunk driving
Minor Drunk driving
Vehicular homicide
Hit and run
ALS hearings
Traffic cases
Speeding
Running red light
Improper movement
No registration
No license
Open container
VIOLENT CRIMES
Murder – First Degree
Murder – Second Degree
Felony murder
Manslaughter – Voluntary
Manslaughter – Involuntary
Attempted murder
Aggravated assault
Battery
Simple assault
Rape
Maiming
Kidnapping
Domestic violence
Child abuse
Capital punishment & Death penalty
SEX OFFENSES
Rape
Sexual assault
Child molestation
Child pornography
Indecent exposure
Sodomy
Sexual battery
Enticement
Solicitation
Stalking
Prostitution
Prohibited Consensual Sexual Activity
Statutory Rape
Corruption of a minor
DRUG OFFENSES
Possession
Possession with Intent
Drug distribution
Drug use
Drug trafficking
Conspiracy to traffic
Cocaine crimes
Marijuana crimes
Methamphetamine crimes
Heroin crimes
PROPERTY CRIMES
Theft
Wrongful appropriation
Larceny
Criminal trespass
Shoplifting
Arson
TRAFFIC CASES
Speeding
Drunk driving – DUI
Running red light
Improper movement
No registration
No license
Fleeing the scene
Failure to yield
Underage driving
NON-VIOLENT CRIMES
Perjury
Extortion
Gambling
Protective order violation
Disorderly conduct
Conspiracy
Computer crimes
Aiding and abetting
Accessory
FIREARM OFFENSES
Possession by a felon
Gun trafficking
Gun manufacturing
Altering
Firearm assault
Murder
Attempted murder
Gun control violations
Explosive possession
MILITARY CASES and the UCMJ
Court martials
Separation boards
Show cause boards
Appeals
NJP – Article 15
Army Court Martial
Navy Court Martial
Air Force Court Martial
Marine Court Martial
FEDERAL OFFENSES
Computer Crimes
Computer Hacking
Controlled Substance Violations
Corporate Crimes
Counterfeiting
Gun Law Violations
Health Care Fraud
Immigration Law
Securities Fraud
Social Security Fraud
Customs Violations
Drug Manufacturing
Espionage
Export/Import Crimes
Tax Crimes
Terrorism
WHITE COLLAR OFFENSES
Embezzlement
Larceny
Impersonation
Conspiracy
Theft
Graft
Bribery
Wrongful appropriation
Identity theft
Tax evasion
Securities Fraud
Pyramid schemes
RICO / Racketeering
Money laundering
Insurance Fraud
Forgery

Personal Injury

The Georgia Law Office of Scot Sikes represents injury victims throughout Georgia. Our personal injury practice focuses on serious personal injury cases, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia

We help people and their families recover compensation for their injuries following a serious auto accident or tractor trailer accident, injuries caused by medical malpractice, back and neck injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident, and catastrophic injuries sustained in an industrial accident, including injuries on the job.

When it comes to representing injured people and their families, our goal is simple — it is to find the best avenue to hold wrongdoers liable and force them to compensate you for your injuries. Injured people deserve to have access to the court system in order for them to prove their right to financial compensation. We fight to ensure your story is heard by the courts and to fight to get you financial compensation and justice for your injuries.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident in Georgia, contact one of our experienced Columbus injury lawyers for a free initial consultation. We will fight hard to get you the compensation that you and your family deserve.

Our law firm handles the following cases:

Personal InjuryCar WrecksTruck AccidentsNursing Home AbuseWrongful DeathAutomobile AccidentsWorker’s CompensationJones ActVehicle Accidents – Bus, Train, BicycleAssault & Battery

Amputation

Birth Injury

Head/Brain Injury

Paralysis

Medical MalpracticeSlip and FallConstruction Site AccidentsAnesthesia MalpracticeBirth Injuries and DefectsCosmetic SurgeryDental MalpracticeElder and Nursing Home AbuseEmergency Room ErrorsSurgical Errors

Wrong Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis

Spinal Cord Injury

Motorcycle Accidents

Serious/Catastrophic Injuries