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Criminal Defense for Battery & Other Violent Crimes

Whether you've been charged with simple assault and battery to aggravated battery and murder, Gelch and Associates will aggressively defend your rights. Many of these crimes have unique distinctions and complicated defenses, and a conviction can result in serious penalties including prison time. We have the experience to fight these accusations against you. Some of these crimes of violence include:

  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Aggravated Battery with a Firearm or Deadly Weapon
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Assault with a Firearm or Deadly Weapon
  • Kidnapping
  • False Imprisonment
  • Homicide or Murder
  • Domestic Battery
  • Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer or Public Agent

For experienced, effective defense against crimes of violence, call us at (866) 780-4878.

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  • “I found Gary to be on top of his game, client centric with a well oiled staff to support the endeavor.”

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  • “Gary Gelch is extremely knowledgeable, communicative, has strong presence and a stellar reputation. He is results-oriented and knows how to explain complicated legalities in understandable terms so an average person is able to comprehend the matter at hand.”

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  • “Gary is an excellent attorney. His compassion and knowledge are second to none and he always seems to get the job done. Highly recommended.”

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  • “I highly recommend Gary Gelch and his associates. He and his team are highly professional but, also compassionate. I felt secure and confident in their abilities due to their informative and thorough nature. If you're in need of an attorney, look no further, this is your team.”

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  • “Incredibly professional and thorough. I highly recommend Gary and his team to anyone in need of help. They are informative and also compassionate.”

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  • “My experience with this firm was outstanding. I was guided step by step through the entire process and always felt secure. They kept me informed and made themselves available whenever I needed.”

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  • “I was able to retain George Paladis in a criminal case I had. He is a wonderful lawyer. Very professional, kind, honest and just so helpful. The staff there is very great. Tammy is just as helpful as can be and she is great as well. I recommend this firm to anyone that has found them selves in a bind. You really won't regret it.”

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  • “Very professional and convenient to work with. You are treated like family. Final results were amazing. They are the best in town.”

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  • “Phenomenal and well-educated team! Gelch & Associates handled my personal injury case with ease and beyond my expectations. Extremely understanding and went above and beyond to meet my needs. Would recommended to anyone!”

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  • “Was very impressed with the way my case was handled - very professional and quickly.”

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  • “Gary was there from the very beginning. He and his office made what could've been a very stressful situation very easy and stress free.”

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  • “Gelch and associates were very professional, my case was handled in a timely manner. The representatives responded to my emails very quickly. I would recommend the law firm to others.”

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  • “Anna Lane is the best! She is so compassionate and caring. She works hard for you and she's very efficient. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help. She's very knowledgeable at what she does and she’s just amazing! Great humble spirit! She has a sweet assistant named Allison who does a great job also.”

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  • “Anna Lane of Gelch and Associates was very professional and got all my needs met in a timely manner. She will be on my short list of professionals when I need help with any law dealings in the future.”

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  • “Anna Lane in Birmingham handled my car accident claim in a very professional and efficient manner. From day one she made sure she kept me updated with my case status and fought tooth and nail til the end of my settlement. I would definitely use her services again if needed as well as refer family and friends.”

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  • “Anna is an awesome attorney!! She is very knowledgable, professional, & she works very hard for her clients!! She has been my attorney for more than 3 years & I highly recommend her!!”

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  • “Gelch and Associates, and specifically Mr Martin Mehan, have routinely provided me with stellar service. Very fast and highly professional. Very happy with your services. Thank you.”

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  • “Mr. Gelch and his team are speedy, professional and caring. I give them a five star recommendation to anyone who asks for a lawyer following an accident.”

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  • “I would definitely recommend Martin Mehan. He's very knowledgeable and extremely professional. He managed to help both my daughter and I get the treatment we needed and a fair settlement.”

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backgroundCriminal Defense Attorney George Palaidis

As an Assistant Public Defender at the nationally recognized Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, George Palaidis defended thousands of clients from arraignment to trial. He has represented clients accused of crimes ranging from misdemeanors, like DUI and battery, to serious felonies, such as organized fraud, drug trafficking, robbery and attempted homicide. For experienced and effective criminal defense representation, contact George at (866) 780-4878.

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