Michael Fulcher

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Richard Hochhauser, DWI and Criminal Lawyer
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Former Prosecutor
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State bar of Georgia
National College for DUI Defense
Richard Hochhauser, DWI and Criminal Lawyer

Michael grew up on the North Carolina coast. Much of his childhood was either spent on a boat or a golf course as his father was both an avid golfer and fisherman. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Psychology degree, despite spending a lot of time watching Tarheel basketball. He was then accepted into the graduate business program at East Carolina University and received an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Marketing.

After spending several years in finance and IT-related positions with IBM, Corning, and Carolina’s Healthcare, Michael became interested in a career in criminal law and personal injury while helping a friend who was starting his own law firm right out of school. Having spent a year in Atlanta after business school, Michael was familiar with Macon and the Mercer Law School. While at Mercer Law, Michael concentrated his coursework on criminal law and trial practice. He interned with R. Clarke Speaks Law Firm in Wilmington, NC, the Houston County Judicial Circuit in Perry, GA, and the newly formed Macon Public Defenders Office, which offered him a position as an Assistant Public Defender upon graduation in 2005.

As a public defender, Michael represented hundreds of indigent clients charged with felony drug offenses and other related crimes. He handled all stages of a case from bond hearings to jury trials. He received extensive annual training from the Georgia Public Defender’s Council and participated in the Macon Bar Association.

In 2007, Michael accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit in Greene County. There he prosecuted thousands of felonies and misdemeanors in Superior Court, handling everything from bond hearings to jury trials to appeals. He obtained convictions in numerous complex jury trials for drug trafficking, rape, aggravated assault, DUI, and many other criminal offenses. Michael received extensive annual training through the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia and participated in DUI Field Sobriety Testing coursework conducted by the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA.

In addition, Michael was the solicitor for the Greene County Probate Court and prosecuted thousands of DUI and traffic offenses between 2007 and 2015. He obtained convictions in numerous bench trials for DUI, reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic offenses. Equally important, he negotiated hundreds of cases with defense attorneys and those representing themselves to find ways to reduce the long-term consequences of a ticket and help people keep their licenses when possible.

In the eight years he served as a prosecutor, Michael also worked with the victims of violent crimes and automobile-related accidents, including the families of those seriously injured or killed by another’s criminal negligence. Throughout his career, Michael has worked extensively with the people on every side of the legal process from defendants to victims to law enforcement and judges. He developed an ability to listen and to see things from ‘the other person’s perspective’ that helps immensely in finding resolutions to complex legal situations, especially where someone’s life, liberty, and future are on the line.

In 2008, Michael married a fellow Mercer Law classmate and they settled down in Morgan County. They are blessed with a son, a daughter, and a very energetic Goldendoodle. He enjoys photography, traveling, and getting back to the beach as much as possible.

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Experience

Michael Fulcher Law, LLC, Owner, 2015 – Present

  • Represents clients charged with a felony, misdemeanor, and traffic offenses in the middle Georgia area.
  • Vigorously defended clients facing everything from speeding tickets to drug sales to armed robbery and murder.
  • Represents clients injured in auto accidents with their claims against negligent drivers.

Greene County District Attorney’s Officer, Assistant District Attorney, 2007-2015

  • Prosecuted thousands of felonies and misdemeanors in Superior Court
  • Handled all stages of cases from bond hearings to jury trials to appeals
  • Obtained convictions in numerous jury trials for drug trafficking, rape, aggravated assault, DUI, and other criminal offenses.
  • Received extensive annual training through the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
  • Prosecuted thousands of DUI and traffic offenses in Greene County Probate Court
  • Obtained convictions in numerous bench trials for DUI, reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic offenses.

Macon Circuit Public Defender’s Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2005-2007

  • Defended hundreds of indigent clients charged with felony drug offenses and other related crimes.
  • Handled all stages of cases from bond hearings to jury trials to appeals
  • Received extensive annual training through the Georgia Public Defender’s Council
  • Interned with the Macon PD Office from its creation in January 2005 and was hired upon graduation.

Experience Prior to Law School

  • Employee Training Consultant, Corning, Inc. – Wilmington, NC
  • Technical Support Consultant, Compass Group – Charlotte, NC
  • Y2k Systems Migration Consultant, Carolinas Healthcare System – Charlotte, NC
  • Financial Analyst, IBM – Research Triangle Park, NC

Organizations

National College of DUI Defense Member 2020 - Present
State Bar of Georgia Member 2005 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2015 - 2017
Ocmulgee Bar Association Member 2007 - Present
District Attorneys' Association of Georgia Member 2007 - 2015
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2005 - 2007
Macon Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2005 - 2007

What People Say

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Michael was professional and concise from our first call to our last email. I had already called multiple other firms before calling his, and only my conversation with him stood out, so I would highly recommend him. He helped me with a speeding ticket, and although I hope I won’t have incident like that, I know I can always call him for help. Call him.

— Ahmet K.

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Mr. Fulcher was always available to answer any questions I had about a traffic ticket. He always kept me in the loop and helped me in preventing the ticket from going on to my record in NC. I would recommend him to anyone in or out of state!

— Lucas S.

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highly recommend

I received a speeding ticket while driving down to the Masters in Augusta (84mph in a 70 zone). Michael was really helpful and informed me that there is no points for such a ticket (which was my goal). He was generous with his time over the phone even though an engagement would not result from the conversation. To me this shows which is rare nowadays.

I highly recommend Michael. Thank you!

— NICK P.

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