FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Atlanta Criminal Lawyer
What types of cases do you handle?
This firm handles all kind of criminal cases—from non-violent misdemeanor crimes to
murder. No matter what kind of crime you are charged with, you need an experienced former prosecutor on your side fighting for your rights. Call us today to discuss your charges so that we can develop a defensive plan to protect you and your best interests.
What should I do after an arrest?
The first thing you should do after you have been arrested is ask for a lawyer. Never agree to be interviewed by law enforcement authorities unless you have first consulted a lawyer and have one present with you. If you are arrested, you should immediately contact a lawyer for assistance. We are always available to assist you if you have been arrested and require assistance.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
Misdemeanors are lesser offenses that are punishable by no more than 12 months in jail. Felonies are serious criminal charges that can be brought by the state or federal authorities. Felony crimes can often result in large fines, more than one year in prison, and additional penalties. Furthermore, certain felony convictions can also result in a loss of your right to vote, ability to hold certain jobs and obtain student financial aid. Many times, a good lawyer can negotiate on your behalf to have felony charges reduced to misdemeanors.
What are the penalties for conviction on my case?
The penalties upon conviction of a crime will depend on what you have been charged with. Penalties can range from fines and probation to significant time in prison. Often times, the penalty you ultimately receive will depend on the effectiveness of the lawyer you hire to represent you.
Will I go to jail?
Not all criminal convictions will result in prison sentences. Whether you go to jail or prison depends factors like the type of crime you are alleged to have committed, the facts and circumstances of surrounding your crime, and your criminal history. Come speak with us today about the allegations against you so that we can determine the likelihood of a jail sentence for you if you are convicted.
Can you help me get my charges reduced or dismissed?
Yes. We always strive to obtain the best possible outcomes for our clients. This often includes getting charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
How much will you charge to represent me?
The fee charged for your case will depend on the crime or crimes you are charged with. Know that when you hire this office to represent you, you will get more than just a lawyer to show up in court on your behalf. You will get an aggressive, experienced, former prosecutor fighting tooth and nail for you. Here, you are more than just a fee. We truly care about our clients and will work tirelessly to obtain the best results for you.
When should I hire a defense attorney?
When faced with any criminal charges, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Even if you have not yet been formally charged with a crime, an attorney can still protect your rights and provide you with important advice and counsel. Let us review your case, explain your rights under the law, and discuss the best options for fighting your charges.