Who is a criminal defense lawyer?
A criminal defense attorney is hired to represent the defendant during a criminal prosecution. If you are facing criminal charges that could lead to a prison sentence then you want to hire a knowledgeable defense lawyer as soon as possible in order build your case and reach the best possible outcome.
What are my rights when I’m arrested and charged with a crime?
You have a right to an attorney. You also have the right to remain silent.
Do I need to hire a lawyer if I have only been charged with a misdemeanor?
Misdemeanor charges in Atlanta can still result in up to 12 months in prison and fines upwards of $1,000. Even if this is your first offense and you have no prior record, some judges could still decide to incarcerate you depending on the charges.
Will my license get suspended if I’ve been charged with a drug offense?
Under Georgia law, license suspension accompanies possession charges and lasts for at least 12 months unless you plead First Offender or Conditional Discharge.
How do I erase my criminal record in Georgia?
In the State of Georgia there is a statutory process that allows you to get an arrest removed from your criminal record. However, you have to meet certain criteria to get the prosecuting agency in the county of arrest to agree to expungement.