A: The consequences of a second or third criminal offense depend on a few factors.
Did you work with a criminal defense attorney for your first offense?
As criminal defense attorneys at Pak and McRae Law, LLC, we pride ourselves in finding creative solutions for all criminal offenses here in Decatur.
However, the solutions depend on the crime and your criminal record. Was it a drug crime? Is it theft? What was your previous offense?
Every case is different, and the same solution won’t work for everyone, but our goal is to find one that will work for you.
What criminal offense have you been charged with?
The penalties–and an attorney’s creative solutions–depend on the crime. You can assume that if this is your second or third offense, you will experience more penalties than your first. But as criminal defense attorneys, we’ll do our best to minimize these penalties, even if it is your second or third criminal offense.
Below are examples of criminal offenses, possible consequences, and possible solutions.
Second DUI Offense: If this is your second DUI offense, the fines, minimum jail time, and license suspensions all are more consequential than they were for your first. Know too that DUI charges are DUI charges in every state.
For example, let’s say you were charged with your first DUI while you were visiting family in Alabama, and you received your second one at home here in Georgia.
A few options that we may discuss include diversion and house arrest. Click here to read more about how we find creative solutions for people with drinking and driving charges.
Second Marijuana Possession Charge: Just like with your first drug possession charge, the consequences depend on the type of the drug and the amount that you allegedly possessed. The more serious the drug, the more serious the penalty; and the more you possess, the more severe the consequences.
Some possible consequences include jail time, community service, and fines. Click here to learn more about drug charges and possible consequences.
Theft charges, violent crimes, and more; at Pak and McRae Law, LLC, we want to do our best to offset these crimes and resolve them before it becomes a larger problem. To learn more about your specific crime, and what consequences you might face as a result, please contact our Atlanta criminal defense attorneys .