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Standing Up for You When Your Future Is on the Line

At Pak and McRae Law, LLC, our philosophy is that you may have made a mistake, but you’re not a criminal. We know what it’s like to be in your shoes: having your future prospects and even your freedom taken away after making a rash decision or unwise move is a terrifying thought With that in mind, we devise and implement defense strategies aimed at protecting your future.

You can be overwhelmed by the criminal justice system, but we know it in and out. We like to see good results for our clients, so we will leverage the system to obtain the best outcome for your case.

Criminal Defense

As Atlanta criminal defense lawyers, we represent clients who have been arrested and / or are facing trial for misdemeanor or felony offenses. The support doesn’t stop there, however: we also protect your best interests during investigations, sentencing, appeals, and more, so you always know what your options are when fighting criminal charges.

  • Misdemeanors: Although the penalties for a misdemeanor are not the same as those for felonies, they can still harm your reputation and career if you don’t obtain proper legal representation. A conviction could lead to fines, jail time, probation, community service, court-mandated counseling and more.
  • Felony Defense: If you are convicted of a felony in Georgia, potential penalties include a minimum of one year imprisonment, significant fines, and other life-altering consequences. If you are facing felony charges, a reputable defense attorney will protect your rights through every aspect of the arrest, arraignment, and trial.
Drug Cases

Drug-related charges can be misdemeanors or felonies, but they all carry harsher consequences compared to some crimes, thanks to “War on Drugs” campaigns and hostile public opinion.

You can be charged with drug possession if you’re found to have possession of a controlled substance or narcotic (this includes a minor caught with alcohol). Even carrying certain medications without a prescription can put you at risk for this criminal charge. An experienced Atlanta criminal defense attorney who understands the ins and outs of the court system will fight to prevent a drug offense from damaging the rest of your life.

DUI Charges

Driving under the influence is another crime that inspires harsh public opinion and even harsher penalties. No matter what you have been pulled over for, whether it be your BAC or a DUI Less Safe offense, it is important to contact a lawyer the moment you are accused.

If you test for a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher or if you refuse a breathalyzer test, your license is automatically suspended for 12 months. You have only 10 days to appeal this suspension by requesting a DMV hearing, so it is imperative to act quickly. Acting as soon as possible may prevent you from having your license suspended.

Traffic Tickets

Did you know that traffic violations are the most common reason why most Americans ever set foot in a courtroom? If you have been cited for any kind of traffic ticket in Atlanta, consult an attorney before opting for the easier route of paying the fine. There are often hidden costs and penalties attached to traffic violations that you may need to be aware of before you assume responsibility.

By contacting Pak and McRae Law, LLC as soon as you are charged or learn that you are under investigation, you are setting yourself up for a better future. Too many people wait to contact an attorney because either they think the problem will disappear on its own or they are not ready to face the reality. But by contacting an attorney early in the process, that reality can be much easier to face than it would be otherwise. Don’t wait any longer- contact us today.