If you or your loved one are being accused of family violence, you need to speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately. There is no simple way to ‘drop charges’ in a family violence case. In fact, attempts by an alleged victim to 'drop domestic violence charges’ may sometimes embolden … [Read more...] about Can I Drop the Family (Domestic) Violence Charges Against my Loved One?
You should never go to criminal court or resolve a criminal matter without speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney. While misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, they still carry serious consequences that can ruin your life. A good criminal defense attorney will be able to help … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Charge?
Getting a DUI can have major ramifications. Most think that you will just have your driver's license revoked; however, there are some other long lasting consequences. For example, you could have jail time, court time, and maybe community service. All of these things can affect your employment. A … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a DUI Lawyer
If you are placed under arrest, or if there is a warrant for your arrest, the number one question on your mind should be: How can I get out of jail? For some offenses, the jail may have a Preset Bail order signed by a judge that allows your release on bail without a hearing. If you are arrested … [Read more...] about What Are My Options for Posting Bail for Someone?
In courtrooms across the State of Georgia, people accused of committing a crime are often asked by the judge or prosecutor: "Are you pleading guilty to the charges?" When you rightfully answer NO, you may be alarmed to hear the judge set your case for a jury trial. Being placed on a jury trial … [Read more...] about My Judge Told Me to Be Ready for Jury Trial. What Does This Mean?
If you are younger than 17 years old, and are being accused of committing a crime, you need to know what to expect in Juvenile Court. Crimes committed by children younger than 17 are called “delinquent acts”. If you are found delinquent, a Juvenile Court judge has the authority to sentence you to … [Read more...] about 10 Things All Teens Need to Know About Juvenile Court in Georgia
How much will a criminal defense attorney cost? This is one of the most common questions we hear when meeting with people facing serious and life-changing criminal charges. Unfortunately there isn’t one answer, but let me try to explain what you should know when investing in a legal defense. Do you … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?
How Do I Know if I have a Criminal Record? Anyone who has ever been arrested (whether you were found guilty or not) has a criminal record. This includes an arrest, time in jail, an indictment, being sentenced for a case, being released from confinement, and any type of correctional supervision … [Read more...] about How To Clear Your Criminal Record