According to Official Georgia Code 42-8-60 (The First Offender Act), a criminal defendant can be exonerated of guilt and discharged as a matter of law despite being found guilty by a jury or entering a guilty plea. This means that even if you are charged, arrested, and convicted of a crime, you can … [Read more...] about What is the First Offender Act and How Can It Protect My Record?
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?
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