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THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME, WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

  • You may be feeling uneasy and unsure what to do next.
  • You may be worried about how a criminal charge will affect you or your loved one’s future.
  • You may be lost about what to expect in this whole process.
  • You may be thinking to yourself, I never thought I’d have to deal with a situation like this.

Many of the people like you who meet with us have felt the same way.  After meeting with a member of our team, they have found that they were able to get clarity about the situation and have peace of mind that there is a plan.

We understand how this situation can impact your life in the short-term and the long-term.  Our founder, Paul Ghanouni, has a passion to protect the futures of teens and young adults who get in trouble with the law. He does not believe that a young person should be defined by a single bad decision.  This passion in Paul comes from  his own poor decisions from when he was younger.  He set about to build a team of legal professionals with that same passion.

You have done the right thing by coming online and looking for legal information and the right law firm.  The next step is to call us at 770-720-6336 or fill out the free consult form today to schedule an appointment where you learn even more.  .

HOW DOES THE FREE CONSULTATION BENEFIT YOU?

When you come in for a consult with a member of our team, you will leave the meeting with:

  • A clear understanding of what you have at stake in this situation;
  • Insight in to the priorities in resolving this situation with the best possible outcome for you;
  • Clarity on what goals may be realistic or what it might take to achieve the best possible outcome;
  • Determination of what the financial investment will be for the best plan to achieve your goals;
  • Professional answers to your questions so you are no longer living in mystery or misinformed by what you have read on the internet or what well-meaning friends or relatives have told you; and
  • All the information you need to make a decision about what to do next.

With that said, we are not the law firm for everyone.  Like any great team, all of the players have to fit together. The consultation will help you decide if we are a good fit for you, and allow us to decide if you are a good fit for our team.  If it turns out we aren’t a good fit for each other, we won’t leave you stranded. We’ll help you find the lawyer who is or figure out the best next steps for you on finding representation.

Resolving these problems can be uncomfortable because it involves digging deep in to your priorities and goals for the future. However, it’s worth it because you’ll  leave with clarity and a plan for the future.

Call us at 770-720-6336 to schedule an appointment today to learn your next steps.

WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE THE CONSULTATION?

If you are asking that question, the answer is now.  When you are dealing with a criminal charge, delay can result in fewer options.  Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged, the sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can begin implementing a plan to protect you.

WHAT ARE MY COMMITMENTS AT THE CONSULTATION?

The only commitment that we ask from you during the consultation is to be ready to have an open and honest discussion of your priorities and goals.  There is no financial cost or obligation for our consultation, but there can be a cost to not scheduling it.  The cost often comes in the form of missed opportunities, additional stress from the unknown, or not achieving the best resolution to your situation.  You have nothing to lose by meeting with us, and everything to gain.

We realize we are not the right firm for everyone, and that is okay.  We realize we are not the right firm for every kind of case, and that is okay too.

If at the consultation, you think our plan  can achieve your goals and we think you are a good fit for our firm, we will  explain the next steps for hiring us.  If you don’t think our plan is for you or if we aren’t the right firm for you, we won’t even bring up hiring our team.  Regardless of what the decision is, we will encourage you to make a decision, so you can leave our office  confident in your next steps.

Call us now at 770-720-6336, so we can get you scheduled for the earliest possible opportunity.

I’M STILL NOT READY TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Not ready to call us now and schedule an appointment?  Please visit our Free Resources Page and watch some of our videos or download some of our other materials, so you can be more educated on this situation.  We’ll be here ready to help you, when you are ready. If you don’t get help with us.  Do get help from a lawyer somewhere.  You really must not wait.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t a warrant required for the police to search me?
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In general terms, a warrant is required for police to initiate a search. If a police officer comes to your home, a warrant will be required to take you into custody. However, if the officer has reason to think you might run, destroy evidence or harm someone else, he can arrest you at home without a warrant.

If an arrest takes place somewhere other than your home, the following circumstance dictate that a warrant is not necessary for search:

  • Consent While you are not required to consent to any police searches, a warrant is not required if you consent to a search of your body, your vehicle, or your home. You always have the right to say no to search and make the police get a warrant or use their discretion to search, which can be challenged in court
  • Searches incident to arrest – When making an arrest, a law enforcement officer is permitted to search your body and/or clothing for weapons or other contraband.
  • Vehicle searches – If you are in a vehicle and are stopped for questioning, the police still need probable cause to conduct a complete vehicle search that includes locked trunks, glove or other compartments.
  • Exigent circumstances – Searches may be conducted if there are “exigent circumstances,” for example, if the officer believes evidence may be destroyed unless he takes immediate action.
  • Plain view – When police see an object that is in plain view, a search warrant is not needed.
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How we help You

We help to minimize the impact that the accusations against you have on your life by creating a customized plan that best serves you.

We do not offer one size fits criminal defense.

We help protect the futures of Georgia teens and young adults accused of crimes.