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Smyrna Criminal Defense Lawyer

We help people in their teens and twenties navigate the criminal and juvenile justice system. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal or juvenile offense in Smyrna, GA, or any of the surrounding areas, contact our office immediately to get help.

As an experienced Smyrna criminal defense law firm, we have spent years representing clients facing a wide range of criminal allegations. We are committed to tirelessly working to get you or your loved one the best outcome possible.

Criminal charges are more than just potential jail time. Even an arrest can damage your representation… And a conviction can change your life forever.

No matter what your charges are, the best thing you can do now is get help.

Our Smyrna Criminal Defense Firm Focuses On Defending People In Their Teens and Twenties Facing Charges In & Around Cobb County

Felony Charges

Felony convictions come with long-lasting consequences. Beyond potential prison time, felonies limit your ability to find future employment, education, housing, and other opportunities — even after you get out of jail or complete probation.

The right criminal defense strategy is critical to getting the best outcome.

Our approach to defending your charges entirely depends on your goals.

While some law firms will tell you they have a particular way of handling every case, we won’t do that. The strategy that is developed for your case must be in alignment with your short-term and long-term goals. If we determine that it makes sense for you and our team to work together, then we will spend time getting to know and understand your goals. Based upon what you want to see happen, we’ll develop a strategy that we will recommend to you. If you agree that that strategy is in alignment with your goals, then we will proceed with implementing it.

Some examples of felonies we defend against are possession or distribution of controlled substances, theft, criminal damage to property, fraud, burglary, and aggravated assault. If you have been charged with a felony, trust and believe the prosecution is building a case against you right now. The best thing you can do is get your legal team working on your defense now.

Misdemeanor Charges

While some misdemeanors may not carry the most serious penalties, they can still result in probation and potential jail time.

Worst yet, you end up with a permanent criminal record.

A criminal conviction can have lasting, life-long consequences, which can impact every part of your life, including college admissions, financial aid for college, gun rights, security clearances, immigration status… the list goes on.

A criminal conviction can completely bar you from certain occupations, which means it has the potential to derail your or your loved one’s future.

Facing charges in Smyrna, Cobb County or one of the neighboring areas? Time is not on your side. It’s time to act now. Contact us today.

Some common misdemeanors we assist clients in fighting are DUI, underage possession of alcohol, simple assault, simple battery, affray, shoplifting and other theft charges, possession of marijuana or drug-related objects, and serious traffic violations.

DUI Charges

Due to Georgia’s strict drunk driving laws, even first-offense DUIs come with stiff sentencing. Beyond license suspension, monetary fines, and probation, many DUI convictions can also mean jail time.

After a DUI arrest, the officer can initiate a process through the Georgia Department of Drivers Services to suspend your driver’s license unless you file an appeal within 30 days. Determining whether an officer has initiated the suspension and whether or not to appeal the administrative suspension is a strategic decision that should be made after a holistic review of your case and your goals. Sometimes these decisions have to be made with incomplete information, so the sooner you engage a legal team to help you, the more information you can have to make the best decision for your situation.

Of course, the penalties will vary depending on if you are a minor, below the legal drinking age or are over 21 years old. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the better. Our team may be able to help you hold onto your license.

Drug Possession

Like many places nationwide, Georgia takes drug charges very seriously. Charges like Possession of Schedule I or II Drugs with Intent to Distribute can result in prison sentences if you are convicted.

Even drug possession charges can land you in jail or have you reporting to probation and living with a new criminal record.

The last thing you want to do is explain why you were convicted of drug charges during a job interview, in a college application, or when you apply for an apartment or a place to live.

Our team believes that one mistake should not haunt you for the rest of your life.

With drug possession cases, our team will prioritize diversion programs whenever that is in alignment with your goals and is feasible. These specialized programs emphasize rehabilitation over punishment for first-time, non-violent offenders. Successful completion usually means the original charges get formally dismissed, with an eligibility for sealing.

Juvenile Crimes

If your child has been charged with shoplifting, vandalism, underage drinking, or drug possession, our objective is to align our criminal defense strategy with your goals.

We emphasize diversion programs, community service, rehabilitation efforts, and securing dropped charges whenever possible. We also represent students facing school tribunal hearings related to alleged violations of school rules.

The best next step would be to reach out to a member of our team to begin the process.

We can help answer your questions and walk you through what to expect in court. There are nuances within the law for minors that you should be aware of. It’s our goal to empower you to protect your child by having the right information, and the right knowledge, to get the absolute best outcome.

Contact our team to discuss your goals.

Take the Next Step — Learn How A Smyrna Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You

If you or someone you care about is facing criminal or juvenile charges, contact our legal team to see if we can help. Meet with a member of our team to learn what your best next steps are.

Take the next step to protect your or your loved one’s future. Call our office now to get started.

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