Trusted Criminal Lawyers in Atlanta, GA
You used to be free to come and go as you please, but the minute you are arrested, everything changes. The anxiety of uncertainty increases when you face charges and circumstances that complicate your life further. We would tell you to relax if we thought it would help, but we realize that you have several questions, not least of which is “What do I do now?”
Getting charged with a crime doesn’t just impact you today; it threatens your future as well. To make matters worse, becoming entangled in the system threatens your freedom, family, and finances. Being charged with a crime is one of the most nerve-wracking, stressful experiences someone can have.
“Criminal justice” has shown itself to be anything but just, and rehabilitation rarely works. In many cases, the time spent in prison doesn’t match the crime, and people struggle to live “on the outside” once they finish their sentences. That is not acceptable to us, and we will vigorously and strategically fight for your rights and your future.
It is the best time to remain silent at the time of your arrest, even if you might want to start pleading with your case. The golden rule for your best defense is to exercise your right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will certainly be used against you. Consult with an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.
What do I do after I am arrested?
Don’t be surprised if you don’t receive good treatment. It is true that the entire concept of “innocent until proven guilty” is a lofty one. Nevertheless, it is not a principle that is widely followed. You should keep yourself calm as much as you can.
Make sure you are cooperative and respectful. It is essential that you give your real name (please do not use an alias if you do not know why) and your address. Then, you should consult an attorney.
It could take some time to gain access to a phone call, so try to remain patient. Bail is a possibility or not, depending on the charge. You will be able to make a call once you find out what is going on in your case. Below is the list of priorities:
- Loved one
- Criminal defense lawyer
Be prepared to wait and hurry up during this entire process of booking, bonding, and release.
Once you’re released, your case will be handed over to the District Attorney’s office, which will keep looking for ways to pursue your charges. No problem, that’s their responsibility. Your case is our responsibility, and we will make sure you are treated fairly and protected under the law, and we will do all we can to protect your future.
There is nothing easy about any of this. It is not going to be a walk in the park to complete all of this. There will be many occasions in which you will freak out. It’s going to blow your mind to see sides of yourself and others you didn’t know existed.
As a result of the experiences we’ve gained from guiding our clients through some of the hardest times in their lives, we’ve seen the necessity of providing them with solid, dependable, and experienced legal representation. We’re here to help you achieve that.
we're ready to fight for you
Yes, but how much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
A lawyer’s standard answer to this question is: It depends. Cases, charges, and defenses are never the same. Your response will depend on your particular circumstances. You can be sure that representing yourself (or relying on a public defender) might cost you everything.
We have a complicated criminal law system and crowded courts. There are several ways to challenge different charges. As a result of our experience of appearing in nearly every Georgia courtroom, we have the knowledge and resources to take on the State and win.
It is essential that you know this: The State has been working on your case for a long time prior to your arrest. This might mean that what they want from you is part of a bigger plan for them. It is something they know how to do well. We know how to do it too.
The downside of waiting to involve us is that you may end up spending more time, money, and energy. Plus, if you don’t have a lawyer, you could give them an advantage and hurt your own case by saying the wrong thing or saying too much.
They know how to ask questions to get the answers they want. It’s hard to tell what they know or what they’re after. Being cooperative may harm your case. Do not play games with your present or future. Let’s make a deal.
With any relationship, you are going to have to invest some money, but you will receive a skilled, compassionate defense in return. To learn more about how we can help you and what you will need to do to get started, call or text us at 770-LAWSUIT to schedule a free consultation today.
The reputation of criminal defense lawyers isn’t the best.
So how do I find the best lawyer?
We’ll encourage you to follow your intuition, but you might not feel like you can do that with what you’re going through. No matter what your situation is, here are a few ways to decide if your lawyer is right for you:
Are you treated as an important client by your lawyer? When someone respects and values you, and if you feel safe in their presence, then you should feel comfortable moving forward.
Is your lawyer able to communicate with you in a way that you understand? You’ll have to make some tough decisions in your defense because the law is complicated. You’re probably in good hands if your lawyer is clear and explains the pros and cons of each option. There is a good chance that if you have an easy conversation between the two of you, chances are you have a level of trust that is only beneficial if your case goes to trial.
Has your lawyer ever tried a case before a jury? Cases often resolve out of court, but that does not mean that a lawyer does not need trial experience. We prepare cases as if we will take them to trial based on our experience before juries. You might want to ask your lawyer whether he or she has defended charges like yours before and what their track record is in front of juries.
Now, let’s talk about your record.
In terms of wins and losses, let’s just say that we’ve won more than we’ve lost. Some of our clients have faced life and walked away from it with time served. There are other clients who have faced 20 years and walked away within two years.
Our approach to each client depends on their situation. To provide you with appropriate expectations, we need to get to know you and your case.
Regardless of how the punishment is handled, we will always fight to ensure it isn’t worse than the crime. We’ll do our utmost to get the best possible outcome, even if we cannot ensure a specific outcome. We strive to do our jobs, so you feel that we’ve got your back.
Do you have my back?
It can be lonely, stressful, and frightening to be incarcerated and face criminal charges. Taking steps to ensure that your rights are protected is our job. With our help, you won’t have to face this alone.
You can count on us to keep your story safe. Your communication with us is protected by the attorney-client privilege. However, if you waive your right to privilege, that could change the whole situation.
Our goal is to ensure that the State does not have an unfair advantage. Despite their actions, we’re ready and able to challenge anything that violates the law. Every time they say or do something that could put you in danger, we will hold them accountable.
Even though the State might offer you something, we may not think it’s in your best interest to accept it. Or we may think a jury trial would be detrimental. So we will provide you with all the facts so your decision can be based on accurate information. Oh, and guess what? There are a lot of lawyers working for the State who are experts in prosecuting criminal charges. These lawyers know precisely how to gain the upper hand over our system. When it comes to your case, they are going to use all of that knowledge to their advantage. By choosing us, you are hiring a team of experts who are experienced in fighting criminal charges. We are here to stand up for you.
I deserve an advocate. Do you think you can help me?
You can schedule your free case consultation by calling or texting 770-LAWSUIT. You can choose in-person appointments or video conferences based on what you prefer. We will discuss your case and how we can help. Afterward, we will discuss the process and fees. We will answer any questions you may have. We will provide you with all the information you need to decide if we are the right attorneys to represent you.