There are many different types of cases and criminal defense attorneys who handle these matters, so there are details that only can be discussed in a direct communication. However, there are general questions that individuals facing criminal charges may have and some of the more frequently asked questions are presented here.
What should a person do after being arrested?
Asserting the right to an attorney and refusing to answer any questions is the best thing that anyone who has been arrested can do. There are many different ways to get into trouble when volunteering information, even when innocent of the charges. The investigating officers and prosecutors are skilled at getting people to make incriminating statements, so it is vitally important to wait for an attorney to guide a person through the process.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
Although there are a number of different distinctions, a misdemeanor generally is a less serious offense that is punishable by up to 12 months in jail (as opposed to prison). Felonies involve more serious penalties, including lengthy prison terms and large fines. In addition, a person who has been convicted of a felony may lose other rights after completing a sentence, including the right to bear arms and the right to vote, as well as employment opportunities. Often, a charge can be negotiated down from a felony to a misdemeanor.
What penalties are possible in my case?
The range of penalties depends on the nature of the charges and any extenuating circumstances that may be used to bring a more serious charge. A person may face a sentence that involves a fine or probation. However, violent crimes carry the potential for decades in prison and large fines that can decimate the family of the convicted individual.
Is it possible to avoid jail?
Absolutely. There are few cases where contesting the charges and succeeding with a reduction in penalties or dismissal of charges is not possible, although the actual outcome is going to depend on the facts of the case, the investigative procedures of the officers, the handling of the evidence, and the actions of the prosecutors, as well as the skill of the criminal defense attorney. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense firm, such as the Abt Law Firm, LLC., as soon as possible.
What are the costs of a criminal defense attorney?
The costs of a defense will vary depending on the nature of the charges and the length of the case. In order to accommodate our clients, the Abt Law Firm, LLC. does offer different payment plans. Our clients get the experience and dedication of an experienced attorney who is ready to go trial in order to get the right results for our clients. Our knowledge of the courts throughout DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb, Clayton, Cherokee, Douglas, Forsyth, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, Walton, and Hall counties, as well as federal courts, means that our clients are getting zealous and effective representation.
What criminal cases does the Abt Law Firm, LLC. handle?
Our firm defends criminal cases from misdemeanors to violent felonies. We are available to discuss the charges that you face in the office, over the telephone, or even in jail.
The Abt Law Firm, LLC. Aggressively Fights for its Clients
Every case is different, so it is important to sit down with a criminal defense attorney in order to get unique insight into the charges with which you are faced. The skilled and experienced Atlanta Criminal Defense Firm of the Abt Law Firm, LLC. is prepared to get to work for you immediately in order to protect your rights and freedom. If you do not want a criminal record, call us immediately at 1 (800) NO JAIL 9 or 1 (800) 665-2459 and we can help. We offer free consultations at our office, over the telephone, and are ready to come to you in jail.