Common Criminal Defense Questions
Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Answers Your Questions
Facing criminal charges is intimidating and overwhelming. You may have many questions regarding what to do after you were charged, the severity of your charges, and defense strategies. The attorneys at Abt Law Firm, LLC have answered some of the most common criminal defense questions we receive from clients.
If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers today for a free case review: (678) 582-2272.
What Should a Person Do After Being Arrested?
Asserting the right to an attorney and refusing to answer any questions is the best thing to do after being arrested. There are many different ways to get into trouble when volunteering information, even with innocent charges. The investigating officers and prosecutors are skilled at getting people to make incriminating statements, so it is vital to wait for an attorney to guide a person through the process.
What's the Difference Between a Misdemeanor & 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. Also, 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 Am I Facing?
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. However, the actual outcome is going to depend on the facts of the case, the investigative procedures of the officers, the actions of the prosecutors, and the skill of the criminal defense attorney. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense firm as soon as possible.
What Are the Costs of a Criminal Defense Attorney?
The costs of defense will vary depending on the nature of the charges and the length of the case. 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 try to get the right results for our clients. We know the courts throughout DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, and many more. This 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 Aggressively Fights for Its Clients
Every case is different, so it is important to sit down with a criminal defense attorney to get a 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 to protect your rights and freedom. We have over 24 years of experience helping the people of Atlanta. We have successfully handled over 2,500 cases and over 100 jury trials.
If you do not want a criminal record, call us immediately at (678) 582-2272! We offer free consultations at our office, over the telephone, and are ready to come to you in jail.