Cobb County Criminal Lawyer
If you or a loved one was arrested and charged with a crime in Georgia, you need to speak with a Cobb County criminal lawyer right away. The sooner you can retain a skilled attorney, the sooner we can start protecting your rights. Some prosecutors might offer a plea agreement right away to get you to sign away your rights, but you should always speak with your own counsel before accepting any plea arrangement.
Having a skilled Cobb County criminal defense lawyer at Hawkins Spizman negotiate on your behalf will likely result in a better deal. Always remember that the prosecutor is not on your side. Be cautious about accepting an agreement that your own attorney has not reviewed first.
Charges that Warrant Hiring a Cobb County Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with any of the following crimes, you should contact our office right away (in alphabetical order):
- Bond Hearings
- Domestic Violence
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Drug Charges
- Failure to Appear
- Gun Charges
- Possession of Marijuana
- Sex Crimes
- Traffic Tickets
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that minor criminal charges shouldn’t be treated seriously. Even a misdemeanor can jeopardize your freedom and future financial security. The experienced Cobb County criminal defense lawyers at Hawkins Spizman are here to help. We have decades of experience and are former prosecutors. We know how to build a strong case and what to expect in court.
Reasons to Hire a Cobb County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Even if you are only facing a misdemeanor, it’s crucial to have a strong legal advocate on your side. It doesn’t matter whether this is your first offense; you should have an attorney. We may know of diversion programs that can help us get your charges dismissed so you won’t have a permanent criminal record entry.
If you already have a record, you definitely need to hire an attorney. The court may be inclined to go tougher on someone who has a criminal history, even if the charges are not remotely related. Just having a prior conviction on your record is enough to increase your sentence automatically.
Another benefit of having an attorney is their ability to reschedule hearings. If you miss a scheduled court date due to a conflict, you could be facing additional penalties. When you have an attorney representing you, they will make the appearance on your behalf and inquire about rescheduling the date.
Some people think representing themselves in a misdemeanor is the right move. Unfortunately, most people don’t have the knowledge or skills to represent themselves without jeopardizing their case. You are not well-versed in Georgia statutes or know how criminal procedure works. When you have a professional legal advocate, you are working with someone who has the legal expertise to help you get acquitted.
Contact a Cobb County Criminal Lawyer
If you or a loved one has pending criminal charges in Georgia, let the skilled team of Cobb County criminal defense lawyers at Hawkins Spizman represent you. You must have the best legal representation possible. The right legal strategy can make a difference in whether you are acquitted or not. To learn more about how we can help, contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.