Fulton County Criminal Lawyer
If you or a family member was arrested and charged with a crime in Georgia, it’s understandably a very stressful time for you and your family. You should take any criminal charges seriously, even if it’s only a misdemeanor charge. Any criminal conviction can affect you for years to come. That is one reason why you need a skilled Fulton County criminal lawyer to represent you. Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from dealing with this legal issue directly.
At Hawkins Spizman, we routinely represent Georgia clients for all their criminal law needs. We have decades of legal experience, and our top priority is making sure your rights are completely protected. We will help you through every step of the legal process so you don’t feel confused or intimidated by the legal system.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
Our skilled legal team handles a wide variety of legal cases for Fulton County clients, including but not limited to, the following matters (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
How a Criminal Case in Georgia Affects Your Life
Both felony and misdemeanor convictions can severely impact your life and result in some type of negative consequences. Even in cases where you only receive a small fine and probation, the conviction remains on your record. With a more serious criminal conviction, you could be facing considerable jail time and hefty fines.
Depending on the specifics of your case, potential criminal penalties in Fulton County include:
- Incarceration — jail or prison
- Probation or parole
- Restitution to the victim
- Court fines, fees, and costs
- Community Service
- Mandatory attendance in a substance abuse program
- Alcohol and Drug screens
- Driver’s license suspension
In addition to any penalties imposed by the judge during sentencing, a criminal conviction can affect your personal life. For example, a criminal conviction can impact your work, education, finances, and more. You could be denied employment opportunities or housing applications, for example. If you plan to apply for certain types of business licenses, you may be prohibited.
How a Fulton County Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
At Hawkins Spizman, we know how much is at risk if you receive a conviction. Our goal is to minimize potential penalties for all our clients. Depending on the specific details of your case, we may conduct any one or more of the following steps in preparation for defending you:
- Handling all communication with the police
- Look for any legal defenses that might be applicable in your specific case
- Conduct our own investigation of the alleged crime and details about your arrest
- If a plea agreement makes the most sense, negotiate the best terms on your behalf
- Look for evidence that any of your rights were violated, which could get the case dismissed
- Represent you at all hearings and trial, if necessary.
Contact a Fulton County Criminal Lawyer
If you need assistance with a criminal matter in Fulton County, the skilled criminal defense lawyers at Hawkins Spizman can help. Let us put our years of experience as former prosecutors to work for you and prepare the best defense possible.