Johns Creek Criminal Lawyer
If you have been detained or arrested concerning an alleged crime in Georgia, you should speak with a skilled Johns Creek criminal lawyer as soon as possible. It would be best if you did this right away as your lawyer needs as much time as possible to build the best defense possible.
The legal team at Hawkins Spizman has over two decades of experience assisting Johns Creek clients with all their criminal law needs. We know how important it is to protect your rights and freedoms. Once you retain our office, we will immediately get to work building a strong defense and limiting the potential impact of any criminal charges against you.
Filing a Response to Criminal Charges in Georgia
You have three main options for how to respond to criminal charges against you in Georgia. The first is to pursue a dismissal. A savvy criminal lawyer may have a way to get illegally obtained evidence suppressed. If any of your constitutional rights have been violated, we can argue for dismissal right away.
You can also enter a plea of not guilty. If you opt to plead not guilty, then your attorney will start working on your defense for trial. The risk with going to trial is you could be facing the maximum sentence possible if you are convicted. That is why your attorney may advise you it’s better to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecutor’s office and plead guilty or no contest. If you opt for that route, your attorney will negotiate the best plea deal on your behalf.
Prosecutors Must Meet the Burden of Proof in a Criminal Case
Before a prosecutor can get a conviction, they have to meet the burden of proof. In a criminal matter, that means establishing proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecutor has the same burden of proof, no matter whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony case. Your skilled Johns Creek criminal attorney will look for all the best defenses to maximize your chances at acquittal. Some of these defenses may be procedural, such as obtaining a dismissal due to illegally obtained evidence. Other defenses your attorney may suggest are specific to your alleged crime.
Types of Johns Creek Criminal Cases We Handle
At Hawkins Spizman, we represent Georgia clients for a wide range of alleged crimes. Some of the most common ones include (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
Importance of Hiring the Best Legal Advocates for Your Case
You want the best legal representation possible. That means you should be looking for someone who has experience handling similar cases and is skilled enough to present the best defenses on your behalf. As former prosecutors, the attorneys at Hawkins Spizman know what to expect during your case. That knowledge gives us an advantage in the courtroom. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about how we can help.