The attorneys at Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas understand how important your child’s future is. Maintaining a spotless criminal history is of the utmost importance with College Applications and a career right around the corner. The outcome of a child’s lapse in judgment can have a very harmful effect on their ability to receive college financial aid, scholarships, participate in honorary societies, enjoy extracurricular groups, and be a part of events and jobs. Minor in Possession charges are defendable charges and the attorneys at Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas work hard in courts across the State to obtain resolutions that minimize the damage these types of charges can create. For example, Sandy Springs police spend a large amount of resources and energy breaking up high-school parties and cracking down on underage drinking. The attorneys at Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas work in Sandy Springs courtrooms regularly to ensure one bad decision does not result in a lifetime of punishment. If your son or daughter has been arrested for possession of alcohol or drugs, please call Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas at (770-651-0166) and ask to speak with an attorney right away. There is an immediate mitigation plan and course of action the attorneys at Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas can put into place to work to obtain the best outcome possible.
Dismissals & Deferred & Alternative Punishments
An arrest is not a conviction! ¨Even a child/teen has the right have his or her attorney present at all questioning. A lawyer can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of these cases before court and before the judge. Hawkins Spizman Fortas will help you through these difficult times while also representing your child’s best interests and striving to achieve the best possible outcome given all of the circumstances. Charges against an underage person can sometimes be dismissed if the right steps are taken pre-trial. In other situations, a judge can order alternative punishments, deferred prosecutions and even stays pending some other punishment, such as community service. The lawyers at Hawkins Spizman Fortas have successfully navigated many families through the criminal justice system at a time when keeping a young person’s record intact is more important than ever. Different jurisdictions throughout metro Atlanta have very different ways of handling these cases. The lawyers at Hawkins Spizman Fortas have handled underage possession of alcohol cases, possession of marijuana and other controlled substances, disorderly conduct while under the influence, and a host of other related cases for our clients. Call us at 770-651-0166 for a free consultation if you or a family member is facing this type of charge. We can help.