Criminal Defense Lawyers
Being charged with a crime is scary. The best way to fight your charges is through building a good defense. Speaking with our Roswell GA criminal defense lawyers is a critical first step. Hiring an attorney to represent you does not imply guilt. You have a constitutionally protected right to receive legal counsel.
If the police arrested you on misdemeanor or felony charges, our attorneys at Charlton & Glover, P.C., provide aggressive representation to clients in Fulton County. We are not afraid to take the charges against you to trial, either. The following is a list of criminal charges against which we commonly defend our clients:
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
The legal blood-alcohol content (BAC) limit in Georgia is .08%. Anything more than that means the police can arrest you for a DUI charge. A first-time conviction may lead to:
- Prison time and fines
- Community service
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Ignition interlock installation
Higher BAC levels, prior convictions, and the circumstances of your arrest may aggravate your sentence. Since DUI arrests are highly regulated, it is possible to fight your charges based upon exposing illegal traffic stops and the weaknesses of a breathalyzer.
Marijuana Possession and Sale Charges
Georgia law provides for the legal use of medical marijuana for patients with a prescription. For everyone else, it is still illegal to possess, sell, or traffic the drug. In fact, marijuana is still on the DEA’s list of Schedule I drugs. Schedule I drugs are considered to be the most dangerous. Smaller amounts of marijuana can lead to misdemeanors, while larger amounts and manufacturing will likely lead to felony charges.
Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Charges
Drug crimes include the possession, sale, or manufacturing of a controlled substance. Fortunately, Georgia offers some misdemeanor conviction sentences through accountability programs, probation, and/or counseling. Felony drug convictions are among some of the most serious charges a person can face.
Theft and Burglary Charges
There is a difference between theft and burglary. Theft is when you steal property, and some charges are misdemeanors. Burglary is when you enter a building or vehicle and intend to commit a felony theft. Theft and burglary charges vary in fines and penalties; burglary carries the more severe punishment of up to 20 years for a first offense in Georgia.
Probation and Parole Violations
Probation and parole violations occur when you do not follow the orders of your sentence. These violations are serious because they add to and increase the consequences of previous charges. Depending upon the circumstances, you may appeal the suspension and have the terms reinstated.
Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia
Having our team of attorneys on your side means that you will have the best defense possible. We get to know our clients and regularly communicate the progress of their charges. As soon as we have new information, the client is the next person to know. You will also receive a straightforward approach from our attorneys regarding the outlook of your case.
Being charged with a crime does not have to mean it permanently affects your life. Contact our criminal defense lawyers in Roswell, Georgia to serve you and your family. Call our office at (770) 993-1005 or complete our contact form to schedule an initial, no-obligation consultation.