Our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Atlanta
By: Cory E. Yager, Criminal Defense Attorney Atlanta GA, Legal Book author and Ex-Law Enforcement Officer in Georgia for Nearly a Decade
Our Atlanta criminal lawyers provide top-notch representation. When you face criminal charges, you need to hire defense lawyers that have a client-first focus, years of experience, a strategic defense approach and expert knowledge on the laws in the state of Georgia.
Who Needs a Criminal Attorney?
Anyone facing charges that can result in jail or prison time, fines, probation or other penalties will be best served by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Atlanta GA fight for the rights of their clients facing a wide range of serious charges. Our law group’s specialty practice areas include:
DUI Charges (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs;) Drug Crimes, Including Possession and Distribution and Drug Trafficking; Theft Charges, Including Theft and Shoplifting; Violent Crimes, Including Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery. The police have decades of experience, as well as prosecutors and experts, on their side. The only way to level the playing field when you have so much to lose is to retain a seasoned DUI attorney who understands this complicated process.
Our Atlanta law firm’s criminal attorneys are available 24 hours a day to represent your best interests. We value our attorney-client relationships and build connections to better understand our clients legal and personal situations. By doing so, we gain knowledge on their criminal case. Our Atlanta criminal lawyers know this is crucial in order to best represent our clients. Criminal Defense Matters and William C. Head, P.C. collectively have decades of experience in the Georgia Circuit Courts.
From their experience, and hundreds of State and Federal criminal defense cases later, each Atlanta DUI attorney has acquired their own defense strategy. For example, in order to avoid a DUI conviction you need an effective DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs) defense, which requires expert knowledge on Georgia’s driving laws and Georgia’s DUI laws, a certain cognizance to find “strengths” and evaluate “weaknesses” in a case and awareness on pending legal matters that could dismiss evidence from your case, just to name a few.
Depending on the circumstances of a case, some DUI cases do not involve accidents or accidents with other vehicles and some cases can result in personal injuries or even fatalities. If another individual (or individuals) are injured, they could press charges against you. Now you would face civil charges along with your criminal charges. If the unfortunate event happens and your DUI case involves a fatality, you could be facing first-degree vehicular homicide charges. In the state of Georgia, these are felony charges and can result in up to 15 years of imprisonment for the first offense.
We provide the exceptional legal representation you need, for misdemeanor charges and felony charges, put your trust in the top Atlanta DUI defense lawyers here at Criminal Defense Matters, we know Georgia DUI law.
When you are accused of a crime, you need tenacious representation to fight for your rights. Criminal attorneys Larry Kohn, Cory Yager and Bubba Head understand what is on the line and the potential impact your charges have on your life. We also understand that a criminal charge is not the same as a conviction. Even if the evidence seems overwhelming, our team is poised to investigate and fight for the most advantageous resolution possible. When you need an experienced Atlanta DUI lawyer criminal attorney, call Criminal Defense Matters.
When to Get a Criminal Defense Attorney Atlanta GA
After a criminal accusation is brought against you, you should immediately contact an attorney. The sooner you speak to a criminal defense lawyer, the better. Don’t settle for just any criminal defense representation. Seek the best legal advice by looking at lawyer directories, reading client reviews, checking credibility on sites and through word of mouth; and getting legal consultations. We provide free consultations with the best criminal defense Atlanta attorneys.
Never speak with the police about a potential criminal matter without first obtaining legal counsel. THIS IS YOUR LEGAL RIGHT. If you are arrested or charged with a crime, IMMEDIATELY call a lawyer. I’m sure you’ve heard “I plead the fifth.” This originates from the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This will limit the ability of the cops to contact you without your attorney present. The evidence that could hurt your case the most are your own words.
For example, if you’re pulled over for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, you could be asked to perform field sobriety tests and to submit to a blood alcohol content or BAC test. These tests can be submitted by a breathalyzer, blood sample or urine sample. The results of these tests can also be used as evidence against you in your case. To emphasize the importance of this previously mentioned statement, the evidence that could hurt your case the most are your words and/or your own actions.
It is never too late to speak with a Georgia criminal lawyer. All criminal cases are time-sensitive. DUI cases are extremely time-sensitive in regards to your license status and ability to drive. Since DUI cases often include multiple traffic violations, if you are found guilty of these violations, it can add a lot of points to your driver’s license. If your DUI case involves an accident resulting in injury to another person or people, this could lead to civil charges against you. If you already have a lot of points on your driver’s license, it is crucial to seek DUI lawyers with expert knowledge that can help reduce the effects this has on your license. If you want to keep your privileges to drive it is necessary to call our Atlanta DUI attorneys immediately to fight your case. Our Atlanta criminal lawyers offer free virtual consultations.
Reasons to Fight a Criminal Conviction
Much like a disease, a Georgia criminal conviction leaves lasting effects that can drastically impact your future. Depending on the severity of the crime, a conviction may need to be disclosed on job applications, limit the fields of potential employment, lead to harsher sentencing if ever convicted of a subsequent crime, lead to disqualification from some funding for higher education, limit housing options, threaten your ability to legally drive and even threaten immigration status.
Because a Georgia criminal conviction is so damaging, our approach is to never walk into a case expecting to plead guilty. Give yourself some confidence through this extensive process by hiring an Atlanta criminal defense attorney from our law firm. We are willing to fight through to the end of the case when it means getting you the best outcome.
What Sets Our Criminal Lawyers in GA Apart?
Our three Super Lawyers have over 570 5-Star AVVO Lawyer Ratings and Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Peer Rated Highest Level of Professional Excellence awards. In addition, both Bubba Head and Larry Kohn are listed with the Best Lawyers in America. Cory Yager was selected for Rising Stars based on his peer recognition and professional achievement. These are just a few of the astonishing rewards our Atlanta DUI attorneys have received. At Kohn & Yager, LLC. we know criminal law and we put your needs first and fight until we reach the best resolution. This means:
Dismantling the state’s case to find its weaknesses, whether that means a proverbial smoking gun or a legal misstep. Preparing each case for trial, without cutting corners on the assumption that it will just “plead out.” Assembling the evidence needed to develop an understandable narrative in order to convincingly present your side to the court. Treating every client with dignity and compassion, providing a listening ear and acting with empathy at every step of the process.
There is no reason to take our word for it. Read our testimonials and client reviews; check out the information on our site and then schedule a free one-hour confidential case review, either in person or by phone. We offer a range of fee levels and flexible payment plans to suit any budget. Call us anytime to schedule your free consultation with our easily available 24-hour lawyers in Atlanta Georgia at (404) 567-5515 today.
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Our Law Firm’s Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys Near Me:
OUR ATTORNEYS’ MAIN LAW OFFICE IN SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA:
5590 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
DOWNTOWN ATLANTA GA LOCATION:
235 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
MARIETTA, COBB COUNTY LOCATION:
109 Anderson Street
Marietta, GA 30060
ALPHARETTA GA LOCATION:
1001 Cambridge Square
Alpharetta, GA 30009