Criminal Defense Matters Marietta, GA Criminal Attorneys
A Marietta criminal lawyer appears in Marietta Municipal Court every week, representing their anxious clients as they face serious criminal charges including:
- DUI Alcohol
- DUI Drugs
- Other Traffic Offenses
- Possession of Marijuana (less than an ounce)
- Drug Manufacturing
- Gun Crimes
- Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery
Some people, including police officers, call this court the “Marietta Traffic Court.” Misdemeanor DUI cases are assigned to these courtrooms, while felony DUI cases are heard in Cobb County State Court or Superior Court. Municipal courts are “bench trial-only” which means they only have jurisdiction to have the presiding judge decide your guilt or innocence.
If you request a trial by jury, your Marietta criminal lawyer will request that your case be moved to Cobb County State Court. Some of our clients are in jail while their case winds its way through the courts. Most are not. Every client of ours is treated with respect and compassion, and is considered innocent of all charges.
Mistakes happen and good people end up on the wrong side of the law. If you now face your first-ever criminal charge, the whole legal world will be foreign to you. Rely on one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys Larry Kohn and Cory Yager to guide you through the process, and explain what’s going on at each hearing.
When Is My First Court Date in Marietta, Georgia?
You are due in court for the first time at your criminal arraignment. At this first appearance before a Marietta judge, you or your Marietta criminal defense lawyer are required to be in court at 9:00 AM sharp (morning session), where your attorney will be notified of the charge(s) you are facing and will enter a plea of not guilty or no contest (nolo contendere). Please get to the courthouse 10 minutes before the session starts so you can your attorney can meet and discuss what is about to happen.
Marietta Municipal Court is located at 240 Lemon St NE, Marietta, GA 30060. This is within walking distance of historic Marietta Square. Limited free parking spaces are located near the Marietta Municipal Court building, but we suggest you arrive early to find a free space. You cannot be late for court. If you are, it makes it harder for us to eventually negotiate with the prosecutor. Click here for the city’s website “What to Expect in Court.”
The traffic court entrance is off Lemon Street, northeast of the Square, and the street is marked “Keith School Lane NE”. The newer Municipal Court Marietta now shares its building with the Marietta Police Department.
Can I Afford a Marietta Criminal Lawyer?
You have three choices when you come to your arraignment: plead guilty or no contest, ask the court to appoint a public defender, or enter court with an experienced Marietta criminal attorney who is very familiar with what it takes to avoid a lifelong criminal conviction.
The choice is yours. When you try to find the best answer to, “How much is a Marietta DUI lawyer?”, don’t forget to include the lifetime of penalties that come with a GA criminal record. Higher insurance, job loss, the loss of right to vote, limited travel, divorce, bankruptcy…the pain is almost endless. Our defense attorneys understand the life-altering effects a conviction can have on all aspects of your life, including your work, family and personal life.
Our attorneys will sit down with you for a free case consultation, listen to what happened, and go over our fees and manageable payment plans. If you decide to hire another Marietta, Georgia criminal defense firm, the time you spent with us will have been well worth it because you will get our honest opinion on the conviction penalties you face.
24-Hour Marietta Criminal Defense Lawyers
We understand that Marietta Police make arrests and put people in jail all day and night. We cannot afford to keep 9:00 – 5:00 office hours and still serve our clients well. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, weekends and all major holidays. (404) 567-5515
Some of our practice areas include: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Gwinnett County and Marietta, Georgia.
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