Criminal Defense Attorney Marietta GA
The best Marietta criminal defense lawyer is on your side is critical when faced with criminal charges. You are entitled to know your rights and legal options, particularly when facing jail time. Marietta Criminal defense attorney Dean Phillips will protect your rights and present you with all of your legal options. Criminal Defense is serious business and you need serious legal representation. Attorney Phillips’ staff will treat you with respect and give you personalized service throughout your criminal case. Our Attorney’s approach to Cobb County criminal cases is aggressive. Your criminal case will be pursued vigorously and every possible defense will be employed. Attorney Phillips has a track record of favorable results in Cobb County.
What are the differences between misdemeanors and felonies?
Misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies. However, misdemeanors still come with stiff penalties. If convicted, you may face up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. Some misdemeanors could include probation which include drug screens, restitution payments, or dozens of hours of community service. Misdemeanors are criminal offenses such as DUI/DWI, shoplifting, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, trespassing, assault, public intoxication, reckless driving, and shoplifting.
Felonies are serious offenses requiring the skill of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to help you avoid years of jail time. Felonies are punishable for one year to life with fines greater than $1,000. Felonies include aggravated assault, burglary, aggravated DUI, rape, robbery, molestation, serious theft offenses, possession and trafficking of methamphetamine, cocaine, steroids, heroin, and marijuana in excess of one ounce.
Our Criminal Defense Attorneys can help you with:
Being accused of possession, sale, or manufacturing of drugs often results in harsh penalties. In Georgia, those charged with even the most minor offenses of simple possession receive jail time and probation. If you have been charged with a drug crime, you should immediately seek legal counsel. Our criminal defense attorneys will take the time to learn your case inside and out to devise an aggressive defense strategy.
We will investigate the process by which the evidence was obtained for each charge. In many cases, drugs are found by law enforcement during an illegal search. In these instances, the evidence obtained may not be used against you in a court of law, leading the prosecution to drop the charges. Even if the evidence in your case was obtained legally, our defense lawyers will aggressively fight to prove your innocence. Attorney Phillips often negotiates with the the prosecution to drop charges, receive first offender treatment, or find alternatives to jail time.
In Georgia, the arresting officer is required to fill out a Department of Driver Services (DDS) form 1205. This Form notifies the DDS that you were arrested for DUI. If the proper request is not made to the DDS within 10 days from your arrest date, your license will be suspended.
In order to prevent suspension of your license, our DUI attorney will send what is called a “10 Day Letter” to the DDS. This letter prevents suspension of your license while waiting for a court date. Note that the DDS must receive the proper letter within 10 days. There is no leniency, so it is very important to attack your case immediately.
Marietta Defense Attorney Phillips represents clients in theft crimes. Theft occurs when a person illegally takes the property of another person with the intention of depriving the owner of such property.
Theft might may include criminal charges such as:
- Theft by taking
- Theft by receiving
Assault and Battery
Assault occurs when one person unlawfully threatens physical harm or violence toward another individual. Physical contact is not required to commit assault. If you are charged with Battery, you must have made physical contact with another person and intended to do them harm. Criminal charges such as assault and battery carry stiff jail sentences.
You could violate the terms of your probation and not even know it. The requirements can be confusing without the guide of an experienced Marietta criminal defense attorney. If you fail to adhere to the terms of your probation, you could face major consequences. These may include fines and jail time. Cobb County judges frequently sentence those who violate probation to 30 days in jail.
The most common sex crimes include sexual assault, rape, statutory rape, prostitution and indecent exposure. Our criminal attorneys possess the knowledge and skills to build your defense against a criminal sex crime accusation.
The criminal justice system can be an intimidating place, and it’s important to work with a defense attorney you can trust to explore all of your legal options and protect your rights. At The Phillips Law Firm, our attorney frequently helps clients facing a wide range of criminal charges across Georgia. We are dedicated to providing the best service and personal attention to your criminal case, backed by our results and high standards of conduct, ethics, and diligence. To work with a respected criminal law firm serving Marietta and the surrounding communities, turn to us.
Contact an attorney from our criminal defense team in Marietta, GA
If you’ve been accused of committing a misdemeanor or felony in Georgia, speak with the experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Phillips Law Firm. Based in Marietta, we serve clients throughout Smyrna, Kennesaw, Roswell, Marietta, Mableton, Austell, and all of Cobb County. To set up a free consultation, call 770-900-9175 or contact us online.
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341 Lawrence St NE,
Marietta, GA 30060
Affordable Rates/Payment Options
The Attorneys at The Phillips Law Firm understand that being arrested is an unfortunate event that is unplanned. Therefore, we offer affordable rates and payment options. Call for a free consultation to discuss your criminal case and our rates.