Do I have to speak to the police after an arrest?

What most people do not realize is that you are not required to give any statement to a law enforcement officer after your arrest. You have the right to remain silent and to an attorney as anything you say can be used against you. Exercise your rights and hire a Georgia criminal defense lawyer to help guide you through your situation. We can assist with charges relating to assault and battery, drug possession, weapons charges, or misdemeanor charges.

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Should I take a plea bargain?

Depending on a number of external circumstances, it may or may not be in your best interest to accept a plea bargain. You should, however, always consult a Georgia lawyer before making a decision that could cost you your freedom or unnecessary fines and penalties. An attorney can ensure you fully understand all the parameters of the plea bargain and your rights and options in the state of Georgia.

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Do I need a lawyer if I'm going to plead guilty?

Yes. In some cases, it’s even more important to consult with an attorney to ensure you explore all of your options including a reduced sentence or penalty. You should never hesitate to exercise your right to a Georgia criminal defense lawyer and avoid admitting guilt before understanding all of your options.

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Is an attorney necessary for minor charges?

Unfortunately, sometimes small issues can quickly snowball into big ones. Even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, a conviction can follow you around affecting your job prospects and potentially life changing circumstances. It is always in your best interest to consult with a licensed Georgia criminal defense lawyer to explore all of your potential options.

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When should I contact a criminal defense lawyer?

As soon as you have been arrested, law enforcement is required to inform you of both your right to silence and the right to a licensed Georgia lawyer. You should exercise both of these rights and find legal counsel immediately. Failure to do so can affect your job, family, and livelihood well into the future. A cohesive and targeted legal strategy is paramount in ensuring that even perceived minor legal issues don’t end up becoming much bigger later.

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