Top Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

McLendon Law Firm, LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Atlanta, GA

Free Consultation

404-692-5240

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Hard for Justice. Call Now.

Kyle H. Jarzmik Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Atlanta, GA

678-723-8634

Defending your Rights! Fighting for Justice! Call Today!

David West & Associates

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Atlanta, GA

Free Consultation

470-695-0727

Over 25 Years Experience in Helping Clients with Their Criminal Defense.

If you or a family member has been accused of committing a crime, you need an experienced, focused criminal defense attorney to stand between you and the authorities. Don't talk and request a lawyer, call Georgia's leader in criminal defense. The firm's sole focus is on criminal defense. This allows a better understanding of criminal law, local courts and …

The Carnell Law Firm

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Atlanta, GA

Free Consultation

866-306-6478

Experience the Customer Service You Deserve With Metro Atlanta's Leader in DUI and Criminal Defense Law - Payment Plans Available and Credit Cards Are Accepted.

The Carnell Law Firm’s owner is Jason Carnell. Jason began his professional life as an Air Force Officer followed by some time in the residential construction industry as a superintendant. The downturn in the market sent Jason back to school to study law. Since graduating law school, Jason has been practicing nearly fiyr years. His time was spent between two firms …

Abbott Law Firm, P.C.

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Atlanta, GA

Free Consultation

678-830-2488

Committed To Aggressive Representation And Defending Your Rights!

Even before the shock of being charged with a crime has worn off, you need to take steps to ensure that your rights and your future are defended. The first step you need to take is to secure the representation of an aggressive, dedicated attorney who has the skills and experience necessary to help you get the best possible resolution to your case. I am Patricia Abbott, an …

Frye Law Group LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Atlanta, GA

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Experienced Trial Attorney Who Will Fight For You

Prior to founding her Georgia criminal lawyer defense firm, Kim Keheley Frye prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases in Cobb County, Cherokee County, and Forsyth County. She is well regarded in the legal community by judges, prosecutors, and colleagues. Her time as an Assistant District Attorney and an Assistant Solicitor General taught her how the prosecutors think and …

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Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, an Atlanta criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Atlanta, GA

State Court of Fulton County

185 Central Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 613-5002

Municipal Court of Atlanta

150 Garnett St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 658-6940

Supreme Court of Georgia

40 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-3470