Criminal Lawyers in Peachtree Corners, GA
Criminal laws are statutes and rules created by the government to govern the people. Criminal Laws are in place to punish individuals who do wrong. However, not all individuals who are accused of violating criminal laws are guilty of doing so – and, in fact, our system is set up with the belief that any individual accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
It is very important that you seek legal advice immediately upon being accused of violating a criminal law. The process may become overwhelming if you don’t have someone who knows the system to give you legal advice. It is very important to seek the legal advice of a good criminal law attorney when you have been accused of violating a criminal law.
The average person does not understand our criminal justice system. You should choose a lawyer that will keep you informed throughout the criminal law process. The process usually starts with an arrest. Next, you go through bonding or bond hearings, before proceeding on to arraignment and discovery. Finally, you will have a trial.
Our criminal justice system is broken down into two types of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanors and are punishable by more than a year in prison. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in prison. It is important to know the nature of the crime with which you are being charged.
Felonies are prosecuted in Georgia by the District Attorney. The District Attorney is usually different in each county or judicial circuit. If you are charged with a felony the District Attorney presents your charges to a Grand jury to determine if there is enough evidence to continue your case to court. Throughout this process it is important for you to have an attorney who can gather evidence to possibly thwart an indictment. Please call us at the Sauls Law Group, LLC, and we would be glad to help you through this process.
Misdemeanors are prosecuted by the Solicitor General. The Solicitor General is usually different in each county a judicial circuit. The Solicitor General decides whether to accuse you after you are charged with a crime. The accusation is what turns your charges into a court case. Throughout this process it is important to have an attorney who can gather evidence to possibly thwart of the accusation. Please call us at Sauls Law Group, LLC, and we would be glad to help you through this process.
Traffic offenses are considered misdemeanors and some traffic offenses do have sentences of jail time. Other traffic offenses may cause you to lose your license or they may make your insurance prices go through the roof. If you have a traffic citation and you don’t understand the implications and ramifications it could have on you, please give us a call at Sauls Law Group, LLC, and we will be glad to help you and speak to you about your citation.