Criminal Defense

Facing a Georgia criminal charge can be a stressful and intimidating experience. But with skillful legal representation, you can protect the rights you have under federal and state law and navigate the complex state criminal justice system with confidence. At L.P.A. Law, criminal defense lawyer Luisa Alejos advocates aggressively and effectively for clients charged with DUI and misdemeanor charges in Cobb County.

Defending Against a Georgia Criminal Charge

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Georgia, the first and most important step is to retain a knowledgeable attorney to represent you. To protect all your rights, you should decline to talk with law enforcement officers until your attorney is present. You have the absolute right to remain silent under the law, no matter what charges you face.

The criminal justice system is complex, but it provides opportunities to assert a strong defense. To determine the best strategy for your situation, your attorney discusses the facts and circumstances with you, then gathers all the other information that relates to the offense. Discussions with the prosecutor are an important part of the process.

Attorney Luisa Alejos has a comprehensive understanding of the Georgia criminal process, including local practices and procedures in Cobb County. She explains the applicable laws and process details to you, so you know what to expect every step of the way. Throughout the case, Luisa provides a compassionate defense with the goal of identifying the best resolution for the circumstances, to minimize the penalties and the impact on your future.

Luisa and the L.P.A. team provide you with ongoing support and updates on the progress of the case by communicating frequently and effectively. The team is always available to talk with you to answer questions or address concerns.

Criminal Defense at L.P.A. Law

Luisa advises and represents clients in DUI (drunk driving) and misdemeanor charges in Cobb County, including traffic violations. A misdemeanor charge in Georgia carries potential penalties of a fine up to $1,000, a jail term of up to 12 months, and probation, or any combination of the three types of penalties. As such, any misdemeanor charge is a serious offense that requires representation by experienced legal counsel. Costs for a case include more than just the penalty imposed by the court. Mandatory add-on surcharges can be significant, unless a defendant can demonstrate financial hardship.

In Georgia, non-felony moving traffic violations are classified as misdemeanor charges. Depending on the specific offense, penalties can be substantial. A conviction (which includes a guilty plea) on your record can also have serious negative consequences beyond the penalties imposed by the court. For some offenses, administrative penalties affecting the defendant’s driver’s license may also apply.

L.P.A. Law helps clients with a wide range of Georgia misdemeanor offenses , such as:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI / drunk driving)
  • Theft and shoplifting
  • Reckless conduct
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drug charges
  • Assault and battery
  • Weapons charges
  • Probation violations
  • Trespassing
  • Reckless and careless driving
  • Other moving traffic violations

Getting help from a criminal defense lawyer is important, even for a first-time charge. That is especially true for a DUI charge. If you face a Cobb County misdemeanor charge, you can talk with Luisa Alejos about your case in a free initial consultation, so you have no reason to hesitate to get legal help with your case.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

From our offices in Marietta and Buckhead, we help clients with criminal misdemeanor charges in Cobb County, Georgia. Call us at 678.839.4661 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.