July Case Results
COBB COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, GEORGIA: In a case that was in the papers last year, our client was charged with three counts of false imprisonment (Official Code of Georgia §16-5-41) and three counts of pointing a gun at another person (Official Code of Georgia §16-11-102). For the felonies, they were facing up to 30 years in prison and $300,000 dollars in fines. We got to work, even during the judicial emergency and slowdown due to COVID-19, and immediately filed the appropriate motions to challenge the investigation, arrest and evidence. We were ready to go to the mat for our client and take the case to trial in need be.
In the end, our client accepted a plea deal to three counts of simple assault (Official Code of Georgia §16-5-20) with no fine and no jail time. They are eligible for their probation sentence to end in one year. If you need help with a serious (or even not so serious) criminal matter, call us at 678-DUI-HELP (678-384-4357), or fill out our convenient contact form.
June Case Results
COBB COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, GEORGIA: On behalf of our client, we filed and successfully obtained a modification of their prior felony sentence. Their conditions have been changed in a way that is fair, just, and makes their life a bit better and easier.
CITY OF MARIETTA, COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA: First, we successfully got the Administrative License Suspension (ALS) proceeding at the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) handled so our client wouldn't have a 30-day license suspension and be forced to obtain a Limited Permit. Then, we worked with a conscientious and fair prosecutor, showing them the issues with the case, thereby securing a reduction of the DUI charge to a Reckless Driving and the possibility of early terminating probation. Now, our young client will have no license suspension at all. Pus, they get a fresh start during these tough times.
CITY OF ROME, FLOYD COUNTY, GEORGIA: Our client was in danger of having their Georgia driving privileges suspended after the arresting police officer said they refused to submit to a test of their breath, blood, urine or other bodily substance under Georgia's Implied Consent law. That would have meant a one-year hard suspension of our client's right to drive a motor vehicle in Georgia. But at the hearing before an Administrative Law Judge of the Office of State Administrative Hearings, we were able to get the Department of Driver Services' (DDS 1205) proposed suspension dismissed. Now, we're one step closer to helping our client get their life back. That's what we do.
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
You've been arrested for a DUI, drug possession, or some other crime. Now what? Since you found this website, you know you need legal help. Because you're well aware that DUIs and other serious traffic offenses (eluding, reckless driving, hit and run, etc.) put your Georgia driving privileges at risk - not to mention potential for more jail time and numerous other costs and inconveniences. Even relatively minor misdemeanor charges like marijuana possession (under an ounce) and shoplifting can threaten your job, career, reputation, and generally disrupt your life. Things get worse with felonies.
Who's Your Attorney?
But how do you find the right defense attorney for you? Do I want your business and the opportunity to represent you? Absolutely. Is our firm right for you. Maybe yes, maybe no. Experience and knowledge matter. I have that. Hopefully, all of the lawyers you're considering have that. But finding an attorney who listens to you, who understands you, who ‘gets you,' is important. Finding someone you trust implicitly, who you know has your best interest at heart, is crucial. Because for the next several months, and possibly longer, you and your defense attorney are going to be a team.
Get To Know Your Lawyer
So take the time to really interview and get to know the potential candidates looking to earn your business. As for me? Call or email me to set up a time for a free, no obligation consultation. Let's meet face to face and discuss your situation. This is an important decision - finding the right person to fight for your rights, defend your reputation, and help you get your life back. I look forward to meeting with you. I look forward to the possibility and privilege of being your lawyer.
Alan J. Levine, Esq.