Being accused of a crime is never easy. You may feel intimidated by the criminal justice system and believe that you have no chance to effectively fight the charges levied against you. The criminal defense lawyers at Mitchell & Mitchell, PC want you to know that you have the right to defend yourself and that you don’t have to give up just because the legal system appears unbeatable.
As a mainstay in Dalton in the surrounding communities since 1924, our firm has the experience you need to give you a fair shot at success, and we dedicate as much time and energy to your case as needed to craft a solid defense for you.
There are two main types of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies tend to be more serious and may include violent offenses, assault, drug crimes, and burglary. Convictions are likely to result in imprisonment, as well as in large fines and probation.
Misdemeanors, while considered less serious than a felony in Georgia, can also carry hefty penalties, including jail time, probation, fines and community service. We defend individuals against all types of charges, including driving under the influence (DUI).
When you work with a criminal defense attorney, you need a professional who explores all of your legal options thoroughly — because your future is on the line. We advocate on your behalf by:
Examining All Evidence. We closely look at the evidence against you and question whether it actually proves your guilt. In many cases, evidence the prosecution claims is incriminating is actually inconclusive — and we’ll demonstrate it in court if need be.
Analyzing Law Enforcement Procedures. Police officers must follow strict procedures when collecting evidence and making an arrest. If they violate your rights in the process, we may be able to get the charges against you dropped.
Seeking Minimized Penalties. If we cannot secure a dismissal for you, a Dalton DUI lawyer with our firm aggressively seeks to have your penalties reduced through plea deals. This could help you avoid jail time by engaging in community service or other court-ordered activities.
If you are facing criminal charges in north Georgia, call Mitchell & Mitchell, PC at 706-278-2040 or contact us online to set up an appointment. We proudly serve Dalton and the surrounding communities throughout Whitfield County.