Televisions are bombarded with legal dramas. During the day, there is no shortage of judge shows where litigants represent themselves in front of the cameras. After viewing these shows, some Georgians may feel that they are well versed in the legal system. When faced with a legal issue of their own, some opt to represent themselves believing that he or she can do everything that a lawyer can do. This decision may lead to long-term negative effects that can damage their ability to find employment or obtain a place to live.
When facing criminal charges, it is important to have experienced legal representation. First time offenders may be eligible for diversion programs that can protect the professional reputation of a defendant. Nonetheless, these programs are available at the discretion of the prosecutor and must be requested by the defense attorney. A litigant that opts for self-help may not be well versed in these options and may plea to a greater charge than necessary.
Traffic violations may seem simple on the surface. Some traffic violations can be very serious and result in a suspended license. A suspended license can be detrimental to an individual’s job search. A defense attorney can work to keep the charges from interfering with your day-to-day life.
Chris Adams is a criminal law attorney with the experience to handle your legal issues. He grew up on Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia’s Business School and School of Law. As a lifelong resident of this community, you are not just a client, you are a neighbor. At the Law Firm of Christopher T. Adams, you can have your case assessed during a free 30-minute consultation.