Know Your Rights

Have you been arrested?

Anyone who has been arrested and/or charged with a crime needs the service of a criminal defense attorney. Criminal arrests and convictions are serious and can have lifelong negative ramifications on opportunities for education, military service and employment. The criminal defense attorney will be on your side and work to see that your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly. Never make any statements until you have consulted with a defense attorney if you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense.

Your attorney may be able to get the charges dropped or reduced through plea bargaining or by getting you into a rehabilitation program or a community service program. Sometimes it is even possible to have a criminal record expunged.

Every Criminal Case is Unique and Demands a Vigorous Defense

Every case and the circumstances surrounding it are unique and you do not know what is possible until you consult with a criminal defense attorney. Your defense attorney will collect evidence, investigate the circumstances of your case, can question and challenge the state’s charges against you and will present any evidence that can raise the question of reasonable doubt as to your guilt. You have the right to any exculpatory evidence that the state may have and your criminal defense lawyer can make a formal request for that information in a motion called discovery.

Criminal charges can be felonies (serious) or misdemeanors (less serious). Among the criminal charges an individual may be accused of are;

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs including prescription medication
  • Drug cases (manufacturing, possession, sale)
  • Traffic cases (reckless driving, speeding, driving without a license/insurance, parking tickets)
  • Shoplifting
  • Prostitution
  • Violent crimes
  • Simple assault
  • Vandalism
  • Trespass

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, Joel Baskin

It is important that you have the representation of an attorney who has had years of experience defending those charged with a criminal offense such as Joel Baskin, an East Point & Vinings criminal defense lawyer serving the entire Atlanta metro area. Representing criminal cases over many years enables a defense attorney to refine their skills, acquire the broadest possible knowledge concerning criminal defense and how it relates to the law, and actual experience defending their clients.

In all cases the law must presume you are innocent until proven guilty. An experienced criminal defense attorney like Joel Baskin knows how the law works and the steps to take to defend you against criminal charges. It is important to get the help of a good defense attorney because having a criminal record can derail future opportunities for your education, military service, and employment. Some criminal charges like DUI can affect your ability to drive and may result in the loss of driving privileges which may also affect your ability to work if your job requires you to drive.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Joel Baskin, Defending Your Rights

Contact Joel Baskin an experienced Vinings & East Point criminal defense attorney for help with criminal charges. You are entitled to a vigorous defense and the seriousness of a criminal charge demands that you have the best legal representation.

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