Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Offenses
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Q: How can I get in trouble for driving under the influence?
A: If you are pulled over and given a sobriety test and are found to have a breath alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher, you can be arrested for DUI. There are also tests available to test for being under the influence of other substances, such as marijuana.
Q: What types of offenses count as drug crimes?
A: There are a wide range of punishable drug crimes, including the possession, sale, manufacture, and transportation of illegal drugs and controlled substances. If a conviction is reached, these offenses are heavily punished.
Q: What is the difference between assault and battery?
A: What is the difference between assault and battery?
Q: Can I have an attorney present during questioning?
A: Absolutely, and you should always exercise the right to do so. If you are being questioned by law enforcement, you should ask to speak to your Atlanta criminal defense lawyer. If you do not have one, we are only a call away.
Q: What are the penalties for misdemeanors and felony offenses?
A: Depending on the exact nature of the crime which you have been accused of, you could be facing very serious consequences. This could include substantial fines and restitution, jail or prison time, and mandatory counseling.