The Experienced Criminal Defense Help You Need When Your Future Is On The Line

Whether it’s flashing lights in the rearview mirror or a loud knock on the front door of the house, things get stressful when the police show up. You may be feeling a mixture of panic, confusion, frustration and fear – even if you aren’t sure what they suspect you did wrong. The best thing you can do in the moment is stay calm. Then, ask to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.

At The Frost Firm, our criminal defense attorneys handle everything from drunk driving to murder charges. Our experience allows us to provide our clients with excellent service and appropriate resolutions. We are based in Covington and provide service to Georgians across the state. Contact us at 678-212-1365 for an appointment.

Protect Your Rights Against All Criminal Charges

Our lawyers handle all types of criminal cases in Georgia, including:

  • Drunk driving:  The consequences of these types of charges may mean substantial fines, losing your driver’s license and even jail time. We will thoroughly review the circumstances surrounding your drunk driving arrest, including whether the police had probable cause to make a stop in the first place and do everything we can to help minimize the potential negative consequences.
  • Drug crimes: From misdemeanor possession charges to serious drug trafficking charges, no case is too small or too complex for us to handle. While the potential consequences for a conviction vary depending on the type of drug and the level of the criminal charge, there is no such thing as a “minor” drug charge. When your future is at stake, you need skilled legal counsel. We will attack the prosecution’s evidence every step of the way while ensuring that your rights remain protected.
  • Violent offenses: If you have been charged with assault or accused of domestic violence, there is always room to build a violent crimes charges defense, even if there were eyewitnesses to the incident. A conviction can make it difficult to find employment, housing or qualify for certain loans. You may even lose your right to possess firearms. We will help you explore your options and let you know what to expect as your case progresses.
  • Criminal sexual offenses: The notion of being presumed innocent is often thrown out the window when criminal sexual allegations are made. What may have started as innocent online flirtations or other instances of curiosity run amok can quickly become a nightmare. We will do everything we can to help develop a strong defense that is designed to protect not only your rights, but your reputation as well.

Your future is at stake when you have been charged with a crime. A conviction for even a relatively minor charge can have a wide-ranging impact, making it difficult to find employment or to access vital resources for housing, finances or education. It is important to ensure that your rights are protected at every turn with the help of skilled legal counsel.

What To Do After An Arrest

You’ve likely heard the speech in movies and television shows. It begins with: “You have the right to remain silent.” These are known as Miranda rights, and they contain valuable reminders of how you can and should act if arrested.

First, exercise your right to remain silent. Police officers already think you’re guilty, so talking your way out of trouble is not an option. Instead, police are likely trying to get you to say something incriminating. Other than answering basic questions like your name, you can politely refuse to be interrogated without an attorney present.

Second, exercise your right to an attorney. A criminal defense lawyer works for you and has the sole job of protecting your rights and freedom. By calling a lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest, you minimize the chances of saying, doing or agreeing to something that could jeopardize your legal options.

Finally, even though it is not included in the Miranda rights speech, you should know that you have the right to refuse to take any tests (such as a drug test). You can also refuse permission for law enforcement to search your home, vehicle or person if they do not have a warrant.

Officers may force you to submit to one or both despite saying no. By being firm and clear about your refusal, however, you and your attorney may have grounds to challenge the legality of tests and searches later. If a court rules that you were illegally searched or illegally tested, a judge might grant a motion to suppress any evidence obtained – meaning it cannot be used against you.

Don’t Delay – Contact Us ASAP

From our office in Covington, The Frost Firm, serves clients throughout Newton County and the surrounding areas of Georgia. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can preserve and protect your rights. Call us at 678-212-1365 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. You may also contact us online.

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