A Forsyth County criminal defense attorney can assist you with a variety of criminal charges. If you are contacted by a detective about a case, you should always speak with an attorney prior to making any statements. Even your initial statements over the phone can be used against you so we encourage prospective clients to communicate as little as possible with the police before speaking with us.

It is best to hire an attorney early in the process, but most arrests are made without prior warning. If you find yourself in jail, the first thing that needs to be addressed is bond. Essentially, how quickly can you get back to your work, family and friends so that you can have the financial means to adequately defend yourself.

In Forsyth County, a magistrate judge sets bond on all offenses except the most serious criminal charges. The most serious charges are only bondable by a superior court judge which means you will have to wait a little longer before an appropriate judge reviews your case. At your first appearance, the magistrate judge will just inform you of the charges and tell you that a superior court judge will review your case at a later date. You should contact a Forsyth County criminal defense lawyer quickly to ensure you are placed on the next available bond calendar and do not waste precious days sitting in jail.

Where Will Is Court Held In Forsyth County?

The Forsyth County Courthouse is located at 101 East Courthouse Square, Cumming, GA 30040. All relevant offices including both the Superior Court, State Court, District Attorney’s Office, Solicitor General’s Office, and the Clerk of Courts are located at this facility. So, any county level traffic ticket, misdemeanor or felony will be handled here. Free parking is available in a parking garage across the street.

You can look up your case info with the following link:

https://www.forsythclerk.com/HowDoI/CaseSearch.aspx

Types Of Cases Handled By Your Forsyth County Criminal Defense Attorney

In Forsyth County, you may find yourself on the wrong end of the law in a variety of ways. No matter what you are charged with, you have come to the right place to find help with your case. Some of the crimes that our skilled Forsyth County defense attorney handles include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • DUI
  • Drug Crime
  • Gun Crime
  • Sex Crime
  • Theft Crime
  • Violent Crime
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Traffic Violations

Contact Your Forsyth County Criminal Defense Attorney Today

A Forsyth County criminal defense lawyer can get you the most favorable resolution in your case. Not every case goes to trial, but you need to at least explore the possibility when developing your defense strategy. Having a strong defense increases your leverage in plea negotiations and can help avoid the risk of trial entirely. Strong mitigation also helps and can include making amends for any perceived wrongdoing or proactively seeking treatment for any underlying issue that may have resulted in the criminal charges.

An arrest is just the first step in a criminal prosecution. An arrest does not have to be permanent and certainly does not have to define you. Choosing the right attorney can set you on a path to potentially protecting your criminal record and possibly having the arrest removed from your background. The potential outcome will depend on your criminal history and the specifics of the current allegations. Still, you cannot go wrong with hiring an experienced Forsyth County criminal defense attorney. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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