Below are some common questions you may have.
Q: Do I need a lawyer?
A: If you have been charged with a crime or a serious traffic offense, it is very likely that you do need a lawyer. An aggressive defense attorney will protect your rights and your freedom. He will have a clear understanding of the criminal justice system that a person accused of a crime will not posses. While it is true that in a small number of minor cases charges are dismissed without a defense attorney's participation, this is rare. If you go to court without a lawyer, the judge is likely to continue your case and order you to return with a lawyer, or worse yet, make an accused proceed with a public defender that will only have met you that day and who will have to divide his time amongst many other defendants.
Q: What should I look for in a criminal defense attorney?
A: Look for an attorney who has a great deal of experience in criminal law. Find out how many bench trials and jury trials he has litigated in the past few months. Ask if he has defended the type of charge you face. How many times. Ask him to outline possible defenses. Richard A. Grossman is a criminal law specialist who practices in criminal court 99% of the time and goes to trial frequently. Just as you would not go to a dermatologist for help with a heart problem, you should not go to a real estate or personal injury attorney for a criminal case.
Q: How much should I expect to pay?
A: The Law Office of Richard A. Grossman offers both a flat fee or an hourly rate of $250.00 per hour in most cases. The size of the fee depends on the complexity of the case. However, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself how many hours you want the attorney to work on the case, and multiply it by his hourly rate.
Q: What types of things should I expect my lawyer to do?
A: An aggressive defense attorney will interview the client in his office or at the jail. He should interview all relevant witnesses personally or through an investigator. He will examine the crime scene, obtain a court order to examine all physical evidence held by the police, subpoena all relevant police reports, make a motion for discovery, conduct all necessary legal research, write and litigate all relevant pre-trial motions, such as motions to suppress evidence based on constitutional rights violations, try the case to a judge or jury, and if necessary present mitigation evidence and sentencing arguments.
State of Georgia v. Clark
Case # 16SC147213
Charges: Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children. Charges reduced to misdemeanors. Suspended sentence i.e. no jail, no probation. First Offender Treatment=No conviction. Fulton County Superior Court: May 17, 2017
State of Georgia v. Spencer
Case # 16SC145748
Charges: Armed Robbery, Reckless Conduct. Client facing mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole. All charges Dismissed. Fulton County Superior Court: February 17, 2017
State of Georgia v. Gonzalez
Case # 15B-04016-10
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Client facing 10 year mandatory minimum prison sentence. After trial by jury, not guilty verdict. Superior Court of Gwinnett County: July 7, 2016
State of Georgia v. Tahhan
Case # 15SC133921
In Fulton County, Ga. Armed Robbery, Home Invasion and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Dismissed on August 18, 2015
State of Georgia v. Garnez
Case # 15SC133726
In Fulton County, Ga. Kidnapping. Dismissed on August 20, 2015
State of Georgia v. Katrina Shardow
In Fulton County, Ga. After a two-week trial a jury found Ms. Shardow not guilty of murder and related charges on May 26, 2015.
State of Georgia v. Dalan Grant:
In Fulton County, Ga. Mr. Grant was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony – all charges were dismissed.See More Cases Here