About The Firm
With over two decades of experience practicing criminal defense law in Georgia, you have my personal guarantee that I will use the full weight of my experience to defend you to the fullest against whatever charges you're facing.
Criminal Law in Cobb County
Rick Christian specializes in the defence of the following types of cases in the state of Georgia. He defends clients in Cobb County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Dekalb County and Gwinnett County.
Criminal law defines any type of criminal case that falls under the following categories: drug crimes, DUI defense, reckless driving, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes. No matter what the specific crime is, the best thing that you can do is find a criminal defense lawyer that specializes in your specific criminal charges so that you can be represented and provided with valuable legal advice.
Driving under the influence is a serious traffic offense that carries severe consequences for the driver as well as any victims that are involved. The penalties for a DUI may include jail time, driver’s license suspension, hefty fines, community service, and you may be required to complete an alcohol program or driving classes for DUI offenders. The intensity of these consequences increases for each subsequent DUI.
Drug possession and related crimes in Cobb County may include drug trafficking, the manufacturing of drugs, or the possession of illegal substances. The possession of drugs, with the exception of marijuana less than an ounce, is automatically a felony in areas like Roswell, Marietta, or Kennesaw. Though the penalties vary, individuals found in possession of schedule I or II drugs could be issued 2-15 years in prison, high fines, and probation. A second offense could include 5-30 years in jail with fines and probation. Schedule III, IV, or V drugs will warrant anywhere from 1-10 years in jail.
Being convicted of a sex crime is an extremely damaging accusation that could follow you forever if it is determined by a jury that the defendant is guilty. Sex crimes encompass crimes such as rape, statutory rape, child molestation, public indecency, prostitution, incest, and more.
Each of these crimes could be punishable by several years to decades of prison time, a lifetime of being on the Sex Offenders Registry, and more. Having an experienced criminal lawyer at your side may be one of the only ways to get the least harsh sentence available for that crime.
The category of violent crimes encompasses a wide variety of offenses including domestic violence charges, murder, aggravated assault, and more. If you or a family member are charged with a violent crime in Cobb County, no matter how big or small, it is critical to work with a criminal law attorney as soon as possible. Punishment for violent crimes ranges widely depending on the specifics of the situation, but may include jail time, fines, probation, participation in anger management classes, and so much more.
Any type of crime that involves money, such as fraud, falls under the white-collar crime category. In these cases, an experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to provide legal services that address your specific situation and help you receive the least severe punishment, or prove innocence. These cases may use witnesses and investigations of financial documents, so having a lawyer on your side will help to navigate this process most effectively.
Crimes Against Children
Crimes committed by an adult towards a minor are taken very seriously in the state of Georgia. These crimes include child abuse, neglect, sexual offenses, parental kidnapping, and molestation. If you're charged with one of these crimes it is absolutely critical to receive help from an experienced Cobb County criminal defense attorney like Rick Christian.