Rick Christian Attorney At Law

Cobb County Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you need an attorney you can trust. Rick Christian is a veteran criminal defense lawyer who has handled thousands of cases over his 24-year career.

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.

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Rick Christian

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 Defense

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.

DUI Defense

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 Crimes

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.

Sex Crimes

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.

Violent Crimes

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.

White-Collar Crimes

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.

More Practice Areas

  • Aggravated Assault

  • Terroristic Threats

  • Probation Violations

  • Domestic Violence


If you or a family member is currently facing criminal charges in or around Cobb County, reaching out to our law office as soon as possible is critical. Rick Christian is extremely experienced with these crimes and has made it his mission to help you every step of the way. It is critical to have something that is able to tell your side of things in a professional, impartial manner, which may be the difference between jail time and probation.

Lawyer Rick Christian provides such services and practice areas of the law that can work to help your case. And because these individuals have so much experience, they are trusted, well-known, respected, and well-liked in the legal world. They provide services to people in the Cobb County area as well as metro Atlanta, providing thousands of people with the chance to receive the defense they deserve.

Being charged with a crime is scary and can feel like the end of the world, especially if that particular crime comes with hefty fines, lengthy jail time, or various other consequences that can leave a lifelong impression on you and those around you. But you’re not alone. There is an entire team of people waiting to help defend you, tell your side of the story, and work to get you the least severe consequence available. Call Rick Christian Attorney at Law today to schedule your consultation and meet with experienced lawyers who will be able to help you every step of the way.

Yes, Rick is available for free consultations between 9am and 5pm seven days a week.

Rick's fees are determined on a case by case basis. Factors that influence the price of his services include the type of case, the severity of the charges

If you are being charged with a crime that you are not guilty of, we can build a defense that tells your story with evidence that proves you are not guilty of that crime. We will ensure that you are represented in the most effective way possible, maintaining your innocence throughout this entire process.

If your child is being charged with a crime, call us today so we can schedule a consultation and meet to discuss the specifics of your child’s case. After that, we will be able to help you decide on your next steps and will work with your family to provide the best defense possible.


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Client Reviews

Rick is excellent at his work and takes advantage of everything he can to leverage a case in favor of his client. He achieved the best possible outcome for my case and was in contact with me as needed. He isn’t the type of lawyer to babysit and contact you unnecessarily, he is direct and to the point and handles your case without taking you away from your own life. He’s a very intelligent gentleman and will work hard for you, and that’s why I recommend him to all my friends and family.

Cobb County, Georgia