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Criminal Defense FAQ

Criminal Defense FAQ

The criminal justice system in Georgia is a complicated one, and law enforcement agencies and prosecutors seek to uphold the law as strictly as possible. If you’re facing any type of criminal matter, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer in Fayetteville right away. The following are some of the many common questions we can answer.

Should I call a lawyer after an arrest?

When you are in custody, you have the right to remain silent during police questioning and the right to call an attorney. You should always clearly invoke both of these rights immediately. Staying silent cannot be used against you, but even the slightest wrong answer can. Even if you did not commit the crime, you should politely inform the officers that you would like to contact a defense lawyer, and never say anything else until you have representation present.

Do I need defense representation for minor cases?

While some criminal charges are more serious than others, there are not any “minor” cases. Every criminal matter can have serious consequences, so you want to present a strong and aggressive defense no matter what the allegations may be. Our Fayetteville criminal defense attorneys regularly handle the following cases and more:

  • Traffic violations
  • DUI (Driving under the influence)
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies

Will my case go to trial?

In some cases, it is necessary to fight your charges at trial to avoid a wrongful conviction. However, many cases are resolved in other ways. Resolutions can involve diversion programs, plea agreements, and more. Always discuss your options with an experienced defense attorney.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fayetteville for Help

If you were arrested in the Fayetteville area, your first call should be to Overman & Overman. We provide aggressive defense representation, so call the office at 770.626.5200 or contact us online to learn more today.

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