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Decatur Criminal Law Firm

The criminal justice system protects the rights of society against wrongdoing. Our criminal defense law firm fights to protect your personal rights when accused of crimes in Decatur, and across Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties..

Facing arrest, citation, or the apprehension of your child on a juvenile offense is frightening and stressful.  Your first call should be to a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Decatur who can explain the charges, let you know what lies ahead, and work with you to achieve a good outcome on the criminal charges that you or a loved one face.

Choosing a criminal law firm

When choosing among metro Decatur’s criminal defense law firms, it is essential to engage an attorney with years of successful practice focused on criminal law and the local court system. Criminal defense attorney Jim Michael draws on his experience as a DeKalb County Public Defender as well as years of solid experience in private practice to gain justice for his clients.

Fighting passionately to protect the rights, and the future, of each client, Mr. Michael represents individuals charged in the following practice areas:

•    Criminal law:  If cited or arrested in Georgia, Mr. Michael provides aggressive defense across all categories of crime.  Where a driving infraction is less serious than a misdemeanor, a felony is far more serious. Criminal conduct may take the form of property, violent, or domestic crimes or crime against the public order.  Key to these categories and arrest charges is the type of punishment associated with each charge.  Conviction on a misdemeanor crime can result in a prison sentence of up to a year, while conviction on a felony charge will result in at least one year in prison and possibly much longer.

•    Juvenile law:  Every child has the right to an attorney if arrested.  Given the consequences of a criminal record, we take every effort to assist your child positively address the charges she or he is facing and minimize the impact of poor choices on an otherwise bright future.  A juvenile attorney can help your family through this difficult time.

•    Traffic Violations:  With significant experience as a traffic lawyer in Decatur, Mr. Michael represents clients with traffic tickets and those dealing with serious traffic violations or habitual offender status under Georgia law.

With any type of charge, retaining a criminal law attorney at the outset of your case is your best chance to mitigate arrest charges or begin building a solid criminal defense.  Protect your rights, protect your future, and call today.

Experienced criminal law firm in Decatur

With over 20 years experience as a criminal attorney in Decatur, Jim Michael protects the rights of clients charged with felony, misdemeanor, juvenile and traffic violations.  For matters of criminal defense, make the right choice of criminal law firms in Decatur and contact Jim online, or call 404-857-4059 to arrange a free consultation.

Our law firm provides superb criminal defense in the following counties in Georgia:

  • DeKalb
  • Gwinnett
  • Fulton
  • Clayton
  • Cobb
  • Douglas
  • Henry
  • Hall
  • Newton
  • Rockdale
  • Walton