Misdemeanors in Cobb County have serious consequences, although compared to felony crimes, a misdemeanor crime is a far less serious. Even so, it is still extremely important to hire an attorney who has experience handling cases in that county. An experienced defense attorney like John Rife can guide you through every step of the legal process and increase your chances of obtaining a successful result of your misdemeanor in court. There are many steps that need to be taken in any misdemeanor crimes case, and we can ensure that all deadlines are met, and that you do not miss important court appearances.

Misdemeanor crimes are typically punishable by one year or less in the local jail, probation, and a fine of no more than $1,000. Punishment for misdemeanor crimes may also include a variety of other hardships, such as community service at a recycling plant or picking up trash along the highway; mandatory drug and alcohol counseling; waiver of your right to travel; waiver of your fourth amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure; and other types of punishments, like the suspension of your driver’s license.

Appearing regularly in Cobb County State Court and other Courts throughout North Georgia, John very familiar with the laws and procedures that govern Cobb County State Courts, and we utilize our knowledge of the law to negotiate with prosecutors to get the charges brought against our clients dropped or diverted. We have defended a wide array of misdemeanor crimes throughout his career, such as:

  • Marijuana Possession less than an ounce
  • Theft and fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Probation Violations
  • Failure to Appear
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Simple Assault and Battery
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Sex Crimes

In order to save a little money, many people take the “deal” offered by prosecutors and now have either lost their license of have a criminal record. Every day we get call from people who had misdemeanors who say after conviction, “I need to get this conviction off my record, I can’t get a job with this on there” because most times it is too late. Saving attorney’s fees today can cost you the dream job of tomorrow. Call us at 678-331-3131 today.