Criminal Defense2018-07-25T11:46:35+00:00

Criminal Defense

Assault crimes are broken up into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. In Georgia, a simple assault is a misdemeanor, and it occurs when an individual attempts to inflict a violent injury on the victim, or places the victim in immediate apprehension that they will receive a violent injury. In Georgia, aggravated assault is a felony, and it occurs when an individual assaults the victim with the intent to murder, rape, or rob the victim, or when a simple assault is committed with a deadly weapon, or while discharging a firearm while inside a vehicle.

At the Bajalia Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients being charged with misdemeanor or felony assaults. Being convicted of one of these crimes can have a serious impact on your future, so it is important that you have an experienced attorney on your side.

At the Bajalia Law Firm, P.C., we can represent you during the investigation and other pre-indictment matters, as well as during trial.

Drug charges are broken up into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.

Misdemeanor drug charges are handled at the State Court level, and generally involve simple possession charges. Misdemeanor drug charges are not as serious as felony drug charges, but misdemeanor offenses still have the potential to adversely affect your future. Having adequate representation may help you to avoid probation or jail time.

With regard to felony drug charges, you are facing a more serious sentence, and it is important that you consult an attorney immediately. Felony drug charges often involve the possession, distribution, trafficking, and/or manufacturing of marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, crack cocaine, heroin, and other serious drugs.

When determining the penalties for drug crime convictions, the courts look at the nature of the offense, the type of drugs involved, the quantity of drugs involved, and whether or not the individual has previously been charged with a drug crime.

Under Georgia law, a driver is considered to be driving under the influence if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or above or 0.04 percent for commercial drivers. For some drivers, it may not take much alcohol for you to be considered legally drunk. DUI convictions can have serious consequences, so it is important that you consult an attorney immediately.

If you have been charged with a DUI, there may be a way to get the charge dismissed by looking at the validity of the traffic stop, whether or not the vehicle search was legal, and the method used to determine that you were actually under the influence.

At the Bajalia Law Firm, P.C., we can represent you during the investigation and other pre-indictment matters, as well as during trial.

Unfortunately, many people are falsely accused of sex crimes every day, and being charged and convicted of a sex crime can have a serious impact on your future. If you are convicted of a sex crime, you will be required to register as a sex offender ,and you will likely will be sentenced to prison.

The crimes that fall into this category are:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Public indecency
  • Prostitution
  • And more

At the Bajalia Law Firm, P.C., we can represent you during the investigation and other pre-indictment matters, as well as during trial.

Being convicted of a theft offense can have a serious impact on your future. Theft offenses are broken up into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor theft occurs when property with a value of $500.00 or less has been taken, and a felony theft occurs when property with a value over $500.00 has been taken. It is important to note that theft by shoplifting has a different set of rules. With shoplifting, a misdemeanor occurs when property with a value of $300.00 or less has been taken, and it becomes a felony when the property taken has a value over $300.00.

In addition to creating a criminal history, theft offenses can hinder your chance of getting a respectable job because employers are reluctant to hire individuals who they believe are untrustworthy.

Theft offenses include robbery, shoplifting, forgery, burglary, armed robbery, embezzlement, fraud, and more.

At the Bajalia Law Firm, P.C., we can represent you during the investigation and other pre-indictment matters, as well as during trial.

Being convicted of a violent crime often results in serious consequences for the individual charged. If you are being charged with a violent crime, such as murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, kidnapping, assault, battery, armed robbery, etc., it is important to contact an attorney immediately to give the attorney adequate time to prepare your defense.

With criminal charges as serious as those that fall into the violent crimes category, it is even more important to have an experienced attorney on your side to fight for your rights.

At the Bajalia Law Firm, P.C., we can represent you during the investigation and other pre-indictment matters, as well as during trial.

Being charged with a white collar crime can have adverse effects on your reputation, and can hinder your chances of obtaining a respectable job in the future.

White collar crimes include:

  • Fraud
  • Corruption
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery
  • And more

If you are being investigated for a white collar crime, or have already been charged with a white collar crime, it is important to consult an attorney immediately to give the attorney adequate time to prepare a defense.

At the Bajalia Law Firm, P.C., we can represent you during the investigation and other pre-indictment matters, as well as during trial.

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