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When does criminal defense begin?

Suppose a person is relaxing at home in Georgia when there's a sudden, loud knock on the door. The homeowner glances through a nearby window to see several uniformed police officers standing on the threshold. The officers are showing their badges and identification cards and motioning for the homeowner to open the door. In some scenarios, these circumstances may give rise to the need for a criminal defense.

Type of criminal defense presented may affect outcome

Facing criminal charges in Georgia can be a stressful, frightening experience. Especially for someone who has never been in trouble with the law, being charged with a drug-related crime, theft or any number of other offenses may cause embarrassment and serious anxiety issues. Even if no criminal history exists on one's record, it is impossible to presume an outcome in a given situation. Much often depends on the type of criminal defense presented in court.