Misdemeanor Charges In DeKalb County
Facing misdemeanor charges in DeKalb County State Court? You need a criminal defense attorney with experience and a proven track record of successful outcomes in DeKalb County State Court. The State Court of DeKalb County handles misdemeanors such as:
- DUI and Reckless Driving
- Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce)
- Misdemeanor Theft by Shoplifting (less than $500.00)
- Theft by Taking (less than $1500.00)
- Criminal Damage to Property (less than $1500.00)
- Domestic Violence
- Simple Assault
- Simple Battery
- Stalking, Harassing Phone Calls
- Criminal Trespass
- Traffic Violations bound over from DeKalb Recorders Court and from Municipal Courts in DeKalb County.
Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, the outcome may seriously impact your future. Convictions for certain misdemeanors may result in the loss of your driver’s license, gun rights, financial aid for school, deportation if you are not a U.S. Citizen and perhaps even job loss. To avoid having a misdemeanor limit your future opportunities you need to hire a skilled aggressive experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights and for a favorable outcome for you.
The good news is that if you have no criminal history there are many options for resolving your DeKalb County misdemeanor case without having a conviction on your record. The DeKalb County Solicitors Office offers diversion programs for many types of cases including some domestic violence cases. Even if you have something on your criminal history you may still be eligible for First Offender Treatment under one of two statutes available to first time offenders: The general First Offender Statute and The Conditional Discharge Statute for first time drug offenders.
If you are charged with DUI, a high and aggravated misdemeanor, or if you already have a criminal history you must act quickly to retain an aggressive experienced DeKalb County criminal defense attorney to level the playing field and assure that you receive the best possible outcome for your situation.
Why Choose Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense?
Cohen & Hirsch, located in the heart of DeKalb County, is your best choice for representation on a DeKalb County misdemeanor. The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch are well-respected throughout the DeKalb County Court system and by the prosecuting attorneys at the DeKalb Solicitors Office. Attorney Andy Cohen chose DeKalb County as the home of the Cohen & Hirsch. He has been practicing in the courts of DeKalb County for many years and has great relationships with prosecutors and court staff and respected by Judges. Attorney Jill Polster is a former DeKalb County prosecutor and is known for her tenacity and fierce advocacy on behalf of her clients. The team of Cohen and Polster has become well-known and well-respected throughout the DeKalb Judicial System.