Obstruction Of Justice Charges
Located in Atlanta, individuals throughout Georgia turn to Cohen & Hirsch when they need strong, aggressive defense against criminal disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice charges.
Disorderly Conduct — A Subjective Crime
In Georgia, disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor. Charges can arise from behavior that is violent or tumultuous, or creates a reasonable fear of injury to person or property. Disorderly conduct charges can also be brought for using “fighting words,” or abusive or profane language that breaches the peace and incites violence. These laws are highly subjective. Oftentimes, police officers interpret the law broadly, and charge individuals with disorderly conduct under debatable circumstances.
If convicted of a misdemeanor, you face fines, possible jail time and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
At Cohen & Hirsch, we closely examine the circumstances surrounding your disorderly conduct charges. If police officers were too liberal in bringing the charge, or the situation giving rise to the charges is questionable, we will fight to have the charges dropped and the case dismissed.
Georgia Obstruction Of Justice Charges
In Georgia, obstruction of justice is a broad crime that encompasses many types of behavior law enforcement finds disagreeable, including:
- Resisting arrest
- Interfering with, or hindering, police investigation or duties
- Violence against a police officer
- Giving false testimony
- Disobeying any orders from a police officer
- Destroying or hiding evidence
- Influencing witnesses or jurors
Depending on the circumstances, the crime may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.
If you are convicted for misdemeanor obstruction of justice, you are facing fines and possible jail time. Felony convictions carry steeper fines and up to five years in prison. Even after serving your time, you will have a permanent criminal record. Convicted felons are stripped of their right to vote and possess a firearm.
At Cohen & Hirsch, we are serious criminal defense attorneys. Our lawyers have more than 20 years of combined experience defending clients in court. We are aggressive, and we stand firm in our defense. Attorney Jill Polster is a former prosecutor. Drawing on her inside experience, our firm builds ironclad defense strategies the prosecution cannot ignore.