No area of law can have a larger impact on a person’s life than criminal law. An arrest can cause major problems for a person’s freedom, job prospects, and personal life. Even a minor criminal charge can have a drastic impact a person’s life. For that reason, choosing an attorney is a choice that can have a large impact on someone’s future. Attorney Marc Clark is a former Public Defender and Prosecutor in various Courts which gives him a unique perspective and vast experience to guide you or your loved one through this difficult time.
We have extensive experience dealing with all areas of criminal defense, including:
The moment a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can change your life forever. From a suspended license to significant fines to jail time, DUIs are not something to take lightly. But what happens after you are arrested for DUI and what are your options? Knowing what lies ahead can help you make an informed plan. We will gather the evidence and look into the case to determine possible defenses, whether the stop itself was valid or if your case is eligible for a reduction or other resolution.
Of particular concern is an Administrative License Suspension (ALS). In some DUI arrest the arresting officer sends ALS paperwork to the state asking that your license to be suspended. In that case you have TEN DAYS to file an appeal or your license will be suspended automatically. DO NOT WAIT.
Drug charges are treated incredibly seriously in the state of Georgia. These sorts of charges can have a lasting impact on both your personal life and your job or career. This charge can often prevent you from being hired for or cause the loss of a job, keep you from receiving a loan in the future, or interfere with getting into an institute of higher education or receiving financial aid.
To avoid these and other negative effects it is crucial to hire an experienced Attorney experienced in handling any drug charge you may be facing. We will gather all necessary facts of your case and determine the best defense to assist in lessening any potential penalties you are facing.
Crimes against the property of others include burglary and robbery. These are some of the most serious crimes in the eyes of the Court. Burglary of a residence and any form of robbery most always carry mandatory prison time. They are also crimes which force the State to work hard to prove the intent of the accused when committing the alleged offense. With our experience we will make sure that your case is fully investigate and that the State is help firmly to their burden. Don’t enter this minefield alone.
There are many forms of theft in the state of Georgia, each carrying serious penalties: Theft by Tasking, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Theft by converting another’s property to your own use, Shoplifting, Theft of Services (cab rides, utilities, etc)…
The penalty for a theft charges depends on the value of the property allegedly taken, received or converted. These kinds of charges often come with collateral consequences with long lasting effects on your life and work. To avoid these negative effects it is crucial to hire an experienced Attorney experienced in handling any theft charge you may be facing. We will gather all necessary facts of your case and determine the best defense to assist in lessening any potential penalties you are facing.
Domestic violence occurs when certain types of physical conduct is committed between individuals who are involved in one of several distinct sorts of relationships. In other words it is not always between what we consider family members. Extremely sensitive in nature, domestic violence charges inevitably require extensive examination of the facts leading up to the event in question, the nature of the relationship at issue, and prior conduct by the parties. Consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be very severe, whether the specific offense at issue is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, with guilty findings regularly resulting in jail time, costly fines loss of the right to possess firearms and more.
Domestic Violence charges are also the kind that you must move quickly on by hiring an Attorney to gather all necessary facts of your case and determine the best defense as early in the process as possible. There are options available in these cases that must be acted on early and as a result time is not your friend.
The mere allegation of a sex crime is enough to have a devastating effect on your life including serious harm to your reputation, career and personal relationships. If convicted, you can face a lifetime registration as a sex offender and severe criminal penalties. A conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, and convictions can occur even when the only evidence is the victim's word.
Even the casual comment made by a child, a complaint by a student, a patient-doctor relationship gone bad or a difficult divorce can lead to potential sex related charges. It is you and your attorney alone who can turn the tide in your direction. This is why an investigation of a sexual crime must be taken seriously and defended aggressively. Get in front of this situation by calling or emailing ClarksLaw LLC for a free 30 minute consultation on your case.
Regardless of whether you were merely arrested or have served time, you will have some sort of permanent criminal record. This criminal record can present a major obstacle in your life as academic institutions, employers and landlords alike all have access to it and, depending upon their internal policies, may chose to exclude your application altogether.
As you move on with your life after an arrest or after serving your sentence, we firmly believe that you should be able to progress unencumbered by a criminal record. In certain circumstances it may be possible to have your record expunged (or as the State of Georgia calls it today, restricted.)
A probation revocation may occur when an individual violates a term of their probation. The two most notable conditions are to report to your probation officer on a consistent basis and not to obtain a new arrest. Many probations have extra conditions ordered by the court known as ‘’special conditions of probation” which, if violated, can result in significant incarceration.
As your attorney working on your probation violation, we know it is important to work quickly so the violation of probation can be remedied swiftly. A key factor in the outcome of your case is having the right attorney that can convince all parties involved that the defendant has remedied their violation and is still a good candidate for further probation. If you find yourself or a loved one in this situation, please call or email ClarksLaw LLC immediately to discuss your situation.
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