A traffic citation in the State of Georgia is classified as a criminal charge and is generally punishable, upon conviction, as a misdemeanor (see below). If you fail to appear (FTA) for your case, the judge may issue a bench warrant for your immediate arrest.
There are civil and criminal aspects to a DUI case and you must act quickly to preserve your rights, especially as to your driver’s license. You have only 10 business days to request an ALS hearing to protect your driver’s license from a year-long suspension.
A misdemeanor is generally punishable, upon conviction, by up to 12 months in jail, a $1K fine, or both.
A felony is generally punishable, upon conviction, by more than one year in prison, a substantial fine, or both.
Cases that may be brought in Juvenile Court are criminal cases (Delinquency), Deprivation or neglect cases, and Family Law/Custody cases.
CIVIL PRACTICE AND LITIGATION/TRIALS
Personal Injury/Car Wrecks
There are important aspects to any car wreck case, such as notice to insurers, investigation and preservation of evidence, timely and proper medical treatment, evaluation of all potential claims including medical bills and pain and suffering, and stature of limitations issues. You should act quickly and contact your lawyer right away in order to preserve and protect your rights, allow him to advise you, and to maximize your financial recovery.
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
If you are injured on someone else’s property, they may be liable for your injuries and related costs, as well as pain and suffering. It is important that you contact your lawyer right away in order that he may prevent destruction of evidence, preserve and protect your rights, and maximize your financial recovery.
There are important timelines/statutes of limitation and you need to consult your attorney as soon as possible in order to preserve any claims and evidence, and to maximize a financial recovery for the benefit of the spouse and/or children or family of a loved one who has passed on due to the fault of another person or company.
You can afford to retain a lawyer to represent you in Magistrate Court on a civil case. It is unwise to represent yourself in these matters, as you do not have the knowledge, skill or experience with these courts and judges. Let us represent you and protect your rights.
A contract is a binding agreement between two parties, but there are times when ambiguous language or other circumstances may lead to litigation. Let us review your contracts or draft your contracts in order to protect your rights and your monies. A small investment up front in attorneys fees of a few hundred dollars may save you tens of thousands of dollars in the future.
Corporations and LLCs
Choosing the right business form can help to shield you from personal liability for your business and protect your personal assets, as well as offer tax advantages. No business should operate without this protection.
There will be times in almost everyone’s life when they will need advice and representation as to a divorce, child custody, alimony, child visitation, child support, division of property and many other issues that arise from a marriage that is ending. Also, there are times when you will need representation with regard to modification of a prior court order, a legitimation, a TPO (Temporary Protective Order), an adoption, or other issues.
For more information, please email us at info@BerryLawGA.com or call us at 678.442.1126.