Being convicted of a felony offense can lead to years of imprisonment and the loss of basic rights that non felons take for granted. It is not an overstatement to say a felony conviction can change everything about your life. Felony charges generally mean that you are facing more than a year in prison and hefty fines well over $1,000.
We provide aggressive and experienced legal representation to our clients who have been accused of felony charges involving homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, arson, etc
A misdemeanor may sound like a small offense compared to a felony, but any criminal charge can have negative lifelong consequences. Consequences of misdemeanor offenses can include community service, expensive fines, loss of your license, or even jail time. The Law Offices of Walter L. Lutes will work effectively to protect your rights in order to avoid misdemeanor consequences.
We represent clients on all types of misdemeanors including major and minor traffic violations, alcohol-related offenses, DUI, possession of marijuana, underage drinking, shoplifting and other theft crimes, domestic violence-related charges, assault/battery, and disorderly conduct charges. Call today for your free consultation!
DUI and Drug Possession
If you have recently been arrested for DUI or charged with possession of a controlled substance, you probably have many questions about what is going to happen next, concerns about your future and some very big decisions ahead of you. Georgia law requires you to act immediately after a DUI arrest or you could lose your right to operate a vehicle. There are also driver’s license ramifications that accompany convictions for drug possession.
Specifically, if you have been arrested for DUI in Georgia, you only have 10 business days to request an ALS hearing from the Department of Drivers Services. If this hearing is not requested, your driver’s license or privilege to drive in our State can be suspended. If you are accused of refusing the breath, blood, or urine test, the license suspension will be 1 full year in length, without a permit to drive. So, the stakes are high. There is no second chance to have your case properly handled.With only ten (10) days to request this hearing before your license is suspended, it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense lawyer quickly.
In Georgia, a probation sentence comes with strict rules and requirements that must be strictly adhered to. A simple misunderstanding could result in the revocation of your probation, forcing you to serve the rest of your sentence in jail. When it comes to probation or parole violations, instead of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you violated the terms of your probation, the government must only meet the preponderance of evidence standard, meaning that it is only more likely than not that you violated.