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Drunk Driving: When Do You Need a Lawyer?

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Sep 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Facing DUI charges can be frightening for anyone, especially if you've never had any previous experience with the criminal justice system. But, you'll always be better prepared and more confident with legal representation on your side. Perhaps, you didn't immediately hire an attorney to ensure ...

How Hiring a Criminal Lawyer Keeps You Out of Prison

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Aug 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

It's estimated that over 2 million adults are incarcerated in the United States at any given time. This includes both state and federal prisons and jails. Though African-Americans make up less than 15 percent of the entire United States' population, unfortunately, a disproportionate share of bl...

Why You Shouldn't Negotiate with a DUI Attorney

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

DUI charges can be technical, and mistakes in defense can be costly. Facing a DUI charge, you should aim to mount a professional defense because the fines and ramified costs to you because of these charges can be severe.  However, in our experience potential clients are concerned about the cost o...

When a DUI Attorney Can Help You

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jul 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

  If you face a DUI charge in Georgia, many factors can influence the extent of your legal penalties and your total financial burden. Whether an Atlanta police officer made a mistake in your arrest, or you intend to plead guilty in an Atlanta or Cobb County court, an attorney like The Lopes Law ...

Fighting a DUI or Drug-related Offense

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jul 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you've been charged with a DUI or drug-related offense, it's time to look for a legal advisor who can fully help you understand your situation. Such charges bear many consequences which could affect your personal, family, and work lives, as well as negatively affect your independence. The st...

Know Your Rights When Dealing with the Police

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jul 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many people are confused about what the police can and cannot do when they stop you or come to your home. That's why it's so important to work with the best criminal defense attorney in the Atlanta and Marietta areas. Police are human and make mistakes, so it's important that you know your righ...

When You Should Hire a DUI Defense Attorney

Posted by Thurston Lopes | May 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you find yourself in a sticky situation with the law, it's easy to get confused. Not everyone is an expert with the law. There are many rules, regulations, and stipulations of the law that the average Joe doesn't know. Hiring a DUI defense attorney in the Atlanta or Marietta area offers a wide...

What to Look for When Choosing a Criminal Lawyer

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Apr 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

We all hope that we'll be fortunate enough to never need a criminal lawyer in our lives, but sometimes, a case comes against you and you need to have a strong lawyer on your side to both win the case and keep your freedom. However, finding a good criminal defense lawyer isn't something most of ...

How a Criminal Justice Lawyer Can Help You

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Mar 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you, or a loved one, are facing a criminal offense for the first time, you might be wondering whether it's worth having a criminal justice lawyer on your side when you face the judge. If you're facing a smaller criminal offense, such as a DUI, you might think that it's not worth the expense ...

Legal Tips from a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jan 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you or someone you know gets arrested, it is time to contact a criminal defense attorney. A criminal attorney can help you understand your rights and help you explore your options going forward. Getting arrested can be intimidating, scary, and overwhelming. The Lopes Law Firm, with offices i...

How to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jan 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have had the misfortune of being arrested for drinking and driving, you know how serious the consequences can be. If this ever happens to you, the first thing you need to do is call a DUI lawyer. Attorney Lopes and The Lopes Law Firm are experienced counsel and have some tips for you to ...

Things to Know About Your First DUI Offense

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Nov 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Your first DUI offense is not something to be taken lightly. We know that facing your first offense can be frightening. Yes, we know that your first DUI offense can be intimidating, especially if you've never faced charges before. However, with an experienced attorney, you'll have the legal def...

Criminal Charges That Require a Lawyer's Help

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Nov 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

At The Lopes Law Firm, we hope that you never have need of a criminal defense attorney. Although not all criminal offenses are equal in penalty or severity, criminal charges should always be considered and treated seriously. Once charges have been filed against you, time is of the essence. Ther...

Tips on Fighting Criminal Charges

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Oct 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you've been arrested on criminal charges, the natural reaction of many people is to lose their cool and start to panic over the future. Such a reaction is understandable, but it can also make it harder for you to form a successful defense if you say or do something that gives the prosecutor so...

Three Tips For Choosing a Great DUI Attorney

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Oct 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Prior to 2008, Georgia was one of only five states with no DUI felony law. But today, Georgia is among the strictest states with regard to its laws and punishment for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Last year, there were more than 25,000 DUI arrests in Georgia.  For over 20 ye...

Accused of a Crime? What Are Your Next Steps?

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Sep 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

 or  When you have been accused of a crime, the best thing you can do is work with a criminal attorney like Attorney Lopes who can help you achieve the best, most reasonable outcome possible. With Attorney Lopes, you now have the tools necessary to walk through the following next steps. Booki...

Your Rights When Arrested or Charged with a Crime

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Sep 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

You've seen them on TV. You probably could recite at least half of it by memory just from what you've seen on crime dramas. But when the going gets tough and you are actually arrested, what do you really know about the Miranda warning and what you are being told? Here is some more information on ...

Dos and Don’ts When You Get Arrested

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Sep 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Getting arrested can be a scary thing, and thanks to television, movies, and the news, it is not getting any less scary. The important thing to know is that you have rights when you are arrested, and it is important that you protect those rights. At the Lopes Law Firm, we see a lot of clients who...

Common Crimes That Require a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jul 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the United States, crimes are classified as felonies, misdemeanors, or infractions based upon the severity of the crime. While not all crimes require legal representation, those with serious penalties and consequences do. If you have been charged with a serious crime, Attorney Lopes can help...

3 Great Tips for Finding a DUI Lawyer in Marietta

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Jun 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year, thousands of people are arrested on DUI charges in the United States.  If convicted, a DUI arrest can lead to heavy fines, incarceration, probation, and community service. For that reason, it's important to prepare as best you can for your court dates. Hiring a DUI lawyer should be y...

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