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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

All Felonies, All Misdemeanors, DUI, Drug Crimes, Bail Bond Hearings, Juvenile Crimes, Domestic Violence, Hit & Run, Resisting Arrest, Weapons Offense

ADDRESS

101 BECKETT LANE SUITE 401

FAYETTEVILLE, GA 30214

(Across from The Pavilion)

 678-829-3434

JUVENILE CRIMES

Many people do not realize that a criminal conviction during youth can plague a child into and throughout his/her adulthood. If your child has been accused or charged with a crime, you must take legal action now. Don’t let a case of bad judgment destroy his/her life and future opportunities. With the help of an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer you can effectively challenge the allegations that have been made against one of Georgia's minors.

Defining the Law
Georgia’s juvenile criminal laws apply to “delinquent children under the age of 17 and deprived or unruly children under the age of 18.” That being said, the juvenile criminal court system is a completely separate system from the criminal system that governs adults, and has its own set of laws, courts, personnel, and procedures. It’s important to hire an attorney like Andre Sailers who has successfully navigated, defended, and obtained winning verdicts in juvenile court.

Common Juvenile Offenses

  • Shoplifting

  • Alcohol Related Crimes (underage DUI, minor in possession, using a fake ID, etc.)

  • Truancy

  • Trespassing

  • Drug Possession

  • Traffic Offenses

  • Assault

  • Battery

  • Gang Activity

  • Curfew Violations

  • Vandalism/Destruction of Property

  • Theft Crimes

  • Homicide, Murder & Manslaughter

  • Statutory Rape & Molestation

  • Parole Violations

  • Weapons Violations

  • Arson


Getting the Second Chance You Deserve
Attorney Andre Sailers is committed to defending minors throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, and giving them a second chance to right their mistakes. Attorney Sailers believes there is nothing beneficial about a minor serving time in jail, and therefore strives to obtain alternative sentences for his clients. He believes that through counseling and rehabilitation, a delinquent minor is more likely to turn away from his/her bad tendencies and become a productive and respectful member of society as an adult.

Atlanta juvenile crimes lawyer Andre Sailers has successfully handled numerous felony and misdemeanor juvenile cases at the level. When you retain the services of Atlanta juvenile crimes lawyer Andre Sailers, he will personally sit down with you to discuss your child’s best options, guide you through the legal process, and work diligently to ensure that one mistake does not ruin the rest of your child’s life. In addition, Attorney Sailers will take the necessary steps to get your child’s record expunged, so his/her future opportunities are not jeopardized.

If your child has been accused or charged with

a crime you must take legal action now. crime?

DUI 

A breath test refusal will begin administrative license suspension (ALS) proceedings.

Attorney Sailers has a unique advantage when it comes to defending his clients charged with driving under the influence with a unique perspective of the process. If you have been arrested, such as an underage DUI, there is no other criminal defense attorney in the Atlanta area that is better equipped to handle your case.

State Laws
If you are caught driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will be arrested and booked on charges. Some of the laws pertaining to driving under the influence in Georgia include:

  • You are considered too drunk to operate a vehicle when your blood alcohol content level (BAC) meets or exceeds .08%.

  • If you are under the age of 21, you are not permitted to operate a vehicle if your BAC meets or exceeds .02%.

  • If you are a commercial truck driver, you are not permitted to operate a commercial vehicle if your BAC meets or exceeds .04%.

  • You will be arrested and booked on DUI charges if you drive under the influence of any illegal drug, prescription drug, glue, aerosol, or other toxic vapor to the extent that it is no longer safe for you to drive. Even if the drug you took is legal, you can still be arrested if it has impaired your ability to safely operate a vehicle.


The 10-Day Rule
If you have been arrested for a driving under the influence, you have 10 business days from the date of your DUI arrest to properly request an administrative license suspension hearing from the Georgia Department of Driver Services. This is a separate court date from the court date you may have received on your citations. A failure to request this special hearing will result in your driver's license being suspended, possibly for as long as an entire year. You will want to consult with a knowledgeable attorney before your hearing to enhance your chances of retaining your driving privileges.

It is imperative you understand the importance of this hearing. Losing your license will result in great difficulty for many aspects of your life. How will you get to school or your job without driving? Loss of a driver's license will require you to become dependent on your relatives or friends for transportation to your job, the store, the movies – anywhere you need or want to go! Having your license suspending can cause significant distress and unnecessary inconvenience to both yourself and others. To give yourself the best possible chance of avoiding a license suspension, enlist the support of a reputable attorney as soon as you are charged with DUI.

Have you been charged with a drug crime?

DRUG CRIMES

If you have been arrested for or are under investigation by law enforcement in regard to any type of drug offense, now is the time to act and contact an attorney. You have the right to criminal defense counsel in the face of drug charges. Choosing to exercise this right by involving a drug crime attorney may have a significant and positive impact on the outcome of your case and therefore your ability to face a future free from incarceration and the various restrictions a criminal record will have on employment, financial, housing, and educational opportunities.

How a Defense Attorney Can Help
At Sailers & Associates, criminal defense attorney Andre Sailers is committed to helping arrestees and defendants throughout Georgia who are dealing with charges. The firm offers skilled representation if your case is in the investigatory stage and formal charges have not yet been filed against you. Under Attorney Sailers' direction, the firm is prepared to take on virtually any type of controlled substance case, including:

  • Drug possession

  • Drug distribution

  • Drug trafficking

  • Drug cultivation

  • Possession of marijuana

  • Drug manufacturing

  • Possession with intent to sell

At Sailers & Associates, we also take on criminal cases that involve prescription fraud, the offense of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs. The firm's legal team knows how daunting it can be to take on criminal charges of this nature and the team is fully prepared to go the distance in an effort to help clients build a case that will help them obtain the just outcome that they are looking for.

Attorney Sailers is here to help you in the face of your Georgia drug crime charges. It is true that your future is at stake at this point in time, but with an aggressive approach by a knowledgeable lawyer you will have the opportunity of avoiding a conviction and the serious consequences this may have on various areas of your life.

Do not hesitate to get the involvement of an experienced lawyer from the firm. Our Georgia premier criminal defense attorneys know what's at stake, and should you enter into an attorney-client relationship, the firm will tirelessly work as an advocate for your rights. With extensive experience in these types of cases and an unwavering dedication to helping clients when it is needed most, you will be able to trust that the legal team will leave no stone unturned as they fight to help you during this trying time. Contact Sailers & Associates today and set up an appointment to discuss your case immediately.

BOND

HEARINGS

If a judge feels that the defendant is too dangerous based on the crime committed the judge may deny bond. 

In the state of Georgia, all people arrested on criminal charges are entitled to a bail bond hearing to determine if bond will be set. These hearings, which usually take place within hours of an arrest, are held to assess whether or not the defendant is "too risky" for bail. If a judge feels that the defendant is too dangerous based on the crimes they committed, the judge may deny bond. A judge may increase the bond if he or she feels that the defendant will flee from the area to avoid prosecution, or has already not appeared at court.

If the judge finds that the defendant is not a flight risk and would not be a risk to the community upon release, then he or she will set a bond amount. As soon as the defendant pays the bond amount, he or she will be released from custody and will not be required to appear in court until his or her next scheduled date. No matter what the circumstances of your case entail, you could benefit immensely by aligning yourself with an Georgia criminal lawyer who can aggressively defend you in court.

Though magistrate and municipal judges can set bail in most criminal cases, it is important to note that there are some offenses that the law requires a Superior Court judge to set bail. (O.C.G.A. § 17-6-1) These may include violent crimes, aggravated sexual offenses, drug crimes, gang crimes, vehicular hijacking, and others.

Can my bail get lowered?
Once a court sets a bail amount, it is possible for your criminal defense attorney to petition the courts to lower the bail. This may be done at the original bail bond hearing, or in a special hearing. In their decision, the courts may consider factors such as:

  • nature of the crime

  • circumstances surrounding the crime

  • weight of the evidence against the defendant

  • the defendant's criminal history

  • the defendant's personal and social history (length of residency, employment history, financial resources and family ties)

  • the defendant's mental history

  • probability of danger to the community upon release

  • source of bail funds

These will help the judge decide how dangerous the individual will be after their release or if they are likely to commit another crime. These factors will also help the court investigate the risk of the individual taking flight.

Know Your Rights: Contact Sailers & Associates
Every defendant has a right to a fair bail bond hearing, as well as to a speedy trial. If you are denied this right, your case may be subject to dismissal. This is just one of the first steps in the legal process when facing criminal charges, however, and it is highly advisable to have experienced legal representation on your side. In a bail bond hearing, your freedom from the confinement of jail may hinge upon the skill and qualifications of your legal advisor.

When you hire Sailers and Associates, we will ensure that you have an experienced criminal defense team on your side! Our firm is dedicated to put the needs of our clients first, we are available any time of the week, day or night. For your convenience, we also offer services in Spanish.

For more information, fill out the free case evaluation or call a Georgia criminal lawyer from Sailers & Associates so we can begin working on your case quickly!

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence charges are penalized by jail time, probation sentences, restraining orders, enforced counseling/anger management and/or monetary fines..

The criminal justice system in Georgia is tough, especially when it comes to addressing the indiscretions associated with domestic violence. Therefore, enlisting the support of an Atlanta criminal defense attorney from Sailers & Associates is of the utmost importance following an arrest for charges of this nature.

Penalties for Spousal Abuse
Allegations of domestic violence are taken very seriously in Atlanta, whether they pertain to the abuse of a spouse or they are connected to the mistreatment of a child. Whatever the accusation might be, there is good reason to believe that if a law enforcement officer is called to the scene, an arrest will be made. Given the severity of the claim, domestic violence allegations almost always result in legal charges being pressed, whether or not substantial evidence for the claim exists. Law enforcement officers are simply unwilling to take any chances when it comes to claims of this degree, making arrests and charges at even the slightest hint of an allegation.

Typically, domestic violence charges are penalized by jail time, probation sentences, restraining orders, enforced counseling / anger management, and monetary fines. When children are involved, the parent who is convicted could risk losing their custody or visitation rights as well. Unfortunately, the consequences of a conviction do not take into account the idea that a false allegation might have been made. The same is true of law enforcement officers who make an arrest. Given the circumstances, evidence is often one of the last things to be considered before an arrest is made. Instead, officers are inclined to make an arrest that is based purely on the accusation that was made, whether or not there is evidence to the contrary. For this reason, it is imperative that a skilled criminal lawyer be acquired as quickly as possible.

Classifying Domestic Violence Charges
Broad in its scope, any number of criminal allegations could result in domestic violence charges. Generally, when a law enforcement officer is called to the scene and any one of the following accusations are made the accused person will be immediately taken to jail and booked on charges for one or more of these criminal behaviors:

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Verbal abuse

  • Psychological abuse

  • Economic abuse

  • Child abuse

  • Elder abuse

  • Spousal abuse

  • Assault and battery

  • Sexual assault

  • Threats

  • Stalking

  • Harassment

  • Restraining order violation

Law enforcement officers are trained to take immediate action when an accusation of any sort is made, regardless of the truth behind it. Therefore, defendants must take swift action in securing the right legal defender to represent them. Without a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side, you could be convicted of a domestic violence crime that you did not commit.

Why You Need a Defense Attorney
There is absolutely no time to waste after an accusation of domestic violence has been made. Even if you irrefutably maintain your innocence in the matter, you could still be booked on charges of spousal abuse, harassment, etc. In fact, innocent or not, you stand an infinitely better chance at escaping conviction if you are represented by a qualified defense lawyer who can skillfully represent you in court.

Many claims of spousal abuse, child abuse, and the like are made falsely. Afraid or angry, some people retaliate by making unfounded claims that could significantly damage the accused person's reputation, not to mention permanently mark up their criminal record. If you feel that you were falsely accused of any type of domestic violence allegation, you should not wait to contact Sailers & Associates.  Here, an experienced attorney with proven results can help you challenge the accusations that were made against you.

HIT & RUN ACCIDENTS

The act of hitting or striking a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorist, or another vehicle and then fleeing the scene of the accident is considered a crime in Atlanta. Also known as hit and run, being accused of this type of crime can land an individual in jail and facing serious fines. Despite how minor the accident may have been, it is always illegal to leave the scene of the accident.

After an accident has occurred, you are advised to speak with the other party or parties involved and exchange information, such as insurance information. If the other party involved was not at the scene of the accident when it occurred (such as hitting a parked car), you must leave a note on the other individual's vehicle with your contact information and then file a police report. Your next step should be to connect with an Atlanta criminal defense attorney.

More Information from an Atlanta Criminal Lawyer
Leaving the scene of an accident without giving the other party any information is against the law and can result in a felony conviction for hit and run. Whether you have knowingly fled the scene of an accident or done so accidently, you should speak with an attorney. If you are found guilty of hit and run, you could face up to a year in jail, $1,000 in fines, suspension of your driver's license, and possible forfeiture of your car just for the first offense. In cases where a serious injury or death results from your hit and run, you could also be facing vehicular homicide charges and much more serious penalties.

Get Defense for Your Case
In order to find the best possible outcome in your hit and run case, you must consult with a hit and run attorney in Atlanta. At Sailers & Associates, the professional and seasoned criminal defense legal team is capable of providing clients with the highest quality defense for their hit and run legal matters. With legal counsel on your side, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost respect and dignity. Do not leave your future in the hands of an inexperienced law firm. An aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer for hit and run accidents in Atlanta will work zealously on finding the best possible outcome for your case.

Despite how minor the accident may have been,

it is always illegal to leave the scene of the accident.

ALL FELONIES

In any criminal case, the state and/or federal government files charges against a defendant for committing a crime against society. Depending on circumstances surrounding the crime, the defendant will be charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor crime. If you have been accused or charged with a felony crime, it’s extremely important to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Felonies are considered the most serious of all crimes, and will result in severe legal penalties if you are found guilty.

As Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Andre Sailers knows, the punishment for committing a felony crime is usually one year or more in state prison, probation, and a fine of more than $1,000. In addition, a person may also lose some or all of their civil liberties, such as the right to vote, own a handgun, or hold certain professions. Furthermore, many people convicted of felony crimes suffer from tarnished reputations, and have difficulty finding a job, obtaining loans, and renting or buying a home.

Were you arrested for a felony offense?
If you have been accused of a felony crime, Attorney Sailers has the skill, knowledge, and experience to help you. Attorney Sailers has handled hundreds of cases involving felony crimes, and knows effective strategies for reducing his clients’ charges to a misdemeanor or getting the case dropped altogether. Attorney Sailers has experience defending people against many different types of felony crimes, such as:

  • Sex Crimes: rape (any type), child molestation, child pornography, sex crimes against children, sexual assault

  • White Collar Crimes: tax crimes, espionage, treason, fraud, counterfeiting, extortion, money laundering, antitrust violations, embezzlement, forgery, insider trading, conspiracy, cybercrimes, pyramid schemes, racketeering, bribery

  • Drug Crimes: trafficking, cultivation, manufacturing, possession, prescription drug crimes, distribution, selling

  • Theft Crimes: bank robbery, grand theft, car theft, identity theft, credit card theft, burglary, armed robbery, embezzlement, forgery

  • Violent Crimes: arson, kidnapping, murder, homicide, manslaughter, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, aggravated battery, terrorism/terrorist threats, hate crimes


Retaining the services of a trained Atlanta felony crimes lawyer like Attorney Sailers will not only protect your rights, but will also greatly increase your chances of obtaining a favorable verdict in court. Attorney Sailers is committed to fighting on behalf of her clients’ best interests, and ensuring that they obtain justice under the legal system at all cost. To schedule a consultation with Sailers & Associates, contact the firm by calling (678) 829-3434.

Felonies are considered the most serious of all crimes,

and will result in severe legal penalties if you are

found guilty.

ALL MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES

Compared to felony crimes, misdemeanor crimes are far less serious criminal offenses. That being said, it’s still extremely important to hire a criminal defense lawyer with experience handling cases involving misdemeanor crimes. An experienced Georgia misdemeanor crime attorney like Andre Sailers can guide you through every step of the legal process and increase your chances of obtaining a successful result in court. There are many steps that need to be taken in any misdemeanor crimes case, and Attorney Sailers can ensure that all deadlines are met, and that you do not miss important court appearances.

Misdemeanor crimes are typically punishable by one year or less in the local jail, probation, and a fine of no more than $1,000. Punishment for misdemeanor crimes may also include a variety of other hardships, such as community service at a recycling plant or picking up trash along the highway; mandatory drug and alcohol counseling; waiver of your right to travel; waiver of your fourth amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure; and other types of punishments, like the suspension of your driver’s license.

Georgia criminal lawyer Andre Sailers is very familiar with the laws and regulations that govern Georgia misdemeanor crimes, and utilizes his knowledge of the law to negotiate with prosecutors to get the charges brought against his clients dropped. Attorney Sailers has defended a wide array of misdemeanor crimes throughout his career, such as:

  • Simple Drug Possession

  • Petty Theft

  • Shoplifting

  • Trespassing

  • DUI

  • Domestic Violence

  • Parole Violations

  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol

  • Simple Assault & Battery

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Sex Crime

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, don’t try to handle it your own. Let Attorney Andre Sailers use his resources, skills, and knowledge of the law to help you fight your charges and protect your rights. Please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at (678) 829-3434. Attorney Sailers is ready to help you tackle your legal issue and put this experience behind you. Contact Sailers & Associates immediately to schedule your free initial consultation.

Misdemeanor crimes are typically punishable by one

year or less in jail/prison, probation and/or a fine of

more than $1,000.

RESISTING ARREST

People don't realize that resisting arrest can result

in two separate criminal charges.

If you interfere with an officer's attempt to conduct a lawful arrest, whether it's your own arrest or the arrest of someone else, you could be charged with resisting arrest. Many people associate resisting arrest with physical efforts to prevent an arrest from occurring. However, you can also be charged with resisting arrest for allegedly using deceptive means against an officer, running away from an officer, or providing an officer with false information.

What many people don't realize is that resisting arrest can result in two separate criminal charges: charges for resisting arrest and charges for the original crime(s) committed. Furthermore, if you assaulted or harmed a police officer during the arrest, you will be charged with assaulting a peace officer.

All of these charges are very serious legal matters that will result in numerous penalties upon conviction. Because you are already facing criminal charges for a separate crime, resisting arrest will lead to an enhancement of your penalties. Furthermore, if you assaulted a police officer you will face felony charges, which will lead to an even larger increase in your penalties. Common penalties for resisting arrest include stiff fines, many hours of community service, restitution to the victim (if applicable), and time in jail or prison.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Andre Sailers Can Help
Have you been charged with resisting arrest in Atlanta? If so, you must hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors do not take well to people who interfere with their ability to do their job. You will need an attorney who can reason with these people, and negotiate for a reduction or even a dismissal of your charges. Attorney Sailers has defended clients facing charges for resisting arrest, and can protect your best interest throughout your case.

Atlanta criminal lawyer Andre Sailers will sit down with you to answer your questions, inform you of your options, and discuss the best legal approach to your case. In the courtroom, he will stand up for your rights and question whether or not the arresting officer had probable cause to arrest you in the first place. Above all, Attorney Sailers main priority is helping you fight your criminal charges, whatever they may be, so you have the freedom to continue living your life.

WEAPONS OFFENSES

If you have been charged with a weapons offense, you need to hire an experienced attorney who has handled cases involving state and federal gun crime laws. Attorney Sailers has successfully defended numerous clients charged with violating state weapons laws, and can help you fight your criminal charges in court. If you have been charged with a weapons offense, he will dedicate himself to protecting your rights and clearing your good name. Contacting an Atlanta criminal lawyer is as easy as picking up the phone, so don't wait to reach out to Sailers & Associates for the legal defense you deserve.

Types of Weapons Offenses
The majority of weapons offenses in the state of Georgia are committed with firearms, knives, and metal knuckles. However, a criminal act will be tried as weapons offense if it is committed with any object that could be considered or used as a weapon. The following is a list of common weapons offenses in the state of Georgia:

  • Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon

  • Possession of a concealed weapon

  • Possession of a loaded weapon

  • Possession of weapon to commit a crime

  • Possessing stolen weapons

  • Carrying or possessing a weapon without a license

  • Possession of an illegal weapons (sawed-off shotguns, sawed-off rifles, machine guns, silencers, rocket launchers, bazookas, recoilless rifles, non-explosive rockets, mortars, etc.)

  • Unlawful sale of a weapon

  • Unlawful possession or use of a weapon on federal property

  • Pointing or aiming a unloaded or loaded weapon at another person

  • “Straw Purchases” (buying a weapon on behalf of someone else)

  • Weapons trafficking

  • Failure to register a weapon

If you are convicted of any of these types of crimes you will face serious legal repercussions. These penalties may include heavy fines of up to $1,000, probation, a mark on your permanent record, and incarceration in jail or prison for up to five years. These penalties may be enhanced if you have already been convicted of felony, or if you used a weapon to carry out a crime.

Sailers & Associates
If you have been charged with a weapons offense, you need to hire an attorney with the legal resources, knowledge, and experience to protect your freedom and fight for best interest. Atlanta criminal attorney Andre Sailers has devoted over two decades to defending the rights of individuals accused of weapons violations in Georgia, and knows effective methods for building a strong defense case against these types of charges. He is prepared to handle any misdemeanor or felony weapons crime case, and is not afraid to challenge tough and aggressive prosecutors looking to put his clients in jail. When you contact an Atlanta criminal defense attorney from Sailers & Associates, your first consultation will be provided completely free of charge.

The majority of weapons offenses in the state of

Georgia are committed with firearms, and knives.

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