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Criminal Defense Attorney in Marietta, Georgia

Your Top-Rated Atlanta-Area Criminal Defense Lawyer

Welcome to The Mazloom Law Firm, L.L.C., where safeguarding your rights, freedom, and reputation stands as our paramount mission. I’m Mazi Mazloom, the founding attorney committed to defending individuals facing criminal charges across Cobb County, Fulton County, and Paulding County, Georgia. With an unwavering dedication to upholding justice, I provide effective legal representation in all criminal cases throughout the Atlanta metro area, from juvenile offenses to traffic violations to both felony and misdemeanor charges.

A Legacy of Defense Excellence

Our Marietta criminal defense law firm is steadfast in our pursuit of defending your rights and freedoms, whether it entails striving for an acquittal or mitigating consequences by challenging the prosecution’s case at every turn. We understand the profound repercussions that criminal charges can have on your life, which is why we relentlessly advocate for our clients, ensuring they receive equitable treatment and the most robust defense possible.

As a distinguished and top-rated attorney in Georgia DUI & Criminal Defense Law, I bring over two decades of seasoned experience to every case. My accolades include recognition from esteemed institutions such as the Cobb County Bar Association, Atlanta Magazine, Cobb Life Magazine, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and prestigious legal organizations like Super Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers. These accolades underscore our unwavering commitment to excellence and our dedication to delivering unparalleled legal representation to our valued clients.

I understand the serious impact a criminal conviction can have on your life and the importance of providing a robust defense to mitigate its consequences. Whether you’re facing a felony in Superior Court, a misdemeanor in State Court, a traffic violation, or a juvenile case in Juvenile Court, rest assured, I am committed to ensuring you receive fair treatment and vigorous representation. With admissions to all state-level trial courts, I am prepared to advocate for your rights at every stage of the legal process.

Our Areas of Practice

My defense experience spans a diverse array of criminal charges, each demanding meticulous focus and steadfast support. Whether you’re contending with accusations of assault and battery, theft, a DUI, or any other criminal charges, count on me to be your unwavering ally, protecting your rights and striving for the best possible resolution for your case. Below, you’ll find an exhaustive list of offenses in which our law firm provides representation for clients.

All Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

Our firm dedicates meticulous attention to cases involving felony and misdemeanor charges, recognizing the gravity of each accusation. With a thorough understanding of Georgia’s criminal statutes outlined in O.C.G.A. Title 16, we craft tailored defense strategies aimed at protecting our client’s rights and securing favorable outcomes. Whether it’s navigating the complexities of assault and battery under O.C.G.A. § 16-5-20 or addressing allegations of theft and property crimes, we provide unwavering advocacy and strategic representation at every step of the legal process.

  • Assault and Battery: When facing charges of assault and battery, our approach is marked by thorough investigation and strategic defense. We dig deep into the specifics of each case, meticulously analyzing the circumstances and evidence to build a robust defense tailored to our client’s unique situations. Drawing upon our understanding of Georgia law, particularly O.C.G.A. § 16-5-20, we strive to uncover evidence supporting various defense strategies, such as self-defense or a lack of intent, to protect our client’s rights and interests vigorously.
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI) – Boating under the influence is a serious offense under Georgia law, as outlined in O.C.G.A. § 52-7-12, and requires a nuanced defense strategy. Our firm diligently scrutinizes the evidence against our clients, challenging field sobriety tests and breathalyzer results to build a strong defense. We leave no stone unturned in advocating for our client’s rights, working tirelessly to protect their interests and mitigate the potential consequences of BUI charges.
  • Crimes Against Person(s) – Accusations of crimes against individuals demand a strategic and comprehensive defense approach. Under Georgia law, covered in O.C.G.A. Title 16 Chapter 5, offenses ranging from assault to homicide require thorough investigation and meticulous defense preparation. Our firm digs deep into the details of each case, crafting defense strategies designed to challenge the prosecution’s evidence and safeguard our client’s rights throughout the legal proceedings.
  • Domestic Violence – Domestic violence charges carry severe consequences, necessitating a vigorous defense strategy. Defined under Georgia law in O.C.G.A. § 19-13-1, domestic violence encompasses acts of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within intimate relationships or households. Our firm is committed to tirelessly challenging the evidence against our clients and ensuring that their rights are upheld throughout the legal process, providing unwavering support and advocacy every step of the way.
  • Drug Charges – When facing drug charges, it’s crucial to have experienced legal guidance to navigate the complexities of Georgia’s drug laws outlined in O.C.G.A. Title 16, Chapter 13. Our firm is dedicated to providing robust defense strategies for clients accused of drug-related offenses, including possession, distribution, and trafficking. We explore all possible defenses, from challenging search and seizure tactics to disputing the legality of the substances involved, in order to protect our client’s rights and seek the best possible outcome for their cases.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) – DUI charges can have serious consequences, both legally and personally, but our firm is here to provide steadfast support and strategic defense. Under Georgia law, as defined in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is prohibited. We meticulously analyze every aspect of our client’s cases, from the legality of the traffic stop to the accuracy of chemical tests, to build a robust defense strategy aimed at protecting their rights and minimizing the potential consequences of DUI charges.
  • Juvenile Offenses – Juvenile justice proceedings require a unique approach focused on rehabilitation and second chances. Governed by Georgia law, as outlined in O.C.G.A. § 15-11-2, our firm is committed to securing alternative dispositions and addressing underlying issues for juveniles facing criminal charges. We advocate fiercely on behalf of our juvenile clients, seeking to minimize the long-term impact of their involvement in the legal system and help them move forward positively.
  • Probation Violations – Probation violations can jeopardize our clients’ freedom and future, but our firm is dedicated to providing strong defense representation. Under Georgia law, violations can result in revocation and imprisonment, as defined in O.C.G.A. § 42-8-34. We present mitigating factors and advocate for leniency from the court to protect our client’s rights and minimize the consequences they face for alleged probation violations.
  • Property Crimes – Accusations of property crimes, whether burglary, theft, or vandalism, demand a strategic defense tailored to the unique circumstances of each case. Our firm diligently challenges the prosecution’s evidence and safeguards our clients’ rights throughout the legal process. Drawing upon our deep understanding of Georgia’s criminal statutes and case law, we craft defense strategies aimed at mitigating the charges or securing an acquittal for our clients facing property crime allegations.
  • Sexual Offenses – Allegations of sexual offenses carry severe penalties and require vigorous defense representation. Covered under Georgia law in O.C.G.A. Title 16 Chapter 6, sexual offenses demand a thorough examination of the evidence and a robust defense strategy. Our firm scrutinizes the evidence against our clients, challenging the credibility of witnesses and building a strong defense to protect their rights and interests throughout the legal proceedings.
  • Theft Offenses – Theft charges, whether involving shoplifting, embezzlement, or robbery, can have serious consequences for our clients. Our firm is dedicated to providing the vigorous defense representation necessary to protect our client’s rights and seek the best possible outcome for their cases. We analyze the evidence against our clients and pursue strategies aimed at mitigating the charges or securing an acquittal, advocating fiercely on their behalf at every stage of the legal process.
  • Traffic Violations – While traffic violations may seem minor, they can have significant consequences for our clients. From speeding tickets to reckless driving charges, our firm provides diligent defense representation to protect our clients’ driving records and livelihoods. We challenge the legality of traffic stops and negotiate with prosecutors to minimize the impact of traffic violations on our client’s lives, ensuring that their rights are upheld throughout the legal proceedings.

At The Mazloom Law Firm, L.L.C., we’re committed to being more than just legal representatives; we’re partners in navigating the complexities of the justice system alongside our clients. With our experienced legal professionals and unwavering dedication to principles of fairness and due process, we strive to ensure that every client receives the vigorous defense they deserve.

Regardless of the nature or severity of the charges our clients face, we stand by their side, advocating fiercely on their behalf and working tirelessly towards achieving resolutions that safeguard their future and well-being. Trust us to fight for your rights and freedoms, providing steadfast support and unwavering advocacy every step of the way.

The Criminal Case Process in Georgia

In Georgia, the journey through the criminal justice system follows a structured path, commencing with the occurrence of a crime and culminating in its resolution. Understanding this process is vital for individuals facing criminal charges in the state.

  1. Initiation of Investigation – The process typically kicks off with law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation. This phase involves evidence collection, witness interviews, and suspect identification, with agencies like the police or sheriff’s departments leading the charge.
  2. Arrest and Booking – Upon establishing probable cause, law enforcement may proceed with an arrest. The individual is then taken into custody and processed, which includes providing personal information, fingerprinting, and capturing a mugshot.
  3. Initial Appearance and Bond Hearing – Within approximately 48 hours of arrest, the individual appears before a judge for an initial hearing. Here, they are apprised of the charges and informed of their rights, and the judge determines if there’s sufficient cause to continue detainment. If so, a bond hearing may follow to assess bail eligibility.
  4. Administrative Driver’s License Hearing (for DUI Cases) – Those facing DUI charges in Georgia may also confront administrative proceedings concerning their driver’s license. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) might initiate action against driving privileges, triggering a hearing where individuals can contest the suspension and present evidence.
  5. Grand Jury or Preliminary Hearing – For felony cases, proceedings may proceed to a grand jury indictment or a preliminary hearing. A grand jury evaluates the prosecution’s evidence to decide on formal charges, while a preliminary hearing determines if there’s adequate evidence for trial.
  6. Arraignment – At this stage, the defendant is formally informed of the charges and prompted to enter a plea, typically “guilty,” “not guilty,” or “no contest.” Should they plead not guilty, the case advances to trial.
  7. Pretrial Motions and Discovery – Before trial, both sides may file motions addressing legal matters or seek to suppress evidence. Discovery allows for the exchange of relevant information and evidence.
  8. Trial – If the case proceeds to trial, the prosecution presents its case first, followed by the defense. Evidence is presented, witnesses are called, and cross-examination is conducted. Following deliberation, the judge or jury delivers a verdict.
  9. Sentencing – Upon conviction, the sentencing phase ensues. Factors such as the nature of the crime and the defendant’s history are considered in determining the appropriate punishment, which may include fines, probation, community service, or imprisonment.
  10. Appeals – Following conviction, the defendant may appeal based on legal errors during trial or sentencing. Higher courts, like the Georgia Court of Appeals or the Georgia Supreme Court, hear such appeals.

Representing clients in Georgia’s criminal justice system is intricate, requiring vigilance, preparation, and a firm grasp of legal procedures. Each step carries significant consequences, emphasizing the importance of exercising rights, seeking legal counsel, and actively participating in one’s defense. With our dedicated legal support and commitment to fairness, together, we can strive towards a system that promotes accountability, integrity, and equitable justice.

Why Entrust Your Defense To The Mazloom Law Firm, LLC?

At The Mazloom Law Firm, LLC, we stand as your steadfast ally through legal complexities in Marietta, Georgia, and across Atlanta. Led by esteemed founding attorney Mazi Mazloom, our firm boasts over twenty-five years of dedicated criminal defense experience. Here’s why we’re the optimal choice for addressing your legal concerns:

  • Proven Excellence – Backed by a wealth of experience and a track record of favorable case outcomes, we’ve earned a reputation as trusted advocates. Our consistent success underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence and our adeptness in navigating intricate legal terrain.
  • Personalized Care – Recognizing the uniqueness of each case, we provide tailored attention to every client. From your initial consultation to case resolution, attorney Mazi Mazloom personally guides you, offering bespoke advice and strategic representation every step of the way
  • Strategic Ingenuity – With a strategic approach, we meticulously analyze case details and devise innovative legal strategies for optimal outcomes. Whether you’re facing assault charges, domestic violence allegations, or any other criminal charges, rely on our experience to mount a robust defense on your behalf.
  • Client-Centric Focus – Our clients’ well-being is paramount, and we prioritize meeting their needs and safeguarding their rights. We foster open communication, transparency, and accessibility, ensuring our clients remain informed and empowered throughout the legal journey.
  • Comprehensive Experience – From minor misdemeanors to complex felony criminal cases, we adeptly handle a broad spectrum of criminal defense matters. With proficiency across various practice areas, including assault and battery, DUI defense, and juvenile offenses, we count on our versatility to effectively address diverse legal challenges.

At The Mazloom Law Firm, LLC, we are steadfast in our commitment to providing exceptional legal representation and securing the best possible outcomes for our clients. We care and with our dedication, experience, and resolute advocacy, entrust us to stand by your side and champion your rights.

Contact The Mazloom Law Firm To Discuss Your Case

When you entrust your case to us, you can rest assured that you have a dedicated advocate in your corner, tirelessly fighting for your rights. From the moment we meet until your case is resolved, I’ll be there, offering personalized attention and strategic legal guidance at every turn. Don’t leave your future to chance—contact our Marietta criminal defense attorney at The Mazloom Law Firm, L.L.C. at 770-590-9837 to schedule your consultation. Take the first step towards securing the defense you deserve.

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