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If you or a family member has been arrested, you have begun to learn how confusing the criminal justice system can be. The smartest move you can make is to talk to a defense lawyer who will protect your rights and make sure you have an appropriate and aggressive defense.Due process: Every citizen is entitled to due process in the criminal justice system. That means you have the right to an attorney and a strong defense.

DUI arrest:

Drug possession: A conviction for drug possession, even of a small amount, can leave the arrested person with a criminal record. Talk to a lawyer about sentencing options such as rehabilitation and counseling.

Bond, bail, preliminary hearings and investigations

JUVENILE Law and Delinquency

Children sometimes make mistakes and exhibit poor judgment in their actions.If your child has been accused of a delinquent act, it is important to consult an attorney who is familiar with the rules and procedures of juvenile court. In Georgia, juvenile courts are an entirely separate system from adult court and different rules and consequences apply. For example, a juvenile who is accused of a criminal act cannot be adjudicated a delinquent merely on the basis of a confession.

Michael R. Sleister represents juveniles accused of all types of delinquent acts, such as:

  • Traffic offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Drug possession
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Assault and battery
  • Trespass and property destruction