Criminal Defense Attorney in Sandy Springs, GA
Sandy Springs Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Sandy Springs criminal defense lawyers at Sessions & Fleischman understand how to achieve exceptional results in Sandy Springs criminal defense matters. Our Sandy Springs criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended clients facing a wide vary of offenses, including Sandy Springs DUI charges, Sandy Springs disorderly conduct charges, Sandy Springs aggressive driving charges, Sandy Springs prostitution charges, and Sandy Springs ordinance violations.
The Sandy Springs Municipal Court is located at:
7840 Roswell Road Building 500
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
The Sandy Springs Municipal Court only has jurisdiction to resolve the following types of cases:
- Misdemeanor traffic offenses
- Local ordinance violations
- Certain other misdemeanor offense
One thing that you absolutely need to be aware of in selecting a Sandy Springs criminal defense attorney is that there are some offenses that are punished much more harshly in Sandy Springs (and a couple of other surrounding jurisdictions) than you normally expect. In particular, Sandy Springs prostitution charges and local ordinance violations often receive unbelievable sentencing “offers” from the City’s prosecutors. If you have such a case, you need an experienced Sandy Springs criminal defense attorney if you hope stay out of jail.
Also, as you approach your case, be aware that the prosecuting attorney in this jurisdiction may attempt to treat your charge as a “local ordinance violation” in order to force you to keep your case in the Sandy Springs Municipal Court. If your case was being prosecuted as a state law violation, you would (unquestionably) have the right to transfer your case to the State Court of Fulton County. However, the prosecutor in Sandy Springs frequently likes to call offenses (that are truly state law violations) local ordinances, and therefore, defeat your right to transfer the case. An experienced Sandy Springs criminal defense attorney may be able to assist you in effectively dealing with this tactic.
If you are looking for a Sandy Springs disorderly conduct lawyer, contact Sessions & Fleischman today. Our Sandy Springs disorderly conduct lawyers understand how to effectively defend against these charges.
It Is Important To Recognize How Seriously Sandy Springs Disorderly Conduct Charges Are Prosecuted.
In many jurisdictions, disorderly conduct charges are generally not prosecuted very strictly. Sandy Springs, Georgia is definitely not one of those jurisdictions. The first step in successfully defending against this charge is to understand what is allegedly unlawful conduct:
Sec. 38-54. – Disorderly conduct.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb or endanger the public peace or decency by any disorderly conduct.
(b) The following acts, among others, are declared to be disorderly conduct:
(1) Act in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another whereby any person is placed in fear of the safety of such person’s life limb or health;
(2) Act in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another whereby the property of any person is placed in danger of being damaged or destroyed;
(3) Cause, provoke or engage in any fight, brawl or riotous conduct so as to endanger the life, limb, health or property of another;
(4) Assemble or congregate with another or others for the purpose of gaming;
(5) Be in or about any place, alone or with others, with the purpose of or intent to engage in any fraudulent scheme, trick or device to obtain any money or valuable thing’ or to aid or abet any person doing so;
(6) Be in or about any place where gaming or illegal sale or possession of alcoholic beverages or narcotics or dangerous drugs are practiced, allowed or tolerated, for the purpose of or intent to engage in gaming or the purchase, use, possession or consumption of such illegal drugs, narcotics or alcohol;
(7) Direct fighting words toward another, that is, words which by their very nature tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace;
(8) Interfere, by acts of physical obstruction, with another’s pursuit of a lawful occupation;
(9) Congregate with another or others in or on any public way so as to halt the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and to fail to clear that public way after being ordered to do so by a city police officer or other lawful authority;
(10) Stand or remain in or about any street, sidewalk, overpass, or public way so as to impede the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and to fail to clear such street, sidewalk, overpass or public way after being ordered to do so by a police officer or other lawful authority;
(11) Disrupt by actions which tend to cause an immediate breach of the peace the undisturbed activities of any house of worship, hospital, or home for the elderly; or
(12) Throw bottles, paper, cans, glass sticks, stones, missiles, or any other debris on public property.
(Ord. No. 2005-12-09, § 1(ch. 12, art. 1, § 1), 12-1-2005)
State law reference— Disorderly conduct, O.C.G.A. § 16-11-39.
If You Face a Sandy Springs Disorderly Conduct Charge, Call Us Today.
If you face a Sandy Springs disorderly conduct charge, Sandy Springs DUI charge, or some other offense in the Sandy Springs Municipal Court, contact Sessions & Fleischman. Most people facing a Sandy Springs disorderly conduct charge simply do not know what they will face when they go to court. Our Sandy Springs criminal defense attorneys can help you understand what will occur when you go to court.
If you are looking for a Sandy Springs criminal defense attorney that understands how to navigate through the Sandy Springs court system, contact Sessions & Fleischman.