Being arrested is a frightening and confusing experience that happens to good people. We specialize in representing good individuals who have made one mistake. If this sounds familiar call our office for a free, no obligation consultation.
At The Law Offices of Douglas B. Chanco, LLC we are different. We are an Atlanta criminal defense firm that specializes in five distinct concentrations of Georgia criminal defense law. This is done so that we can offer a dedicated defense for you or your loved one. Unlike many lawyers who practice a little bit of criminal law, a little bit of personal injury law and a little bit of whatever else walks through the door, when you have The Law Offices of Douglas B. Chanco on your side, you know you have a full-time Georgia criminal defense attorney focusing only on one thing – your defense. As a former Fulton County Prosecutor, we know both sides.
At the Law Offices of Douglas B. Chanco we pride ourself on knowing both the science and the law and using every angle to defend a DUI case throughout the courts in Georgia. Atlanta DUI Defense Attorney Douglas B. Chanco is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has advanced training in reference to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Drug Recognition Expert. If you need an Atlanta DUI Attorney who has the knowledge and experience to aggressively fight your case you can trust Attorney Chanco.
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Attorney Douglas B. Chanco uses his experience in suppression hearings and trials to contest Georgia drug charges. In preparing defenses to these types of charges, suppression motions based on search and seizure law are an essential element. Specifically, we focus on determining how the police acted, and check to see if they cut corners in their investigation to find defenses that are often not readily apparent at first glance.
While these cases involve two persons who many times know each other, it is the State of Georgia who will prosecute the accused. These cases can result in the court imposing protective orders. However, the law allows a person to have a hearing on the issuance of these orders which can keep a client out of their home and away from their family. It is important to know that these charges can have hidden consequences that reach far beyond the courtroom.
Currently, anyone charged with a criminal offense in Georgia who is 16 years old and younger will have their case heard in juvenile court. However, the rules of these courts are different from those in adult court, and juveniles are not entitled to jury trials. By knowing the way the courts work in GA, we are able to negotiate for the proper result for your child and attempt to preserve their record.
When you are charged with a theft based crime, it is important to have an attorney familiar with Georgia theft law to help protect your rights. Theft charges, including shoplifting, can have hidden penalties including civil restitution. By knowing how to defend these cases, we can provide the best legal representation available for each individual client.
Whether you need an attorney to help get a loved one bonded out of jail, assist with a probation or parole revocation hearing, or to be of legal assistance when you are charged in a criminal warrant application hearing, The Law Offices of Douglas B. Chanco is available to assist you. By contacting The Law Offices of Douglas B. Chanco, you can put our knowledge to work for you.