Lisa Wells is a former felony prosecutor and an experienced criminal defense lawyer serving, Atlanta, Marietta, Canton, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Cumming and surrounding Atlanta areas. Lisa represents those who have been accused of crimes ranging from simple traffic violations to DUI’s, misdemeanors and major felonies.
Criminal defense lawyer Lisa Wells’ former experience and training as a prosecutor enables her to know the justice system from the inside. Lisa understands what it takes to defend your case successfully. Attorney Lisa Wells meets with each client one on one. If she takes your case she will personally represent from start to finish, zealously advocating for your rights. Lisa can limit the impact of the charges you are facing and in some cases, may get your case dismissed.
Time is often of the essence in retaining a lawyer. For a DUI arrest, for example, you have just ten days “the ten day rule” in which to request a hearing to avoid losing your license for a year. Additionally, if you find out you are under investigation or that someone has reported you to the police for anything you should always consult your attorney before talking to law enforcement. In drug cases, domestic violence cases, theft cases and assault cases, the police may want to get “your side of the story”. If you do not first consult your attorney you could weaken your case and may not realize that you have forfeited valuable constitutional rights.
Guilty pleas come with serious consequences. Even a plea to a simple marijuana charge (less than 1 oz.), can result in the loss of your license for an entire year which will cost you more than a simple fine and court costs. Do not take this charge lightly. You could lose your job, your driving privileges, pay fines with hefty court costs, be required to perform community service, submit to drug and alcohol screens and be required to take probation with monthly reporting and probation fees and to make matters worse, you will have a record for the rest of your life. Many marijuana and drug charges can be reduced or negotiated. An excellent criminal defense attorney may get the evidence suppressed and ultimately dismissed if the search and seizure was unlawfully obtained.
Did you know that there are options to prevent you from having a criminal record? As a former prosecutor, Lisa understands the prosecutor’s approach and knows how to counter the charges. Lisa will explain programs to you such as Pre-Trial Diversions, Conditional Discharges or First Offenders programs to preserve your record and protect your future.
Contact our office now at 770-255-3701 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.