(770) 433-9345

Smyrna Criminal Defense Attorney

High Quality, Aggressive Defender in Smyrna

If you are facing criminal charges, you need an attorney that will aggressively protect your rights, has talent in the courtroom, and someone you can trust to fight for you. Trust between a criminal defense lawyer and their client is priceless. It is true that not all criminal defense attorneys are equal in talent, experience and commitment to their client’s cases. I, Rich Merritt, have an extensive history in the criminal justice system, having served as a former prosecutor as well as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, and have dedicated my private practice to defending those who need it most: my clients accused of serious criminal offenses.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Smyrna

The criminal justice system and the processes involved can appear to be complex and difficult. I have spent so many years in court, throughout the courtrooms in Smyrna, Marietta and other parts of Cobb County and Fulton County that I am very familiar with all aspects of criminal law and the system. I will guide you through the process, from A to Z, from your arrest, through negotiations with the prosecutor, to trial and all hearings and appearances required. Never enter a courtroom on a criminal charge without a skilled, experienced defense lawyer by your side. I assist my clients in all types of criminal matters, including appealsassault & batterydomestic violencedrug crimesDUIexpungementfederal crimesforgeryfraudjuvenile crimeskidnappingmurder / manslaughterprobation violationssex offensestheft, and warrants.

It is a well-known fact that the quality of your defense attorney has much to do with the outcome of your case. I feel that I bring to the table many attributes and experience in the system that serves them well in court. Whether preparing an appeal, negotiating for my client prior to formal charges being filed, or presenting a compelling case for the defense in court, I take my job seriously. I know exactly how important the outcome of the case is to you and your family, and take on cases fully committed to seeking the best possible outcome for my clients.

There is no substitute for experience when it comes to serious criminal accusations. How the case is managed from the moment of your arrest is crucial. I urge you to contact me at once if you have been arrested and charged with a crime, whether you are facing a first DUI or are being accused of a serious violent crime. I can advise you as to the opportunities for the defense, and will talk straight with you about the case and what we can do to fight for your freedom. My practice and my clients are a vital part of my professional life, and I will give your case the attention and focus that it deserves. I have a long proven history of success in court.

Contact a Smyrna criminal attorney!

At my firm, I understand that this will be one of the most difficult times that you will ever have to face, especially if you are innocent. Too many times have I seen defendants go to trial with inexperienced law firms and a guilty verdict is laid upon them, and many of these individuals are innocent. One of the most common mistakes that defendants make after they have been charged with a crime is that because they are innocent, they do not need someone to defend their rights and interests. In fact, sometimes an overzealous police officer or prosecutor will have inaccurate information or an unreliable witness will contribute to the court’s findings, leading to insufficient evidence. In cases such as these, the defendants are found guilty because they had no way of understanding the law as intimately as an experienced firm would and therefore could not protect themselves from a conviction.

Protect your future – call my office today. Your initial consultation will always be free and confidential. Should you choose me to protect your interests in court, I will work day in and day out to provide only the highest quality of legal counsel and representation in all of Smyrna, Acworth, Cobb County, Fair Oaks, Fulton County, Kennesaw, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Vinings. Regardless of the charges you find yourself facing, my firm is ready to go to action for you and protect your rights. Call (770) 433-9345 today to learn more about your charges and how we can protect your future!

My firm is proud to serve the communities of AcworthCobb CountyFair OaksFulton CountyKennesawMariettaRoswellSandy SpringsSmyrna and Vinings.

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