Attorney Richard Blevins


    • Attorney Richard Blevins
    • Prior Law Enforcement Experience
    • Former Prosecutor/ Former Police Officer
    • Google Top Rated Attorney

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      • Attorney Soo Hong
      • 2015 Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award
      • 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star

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      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      04:11 01 Mar 17
      I was shattered with the overwhelming charge in my otherwise immaculate 40 years of life. While desperately browsing the internet for good attorney, I came across Mr. Blevins profile, who back then had received 5 stars rating from 50 folks. That’s an outstanding rating to trust anyone. With that background, I went to him to handle my case. Mr. Blevins met all my expectations and indeed did an incredible job & brought the case a desirable outcome for me and got my life back on track. During my interactions with him I realized that he has a ton of experiences and knows the GA law in and out. He is also very well connected within the GA law community. He is prompt & supportive and drives the case pretty well. With a great pleasure & honor, I would like endorse him with yet another 5 star. I strongly strongly strongly recommend him!read more
      James Saxon
      James Saxon
      00:16 21 Jan 17
      I retained Mr. Blevins to represent me for a misdemeanor affray charge and he got the charges dismissed. He was very receptive, very open, available (shared his personal cell with me for any after hour questions), and effective. He communicated well and efficiently. Would certainly recommend him to everyone. Cost was very reasonable and definitely worth the value.read more
      Steve K
      Steve K
      21:01 28 Dec 16
      Richard Blevins did a GREAT job for us on two cases. On one case he was able to minimize the impact of a DUI charge. He was able to get the other case dismissed after we followed his recommendations prior to our court date. He’s very knowledgeable and familiar with what needs to be done to handle your case. I highly recommend hiring him.read more
      Eric Long
      Eric Long
      17:40 24 Jan 17
      The best DUI attorneys in all Cobb County! I spoke with various other attorneys but was impressed with the level of professionalism and promptness of attorney Richard Blevins. His experience is felt instantly as we appeared in court and everyone knew him. Thank you Richard for saving my license.read more
      Sadiq Fazel
      Sadiq Fazel
      16:07 13 Oct 16
      GREAT LAWYER; OUTSTANDING LAW FIRM AND BEYOND COMPARISON Richard Blevins Jr. had my best interest in mind from the moment I met with him through the months that we worked together. He WILL work for you and will use his extensive knowledge and network of the legal system to get you the best outcome. His office staffs were very responsive and would communicate and send me all the documents throughout the court proceedings. Mr. Blevins would also directly call and communicate with you to keep matters aligned and up-to-date. Listen to him, trust his advice, and do what he says as he has the expertise and confidence to tackle your case. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Blevins to anyone who finds themselves in a difficult situation. He is the best lawyer in Cobb County and one of the BEST in Georgia!read more
      Dan Tuttle
      Dan Tuttle
      17:06 27 Mar 17
      Selecting an attorney is something we don’t do often and it can be an intimidating process. For me, there are 4 important questions to keep in mind: 1. How knowledgeable is the attorney and will they be able to identify all the possible options for your situation? 2. How honest and transparent will the attorney be with you on the possible outcome of your situation? 3. Will the attorney work hard and stay persistent to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation? 4. What will the legal representation cost? I can testify that Richard Blevins of Blevins & Hong is extremely knowledgeable on the law and in our case, could identify options that we didn’t even know existed. He was honest about the unlikelihood of the best outcome but was willing to work hard to try to achieve that for us at a very reasonable cost. In our case, Richard was able to make the improbable best outcome a reality. Richard’s knowledge of the law, experience in the courtroom, hard work and commitment to resolving the case in our best interest were the keys to our success. Choosing the right attorney can be a difficult decision, make the right choice and give Richard Blevins a call. You will be glad you did, I certainly am.read more
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      Misdemeanors and Felony Charges 2017-03-02T18:41:30+00:00

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      Have you or someone you know been arrested? Call us today at 678-354-2290

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      Possible Outcomes Of Misdemeanor And Felony Charges In Marietta

      What is the difference between misdemeanors and felony charges? Classification is an important factor to consider when dealing with criminal charges. Those under the former are seen as lighter offenses that generally do not result in jail time. If jail time is given it is usually under 1 year. These cases are generally processed through the state courts. If your county has a lower population, then the case may start in probate court and end up in superior court. . Meanwhile, crimes under the latter type often produce prison sentences or even the death penalty where applicable. Cases go through the superior courts. The specifics will vary according to the laws that apply to each offense. If you have questions regarding this we are happy to answer them for you. Contact the Marietta Misdemeanor & Felony Charges Attorneys today.

      Sentence

      What sentence is given to those who have misdemeanors and felony charges? Judges take a bird’s eye view of the facts when deciding the appropriate sentence. They are provided with a lot of leeway in this regard. Statutes often state the maximum prison sentence that may be imposed for a particular crime but it is up to the judge to determine whether the offender deserves the full duration of just a portion of it.

      Presentence Report

      Misdemeanors are usually decided quickly with the sentence handed down right after the defendant has been found guilty of the charge. In some instances, this could be prolonged to allow for consultation with experts and stakeholders. Attorneys in Marietta must be able to state their arguments on a reasonable sentence if given the chance.

      Felonies carry heavier penalties and so judges are more careful when making their decisions. They will often rely on a presentence investigation to get all the facts straightened out. Interviews with relevant individuals such as the offender, the family, the employer, and so forth can be included. The report that will come out of this as well as the recommendation made by the probation officer will carry significant weight. However, the judge still has the sole power to decide on the case.

      In addition to misdemeanors and felony charges, the interviews, other details like the offender’s drug and alcohol test results, ties to the community, employment history, financial records, criminal history, residential status, and so forth may be included.

      Probation

      The presiding judge may opt to send the guilty party into probation. For the meantime, the prison sentence is suspended and the offender is expected to follow the rules set for this time period. Those who wish to avoid jail would be wise to adhere to these rules. Misdemeanor charges may result in unsupervised probation wherein the periodic reporting of activities to the assigned officer is a must. This can be done through mail for convenience. Supervised probation, meanwhile, entails actual meetings with the officer typically on a monthly basis. Testing and monitoring are far stricter.

      Whether a person gets supervised or unsupervised probation will depend largely on the circumstances surrounding the case. Each will have its own unique set of terms and conditions. Some people may be barred from going out of the state. Others may be required to undergo therapy, drug testing, anger management classes, or educational programs. Completing all the requirements with a clean sheet will entitle the individual to be discharged from probation and live as normal. Failure to do so, on the other hand, will result in a renewed case and a possible activation of the prison sentence.

      Diversion

      The criminal justice system is careful to distinguish first-time offenders from repeat offenders. Individuals of the former kind that are seen to be nonviolent may be treated more leniently. Those that qualify could be entered into a diversion program which is basically a probationary period that ends in dropped charges upon successful completion. There are different types depending on the situation. Minors aged 17 to 21 can go through a pretrial diversion program so that their criminal record can stay clean once they have finished it. Then there is a drug-dependent program for people battling addictions who are sent to rehabilitations facilities.

      Diversion programs are quite useful for those facing misdemeanors and felony charges, in that they help defendants avoid jail as well as blemishes on their criminal record. Note, however, that there are stringent rules that govern them. Only certain people may qualify. Consult a Marietta attorney such as Blevins & Hong P.C. to see if you are eligible for these options.

      Defense lawyers will look into all angles to provide the best possible representation and results in court. Facing criminal charges can be daunting but these offenses do not have to result in jail time. With the right approach, the sentence may be trimmed down significantly and normal life resumed.

      Those who have misdemeanors and felony charges should contact our law firm today for free consultation.

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