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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      Pretrial Diversion 2017-03-02T18:45:04+00:00

      Cobb County Criminal Defense Attorneys

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

      NOTICE: ARRESTED FOR DUI? YOU HAVE 10 DAYS TO SAVE YOUR LICENSE, CLICK HERE

      The Pretrial Diversion Program

      The Pretrial Diversion Program in Cobb County is offered to first time offenders facing a minor offense. This is offered as an alternative to prosecution, and it also offers offenders the chance to keep their record clean. Also, the criminal justice system benefits from it too, as the program allows the system to stay more focus on areas of the law that are considered very critical.

      Criminal Defense Attorneys in Marietta

      If you are from Marietta or anywhere else in the state, and you have been indicted or accused of committing an offense, then you can have an attorney file a petition on your behalf. The petition will be looked over by the District Attorney, and they will see if you are eligible for the program. Some of the criteria that needs to be meant are as followed:

      1. No criminal record
      2. Offender needs to be at least 17
      3. You need to wave your right to grant jury indictment, as well as a speedy trial and confidential juvenile records.
      4. The victim’s response to the petition

      Also, it is worth noting that you must voluntarily be willing to go into the program, and you need to be willing to participate in it before a conviction is secured by the prosecutors. You may not be able to participate in the program if you have a juvenile record, or an extensive criminal record.

      If you are accepted into the program, then the good news is that you will probably not have to go to any more court hearings, but you will be subjected to a supervised program for a certain length of time. Once you are accepted you will need to agree to the terms, and these terms may include things related to community service, restitution and even program involvement.

      You will also need to agree that you will not end up getting arrested or you will not be faced with a new offense while you are participating in the program. After you complete the program, the charges you were facing will be dismissed, and this is good news because it means that you will maintain a clean record. It also means you can have your charge expunged from your record. If you fail to complete the program, then you will go back through the system and face the charges.

      A defendant from Cobb County will need to have a lawyer if they wish to apply for the program. You must not have committed a crime that has left the victim injured, nor can the crime be related to drugs. Generally speaking, you should not be a violent person, and you have to have a job or be a student, as well as have a stable place where you are living.

      If you live in Dekalb County, then the crime you have been accused of committing needs to be nonviolent, and you have to agree to complete corrective programs, as well as activities. You may also be required to pay restitution, if it was a theft charge you were facing. If the case involved drugs, then you would need

      If you live in Fulton County, then you will need to complete terms and conditions that will be explained to you. Also, the First Offender Treatment program is offered in Georgia. This program is slightly different than the Pretrial Diversion Program, as you will complete the trial stage, and you will need to enter a guilt plea, or you will need to enter nolo contender plea. You will need to request entry into the program by asking the judge who is deciding your case. However, you will still have a record.

      Contact Us

      Have any questions regarding pretrial diversion? We can answer all of your questions. If you have been arrested, and you want to enter one of the two programs discussed, then you need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Contact Attorney Richard Blevins can help you, so contact him today and see if he can help you gain entry into one of these programs.

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