Facing Criminal Charges in Forsyth County? Your Protection Is Our Top Priority
At Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, our first goal in every criminal defense case is to make sure your rights are protected. If you have a pending case in Alpharetta, Forsyth County, North Fulton County, or elsewhere in North Georgia, our attorneys are committed to ensuring that you are aware of your options and that you receive all the protection the law allows.
What is a Defense Attorney?
A criminal defense attorney is an important part of the criminal justice system. They are responsible for providing legal assistance and representation to individuals who have been accused of a crime. This includes researching laws, developing strategies, interviewing witnesses, filing motions, and representing their clients in court.
The role of a criminal defense lawyer is to uphold the rights of their client and ensure that they get a fair trial. Not only does this include understanding their rights, but you must also be mindful of protecting their privacy and making sure that your advice is tailored to their specific case. In many cases, an attorney may be their only hope of staying out of jail or reducing their sentence.
When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
You should hire a criminal defense attorney in Cumming, GA as soon as possible. If you face possible jail time, the priority should not deal with attorney fees. But hiring a lawyer, in the beginning, can help you save money over time. Of course, when you have serious charges comes severe consequences. Let a criminal defense attorney in Cumming provide you with the dedicated representation you need!
What is Extradition?
The meaning of extradition is to transfer a person who has been accused of a crime over to another cooperating jurisdiction. This can happen when you have outstanding legal issues in another state. It is often a highly distressing process for the subject of the process.
You can either consent, request a bond, or request a hearing. We recommend not consenting unless it’s your last option, especially because insufficient documentation or identification can help you avoid the process. You won’t know until it is looked into. Our legal team has experience helping clients avoid being extradited, and we are ready to help you, too.
Call our office at (770) 574-6688 or our 24/7 criminal defense line at (678) 831-5855.
Jonathan C. BeardAttorney & PartnerJonathan joined the firm in 2014 and is a graduate of Reinhardt University, Kennesaw State University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. As a partner at Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC, Jonathan's practice primary focuses on ...
Lauren C. HattauerAttorney & PartnerLauren Clipp Hattauer joined Miles & Tallant, LLC in 2009. Her primary practice areas include landlord/tenant law (both negotiating transactions and landlord/tenant litigation), real property disputes, zoning litigation, contract and business litigation, ...
Brian A. HansfordAttorney & Founding PartnerBrian Hansford is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, he is the leading criminal defense attorney at the firm and has successfully represented clients facing DUIs, drug violations and felonies, ...
Jonah B. HowellAttorney & PartnerHowell joined Miles Hanford & Tallant, LLC in June of 2016. As a Partner with the firm, his primary practice areas are civil and probate litigation, corporate and business representation, estate planning and local government law. Jonah is a native of ...
Kevin J. McDonoughAttorney & PartnerKevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then ...
Deborah Anice PittmanAttorney & PartnerDeborah Anice Pittman joined Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC in 2016 and is now a Partner in the firm. Her primary practice areas are family law and criminal defense; however, she also handles general civil litigation matters and is a certified civil and ...
Joshua A. ScogginsAttorney & PartnerJosh Scoggins has extensive experience representing clients in real estate related matters including purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, construction law, commercial leasing, easement acquisition, utility issues, title disputes, ...
Kevin J. TallantAttorney & Founding PartnerKevin Tallant is a Cumming, Georgia native, and is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. His primary practice areas include local government law, contract and business litigation, probate litigation, and real property law. Kevin ...
J. Ethan UnderwoodAttorney & PartnerEthan Underwood practices in the fields of land use, real estate, and property tax law, representing developers, as well as individual property owners. He has negotiated numerous zoning and development actions and advises clients regarding environmental ...
The criminal justice system can be extremely confusing and intimidating. Our Cumming, GA criminal defense attorney, Brian Hansford, is here to help. If you or a family member has been arrested, we invite you to contact our office and let our knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyers discuss your unique situation and craft the most effective defense for your particular case. We defend many types of criminal charges, including:
Traffic stops for drunk driving can lead to consequences, including losing driving privileges, fines, and jail time. Attorney Brian Hansford knows Georgia DUI laws and how to use them to the advantage of the people our firm defends.
Attorney Brian Hansford has extensive experience defending serious crimes such as assault, fraud, kidnapping, and domestic violence. We will do everything in our power to make sure your rights are protected.
Many convictions for drug-related charges lead to mandatory minimum sentences. This can apply to prescription drug cases, such as those involving medications such as Oxycodone, as well as those involving illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony, it does not mean that your situation isn’t serious. You could still face jail time, financial penalties, or probation if you are convicted.
Parents whose children have gotten into legal trouble need to be able to rely on defense attorneys with specific experience handling cases in the Georgia juvenile court system.
Facing charges? Reach out at (770) 574-6688, or contact us online. For assistance after hours, please call (678) 831-5855.
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