The Law Office of Scott Smith would like to welcome back attorney Carl Chapman as of counsel. Carl will be heading up our expansion outside of metro Atlanta with our new office in McDonough, GA located at 390 Racetrack Rd, McDonough, GA 30252. As always, we take cases throughout the state of Georgia, but our McDonough office will extend our core service area to include an additional fifteen counties which will be covered in a series of separate blog posts throughout the coming weeks. You will still be able to utilize the resources of the entire law firm including the mock trial courtroom in our Marietta office. The southside office just offers a convenient location for our clients who do not wish to travel into the city.
Carl brings over five years of criminal defense experience to the team. He has spent his entire career defending individuals charged with crimes in Georgia, including three years as an associate with our office. Carl understands that a criminal charge can derail someone’s life, and the mere allegation of wrongdoing can ruin an otherwise spotless reputation. However, an allegation can be overcome with an aggressive defense including a thorough investigation and zealous advocacy. A guilty plea has the same effect as a conviction, and both are permanent. You cannot take a plea now and hope to get it expunged later. We’ve written numerous blogs about the subject but the only way you get your record clear is to get a complete dismissal or negotiate an alternative resolution, i.e. not a guilty plea. Every case is unique, and you should never make a decision about how to resolve the case until you have made every effort to defend yourself.
If you have been charged with a criminal case in Georgia, we hope to continue to be the first call you make and promise to get you the best outcome possible. Call us today at 404-581-0999.