CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Attorney Diana Whipkey Young combines experience in criminal defense with unique insight from her time as a prosecutor. Prior to establishing The Young Law Firm in 1996, she served as assistant solicitor in the Cobb County Solicitor's Office. Prosecuting criminal cases in the past helps her build strong defense strategies on behalf of her clients.
Diana has more than 30 years of legal experience, which includes hundreds of trials. She provides aggressive criminal defense to anyone charged with a crime in Marietta and its surrounding areas. All clients needing criminal defense representation receive a 30-minute consultation. Learn how Diana will protect your rights by calling 770-795-9596, or by contacting the firm online today.
The Young Law Firm will work hard to minimize your potential penalties,
endeavoring to secure a not-guilty verdict or have your charges dropped, if possible.
Protect Your Rights With a Criminal Defense Attorney
Before speaking to law enforcement or plea bargaining with prosecutors on your own, place a call to our law firm. Specific areas of our criminal defense practice include the following:
- DUI defense — Being pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving can be a life-changing moment, especially if you are facing your second or third DUI charge. Our DUI defense lawyer knows that an arrest and conviction could lead to not only fines and jail time, but also increased insurance rates and the possible suspension of your driver's license.
- Traffic tickets — Even the best of drivers may inadvertently disobey a traffic law, and most drivers will sooner or later be pulled over. Not all tickets are justifiable, though, and the charges may seem unduly harsh for the circumstances. In any case, having a skilled attorney can make a huge difference in the ultimate consequences.
- Drug offenses — Defending against drug charges requires a proactive approach. The consequences are far too severe if convicted of possession, trafficking or manufacturing. Whether you are facing penalties from driver's license suspension to lengthy prison terms, you need immediate and aggressive representation from a criminal defense trial lawyer.
- Felonies and misdemeanors — Being charged with any offense is cause for concern, but some are certainly more severe and carry greater consequences than others. Understanding the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor charge can help you understand the options you face, and a skilled criminal defense attorney can often get charges reduced.
- Pretrial diversion — Some courts offer pretrial diversion programs, usually for first time offenders, that enable the charges to be dropped and wiped from their record before the case goes to trial. These programs require that the defendant have an attorney.
- Assault and battery — Assault and battery charges cover a wide range of crimes, from making a threat to causing severe physical harm to someone with the intent to murder that person. These charges can be "simple" or "aggravated," but an experienced and dedicated attorney can make a huge difference in the final outcome.
- Theft charges — We represent clients arrested for theft crimes from shoplifting to armed robbery. Even those facing embezzlement and other white collar criminal charges face serious, life-changing consequences if convicted. Take immediate action to protect your rights with the help of a trial attorney focused on the best outcome.
- Arson — Arson can be a very serious charge, but there are degrees or classifications of arson. Arson can even be elevated to aggravated arson, which is an extremely severe crime. Anyone charged with arson should seek immediate legal aid from a skilled and experienced expert attorney.
- White collar crime — White collar crime typically involves money laundering, some form of fraud, or other illegal activities conducted to advance the interests of a business or for personal advantage or gain. Those charged with white collar criminal activity often have no prior experience with the criminal justice system and should seek legal assistance from an expert attorney without delay.
- Computer crimes — Like other white collar crimes, computer crimes do not involve causing literal, physical harm to an individual or their property. The consequences can be just as devastating, though, both for the victim and the perpetrator. Computer crimes have become increasingly common, and law enforcement is growing more effective at tracking down computer criminals. If you are charged with a crime involving a computer, you need an attorney who is aware of the laws evolving with the technology age.
- Underage violations — A youthful indiscretion can have lifelong consequences when a young person is arrested for a crime. The Young Law Firm will fight to minimize the penalties our clients face when charged with shoplifting, vandalism or minor in possession. Options include probation and pretrial diversion.
- Minor in possession — A criminal charge as a minor can affect the rest of his or her life. Anyone under 21 can be charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol. Some offenders may be eligible for a pretrial diversion program with the help of an attorney.
- Probation violation — Violating the terms of your probation by failing to comply or committing an additional violation can result in weeks of jail time and revoking of some or all of the remaining probationary period. Legal help is available.
- Expungement eligibility — Expungement can have your records sealed so they cannot be accessed by someone looking into your background. This can be beneficial when seeking employment or education opportunities. In Georgia, this is now called "restriction," and not everyone is eligible. The Young Law Firm can help you determine if you qualify.
We can also help anyone charged with assault or battery, domestic violence or stalking, traffic violations, and other crimes, protecting their rights throughout the entire criminal process.
Contact an Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Today
For solid and experienced representation from a Marietta criminal defense attorney, call our law firm at 770-795-9596. For Cherokee county bail bond solutions consider 24/7 Fly Free Bail Bonds.
You may also contact us online to set up your 30-minute initial consultation.