Frequently Asked Questions
What type of criminal cases does your firm handle?
At the law office of Henrickson & Sereebutra, we accept cases involving a wide range of misdemeanor and felony crimes, including DUI, vehicular homicide, domestic violence, child cruelty, drug trafficking, drug sales, drug possession, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, murder, and all other types of theft crimes, violent crimes, and sex crimes. We are also licensed to handle all types of criminal appeals, and have successfully appeared and argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
We also handle divorces, modifications, and various other family law matters.
Where does your firm handle cases?
We primarily accept cases on behalf of people in Paulding County, Douglas County, and Cobb County. However, we have handled cases throughout the Atlanta metro area, including Haralson, Polk, Coweta, Carroll, Clayton, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Forsyth, White, Lumpkin, and Floyd Counties.
We are licensed to practice in all Georgia courts at the federal and state level, including the superior court, state court, probate court, municipal court, and juvenile court.
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor crime?
All crimes are classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanors are lesser offenses, and typically carry a maximum penalty of twelve months in jail and $1,000 in fines. Felonies are more serious crimes, and are punishable by a minimum of one year in prison, and unless otherwise specified by law, a $100,000 fine.
What if I’m the subject a criminal investigation?
If you believe you are under investigation for a crime, it’s very important that you contact an experienced attorney immediately and refrain from speaking with any law enforcement official until you have consulted your attorney. Until you have spoken with a lawyer, do not consent to any search of your home, vehicle, person, or property.
What can I expect if I’ve been arrested?
In the majority of cases, bond is quickly set after an arrest takes place.
If the judge doesn’t set bond in your case, your attorney should
file a motion to request bond. If you cannot post bond, then you’ll
have to remain in custody until your case is resolved.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, formal charges will be filed against you based on the accusations made by the prosecuting attorney, or you may be indicted by the grand jury. If formal charges are filed, your case will then be set for an arraignment, where you’ll be notified of the official charges against you. You will also enter your plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest at the arraignment.
After the arraignment your case will be scheduled for trial. Once on the calendar you’ll need to decide whether to have a jury trial or resolve your charges in some alternative fashion.
Does the firm handle any other types of legal issues?
Yes. At Henrickson & Sereebutra, we have a civil litigation practice group that handles legal matters relating to the dissolution of marriage, such as divorce, child custody modifications, child support issues, legitimation, and adoption.