Cobb County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Ben is a lawyer that fights to get the best outcomes possible in each of his cases. With an office right on the Marietta Square, Ben is very experienced in the Cobb County courtrooms. If you are charged with a felony offense or offenses, your case will be prosecuted in the Superior Court of Cobb County. Your case will be prosecuted by the District Attorney of Cobb County, Vic Reynolds, or one of his assistant district attorneys, each of whom Ben has experience with.
There are 10 Superior Court Judges in Cobb County. They are:
- Chief Judge Stephen Schuster
- Judge Adele Grubbs
- Judge Robert Flournoy
- Judge Gregory Poole
- Judge Lark Ingram
- Judge Mary Staley
- Judge LaTain Kell
- Judge Reuben Green
- Judge Ann Harris
- Judge Robert Leonard
Chief Magistrate Judge Joyette Holmes also sits by designation as a Superior Court Judge in a courtroom where only drug offenses are prosecuted. There are also five senior judges in Cobb County Superior Court who substitute for the judges listed above.
If you have been charged with committing a felony offense in Cobb County, you will need an experienced Cobb County Criminal Defense Attorney in your corner. Felony convictions can result in prison time, among other potential consequences. Ben has a proven track record of getting felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, keeping his clients out of jail and winning jury trials.
In addition to the normal course of prosecution, the Cobb County District Attorney's Office does offer pretrial diversion to a limited number of first-time arrestees. People charged with more serious crimes will generally not be eligible for this program, but people charged for the first time with drug possession offenses or theft-related offenses may be eligible. The end result of successful completion of pretrial diversion is dismissal of the charges, which is obviously the ideal outcome in any criminal case.
Finally, Cobb County Superior Court also has several alternative courts now in operation. These include veteran's court, mental health court and drug treatment court. If you reside in Cobb County and think you are eligible for one of these programs, contact Ben to discuss your options.