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Cobb County Criminal Defense Lawyer / Cobb County Criminal Defense

Cobb County Criminal Lawyer

A criminal conviction does more than cost you a fine or time in jail. It gives you a criminal record that follows you for years, decades or the rest of your life, limiting what jobs you can hold, where you can live, what kind of credit you can get, and putting a stain on your character and reputation, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your conviction. This is as true for a DUI as it is for drugs or stealing. Any single conviction carries long-term or lifelong penalties and puts you at risk of being treated more harshly if you are charged again in the future. Every arrest should be taken seriously, and every case should be taken to a skilled and dedicated attorney who will fight to get you the best result every time. In Marietta and surrounding communities, you’ll find that attorney at Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. Contact our experienced Cobb County criminal lawyer today.

The Lawyer You Need When Facing Criminal Charges in Cobb County

Attorney Andrew L. Schwartz is an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer who gets results, including a long string of successes in difficult cases. A determined fighter in court, Mr. Schwartz is also a consummate professional who makes sure to thoroughly prepare his client’s defense before he ever steps foot in the courtroom. Mr. Schwartz and his team members personally visit the scene of the alleged crime, examine the evidence firsthand, and carefully research the applicable law to build the strongest defense. Working with investigators and forensic specialists as needed, attorney Schwartz develops the arguments that undermine the prosecutor’s case and operate in your favor, whether he is working to get charges dropped or reduced, negotiating a favorable plea, or fighting tooth and nail in court to avoid a conviction.

Comprehensive Cobb County Criminal Defense

Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., defends people charged with a wide variety of felonies and misdemeanors in Cobb County. Misdemeanor offenses can generally be punished by up to a year in jail and $1,000 in fines, while felonies are punished more severely and have a worse effect on your record. Many offenses can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances, and a key part of our practice involves keeping the charges as low as possible or getting charges dismissed when the alleged evidence doesn’t support the crime charged. Count on Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., for strong and effective representation regarding any of the following criminal matters in Cobb County:


A conviction for Driving under the Influence (DUI or “drunk driving”) can land you in jail, cost you thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges, and put up several obstacles in the way of your life, including community service, probation, mandatory counseling, and, of course, the loss of your driver’s license. Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., maintains a robust DUI defense practice, including defending people charged with multiple DUI offenses, handling DUI charges for commercial drivers, and representing people charged with DUI for alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two.


Police and prosecutors vigorously go after people suspected of drug crimes, charging the highest level of offenses and seeking the maximum penalties. We’ll challenge the evidence used against you, exploit all available defenses, and also look for favorable alternatives to incarceration such as probation or drug treatment, according to your needs and the facts of your case. Our comprehensive drug crime defense practice includes charges of possession, possession with intent to sell, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking, and even possession of drug paraphernalia or marijuana charges. Call Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., if you’ve been arrested for drug crimes in Cobb County.

Assault & Battery

Assault and battery charges often result from a misunderstanding of the facts, including situations involving self-defense, the defense of others, or the defense of property. We conduct a thorough investigation to make sure we understand the situation and have the evidence needed to convince a judge or jury about what really happened and why criminal charges are unjustified or inappropriate. Our assault and battery practice includes charges of robbery, aggravated assault, and domestic battery in Cobb County.

Gun Charges

Firearms and weapons offenses can be severely punished in Georgia. They can be offenses on their own or get tacked on to an arrest for other alleged crimes, dramatically enhancing the potential fines and prison terms behind a conviction for assault, theft, drug crimes, etc. Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., is knowledgeable and familiar with Georgia gun laws and provides a robust defense against gun charges in Cobb County, including Possession of Firearms by Convicted Felons.

Probation Violations

Probation is often a great result and alternative to incarceration for someone who cannot escape a conviction, but it comes with several conditions that can be difficult to meet. If you wind up charged with a substantive or technical probation violation that puts your freedom in jeopardy, we’ll address the situation and fight to keep you out of jail and avoid other harsh consequences such as a lengthening of the term of your probation or additional harsh conditions.

Traffic Violations

Georgia law has over 100 traffic violations on the books that add points to your driver’s license in addition to the costly fines and court charges imposed. Accumulate too many points, and you lose your license. Andrew L. Schwartz is a skilled attorney who takes the time to look at all the circumstances surrounding your citation; he’ll fight your ticket or help you get the best result with the minimum impact on your life and license.

Make Your First Call Be to Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C.

You are entitled to be advised and represented by an attorney at every critical stage of a criminal prosecution, including arraignment, pre-trial proceedings, plea negotiations, and trial. If you call an attorney before you say or do anything else after an arrest, you’ll put yourself in the best position for achieving the best result in your case. In Cobb County, call the experienced criminal attorney at Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., for a free consultation and immediate assistance.

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