Protecting Your Rights, Protecting Your Family

With all of the possible challenges a family can go through, a parent facing a criminal charge can have perhaps the most profound effect on a family's integrity. That's because merely being charged with a crime can cause a parent to become incarcerated. Even a short period of incarceration may have negative consequences such as lost income or missed family events. In some cases, certain crimes can even cause a parent to lose custody of their child, either because of state law or because of a request made by the other parent.

Police are often quick to think there is something wrong at home when a parent is accused of a crime, and judges often make decisions based on what's in the child's best interest. To defend your right to a fair trial and as well as your right to see your children, you need a lawyer with experience in family law and criminal defense. In Carrollton, look no further than attorney Candace E. Rader.

Crimes That Can Affect Your Family

There are a number of criminal offenses in Georgia that can directly and indirectly affect you and your family, such as:

  • DUI charges: A DUI could cause you to lose your license, making it more difficult to go see your children during your scheduled visitation time.
  • Drug or substance abuse charges: A drug or substance abuse charge could cause you to lose custody of your child.
  • Child abuse or molestation charges: Even allegations of abuse or molestation can cause you to lose custody of your child and the right to visit with them without supervision.
  • Crimes involving young adults: Crimes like underage drinking, drug possession and sexual assault can force parents of college students to act on their child's behalf. This can create a unique challenge most families are ill-equipped to handle on their own.

Candace E. Rader, P.C. | The Law Firm That Fights For You

At our firm, we are dedicated to fighting for you and your family. Over the last two decades, we have used our knowledge, experience and skills to find resolutions that are truly in our clients' best interests. We're here for you and your family. Let us help.

Call our Carrollton office at 770-830-0858 or send us an email. You may schedule a consultation during business hours or, if necessary, you may request an after-hours or weekend appointment to suit your needs. We serve clients throughout West Georgia, and we accept credit cards.