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FAQ

What types of bankruptcy filings are available for me?

Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, you have two options for personal bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter 7 allows you to discharge certain unsecured debt. Chapter 13 will set up a consolidation plan that reorganizes your debt and may even reduce the amount of debt.

Will I have to go to court if I file bankruptcy?

Yes, the Debtor(filer) is required to attend their 341 meeting of creditors hearing.

Will I lose my home or car if I file bankruptcy?

If you stop paying for your home or car, the creditor may be able to pursue their rights to foreclose or repossess the property. Simply filing bankruptcy does not cause you to lose your property.

Can I choose what debt I want to list in my bankruptcy?

No, you are required to disclose/list all debt.

Am I entitled to a defense?

Yes, you are constitutionally entitled to a defense regardless of guilt or innocence. While you may represent yourself, it is generally not a good idea to do so. Seek advice and help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Do I need a lawyer for an arraignment or court?

A lawyer is not necessary for an arraignment or a court hearing, There are, however, certain actions that the judge may take where having a lawyer may be valuable for you.

What is a BAC?

BAC stands for blood alcohol content. It is a measurement that is used to determine how much alcohol you have consumed, and it is usually measured by a blood test or breath test. The legal limit for the amount of alcohol particles varies from state to state, but it is usually between .05% and .08%. Depending on your sex, weight, height, and amount of food eaten, you can reach this amount quickly, even after drinking one or two drinks.

Is a DUI a misdemeanor or felony?

A DUI can be both. Whether or not the DUI is a misdemeanor or felony depends on a variety of factors, and these factors vary from state to state. They include the blood alcohol content, accident involvement, prior DUI convictions, and/or whether there were passengers in the vehicle. Because of the complexity of any DUI case, it is best to hire an experienced DUI lawyer. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a consultation.

If an officer asks me if I have been drinking, what should I tell him/her? Do I have to answer?

It may be best not to respond to the question. Instead, state that you should speak to an attorney before answering. You are constitutionally protected from incriminating yourself.

Do I have to let the police search my vehicle or home?

The answer to this question can be complicated. It depends on the situation. It is best to consult an attorney prior to providing consent.

Do all drug offenses require jail time?

No. Depending on your history and the nature of the offense, a case can result in probation. It is best to consult with an attorney about your case.

Am I entitled to a defense?

Yes, you are constitutionally entitled to a defense regardless of guilt or innocence. While you may represent yourself, it is generally not a good idea to do so. Seek advice and help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case and how long will it take?

A lawyer is not necessary, but having a lawyer may be of value, as a lawyer will explain your rights to you. The length of time necessary to resolve a personal injury case is contingent upon several factors, including the length of your treatment.

Do I need an attorney to file for divorce? If so, how much will it cost?

No, you do not have to hire a lawyer to file a divorce. Hiring a lawyer, however, may be beneficial to you as an attorney will fully explain your rights. There are court filing fees associated with filing for divorce in addition to attorney fees for representation.

Can I close my own mortgage loan?

A lawyer is normally required to close mortgage loans. It may be in your best interest to consult a real estate attorney before attempting to close your own loan.

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Contact Information

The Echols Firm, LLC
3340 Peachtree Rd.
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30326

Macon
544 Mulberry St.
Suite 105
Macon, GA 31201   

Jonesboro
124 S. Main St.
Suite 1E
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Conyers 
​1775 Parker Rd. SE
Building C, Suite 210
Conyers, GA 30094

Offices also located in Decatur, Duluth,  and Lawrenceville

Main: 678-658-8190
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