Misdemeanor offenses cover a wide variety of charges and sentences. While the name implies a less serious crime, the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction are often much more significant than most people imagine. Penalties for a misdemeanor can include community service, significant fines and jail time. Examples of misdemeanors include:
We have a strong record of success assisting Marietta area residents with misdemeanor level offenses. Our goal is to help our clients avoid many or all of the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction. In order to provide the strongest possible defense, we conduct an independent investigation into the facts of the case. This helps us defend our clients from a position of strength and work toward the best possible outcome.
Felonies are more serious than misdemeanor level charges. This is evidenced by the penalties; a felony conviction in the state of Georgia can involve imprisonment for more than one year. The most serious felonies carry a sentence of life in prison or even death.
In addition to a prison sentence, expensive fines and restitution, you may also be facing additional burdens that include significant community service and the loss of your right to vote or bear arms. You may be denied admission or expelled from Georgia colleges and universities for a pre-determined amount of time. Once you are able to return to school, you may have lost your eligibility for state and federal student financial aid. You may even lose driving privileges or be forced from your home. In Georgia, felony level charges include:
Our police and prosecutorial experience enable us to closely analyze cases and find any holes or problems on the prosecution’s side. As a result, we negotiate settlements from a position of strength and will work to minimize jail time and other consequences. We are prepared to go to trial if necessary and will defend you vigorously in court. We are will put forth the time and effort necessary to craft the strongest defense possible for each and every client. We have been defending clients facing felony charges in Marietta for many years. Contact us today for a free consultation.