Being convicted of a crime in Georgia impacts your reputation and puts your very freedom at risk. For this reason, anyone who has been accused of a crime should seek counsel from a qualified lawyer immediately.
About Criminal Cases in Georgia
In the state of Georgia, crimes are categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies.
Misdemeanors are the least serious crimes in Georgia. They are divided into standard misdemeanors and misdemeanors of a high and aggravated nature. If you are convicted of a standard misdemeanor, you may face up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, however, you may face up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
Felony offenses are more serious than misdemeanor offenses. Georgia does not divide felonies into classes. However, punishments for these crimes will still vary based on the severity of the offense. If you are convicted of a felony in Georgia, your punishment may include a minimum of a year in prison and/or a fine. For the most serious felonies, Georgia courts may impose the death penalty.
Hiring an Attorney
People who are accused of misdemeanors or felonies in Georgia must decide whether they will accept counsel from a public defender, represent themselves in court or hire their own attorney. Although the choice is yours, it is best to look for an attorney who has experience representing people in these types of cases.
Attorney Robert L. Stultz has many years of experience defending clients who have been accused of crimes in Georgia. He understands the laws that apply in these cases, and he can help you build the strongest possible defense. He will also help you decide whether or not to accept any plea bargains the prosecution offers. If your case goes to trial, Attorney Stultz will defend you aggressively and effectively.
If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Georgia, the stakes are high. Contact Robert L. Stultz, Attorney, today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation with Attorney Robert L. Stultz.