Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
Have you been charged with a felony or misdemeanor?
If you have been arrested and charged with committing a crime, you may face a felony or misdemeanor conviction. These charges can result in serious consequences for your criminal record and your future livelihood. But with a proper criminal defense, you may have your case dropped or dismissed by a judge, work out a plea bargain, or be acquitted of the charges entirely.
During the process it is important to understand your rights and the type of crime you have been charged with. An attorney can help you through the legal complexities during this time. If you haven’t contacted a lawyer, take the time to review some information on the difference between misdemeanors and felonies so you can be informed.
A misdemeanor is considered a lesser criminal act and is general punished less severely in felonies. The United States court system considers a misdemeanor a crime punishable by a fine less than $1,000 and imprisonment for less than a year. A felony is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment for more than a year and a fine above $1,000.
Common misdemeanors include indecent exposure, battery, stalking and theft of $300 or less. In addition, some common felonies include rape, possession of child pornography, aggravated assault, and arson. A DUI can either be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the individual case. Factors for a DUI include whether the instance resulted in an injury or death.
Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Few Georgia criminal defense lawyers can claim experience as a former Assistant United States Attorney with nearly 40 years of experience. But we believe that the way we treat and interact with our clients every day is the real strength of this firm and the primary reason for our success.
Regardless of what you have been charged with, we will sit down with you and review what happened, explain the law and go over your options. You will decide what direction to take, and we will keep you informed about what to expect as things progress.