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Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

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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 attorney on your side, 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. Our Atlanta criminal defense attorneys can help you through the legal complexities during this time. If you haven’t contacted a lawyer, it is crucial you do so now. Your future and rights may be at stake.

To speak with a member of our team, call The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. We are backed by more than 40 years of legal experience.

How Does a Misdemeanor and Felony Differ?

A misdemeanor is considered a lesser criminal act and is general punished less severely than felonies. The United States court system considers a misdemeanor a crime punishable by:

  • A fine less than $1,000
  • Imprisonment for less than a year

Common misdemeanors include:

A felony is a crime that is punishable by:

  • Imprisonment for more than a year
  • A fine above $1,000.

Some common felonies include:

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. Additionally, 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 can sit down with you and review what happened, explain the law and go over your legal options. You will decide what direction to take, and we will keep you informed about what to expect as things progress.

To speak with a member of our team, contact us right away. We are ready to put our skills and experience on your side of the courtroom!