Criminal Defense

Criminal defense cases range from misdemeanors to serious felonies. A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a fine of up to $1000 or less than a year behind bars or both; a high and aggravated misdemeanor is punishable by a fine larger than $1000 or less than a year behind bars or both; and a felony is a crime punishable by a large fine or more than a year behind bars, or both. In Georgia, serious felonies can be punishable by several years or even decades in jail, a life sentence, or the death penalty. A crime that may seem minor to the person committing it can become quite serious in terms of potential time behind bars when a weapon is involved – even an unloaded gun.

Georgia's DUI laws can be found in Title 40, Chapter 6, Article 15 of the Georgia Code, O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-390 - 40-6-397, which contains other serious traffic offenses such as Homicide by Vehicle and Feticide by Vehicle. A DUI conviction may be punished as a misdemeanor, a high and aggravated misdemeanor, or a felony. This is stated in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(c), along with prescribed punishments.