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What to do after You Are Arrested for a Crime

Generally speaking, there are two categories of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Typically, felonies carry heavier penalties due to the severe, violent, or intentional nature of these types of crimes. However, that does not mean misdemeanor offenses are not taken seriously by law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges.

If you are facing criminal charges of any type, you have the right to representation by an attorney. At Thomas V. Duck III, P.C., our skilled Albany felonies and misdemeanor lawyer has extensive litigation experience and a background in prosecution. He uses this experience to build thorough cases, analyze evidence, and advocate for our clients in trial.

If you or a loved one is facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, contact Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. for a consultation. We can be reached online or by phone at (229) 999-4147.

Understanding Misdemeanor Charges & Penalties In Albany, GA

As mentioned above, being convicted of a misdemeanor can carry lasting, life-altering consequences. Though they are generally considered less serious than felonies, misdemeanors can result in up to one year in jail and fines of $300 to $1,000. If you are convicted of a “misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature,” or, in other words, a more serious misdemeanor, you may be facing fines of up to $5,000 in addition to one year in jail.

There is a wide range of crimes that are categorized as misdemeanors, but some of the most common misdemeanors include:

    There are just some examples of misdemeanors. In certain circumstances, some of the above charges can be considered felonies. Furthermore, there are several classes of misdemeanors that can dictate the penalties of a conviction. It’s best to discuss your unique situation with a misdemeanor attorney in Albany, GA who can help you clearly understand your charges and your legal options.

    Felonies in Georgia

    There are many different crimes classified as felonies in Georgia, including but not limited to murder/homicide, rape, burglary/robbery, kidnapping, arson, aggravated assault/battery, certain white collar crimes, and drug crimes. Typically, a crime can be considered a felony if it causes serious harm to another person.

    In Georgia, a person who is arrested for a felony will be searched (a search warrant must first be obtained), charged, arraigned, and then tried in court. It’s important to remember that you still have rights, even if you have been arrested for a serious felony.

    You Cannot Own a Gun in Georgia if You Have Been Convicted of the Following:

    • Has been convicted of a felony even from another country, or has felony charges against them.

    • A fugitive

    • Has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving drugs

    • Has been found by the judge unable to mentally to stand trial

    Contact Our Attorney Today

    Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges yourself, or someone you know has been arrested for a serious crime, Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. can help. Our Albany felonies and misdemeanors attorney can help you understand your rights and work to defend you throughout the process. We offer compassionate, honest legal guidance and aggressive advocacy every step of the way.

    Reach out to our firm at (229) 999-4147 to request your initial consultation with Tommy Duck today.

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