Misdemeanor Charges in Canton, GA
Canton & Marietta Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
A misdemeanor is defined as any crime that's not a
felony. They cover minor crimes, such as trespassing, public intoxication, vandalism,
reckless driving and
petty theft. Typically, if you're found guilty of a misdemeanor, you can be sentenced
to up to twelve months in jail and fined anywhere from $300 to $1,000.
Most Georgia jails have you serve half of your sentence before releasing
you, rather than forcing you to serve the entire sentence. If you have
been charged with a misdemeanor, Canton criminal lawyer
Benjamin Bradley Reed is available to speak with you and inform you of your options. He is passionate
about defending people and will fight to have the charges against you dropped.
Misdemeanors of a high and aggravated nature are similar to misdemeanors,
but are harsher without reaching the level of a felony. A person convicted
of one can be sentenced to up to twelve months in jail, and fined up to
$5,000. Unlike regular misdemeanors, a person serving a sentence for misdemeanors
of a high and aggravated nature can only earn good time credit of up to
four days a month, meaning that if they're serving a 31 day sentence,
they're legally required to remain behind bars for 27 of those days.
Not everyone who is convicted of a misdemeanor goes to jail. Besides jail
time and fines, additional punishments include community service, as well
as having your driver's license suspended, losing the right to bear
arms and being ineligible for federal financial aid for college.
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Misdemeanor charges aren't nearly as damaging as felonies, however
they can still distress you and cause a disruption in your life. Retaining
the services of a qualified legal representative is critical to dealing
with the charges and giving you the best chance of minimizing the damage.
His firm offers services in North Georgia, including Cherokee County,
Pickens County, Gilmer County, Forsyth County, and Cobb County.