Misdemeanor Charges in Canton, GA
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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.
Attorney Reed is an accomplished, successful, widely recognized defense attorney who genuinely cares about each of his clients. Watch our video to hear more about what makes him different.