A felony in the state of Georgia is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment for a minimum of one year, although sentences may range from one year to life imprisonment or capital punishment depending on the type of criminal conviction. In Georgia, felonies are tried in the superior courts.
Felony crimes range from “crimes against persons” (e.g., murder, manslaughter, assault, battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, sex-related crimes, cruelty to children, and stalking) and “property crimes” (e.g., burglary, criminal trespass, arson, theft, and robbery) to “fraudulent practices” (e.g., forgery, counterfeit crimes, deposit account fraud, and illegal use of financial transaction cards) and “crimes against public order/safety” (e.g., rioting, terroristic threats/acts, and wiretapping). The Official Code of Georgia Annotated lists the crimes and their related punishments.
Felony Legal Representation in Georgia
A felony criminal record changes your life forever. Losing your job, losing your firearm rights, and carrying around the stigma of being a felon are all ramifications of getting convicted of a felony in Georgia. At a time when your life, liberty, and freedom are at stake, the Sellers Law Firm can help protect your rights and help you through the criminal justice system. Give us a call today for a free consultation at the Sellers Law Firm: where clients become family.
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