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Statesboro Felonies Defense Lawyer

Serving Bulloch County with Experience & Professionalism

Felonies are the most serious of all criminal accusations, carrying possible sentences of more than a year in prison, fines, probation, a permanent criminal record, and other court-ordered penalties. This can drastically impact your future because such records can be publicly accessed through a background check, meaning future employers, landlords, educational institutions, professional licensing agencies, and more will be able to view your record.

Because of the serious penalties involved in any felony charge, it is critical that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law is a firm that has provided trusted and seasoned legal assistance to individuals accused of crimes throughout Bulloch County. Our Statesboro felonies defense attorney is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully worked on thousands of criminal cases since 1997.

Reach out to us for a free initial case evaluation by contacting us at (912) 274-7752 or through our online form today.

What Are Felonies in Georgia?

In Georgia, felonies are not divided into classes, as in Class A felonies or Class 1 felonies. Instead, each felony offense is merely labeled a felony and the penalties it carries are determined by the nature of the offense, the harm it involved to people or property, and other relevant and particular circumstances. Each felony case is prosecuted on a case-by-case basis.

Examples of Georgia felonies include:

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Armed robbery
  • Burglary
  • Arson

Murder is punishable by life in prison or the death penalty. Other felonies, such as rape or kidnapping carry prison sentences of 10 to 25 years. Along with prison sentences, you may be facing hefty fines as well.

"Wobbler" Crimes

If the felony crime carries a prison sentence of 10 years or fewer, the judge may—at his or her discretion—lower the punishment to a misdemeanor sentence. These crimes are called "wobblers" because they wobble on the edge of being a felony or misdemeanor. The prosecution typically makes a case for what the defendant should be charged with, but the outcome is the judge's final decision. Typically, the severity of the crime and degree to which prison time would be rehabilitative are taken into consideration.

Statute of Limitations for Felony Crimes

In Georgia, most crimes have a statute of limitations, which dictate how long after the offense was committed that charges can be brought against a defendant. Most felony crimes have a 4-year statute of limitations. However, felonies that carry the death penalty or life sentence in prison can be brought 7 years after the commission of the crime and charges of rape can be brought 15 years after the commission. Finally, there is no statute of limitations for murder; charges of murder can be leveled against a defendant no matter how long ago the crime occurred.

Bring in a Skilled Legal Advocate for Your Defense

The quality of your legal representation can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. It is critical that you fully understand the charges brought against you, the ramifications of your plea, and the procedures you will be subject to in the criminal justice system. Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law is a firm that can fiercely protect your legal rights and best interests while we provide sound legal counsel throughout the process. Our firm knows how to prepare for trial and is prepared to explore all legal means to help you reach a favorable result.

Call our felony attorney in Statesboro at (912) 274-7752 to get started today.

ABOUT GABE T. CLIETT P.C., ATTORNEY AT LAW

Since 1997, our firm has maintained a reputation for dependable client representation. When it comes to the future of each client, we do everything we possibly can to ensure they get the best chance to avoid a conviction. Since starting our practice, we have made client communication and clarity our priority. You will always remain in the know as far as the proceedings of your case, and you can count on us to update you with any new developments that impact your standing. With thousands of cases handled and a strong presence in the Bulloch County legal community, Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law is the firm you can trust to protect your future.
Gabe T. Cliett & 
W. Keith Barber

Our attorneys are dedicated to doing right by you and your case. You deserve a good lawyer.

Qualities that Define Our Firm

  • Trial Attorneys with Reputations for Success
  • Local, Hometown Attorneys
  • Highest Level of Customer Service
  • Team-Oriented Approach to All Cases
  • Specific Focus on Criminal Defense and DUI
  • Over 4 Decades of Combined Experience

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