Statesboro Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
Aggressively Defending Clients in Bulloch County for Over Two Decades
Misdemeanors in Georgia are those offenses which result in less than a year of time served in jail. While they are less serious than felonies, they still can have a major impact on your life due to incarceration, fines, and other criminal penalties plus giving you a permanent criminal record. That record is accessible on a routine background check that future employers, landlords, educational institutions, or other agencies can use to deny your applications.
Any criminal charge that you face should be defended by a competent and dedicated defense attorney. At Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law, our Statesboro misdemeanor defense lawyer has decades of courtroom and trial experience in the local criminal courts and can use that vast experience on your behalf. You can count on the high quality of our legal ability, commitment, and tenacity in your defense.
Georgia Misdemeanor Information
Misdemeanors carry penalties of:
- Up to a year of incarceration or
- A fine of up to $1,000 or
- Both jail time and fines
They can also carry license suspensions, community service, probation, restitution, substance abuse counseling and programs, and more, depending on the nature of the offense.
In some instances, a misdemeanor in Georgia can be enhanced into what is called a “high and aggravated” misdemeanor crime. This generally occurs in cases of repeat offenses of the same crime over a certain period. For instance, a third DUI offense is no longer charged as a misdemeanor but an aggravated misdemeanor that carries more severe penalties.
Other examples of high and aggravated misdemeanors include fleeing a police officer, aggressive driving, and battery of a family member, a person over the age of 65, or a pregnant woman. High and aggravated misdemeanors carry heavier fines of up to $5,000.
Some misdemeanors can also affect the immigration status of non-citizens, such as those involving domestic violence.
Get the Help You Need from Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law
Our Statesboro misdemeanor defense lawyer has concentrated on criminal defense for clients in and around Bulloch County since 1997. Because of our concentrated experience, we are well-versed in Georgia criminal law, procedures, and how to conduct trials in criminal court.
Don’t let a misdemeanor charge taint your reputation or future – contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin investigating your arrest and building your defense while protecting your legal rights. Connect with us today at (912) 274-7752.