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Criminal matters come in a wide array of facts and circumstances. Unfortunately, a conviction is punishable by severe criminal penalties, such as a long jail or prison sentence, thousands of dollars’ worth of fines and other court costs, and a permanent criminal record. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney is necessary for every step of the process for criminal matters.

At Houston Washburn Law, we have handled criminal matters from investigations to acquittal and post-conviction charges. Attorney Houston Washburn has protected our clients’ rights and freedom in criminal cases in Municipal Courts to Superior Courts and Federal Courts. We have the experience to navigate our clients through the toughest of cases. Whether it be negotiating favorable dispositions or fighting charges through trial, our goal is to protect our clients.

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Georgia Criminal Law

In Georgia, the two main types of criminal charges are misdemeanors and felonies. However, local ordinance violations and traffic tickets can also lead to legal repercussions, although they are not as harsh as misdemeanors and felonies. These can all affect your rights or liberties if they are not correctly defended.

Misdemeanors in Georgia carry a maximum county prison sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1,000. Judges may either give defendants an opportunity to complete their sentence through probation – instead of going to jail – or suspend a misdemeanor sentence on certain conditions.

However, if you are charged with a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, a conviction can result in a up to one year in county jail and a maximum fine of $5,000. These types of misdemeanors apply to cases with one or more aggravating factors (e.g. crime committed against a family member, elderly person, or disabled individual).

In contrast, felonies are punishable by a prison sentence of at least one year. Instead of having designated felony classes, Georgia assigns sentences for felonies on a case-by-case basis.

The most serious felonies are punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty (only for a murder conviction). Other serious offenses such as various sex crimes, armed robbery, and kidnapping can carry prison sentences between 10 and 25 years, while less serious crimes lead to shorter prison terms.

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  • Boating Under the Influence Dismissed
  • False Imprisonment & Battery Dismissed/Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • Aggravated Assault & Criminal Damage to Property Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass
  • Family Violence Battery Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed. Immigration hold was lifted.
  • Terroristic Threatening Charge Dismissed, Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • Statutory Rape Dismissed
  • DUI, Possession of Cocaine, Unlawful Parking Diversion for Dismissal, DUI not Prosecuted
  • 3 Counts of Sexual Battery and Simple Battery Dismissal of All Counts
  • Sexual Battery Dismissed

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