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Misdemeanor Charges in Georgia
If you have recently been arrested or charged with a crime, there are probably a lot of questions and concerns on your mind. A misdemeanor offense may not seem very serious at first, as they are typically known as lesser acts, but they can still have severe consequences.
A misdemeanor offense is a crime punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. Misdemeanor offenses in Georgia include shoplifting, DUI in Georgia, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and public intoxication. A conviction of a misdemeanor remains on your permanent criminal record, which can affect you far beyond any immediate penalties you may face for the crime. You could face:
Types of Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are considered lesser, but still serious, violations of the law. While not as severe as felony charges, misdemeanor charges still carry strict consequences and require a knowledgeable and experienced defense.
A few examples of misdemeanor offenses include:
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal mischief
- Resisting an officer (without violence)
- Disorderly intoxication
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