Misdemeanor Criminal Offense Attorneys

Athens, Georgia is a college town with a lot of college students and all the fun that comes with college life including football games, great concert venues and a multitude of bars downtown.  Milledgeville, Georgia, shares many of the same attributes, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale. The same attributes that make a college town fun often result in increased police presence and arrests. It can seem like one minute you are out having fun and the next minute you are in handcuffs. Common charges include:

  • Underage Possession / Minor in Possession / MIP
  • Open Container
  • Public Drunkenness
  • Fake ID or False Identification
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Driving on a Suspended License

Misdemeanor convictions or guilty pleas can affect the rest of your life and may result in a combination of any of the following punishments:

  1. Jail time of up to one (1) year;
  2. Fines of up to $5,000;
  3. Probation of up to one (1) year;
  4. Suspension of your driver’s license; and / or
  5. Other terms as determined by the Court.

Conviction can dramatically affect your education, current and future employment, public housing and/or legal opportunities. A misdemeanor conviction or plea may remain permanently on your criminal history record.

The variety of charges you could receive can be overwhelming. Many people do not even realize until it is too late that certain actions are illegal or that a speeding ticket is a misdemeanor crime. You need a qualified attorney to advise you of the consequences of any citation you receive, to defend you and fight for your legal rights. If you have been arrested or cited, do not face the state’s prosecutors alone. Call now for a free consultation and let us be your first line of defense.