Felony Lawyer Serving Georgia
Criminal charges brought by the police, local authorities and State or Federal governments encompass a broad scope of criminal activity that includes misdemeanors and felonies, which may be classified as either or both a State and a Federal crime.
State crimes include:
Among crimes tried in the Federal court system are:
Felonies are serious offenses and are punishable by imprisonment of a year or more or probation and a fine of more than $1000.00. Individuals convicted of a felony also loses other rights such as the right to vote, get a hunting license, own a handgun, obtain certain professional licenses to name a few examples.
In cases where property is purposefully damaged or is stolen, whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony is typically determined based on the dollar amount of the damage or the missing property.
Examples of felonies include, but are not limited to:
- Certain Drug Crimes
- Vehicular Homicide
- Aggravated Assault
- Weapons Charges
- Identity Theft
- Computer Crime
- White Collar Crime
- Sex Crimes
- Money Laundering
Frequently Asked QuestionsIsn’t a warrant required for the police to search me?
In general terms, a warrant is required for police to initiate a search. If a police officer comes to your home, a warrant will be required to take you into custody. However, if the officer has reason to think you might run, destroy evidence or harm someone else, he can arrest you at home without a warrant.
If an arrest takes place somewhere other than your home, the following circumstance dictate that a warrant is not necessary for search:
- Consent – While you are not required to consent to any police searches, a warrant is not required if you consent to a search of your body, your vehicle, or your home. You always have the right to say no to search and make the police get a warrant or use their discretion to search, which can be challenged in court
- Searches incident to arrest – When making an arrest, a law enforcement officer is permitted to search your body and/or clothing for weapons or other contraband.
- Vehicle searches – If you are in a vehicle and are stopped for questioning, the police still need probable cause to conduct a complete vehicle search that includes locked trunks, glove or other compartments.
- Exigent circumstances – Searches may be conducted if there are “exigent circumstances,” for example, if the officer believes evidence may be destroyed unless he takes immediate action.
- Plain view – When police see an object that is in plain view, a search warrant is not needed.
How we help You
We help to minimize the impact that the accusations against you have on your life by creating a customized plan that best serves you.
We do not offer one size fits criminal defense.
We help protect the futures of Georgia teens and young adults accused of crimes.