Misdemeanor Lawyer Serving Georgia
A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal act for which a person may be sentenced to not more than twelve months in jail or probation and a fine up to $1000.00, or up to $5000.00 in the case of some high and aggravated misdemeanors, plus applicable surcharges. Often misdemeanor punishment includes drug or alcohol counseling, anger management classes, community service or mandatory DUI School. While the list of misdemeanors is extensive, common types are:
- Domestic Violence
- Driving Under the Influence
- Simple Battery
- Simple Assault
- Disorderly Conduct
- Some Drug Offenses
- Some Theft Offenses
- Criminal Trespassing
- Some Prostitution Offenses
- Writing Bad Checks
- Traffic Violations
While not as serious as felonies, misdemeanors may damage your reputation, result in job loss and disrupt your personal life and the lives of other family members. And, some misdemeanors may be increased to felony charges, if the offense is repeated or if it results in extreme harm. Paul Ghanouni recognizes how these charges can impact your life and will work minimize this impact.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, the sooner you obtain legal help the greater your chances of preserving evidence before it is lost, interviewing witnesses before they disappear and increasing your chances of a favorable outcome.
For professional, high caliber criminal defense in Cherokee and surrounding counties of Pickens, Bartow, Forsyth and Cobb, call the Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm, located in Woodstock at 770-720-6336.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat’s the difference between a police stop and being arrested?
Police may stop and question you, although you have the right to refuse to answer. While a stop detains you for a short time, you are not moved to a different location as with an arrest. In order for police to make an arrest, they must have “probable cause,” which means there must be a reasonable belief a crime was committed and that you were involved in the crime. If the police arrest you, they take you in to custody and you may not leave.
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.