Misdemeanor Charges

Misdemeanor Charges 2017-08-09T16:00:29+00:00

Brunswick Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer

Less serious than felony criminal charges, misdemeanor charges in Georgia are associated with penalties of no more than 1 year in jail upon conviction. Despite this, however, misdemeanor cases and their potential penalties are by no means minor, as even a few months in jail can end up damaging people’s reputations, careers and future opportunities.

At Jason Clark, P.C., our Brunswick defense attorney, Jason Clark, understands the potential impacts that misdemeanor charges and convictions can have. That is why he is committed to helping the accused fight these charges, efficiently navigate the criminal justice system and bring their case to a successful resolution.

Known for providing aggressive legal advocacy to those facing any misdemeanor charges in Georgia, Attorney Jason Clark has the experience, insight and knowledge you can count on for the:

  • The strongest possible defense
  • The best possible case outcomes.

Types of Georgia Murder & Homicide Charges: An Overview

Georgia criminal statutes distinguish between two types of misdemeanor charges:

Straight misdemeanors
Which are the standard lesser charge filed for offenses such as shoplifting, first- or second-time DUIs, drug possession, indecent exposure and other less severe offenses – Generally, the maximum potential penalties that can be imposed for these misdemeanor convictions in Georgia include up to 1 year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.

Misdemeanors of a high & aggravated nature
Which are the upgraded or more serious level of misdemeanor charges that can be filed when the accused person has certain priors and/or when the offense allegedly involved greater risk or harm to some other party (like the alleged victim). Generally, in Georgia, the maximum potential penalties that can be imposed for misdemeanors of a high and aggravated nature include up to 1 year in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

The misdemeanor defense practice at Jason Clark, P.C. has a record of successfully defending people against both of these types of misdemeanor charges, including (but not limited to) those specifically associated with:

  • Property crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • Traffic infractions
  • White collar offenses.

Misdemeanors in Georgia: More Important Information

Alternative or Suspended Sentences
When misdemeanor charges result in convictions, it may be possible for convicted people to serve out alternative sentences, such as house arrest or probation. In these cases, jail sentences can be suspended until the successful completion of probation (or the other alternative sentence). This can greatly mitigate the potenttial negative impacts of misdemeanor convictions.

Expungements
Simply being arrested for or charged with a misdemeanor offense in Georgia will result in a criminal record. While it may be possible to get these records sealed or expunged later, expungement will not be an option if the case ends in a conviction.

Contact Brunswick Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Clark

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Georgia, contact Brunswick Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Clark to find out more about your best defense options and to position your case for the best possible resolution. You can contact our firm today by calling 912.264.1999 or by using the request form.

From offices based in Brunswick, Attorney Jason Clark provides superior defense representation to clients throughout Brunswick, Darien, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Woodbine, Kingsland, St. Mary’s, Glynn County, McIntosh County, Camden County, the state of Georgia, and the U.S.

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