Standing Up To Felony Charges
Georgia felonies, punishable by death, life in prison, more than a year in jail and/or a fine of more than $1,000, are serious business and you should not attempt to represent yourself or answer questions without legal counsel. Before you discuss your case with anyone, it’s important to reach out to an attorney who understands and can clearly explain the laws pertaining to Georgia felonies.
At the Teiger Law Center, P.C., we have nearly 30 years of experience serving clients in Alpharetta, Cumming and throughout north Georgia in all manner of criminal cases.
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Felony charges carry harsher punishments than misdemeanors or petty offenses. Incarceration is longer and includes prison (rather than jail) time. Other possible punishments can include probation, fines, restitution and community service. Additionally, convictions can affect your personal and professional future. You might experience:
- Loss of voting rights/jury duty (for length of imprisonment/sentence)
- Loss of driving privileges
- Prohibited from practicing law, teaching, military and law enforcement
- Prohibited from working as a pharmacist or a doctor
- Prohibited from owning a gun (lifetime)
- Register as a sex offender
- Loss of educational state and federal financial aid
- Expulsion/delay of admission/refused entry to state colleges and universities
If you or someone you know has been charged with committing felonies in Georgia, the team at Teiger Law Center, P.C., will protect your rights. In many cases, we are able to mitigate the punishment. The Georgia’s First Offenders Act allows for adjudication of criminal charges for most first-time felons (sex offenders are excluded) who have successfully completed their sentence. There are downsides to this option: Some jobs will still be off limits and if probation is violated, you may be re-sentenced to the maximum penalty allowed under the law.
For a comprehensive analysis of your case, we encourage you to speak with our attorney. The following list is an overview of some of the types of cases we commonly handle:
- Rape (including statutory rape)
- Child molestation
- Sexual battery on a minor
- Aggravated sexual battery
- Murder (as well as voluntary and involuntary manslaughter)
- Vehicular homicide or serious injury
- Controlled Substances Act violations
- Robbery (including armed robbery)
- Grand theft
- Drug offenses
- Aggravated assault
- Identity theft
- Possession of firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of drugs with intent to distribute
- Drug trafficking
- Violent crimes
Contact Us At Our North Georgia Law Offices To Start Defending Your Rights
Call us locally at 800-780-2275 or toll free at 866-726-2153. You can also reach us online by completing our online contact form and scheduling a convenient time to speak with us. Our offices are located in Alpharetta and Cumming and we routinely work with clients throughout the northern portion of the state.