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Category Archives: Felonies

What’s the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

The primary difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Georgia is the severity of the crime. Misdemeanor offenses typically involve acts that result in minor losses and damage to property or victims. Felony crimes, however, tend to be much more serious in nature. The following is an overview of the three main categories of Georgia criminal… Read More »

What Are the Possible Penalties for Murder in Georgia?

Georgia law is very tough on defendants who are convicted of murder. A life sentence with the possibility of parole is the minimum punishment. Unlike some other states, Georgia does not divide murder into separate degrees in most situations. The basic legal distinction is that murder involves “malice aforethought” while manslaughter is the result of… Read More »

How Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Defend Violent Crime Cases?

How Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Defend Violent Crime Cases? At the outset of any criminal case, the defendant and his or her attorney will meet and develop a strategy. This is an extremely important step in the process. If a strategy is not prepared, or if the developed strategy is not strong enough, the… Read More »