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Metro Atlanta Misdemeanor Lawyers

If you’ve been accused of breaking the law, but you haven’t been charged with a violent crime or felony, it’s considered a minor infraction or “misdemeanor”. Many people downplay the seriousness of a misdemeanor charge in order to make themselves feel better, but this is a big mistake. Georgia misdemeanor law is strict and can be difficult to deal with on your own. If you’ve been arrested on a misdemeanor charge, you should seek legal counsel immediately. As experienced misdemeanor attorneys, the lawyers at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC know the fine details of the Georgia criminal law system, and will help you make a strong argument in your defense to get the charges dropped or reduced.

What is Considered a Misdemeanor in Georgia?

Misdemeanors are lesser charges for mostly non-violent crimes or unlawful behaviors. In the state of Georgia this can include: 
  • petty theft (stealing or shoplifting something worth less than $300)
  • misdemeanor sex crimes (indecent exposure, prostitution, and sexual battery)
  • some violent crimes (less severe instances of assault, battery, or stalking)
  • public drunkenness
  • resisting arrest
  • conspiracy
  • obstruction of justice
  • disorderly conduct
Georgia prosecutors also charge some drug offenses as misdemeanors; the delineation between a misdemeanor drug charge and a felony drug charge depends on the amount and weight of the illegal substances seized by authorities. 

Penalties & Sentencing for Misdemeanor Convictions in Georgia

A Georgia misdemeanor conviction can mean possible jail time, large fines, court-ordered financial restitution, probation, and/or community service. If you value your personal freedom and your reputation, it's important that you choose the right misdemeanor lawyer to take your case.

At Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, we consider every client innocent until proven guilty in a Georgia criminal court. We have an outstanding record of success in criminal defense, even in the toughest cases. We are experienced, thorough, and cost-effective trial lawyers. If you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor in the State of Georgia, please call our office today at (770) 781-4100 or after hours at (678) 343-8075. You may also contact us via our simple contact form.