Being charged with any sort of crime in Georgia or elsewhere can be a frightening thing. When it turns out the charges against you are filed at the felony level, your mind may be left spinning. What does this mean for your future? It is even possible to successfully fight a felony level charge?
A Georgia man has found himself in a tough legal spot after being arrested in connection with a carjacking and kidnapping. He is facing a number of felony charges as a result. With so much going against him at the moment, he deserves the best legal defense available to him.
Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating an incident that occurred in Dahlonega on Aug. 14. Authorities believe that impaired driving contributed to a multi-car wreck that left several people injured. The driver deemed responsible has been arrested and charged with DUI -- likely at the felony level -- and reckless driving.
After being in and out of the house all day, a 12-year-old Georgia boy came in for the night at about 9 p.m. At around midnight, he realized that he had not seen his mother and called for her, but got no answer. What he found when he went into her bedroom led to several charges against his stepfather, including felony murder.
On July 4, a 15-year-old girl was killed after the car she was riding in was struck by a pickup truck. The driver responsible for this wreck was arrested the following day by the Georgia Highway Patrol. He is facing various felony and misdemeanor charges for the incident.
Police in Georgia, along with federal agents, raided a home in Coweta County earlier in June and arrested the man that they say is responsible for running a meth lab on the property. The accused is facing felony drug trafficking and weapons charges. As children were living in the home, child endangerment charges are also likely.
On the evening of May 28, a Georgia woman crashed her car and injured herself and her young son. Police believe impairment contributed to the accident. As such, she is facing various felony charges.
Is burglary the same as theft or robbery? Burglary is a crime that is somewhat misunderstood. Some believe it is just taking something that belongs to someone else, but the truth is, it may not have to do with taking anything. Burglary actually refers to one's intent when he or she enters a property. The nature of this type of crime is what raises it to a felony level offense according to Georgia laws.
A woman in Georgia was recently arrested following an investigation into a workers' compensation fraud scheme. According to reports, this woman allegedly sold fake policies and pocketed the premiums. She has since been charged with felony fraud and is facing serious penalties as a result.
Infractions, misdemeanors and felonies -- how are they different? In Georgia and elsewhere, crimes are divided into various categories, depending on the seriousness of the offenses. This week's column will discuss the difference between infraction, misdemeanor and felony level offenses and what those accused of crimes can do in order to fight the charges filed against them.