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 to make themselves feel better but this is a big mistake. Georgia 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. Our experienced criminal defense attorney, Brian Hansford, at the Cumming firm of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, knows the finer details of the Georgia criminal law system. He 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 nonviolent crimes or unlawful behavior. In Georgia, this can include:
- Petty theft (stealing or shoplifting something worth less than $300)
- Certain sex crimes (indecent exposure, prostitution and sexual battery)
- Some violent crimes (less severe instances of assault, battery or stalking)
- Public drunkenness
- Resisting arrest
- Obstruction of justice
- Disorderly conduct
Jonathan C. BeardAttorney & PartnerJonathan joined the firm in 2014 and is a graduate of Reinhardt University, Kennesaw State University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. As a partner at Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC, Jonathan's practice primary focuses on ...
Lauren C. GilesAttorney & PartnerLauren Clipp Giles joined Miles & Tallant, LLC in 2009. Her primary practice areas include landlord/tenant law (both negotiating transactions and landlord/tenant litigation), real property disputes, zoning litigation, contract and business litigation, and ...
Brian A. HansfordAttorney & Founding PartnerBrian Hansford is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, he is the leading criminal defense attorney at the firm and has successfully represented clients facing DUIs, drug violations and felonies, ...
Jonah B. HowellAttorney & PartnerHowell joined Miles Hanford & Tallant, LLC in June of 2016. As a Partner with the firm, his primary practice areas are civil and probate litigation, corporate and business representation, estate planning and local government law. Jonah is a native of ...
Kevin J. McDonoughAttorney & PartnerKevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then ...
Deborah Anice PittmanAttorney & PartnerDeborah Anice Pittman joined Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC in 2016 and is now a Partner in the firm. Her primary practice areas are family law and criminal defense; however, she also handles general civil litigation matters and is a certified civil and ...
Joshua A. ScogginsAttorney & PartnerJosh Scoggins has extensive experience representing clients in real estate related matters including purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, construction law, commercial leasing, easement acquisition, utility issues, title disputes, ...
Kevin J. TallantAttorney & Founding PartnerKevin Tallant is a Cumming, Georgia native, and is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. His primary practice areas include local government law, contract and business litigation, probate litigation, and real property law. Kevin ...
J. Ethan UnderwoodAttorney & PartnerEthan Underwood practices in the fields of land use, real estate, and property tax law, representing developers, as well as individual property owners. He has negotiated numerous zoning and development actions and advises clients regarding environmental ...
Georgia prosecutors also charge some drug offenses as misdemeanors. The difference between a misdemeanor drug charge and a felony drug charge depends on the amount and weight of the illegal substances seized by authorities. Attorney Brian Hansford will fight hard to combat the charges against you, whatever they might be.
Penalties and Sentencing for Misdemeanor Convictions
A misdemeanor conviction can mean possible jail time, large fines, court-ordered financial restitution, probation and/or community service. If you value your freedom and your reputation, it’s important that you choose the right lawyer to take your case.
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