In Georgia, crimes are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a minor offense that can only incur $1,000 fine and 12 months in jail, at most. Misdemeanors are typically non-violent crimes that do not cause serious damage or injury to a person or property; they are mistakes that anyone could make depending on the circumstances. While misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, they can still have lasting effects on your life. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, it is important to work with a criminal defense lawyer from Overman and Overman Law.
Our attorneys serve all of Coweta, Henry, Fayette, Clayton, Spalding, and Fulton counties with our criminal defense services, and we have experience dealing with several misdemeanor charges. Some of these include loitering, speeding, petty theft, trespassing, and public intoxication. Even though these crimes are small, they do appear on your background check and can cause unforeseen consequences throughout your life. Whether you have been falsely accused or want a reduced sentence, the best chance at a successful outcome is to partner with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
If you are facing misdemeanor charges in Georgia, call us at Overman and Overman Law today. We would be happy to review your case and build a sound defense, so that your mistakes don’t damage your chances at leading a prosperous life.