VIOLENT CRIMINAL OFFENSES IN GEORGIA
Augusta GA Violent Crime Defense Lawyer
Our Augusta attorneys defend the following serious crimes:
Murder - First Degree
Manslaughter - Voluntary
Manslaughter - Involuntary
Robbery is taking of property from the person or presence of the victim, which means that the taking must be from the victim's possession, whether actual or constructive.
The penalty for unarmed robbery depends on the circumstances of the robbery and prior convictions. If convicted, you could face a prison sentence between one and twenty years.
For armed robbery, the MINIMUM sentence in Georgia is 10 years without parole. Under certain circumstances, if convicted for armed robbery, you can face the death penalty.
Assault and Battery
Assault is an intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.
Battery is an offensive and intentional contact with another person which causes injury.
The penalty for assault and battery depends on many factors including prior convictions. Battery is a felony.
Any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another can constitute domestic violence.
Spouses or ex-spouses, parents, children, step parents, stepchildren, foster parents, foster children, people who are parents of the same child or children and people who live together or used to live together are all considered as family members under Georgia law.
In cases of Family Violence, before you can leave the jail, your bond must be set by a judge.
Attempted murder means planning or trying to kill someone. It is a criminal offence.
Prior convictions can affect the outcome of a case. A person with a prior conviction for felony will be sentenced to the maximum penalty on the second conviction. Conviction on other states including probated sentence will be counted as prior conviction.
If you have a prior conviction for a serious violent felony, you will receive the maximum sentence with no parole on your second conviction.
Georgia has a three strikes law. This applies to persons convicted for a third felony in Georgia, even if the first two were in other states. A person convicted under the three strikes law will be sentenced to the maximum sentence without the possibility of parole.
Murder or felony murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, or aggravated sexual battery are all considered as violent felony under Georgia law.
Violent felony in Georgia has a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison with no possibility of parole for all of the serious violent felonies except murder, which has higher minimums. You cannot avail of the First Offender Program. If you are sentenced to life in prison, you won’t be eligible for parole for the first 14 years. If you are sentenced to less than life you must serve the entire sentence. If you are sentenced to death and that sentence is later changed to a life term, you will have to spend 25 years in prison before you can be considered for parole.
Facing violent crime charges such as murder or assault and battery? Fight for your rights. Contact an experienced Augusta Georgia criminal defense lawyer now.
Our violent crime defense attorneys are based in Augusta GA - Georgia. Our lawyers defend violent crime cases in Augusta, Evans, Martinez, Jefferson County, Harlem, Waynesboro, Appling, Thomson, Louisville, Blythe, Hephzibah, Grovetown, Lincoln County, McDuffie County, Lincolnton, Fort Gordon, Richmond County, Columbia County, Burke County, Girard, Aiken South Carolina, North Augusta SC, and in Federal Court. We can fight your case. Call (phone).