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Humphrey Law, and Associates, LLC is a full service criminal defense law firm. Whether you have been charged with a Felony or a Misdemeanor Your Humphrey Law Attorney can help you.
All crimes punishable by a sentence of one year or more in prison are felonies under Georgia’s laws.In contrast, misdemeanor sentences are usually served in county or local jails and are less than one year in length.
Unlike many states, Georgia does not designate crimes by class (such as “Class A felony” or “Class 1 felony”). Instead, Georgia’s laws designate crimes as misdemeanors or felonies and assign sentences on a crime-by-crime basis.
The most serious felonies are punishable by the death penalty (for murder only) or life imprisonment. Other serious crimes (including kidnapping, armed robbery, rape, and other sex crimes) are punishable by a minimum of 10 or 25 years in prison. Less serious crimes (such as theft crimes) are punishable by shorter prison terms.
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In Georgia, misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by a sentence of one year or less in county jail depending unpon the nature of the crime.
Judges have the power to impose but suspend a misdemeanor sentence (allow the defendant to not serve some or all of the sentence), or impose a sentence and give the defendant a chance to complete probation (formal supervision) instead of going to jail.
Both suspended sentences and probation are conditioned on the defendant following the conditions or restrictions the judge has imposed.
A judge may also permit a defendant who is sentenced to a term of six months or less to serve the term on weekends or during the defendant’s non-working hours.
(Ga. Code Ann. § 17-10-3.)
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