FACING A CRIMINAL CHARGE
There is always that fright when you are charged with a criminal offence. Whether you are guilty or not is inconsequential, that moment you have to stand in the dock to face the judge while you are cross examined can be destabilizing. But at times you just can’t run away from the occurrence, In Atlanta Georgia, the law is very strict, you can be charged with a DUI as little as crossing the line when driving.
But that is not the only issue to fear for; the time and money you will need to expend to secure your freedom; especially when you realize that not just your reputation but even your life is at stake. The welfare of your dependants, especially your immediate family; the fear of what life will look like in a jail house are just consuming.
That is when you need the services of a smart attorney to plead your case. He needs to vigorously fight for your total discharge and acquittal, reduction of the charges to a fine, or reduction of the jail period etc.
CRIME AND THEIR GROUPINGS IN GA
GA does not shield crime in any way, either the offender is a minor or an adult. The state abhors crime in its least form. Example is the development in 1994, when the Georgia General Assembly passed SB440, which gives the superior court exclusive jurisdiction to try and incarcerate children aged 13 to 17 in the adult criminal justice system who are alleged to have committed one of the following offenses (commonly referred to as the “Seven Deadly Sins”): Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Rape, Aggravated Sodomy, Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Batter, and Armed Robbery if committed with a fire-arm. Note, it was reported that while the law gave the district attorneys the power to send some cases back to juvenile courts, more than 3700 juveniles have been arrested on SB440 offenses since 1994, and many children have been incarcerated in theadult criminal justice system as a result of SB440.
Atlanta criminal code has a broad spectrum of crimes and their deserved penalties or charges published under the states’ O.C.G.A Title 16. The criminal code provision is detailed and comprehensive, covering every reported offence or known or perceived crime in the state of GA. Some of these are:
- Alcohol related offenses (DUI) drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs, etc. dangerous driving
- Traffic related offenses such as driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Drug peddling, comprising of illegal manufacturing and distribution of same. Possession of drugs and usage of banned substances.
- Property crimes such as trespassing, unlawful cultivation and arson
- Sex related crimes such as sex commerce, rape and abuse, given in (C.G.A. Title 16 Chapter g and O.C.G.A. Title 16 Chapter 12
- Crimes against another person such as, child abuse, battery and assault as found in (C.G.A. Title 16 Chapter 5)
- White collar crimes inclusive of embezzlement, forgery, fraud and bribery as found in (C.G.A. Title 16 Chapter 9)
ATLANTA CRIMINAL DEFENCE ATTORNEY’S
In Atlanta, there is the provision of pro bono services for charged persons who cannot afford the services of a defence attorney. They are there to assist indigent citizens. They offer their services without discrimination. If you have the funds to pick an attorney, Georgia offers a variety of smart and highly intelligentdefence attorneys who will make your case their own and fight with all vigour to make sure that it is a win. This adds to their profile and builds their reputation and carrier. It’s just by a call some work 24/7.