A criminal conviction, even for a misdemeanor, can impose serious consequences that impact your life for years to come, even after you have served your sentence. If you are charged with any crime, you should contact a criminal defense attorney. An experience attorney can help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Misdemeanors are punishable by:
- a fine of up to $1,000
- up to 12 months in county jail
- both a fine and time in county jail, or
- up to 12 months in a state diversion center.
Judges have the power to impose but suspend a misdemeanor sentence (allow the defendant to not serve some or the entire 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 premit a defendant who is sentenced to a term of six moths or less to serve the term on weekends or during the defendant's non-working hours. (Ga. Code Ann. § 17-10-3.)
Here at Lasky Cooper Law our team of criminal defense attorneys is experienced in handling criminal misdemeanors and will help you receive the best possible outcome with your case. Call us today at 912.232. 6423 and we will be happy to assist you.
Driving under the influence, better known as DUI, is a very serious criminal charge which can lead to significant fines and/our jail time. The State has the burden of proof in all DUI cases. The State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication in order to be found guilty of DUI. Based on the specific facts of your case, there may be a number of legal defenses that a Defendant can raise during the prosecution of a DUI case.
Here at Lasky Cooper Law we realize that every person's DUI charge has a unique set of circumstances. We are skilled at analyzing the facts of your case and will assert all appropriate defenses on your behalf. Call us today at 912.232.6423 and one of our DUI attorneys will assist you with your case.
A speeding ticket is a misdemeanor in Georgia. Misdemeanors in Georgia, including speeding tickets, have a potential punishment of a fine of up to $1,000.00 and 12 months incarceration. In Georgia, the point system for driving violations ranges from 2 to 6 points. A driver with 15 points in a 24 moth period will have their license suspended by the state. A speeding ticket fine in Georgia can average between $145.00-$325.00 (and court costs) but many cities and counties traffic fines are higher. In Georgia, there are some circumstances that can cause you to be designated a "Super Speeder" which carry higher fines and potential jail time. You can find out from the clerk of courts what your particular violation will cost by calling the court or viewing online. If you decide to pay the ticket outright that is and admission of guilt.
Here at Lasky Cooper Law, we can represent you in court in order to contest your ticket. Here are some tips if you find yourself being pulled over for a traffic offense:
- Never argue with the officer or make light of the situation; ALWAYS speak with respect and maintain a calm demeanor.
- Do NOT give the officer the impression that you are unaware you are being pulled over.
- Do NOT give the impression that you are in a rush to get somewhere
- Once pulled over, keep your hands on the wheel and in plain sight.
- Turn off any music or other disruptive media.
- Do NOT volunteer any information. Anything you say may be used against you in a court proceeding.
- Observe and listen closely to the officer; your observations may provide a basis for your defense in court.
Call us today at 912.232.6423 and let our team of attorneys assist you with the defense of your traffic ticket.