Penalties for Misdemeanor Offenses in Georgia

What Is Considered a Misdemeanor in Georgia?

In the state of Georgia, any crime that is punishable by no more than 1 year in jail is considered a misdemeanor. Such crimes may include (but are not limited to) the following, as long as they are not aggravated in nature:

  • - Driving under the influence
  • - Illegal marijuana use
  • - Illegally discharging a firearm
  • - Involuntary manslaughter
  • - Issuing a false fire alarm
  • - Prostitution
  • - Reckless driving
  • - Rioting
  • - Simple assault
  • - Simple battery
  • - Statutory rape
  • - Trespassing
  • - Varying kinds of theft including conversion, shoplifting, stealing, etc.
  • - Writing a hot check

Punishment & Sentencing for Misdemeanor Convictions in Georgia

Even misdemeanor crimes are not taken lightly by Georgia courts. If convicted of a misdemeanor crime, you could suffer any of the following penalties:

  • - Up to 12 months in jail, prison, or a diversion center
  • - Up to $1,000 in fines
  • - A combination of jail time and fines

We Handle Misdemeanor Charges in Marietta

At Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C., we have the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to help you fight your charges effectively. When you call our Marietta misdemeanor criminal defense attorneys, we will review your case for free and may be able to help you get your penalties reduced or convince the court to dismiss your charges entirely.

We handle misdemeanor cases involving all of the following and more:

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, connect with a member of our team as soon as possible in order to get the help you need to build a strong, compelling defense. We are ready to provide you with a prompt, confidential consultation and help you make informed decisions during your criminal proceedings.

Call (770) 629-0154 today to speak to a member of our team.