Although misdemeanors and traffic offenses are less serious than felony charges and typically result in lesser sentences, they too can lead to serious consequences. If you are facing a misdemeanor charge in the Atlanta area or anywhere in Georgia, you need a strong advocate working on your behalf. Molly Hiland Parmer has handled hundreds of misdemeanors, from domestic violence to marijuana possession to reckless driving, and has a strong record of dismissals and not guilty verdicts at trial.
In Georgia, misdemeanor offenses may result in probation, up to a year of jail, fines, and possible restitution. A misdemeanor conviction will become part of your criminal record and will appear in any background checks that are conducted for the purpose of education, employment, or licensing and certification. If the court finds that you have previous misdemeanor convictions on your record, an additional misdemeanor conviction could be the third strike that leads to serious prison time. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, do not assume your case is not serious and that you do not need a lawyer. The consequences for these types of cases can be dire and it crucial that you hire a knowledgeable, effective lawyer like Molly immediately.