Vehicular Homicide Charges in Georgia

Vehicular Homicide in Georgia is a tragic crime that carries harsh consequences.  When someone dies as the result of a traffic infraction, the result is a vehicular homicide criminal case. Vehicular homicide can either be a misdemeanor or a felony. Vehicular Homicide in the 1st degree is when someone who, without malice aforethought, causes the […]

Fines and Fees after Georgia Criminal Charges

A person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense or is convicted after a trial will be sentenced to punishment by the judge who handled the proceedings. Judges have broad discretion in imposing sentences. These sentencing decisions are based on sentencing statutes and crime specific statutes, and plea bargains. In imposing a sentence a judge […]

Drug Trafficking Arrests in Gilmer County Georgia

Drug trafficking charges are different from other drug crimes, such as possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug distribution, and drug manufacturing. The key difference between drug trafficking and these other drug charges is quantity. Because of the large amount of drugs involved in trafficking charges, the punishment is significantly higher and may result in […]

High and Aggravated Misdemeanor Criminal Charges in Georgia

A person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense or is convicted after a trial will be sentenced to punishment by the judge who handled the proceedings. Judges have broad discretion in imposing sentences. These sentencing decisions are based on sentencing statutes and crime specific statutes, and plea bargains.   Under O.C.G.A. § 17-10-3(a)(1), misdemeanors […]

Probation Violations in Georgia

In Georgia, a common consequence after a conviction of either a misdemeanor or a felony is a term of probation. A separate proceeding may occur if the accused, after conviction of a crime, violates his/her probationary conditions. This separate proceeding is called a probation revocation. When an accused is sentenced to probation, he/she is usually […]