Criminal Defense is a specialty for our law firm. When your case goes to trial you want to know that your defense attorney lives, eats, and breathes criminal defense. When in court, you don't want an attorney who is thinking like he is still working on the bankruptcy he handled this morning. Our trial lawyers know exactly how to prepare and manage a criminal defense case.
When you hire Epps & Pilgrim you get the advantage of hiring a firm with multiple attorneys who can collaborate to create a brilliant defense strategy for your case. Additionally, with our very capable staff you can be assured that it will be easy to speak with someone who knows about your case. We completely understand that clients want to always know what is going on with their case, what to expect next, and hear from their defense attorney. Client communication is one of our top priorities. Winning your case is THE top priority. If you are serious about wanting to fight the charges, call us for a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION with a defense attorney.
The "name of your criminal charge" does not necessarily indicate it as being a misdemeanor or a felony. Many charges can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the circumstances. Circumstances for some charges may lead to federal charges. If you have been charged with, or are being investigated, for any criminal conduct you need to hire an attorney. We recommend speaking with our office to gain an accurate understanding of what you are now facing.
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By general definition, a felony charge is one that is punishable by imprisonment for more than 12 months, by life in prison, or by death. Georgia law has particularly harsh punishments for seven crimes known in Georgia as The Seven Deadly Sins.
For even the lesser felony convictions, those convicted will be inflicted with more than the incredible misery and horror of incarceration in a State prison. Every felony conviction can include fines, victim restitution, probation, community service, and counseling.
Other penalties that accompany a felony conviction are:
By general definition, a misdemeanor charge is one that is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment for less than 12 months. Persons convicted of misdemeanors typically serve their time in city or county jails instead of prison. Misdemeanor crimes are typically categorized as Class A, Class B or Class C charges. Depending upon individual circumstances, and the attitude of the prosecutor's office, some misdemeanor arrests may be reviewed and reclassified as a felony. Our job is to communicate with the prosecutor as quickly as possible, understand their position, and begin the process of fighting for dismissal. Even if the prosecutor's evidence is overwhelmingly stacked against you, we can request a reduction of charges and negotiate for the lightest fines, easiest community service, and shortest probation. Our goal is to make all of it go away quickly with minimal damage.
While misdemeanor charges are far less serious than felony charges, any convictions will create a permanent criminal record. Due to the societal implications and stigmas of a criminal conviction, it is advisable to hire a criminal defense attorney to fight all charges to prevent having a criminal record. While something like shoplifting or an open container arrest may seem meaningless to you, it can cost you a desireable job or cause you hassles the next time you are stopped by a traffic cop. Our criminal defense attorneys can almost always handle a misdemeanor charge without going through an expensive jury trial. To learn more about our criminal defense services we recommend that you call our law firm to request a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION with a criminal defense attorney.