Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer

A misdemeanor is defined as any crime that is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or a jail sentence not to exceed 12 months. Local ordinances are treated as misdemeanors as well. Some examples of misdemeanors are:

  • Affray
  • Assault (Simple)
  • Battery (Simple)
  • Concealed Weapon
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Driving Requirement Offenses
  • Possession of Marijuana: Less than 1 oz.
  • Theft by Shoplifting
  • Theft by Taking

There are also misdemeanors that are categorized as HIGH & AGGRAVATED. In these instances, the fines can be as high as $5,000 and jail sentences must be served in full.

In addition to potential jail time, probation, and fines, there are other common punishments associated with misdemeanors. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Service
  • Loss of Driving Privileges
  • Loss of Right to Possess a Firearm (Family Violence)
  • Loss of Federal Financial Aid for Your Education (Drug Convictions)
  • Suspension Of License Plate

Mr. Enslein has extensive knowledge of the misdemeanor laws in Georgia, and he has an excellent working relationship with many Assistant Solicitor Generals around the state. We can help you achieve the results you need in court.

Although Mr. Enslein considers himself first and foremost a trial lawyer, he also routinely represents clients whose main interest is in resolving their case as swiftly as possible. While every situation is different, Mr. Enslein strives to minimize the effects and consequences of a criminal case to allow his clients to put the case behind them and move on with their professional and personal lives. Call us or e-mail us for a free consultation!

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    Matthew did a great job with explaining the consequences of the offense and he also did a great job with explaining the possible outcome of the case. He was clear and answered all of my questions. He was responsive and available when needed. He also was on time to court appointments and filed the proper documents in a timely manner."

    Destinee Boneit