Criminal Defense

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O'Brien Law Firm PC
Dennis O'Brien
33 Bull Street Suite 540
Savannah GA 31401
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State Crimes | Criminal Defense Law

In Georgia, crimes fall into one of two categories: felonies, where the penalties start at a minimum of one year imprisonment and misdemeanors where the maximum penalty is 12 months in jail.

Several different types of felony convictions require a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. These mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment do not allow for parole or probation. Once convicted of any type of felony in Georgia, you are forever prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

Additionally, some convictions have other penalties attached. For example, a drug conviction, even a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge, will result in your driver’s license being suspended. A conviction under anything involving family violence, even a misdemeanor family violence battery, will forever bar you from owning or possessing any type of a firearm.

Convictions follow you forever. It is important that you have a lawyer who not just knows, but understands the criminal justice system that will fight for your rights.

Drug Cases

Read more about Drug cases.

  • Possession including both felony and misdemeanor
  • Sales
  • Trafficking
  • Conspiracy
  • Prescription Medication Crimes
  • Felony and Misdemeanor

Crimes Against Persons

Read more about Crimes Against Persons and Violent Felonies

  • Homicide
  • Armed Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Battery
  • Obstruction

Sex Offenses

Sex offense charges carry a special stigma. Accusations are easy to make, reputations are tarnished and even ruined, and these cases are difficult to prove. If the police attempt to contact you regarding any type of sex offense, you should speak to a lawyer first. As the Miranda warning states “anything you say (to the police) can and will be used against you.”. Read more about Sex Offenses.

  • Child Molestation
  • Sexual Battery
  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Statutory Rape
  • Sex Offender Registration Charges

Crimes Against Property

  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Theft by Receiving
  • Theft by Deception
  • Financial Transaction Card Fraud

Motor Vehicle Offenses

  • DUI
  • Suspended License
  • Traffic Tickets

Probation Violations

Read more about Probation Violations

  • Probation Bonds
  • Probation Revocation Hearings

Appeals and Habeas Petitions

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