A felony offense is the most serious category of crime in the State of Georgia. A felony offense can cover any crime from a shoplifting charge to murder. Additional Felony offenses in Georgia are drug possession (VGSCA), theft, white collar and RICO crimes, burglary, financial identification fraud, entering auto, sex crimes, kidnapping, manslaughter, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats, just to name a few.
The punishment for a Felony can range from one year in custody to life without parole, and a fine of up to $100,000.00. In most circumstances, a Felony conviction will remain on your criminal history for life and cannot be expunged. A Felony may carry additional consequences, such as a loss of voting rights and the right to possess a firearm, an adverse impact on your professional licenses, and a driver’s license suspension. Additionally, most businesses will not consider you for employment if you have a felony conviction on your criminal history.
If you been charged or arrested for a felony, please be advised that you are facing the potential of lengthy prison sentence in addition to other severe consequences. Call Ghanayem & Rayasam, LLC to ensure that will have an experienced and dedicated attorney who will fight for your rights.