It is often easy to dismiss the significance of a misdemeanor criminal charge and not take the appropriate action to address the situation. You may have done something irresponsible or foolish and got charged with a crime and now want to get the whole situation behind you so that you can move on with your life. Although felony charges could be much more serious, a misdemeanor can alter the path of your future, causing employers to dismiss your application, losing certain employment licenses, or resulting in the suspension of your driver's license.
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Valdosta, Tommy L. Thigpen can help straighten out the situation. In Georgia, a misdemeanor can carry up to a year in jail or $1,000.00 fine, or both! You cannot afford to be locked up.
There are many misdemeanor charges in Georgia, including, but not limited to, the following: