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Alpharetta Felony Crimes Attorney

Charged with a Felony in Georgia?

A felony conviction can destroy a person’s life, with potential consequences that can include: Person in prison for a felony

  • Prison time
  • Huge fines
  • Restrictions on where you can live
  • A permanent criminal record that will follow you everywhere you go.

When a prosecutor charges you with criminal activity, regardless of whether you are guilty, he or she must convince the judge or jury of your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. At Brian Hansford Law, we are aware of each detail that stands between an arrest and an incarceration. Our Alpharetta criminal defense lawyer can help you build an astute, persuasive, and well-researched case for the protection of your rights.

Schedule your free consultation with our Alpharetta felony defense attorney today. Call (678) 647-6444 today.

Felonies in Georgia

Unlike other states, felonies in Georgia are not divided into "classes" to designate how serious the crime is. Instead, penalties are determined on a crime-by-crime basis. In Georgia, all felony crimes are punishable by a prison sentence of 1 year or more, whereas misdemeanor sentencing is always less than 1 year and only involves county or local jail.

At our law firm, we effectively represent defendants charged with major felony crimes such as:

  • Assault
  • Manslaughter
  • Fraud
  • Burglary
  • Kidnapping
  • Domestic violence

Felony Penalties in GA

The most serious penalty for a felony crime is the death penalty, which only applies to murder. Kidnapping, armed robbery, and certain sex crimes are punishable by 10-25 years in prison, while certain theft and assault crimes might only carry 1-10 years.

What Is a Wobbler Crime?

    In Georgia, if a defendant is convicted of a felony crime that is punishable by imprisonment for 10 years or fewer, the judge has discretion to instead impose penalties as if the crime were a misdemeanor. All felonies with a sentence of 10 years or less are considered "wobblers," for which the judge has discretion to be more lenient if he or she chooses.

    We Know How to Prepare for Your Case

    Our lawyers have extensive experience successfully defending clients when a lot was on the line. As your advocate, we will take the time to explain:

    • The severity of your charges
    • What your charges mean for you now and for your future
    • How we may approach our defense of these charges

    Attorney Hansford is highly fluent in the language of the criminal code in Georgia and excels at handling even the most serious felony cases. If law enforcement has made mistakes while arresting or investigating you, we will find them. If there are weaknesses in the prosecution's case, we will use them to your advantage. You can count on us to do everything within our power to help you tell your side of the story, refute the accusations and charges against you, and reclaim your life.

    We serve the criminally accused in Forsyth County, Fulton County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs & Cumming.

    Accused of a felony? Want to learn more about your options? Schedule your free consultation with our Alpharetta felony defense lawyer today at (678) 647-6444.

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    Why Brian Hansford Law?

    • First Class Representation

      At Brian Hansford Law, you get a defense team that will give you their undivided attention to your case. We take the time to understand your situation and meticulously prepare your caseĀ in an effort to achieve the best possible result.

    • Former Prosecutor

      Having been a former prosecutor, Brian Hansford understands both sides of the criminal justice system. This experience helps him design an effective defense for his clients.

    • Fierce Trial Attorney

      Many attorneys are afraid to go to trial - NOT US! We aggressively prepare every case as if it will go to trial.

    • 20 Years of Experience

      There's no substitution for experience. With 20 years of practicing law, our team has handled all kinds of charges from misdemeanors to some of the most complex and serious crimes.

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