Savannah Violent Crime Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for the Most Serious Charges
Violent crimes generally involve the use of physical force resulting in injury or death, and state lawmakers have put statutes in place that heavily punish these offenses. If you are accused of committing these crimes, you could face severe penalties and spend years serving in a state correctional facility. Even the accusation of certain violent crimes can ruin a reputation, well before the person gets to court.
Types of Violent Offenses in Georgia
Many offenses are classified as violent crimes, including:
- Aggravated assault/battery
- Aggravated stalking
- Armed robbery
- Assault with intent to murder
- Child molestation
- Domestic violence
- Sex offenses
- Vehicular homicide
Using a Weapon in the Commission of a Crime
Crimes involving firearms, knives, or other weapons are considered violent crimes, whether the weapon was used or not. Heavy fines are imposed on these crimes, often as high as $100,000, not including restitution to the victims. An alleged victim who feared imminent harm from a perpetrator armed with any weapon – whether that person was harmed or not – will lead to more severe penalties in a conviction.
Hate crimes are also more heavily punished. A crime classified in this manner can be a serious legal problem. Hate crimes are violent crimes committed against another due to gender, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin, or another form of bias. Gang crimes also carry heavier penalties in many cases.
Our clients often arrive at our office extremely fearful about the future. We understand that you are worried about defending your name and reputation, family relationships, and future.
It is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty in this country. Our Savannah violent crimes attorneys will treat you with the respect you deserve.
What Are the Penalties for Violent Crimes in Georgia?
The state of Georgia does not take violent offenses lightly. As such, anyone convicted of a violent crime can face steep fines, jail time, and other severe penalties. All misdemeanor offenses allow for up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine to be imposed.
The felony convictions for common violent crimes include:
- Murder: The death sentence or life in prison
- Involuntary manslaughter: 1 to 20 years
- Kidnapping: Up to 20 years
- Simple assault: Up to 12 months
- Aggravated assault: 10 to 20 years
- Aggravated battery: Up to 20 years
- Armed robbery: Up to 20 years
- Vehicular homicide: Up to 15 years
- Forcible rape: 20 years
The best place to start is with a free consultation to learn about your legal options. When preparing a defense, we investigate every aspect of your case, including forensic evidence, witness statements, and other evidence to build a case to establish reasonable doubt.
With more than a decade of experience and numerous cases won on behalf of our clients, our attorneys look for any potential constitutional violations, procedural mistakes, improper handling of evidence, and other factors to thoroughly prepare your case for trial.
If you are facing criminal charges, you must find a trusted defense lawyer who can fight for you. Many people entrust their case to an overworked public defender or to inexperienced counsel. When your freedom could be lost, you cannot take chances.
Contact Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC today by calling (912) 417-5008 or by using our online contact form so we can schedule your free, initial consultation.
At Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC, you have an entire legal team on your side when dealing with serious criminal matters. We are ready to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.