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At John B. Miller & Associates, P.C., we aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty and deal with “messy” crimes. The public tends to be quick to condemn those accused of violent crimes. However, our team of unrelenting violent crime defense lawyers in Marietta and Peachtree City provide legal guidance to seek the best possible outcome for your case.

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Violent Crimes in Georgia

 

According to Georgia law, a violent crime is the use of physical force against another individual, which leads to injury or death. In Marietta, the crime rate is 22% higher than the state average and residents have a 1 in 287 chance of having a violent crime committed against them. Violent crime is a broad category that contains a variety of offenses.

Some examples of violent crimes include:

  • Assault and aggravated assault

  • Battery and aggravated battery

  • Arson

  • Aggravated stalking

  • Kidnapping

  • Armed robbery

  • Murder

  • Manslaughter

What Are Assault Crimes?

Georgia law defines simple assault as the attempt to commit violent harm to another or acting in a manner that results in another party reasonably fearing imminent bodily harm. Typically, a basic assault charge is considered a misdemeanor offense. However, there are circumstances where the offense can be elevated to that of a high and aggravated nature.

O.C.G.A §16-5-21 defines aggravated assault as an instance where an individual commits assault with the intent to murder or rape, uses a deadly weapon, or acts in other proscribed ways. Charges of aggravated assault face even greater potential punishments, such as an incarceration sentence of up to 20 years.

O.C.G.A. Kidnapping

O.C.G.A. §16-5-40 defines kidnapping as the abduction or stealing of another person while lacking lawful authority to do so or holding the victim against their will. Penalties for kidnapping are especially serious, including prison sentences anywhere from 10 years to life. The victim must be “moved,” which is an important contributing factor to building a defense.

What Is Armed Robbery?

Georgia law defines armed robbery as the immediate, intentional taking of another’s property, aided by the use of an offensive weapon. There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years if convicted of this crime.

Murder & Related Crimes

 

Murder charges are extremely serious and carry with them harmful potential penalties.

There are two different classifications of murder charges:

  • Malice murder, which is the unlawful and intentional causing of another person’s death

  • Felony murder, which is when another person’s death was caused during the commission of a separate felony

 

Those convicted of either classification could face death, a life term without the possibility of parole, or a life term where parole is not possible until an adequate amount of time has been served.

Violent Crimes with Severe Penalties

Lower-level violent crimes committed by first-time offenders might have penalties that are easier to overcome. However, there are specific violent offenses that make it nearly impossible for the convicted individual to return to society.

Examples of these crimes and their penalties include:

  • Kidnapping when the victim is under 14 — life imprisonment

  • Kidnapping when the victim is over 14 — 10 to 20 year prison sentence

  • Armed robbery — a mandatory 10 years in prison without parole eligibility, 20 years in prison, life imprisonment, or the death penalty depending on the circumstances of the specific crime

Serious Charges Deserve Serious Legal Counsel

 

At John B. Miller & Associates, P.C., our Marietta violent crime lawyers understand the gravity that comes with an arrest. Our team of attorneys prioritizes evidence-gathering and trial preparations to ensure that all the details of the case are covered. Regardless of the charge, we believe that you are entitled to your Constitutional right to fair representation.

Call (770) 863-8355 or contact us via our secure online form to speak with a skilled violent crimes lawyer today.

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