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Serious Violent Felonies in Georgia

By Douglas N. Fox  Aug. 1, 2011 2:13p

Under Georgia law, serious violent crimes include such crimes as murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated sodomy. These types of felonies carry serious penalties involving lengthy prison sentences, fines, restitution and more. If you are convicted of a crime of this type, you will not be eligible for first offender probation.

If you are convicted of kidnapping a minor under the age of 14, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, or aggravated sodomy, you may be sentenced to life imprisonment or a mandatory minimum prison term of 25 years with probation for the rest of your life. If you are sentenced to life in prison for a serious violent felony of any kind, you will not be eligible for parole until you have served at least 30 years of your sentence. If you have been sentenced to death and the sentence was commuted to life, you also will not be eligible for any type of parole until you have served a minimum of 30 years in prison.

Further penalties connected with violent sex-related felonies involve sex offender registration, which is a public record and which will haunt you for the rest of your life. Due to the extremely grave consequences of being charged with a Georgia felony, you should not consider any other alternative than finding yourself a competent and dedicated Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney who will take every legal measure to help you avoid a conviction or to minimize the negative consequences of one.

Talk to a Lawrenceville Felony Defense Attorney About Your Case

If you are located in Gwinnett County, Georgia and are involved in a serious violent felony case, you may be frightened, confused and justifiably anxious. This is not a situation that you can take lightly. You can, however, get dynamic and aggressive legal representation from Attorney Douglas N. Fox, who has been practicing criminal defense since 1995. With years of experience and an unwavering devotion to providing superior legal service, he is an outstanding choice in the face of felony charges.

Prosecutors in serious violent felony cases will use everything they have to put you behind bars, using the fullest extent of the law. You will need an equally tenacious defender. By retaining the services of this criminal defense lawyer, your case will be in exceptionally professional hands.

Contact Lawrenceville criminal defense lawyer Douglas Fox if you are facing felony charges in Gwinnett County, Georgia today. 

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