Definition of a Misdemeanor
A misdemeanor is any crime
other than a felony.
Local ordinances in Georgia are, by definition, misdemeanors, and
are tried in the municipal and/or magistrate courts.
Punishment for most misdemeanors is up to 12 months in jail. You can
get good time credit while in jail. Many jails only require you to
serve half your sentence.
for most are up to $1000, but can be as low as $300 for certain
Definition of a
Misdemeanor of a High and Aggravated Nature
regular misdemeanor, a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature
can only carry a sentence up to 12 months in jail. However, if you
receive a jail sentence, the
maximum good time credit you can get per month is only 4 days. In
other words, in a month with 30 days, you will have to do 26.
can be as high as $5000.
In addition to jail, probation, fines, and restitution, some common
punishment for a misdemeanor conviction are as follows:
Right to Possess a Firearm (e.g.
Federal Financial Aid for Your Education (Drug Offenses)
Precluded From Certain Job Opportunities
Suspension Of License Plate
Publication of Your Photo in the Newspaper
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