Types of violent crimes in Georgia
Facing the prospect of a prison sentence and significant fines, you need to hire a violent crime lawyer in Georgia who will defend your rights and preserve all of your defenses. Michael Fulcher Law is here to represent you to our fullest, ready to build a viable defense. We have extensive experience representing Georgia residents accused of:
- Armed robbery: a conviction for armed robbery carries a prison sentence of at least 10 years, without the option of parole, to a maximum sentence of 20 years to life.
- Assault in all degrees: assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. A felony assault charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
- Battery in all degrees: battery, too, can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. A felony battery charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison depending on the kind of violence used and the resulting injuries.
- Domestic violence: sentencing upon conviction depends on the underlying charges—assault, battery, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal damage to property and can reach up to 20 years in prison.
- DUI vehicular homicide: when charged as a felony, sentences can range from 3-15 years in prison.
- Manslaughter: depending on the circumstances, manslaughter can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
- Murder: a conviction for murder requires a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
- Weapons charges: pointing a gun at another or discharging a gun on a public road can result in a sentence of up to 12 months in jail. Possessing a prohibited weapon—bazookas, hand grenades, mortars, rocket launchers, sawed-off shotguns and rifles, and silencers—can bring a sentence of up to 5 years in prison. Taking a gun into a school zone is a felony punishable from 2-10 years in prison.
Facing these charges is daunting. A skilled and experienced violent crime lawyer by your side each step of the way will help you to better understand the nature of the proceedings and fiercely advocate on your behalf.
Michael Fulcher Law will use all our accumulated knowledge and skill to defend you. Here is some of what we do:
- We will thoroughly investigate your case, to fully uncover and understand the scope of the prosecutor’s case.
- We will find the flaws and ambiguities in the witnesses’ accounts of what happened.
- We will cross-examine witnesses, digging for inconsistencies and finding all of the contradictions.
- We will find witnesses to testify on your behalf, including experts to draw doubt into the prosecution’s story.
- We will devise an overall legal strategy as well as interim steps for each stage of the prosecution.
- We will advise you on plea bargain offers from the prosecutor.
- We will use the law and judicial precedent to challenge evidence and testimony to create reasonable doubt
Contact our Violent Crimes Lawyer in Madison, Georgia
You deserve skilled and competent legal representation when facing a violent crime prosecution. A good lawyer will guide you through the stress of a prosecution while rigorously defending your rights, preserving defenses, and challenging the prosecution to be fair.
Michael Fulcher knows criminal law, with over 15 years of experience as a prosecutor, public defender, and privately retained defense counsel. That experience includes a deep understanding of law, criminal procedure, and familiarity with all of the players—police, prosecutors, and judges—in Morgan, Greene, Putnam, Taliaferro, and Jasper Counties.
Michael Fulcher Law will fiercely defend your legal rights, honestly assess the strength of the prosecution’s case, and advise you on a course of action that is in your best interests.
With offices in Monroe and Madison, we are conveniently located. To accommodate you, we can also arrange for a confidential teleconference.
Call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Your free consultation with Michael Fulcher Law is confidential, covered by attorney-client privilege. Your frank answers to all questions will assure a realistic assessment of the charges so that we can advise you on your rights, defenses, and how to proceed.