Misdemeanors are thought of as minor crimes. But don't be fooled, even minor crimes can carry a heavy penalty.

Crimes are considered a felony or misdemeanor based on the possible punishment. A misdemeanor offense can receive a maximum of a $5000 fine or 12 months in jail. If found guilty of certain misdemeanors, you also face the possibility of community service, losing the right to carry a firearm, losing some types of student financial aid, and a criminal record following them for the rest of their life. These outcomes can affect your education, job and future job prospects.

If your career and reputation are important you will recognize the necessity of having a strong, experienced and ethical attorney on your side to protect your rights. Contact the Trusted Georgia Attorneys at The Law Offices of James E. Goad, P.C. for your free consultation. We can take action to protect your legal rights and help minimize the negative consequences resulting from a misdemeanor charge.