Attorneys of Sexton & Moody, P.C.

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Aggressive, Effective Defense In The Face Of Major Felony Charges

An arrest on suspicion of a major felony is a serious threat to a person’s freedom and future. Fighting back is a healthy response to felony charges. Your determination to reclaim your future can make the difference that you need to overcome this difficult situation.

At Sexton & Moody, P.C., we stand beside the accused to ensure that each defendant has a chance at a positive way forward.

Types Of Serious Crimes Our Clients Are Sometimes Accused Of

Many clients of Sexton & Moody, P.C., turn to us for counsel after being charged with serious felony crimes such as the following:

  • Murder
  • Sex crimes
  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of a firearm as a convicted felon
  • Weapons offenses
  • Serious white collar crimes, including securities violations
  • Forgery
  • Identify fraud
  • Transaction fraud

This is not an exhaustive list, but rather, an illustrative collection of some of the major felony charges our clients have faced. Much is on the line for someone charged with a major felony such as these.

What Are Common Consequences Of Major Felonies In Georgia?

If you are convicted of a serious crime, your penalties may include:

  • Lengthy incarceration in state prison of a year or longer
  • High fines of $1000 or more

Other negative consequences relevant to the charges, such as a driver’s license suspension or revocation, a requirement for sex offender registration or ineligibility to get federal student loans after a drug crime conviction. Furthermore, you may be banned from owning firearms in the future and you may be disqualified from voting. If you have violated probation by committing any crime, you may also face punishments that were deferred with a probation sentence.

No matter what crime you have been accused of, your defense attorney can make sure you understand what your punishments might be in case of a conviction.

What Is Considered A Serious Or Violent Felony In Georgia?

Murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated child molestation are all examples of violent felonies. Other serious felonies include repeat offenses, crimes committed along with weapons or terroristic threats, a crime committed with a weapon, a crime against a member of a vulnerable population (such as an elderly or disabled person), and sexual battery or enticement of a child under age 16.

Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Felonies In Georgia?

.Typical statutes of limitations for serious crimes in Georgia include the following:

  • For felonies punishable by the death penalty or prison for life: seven years
  • For felonies committed against children: seven years
  • For other felonies: four years

For some criminal offenses in Georgia, there is no statute of limitation. These include all types of murders; rape, kidnapping and armed robbery that can be verified through DNA samples. 

Get A Skilled McDonough Major Felonies Attorney On Your Side

Start the long road toward reclaiming your future after an arrest or after learning that you are being investigated on suspicion of a serious crime. Contact a criminal defense attorney without delay after being charged with any felony or misdemeanor.

To schedule a free consultation, call 770-692-9495 and send an online inquiry.