Criminal Proceedings

If you’ve been involved with a felony or misdemeanor it’s important to know the facts and move forward with clear and concise information regarding your case. The implications of not being organized, or, not have experienced representation to help guide you will be costly and potentially damaging for the long-term. The pathway to clarity is possible, and while complicated, we’re here for your immediate support.

It is not uncommon for otherwise good and honest people to find themselves on the wrong side of the law. At Stearns, Montgomery & Proctor, our family law attorneys stand by you and your loved ones when you are facing any variety of Georgia criminal law charges. With over 30 years experience in serving clients throughout our area, we have the legal knowledge and skill needed to help strategize your best course of defense.

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

Under Title 16 of the Georgia Code, crimes are categorized as misdemeanor or felony offenses. Misdemeanors are generally what is considered minor charges, such as motor vehicle infractions, shoplifting, trespassing, and simple assault, but they can still carry potentially severe penalties. Punishment upon conviction of a misdemeanor crime may involve fines up to $5,000, mandatory community service, and up to one year in jail.

Felony charges are those in which you could be facing multiple years imprisonment, with fines and court costs totaling tens of thousands of dollars. Examples of felony crimes our office represents include:

  • Drug possession, manufacture, and distribution;
  • Vehicular homicide and felony DUI charges;
  • Robbery, burglary, fraud, and other theft crimes;
  • Assault and battery;
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence.

Any type of criminal law charge that results in a conviction will remain on your record and could prevent you from being eligible for jobs, student loans, or even housing. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime in Georgia, reach out and contact Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor to get our legal team working on your defense.

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