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GEORGIA FIRST OFFENDERS ACT

Aug 08, 2017

The First Offenders Act, also referred to as a withheld adjudication, is one of the most important criminal statutes for defendants on the books. The Act is codified at O.C.G.A. §42-8-60. FOA allows a defendant to plead guilty to a particular charge, serve the sentence imposed by the judge, but then not have a conviction...

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FEDERAL CRIMINAL SENTENCING

Federal sentencing has often been referred to as draconian or “dark ages” type of justice. Penalties are harsh, and probation is almost unheard of (although not impossible). Almost all federal statutes are felonies. Parole has been abolished in the federal system, so defendants generally do at least 85% of their sentence. After incarceration, a defendant...

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BOND/BAIL

The beginning of the formal criminal process generally begins with an arrest. This can happen either by a warrant (authorization to “seize” you by law enforcement) or by an on-the-spot arrest (generally issuing a citation or citations). So now you are in jail. What now? For minor misdemeanors resulting in arrest, some bail amounts are...

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PROBATED SENTENCES

Probation is a very real sentence. Probation puts a defendant under the court’s strict supervision, through a probation officer, for a certain period of time. Most of the time, whether dealing with a felony or misdemeanor case, a probation sentence means you avoid jail time. Many defendants do not take probation seriously, though, and end...

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