Attorneys Providing Defense Against Misdemeanors
Although many people consider misdemeanors to be minor, almost meaningless offenses, this is not necessarily the case. Misdemeanors are often extremely serious and can result in major fines and significant time in jail, not to mention a destroyed reputation in the community. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you need to get legal help from an experienced, committed legal team.
At Overman & Overman LLC, our attorneys have been helping clients fight back against criminal charges, including all types of misdemeanors, since 1991. Our attorneys combine compassion and empathy for our clients with an aggressive approach to advocacy in the courtroom. Serving clients in the greater Atlanta metro and throughout Georgia, we know how to give you the best chances of getting your case dismissed or limiting the sentence you might face.
What Is a Misdemeanor?
In Georgia, crimes are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a minor offense that can only incur up to a $1,000 fine and 12 months in jail, at most. Misdemeanors are typically nonviolent crimes that do not cause serious damage or injury to a person or property; they are mistakes that anyone could make, depending on the circumstances. While misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, they can still have lasting effects on your life. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, it is important to work with a criminal defense lawyer from Overman & Overman LLC.
Our attorneys have experience dealing with a wide range of misdemeanor charges, including:
- Petty theft
- Public intoxication
Even though these crimes are small, they do appear on your background check and can cause unforeseen consequences throughout your life. Whether you have been falsely accused or want a reduced sentence, the best chance of a successful outcome is to partner with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
Contact Overman & Overman
If you are facing misdemeanor charges in Georgia, call us at 770-501-7425 or email us today. We would be happy to review your case and build a sound defense so that your mistakes don’t damage your chances of leading a prosperous life.