We understand that a variety of reasons and circumstances can result in a Georgia resident's arrest. Although those reasons might not always be evident at first, we represent those who are facing criminal charges, no matter the circumstances. Protecting the rights of defendants is important to us.
When it comes to facing criminal charges in Georgia, these charges are typically classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor typically results in less serious consequences, while felonies are usually associated with more severe crimes. An easy trick for discerning a misdemeanor charge from a felony is to take note of the amount of jail time that an individual might face.
In general, a police officer in Georgia is required to have a search warrant before searching and seizing any of your personal property. This is due to the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which is meant to protect American citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. If you are facing criminal charges and are concerned that an officer may have illegally searched your property, the following may be of help.