Why Being Charged With The "Seven Deadlies" Of Major Crimes In Georgia Could Mean Life
BY ATTORNEY JOHN W. RODMAN
''Everything, even the presumption of innocence, must be fought for that much harder when facing a major crime indictment.''
That's why you'll need a criminal defense attorney who can stand against the talent and resources that the government and police will pour into the prosecution.
Aggravated Sexual Battery
Aggravated Child Molestation
Keep in mind: Depending on the jurisdiction, charges such as Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery and certain domestic violence or gang related counts may also get lumped into a major crime designation.
Many major crimes carry mandatory minimums, such as ten years without the possibility of parole, meaning that 10 years in prison is the least amount of punishment that a person can receive upon conviction.
Many major crimes sentencing ranges also go all the way up to life sentences, and a second conviction often means mandatory life without parole.
Most general criminal cases are resolved pretrial through plea negotiations or motions practice. It is commonly accepted that less than 5% of all criminal cases go to trial.
District Attorneys assign their very best litigators to prosecute major crime cases.
Additional charges are more likely to be accused by prosecutors in such cases for strategy or leverage.
There's little chance of receiving pretrial release on bond and you may wait in jail for years before trial.
It is common for some defense attorneys to actually have very little trial experience.
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