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Many misdemeanor convictions can also result in lifelong consequences

beyond simple jail time; including immigration consequences and the

revocation of your gun rights. And although the maximum sentence for a

misdemeanor is 12 months in jail, the sentence could be longer with multiple

misdemeanors running consecutively instead of concurrently.

Examples of misdemeanors and punishment are below:

Theft By Shoplifting – under $500. Punishable by up to 12 months in jail and

or fine up to $1000.

Forgery 4th degree – With intent to defraud knowingly (1) makes, alters, possesses,

utters, or delivers any check written in the amount of less than $1500 in a fictious

name or in such a manner that the check as made or altered purports to have

been made by another person.

Deposit Account Fraud – Makes, draws, utters, executes, or delivers an instrumen

t for the payment of money on any bank or other depository in exchange for a present consideration or wages, knowing it will not be honored by the drawee.

If instrument is less than $500 then misdemeanor.

Giving False Name – A person who gives a false name, address, or date of birth to law enforcement officer in the lawful discharge of his official duties with the intent

of misleading the officer as to his identity or birthdate.

Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer – Knowingly and willfully obstructs

or hinders any law enforcement officer in the lawful discharge of his official duties.

Simple Battery – (1) Intentionally makes physical contact of an insulting or

provoking nature with the person of another or (2) intentionally causes

physical harm to another.


If you or a loved one have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, it is vital

that you move quickly to retain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced

Atlanta Criminal Defense lawyer.

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