The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A) has several laws that are commonly referred to as “DUI” – driving under the influence. The most commonly accused violation is O.C.G.A. 40-6-391: Addresses driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating substances; penalties for first, second and subsequent convictions; child endangerment.
O.C.G.A. 16-7-1 defines burglary as the entry into a “dwelling house of another or any building, vehicle, railroad car, watercraft, or other such structure” without authority. First offenses have a sentencing range of 1 to 20 years with second offenses having a mandatory minimum of 5 years.
Assault & Battery
The most common assault and battery accusation in Georgia is O.C.G.A. 16-5-20 – Simple assault. A simple assault involves either an
Attempt to commit a violent injury to a person or
An act which places a person in reasonable fear of immediately receiving a violent injury
O.C.G.A. 16-13-30 is the law under which most GA drug possession cases are accused.
Schedule I narcotics have a sentencing range of 2 to 15 years and Schedule II narcotics have a range of 5 to 30 years.
There has never been nor will there ever be a case too small to receive a full opportunity at justice.
- Attorney Nefertara Clark