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Since they are typically felony charges, the consequences for charges of a violent crime in Georgia can be quite serious. Whatever the charge, how it impacts your future is not something to be taken lightly.

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Violent Crime Charges in Georgia

Violent crimes involve causing (or threatening to cause) injury or death to another person, with or without a deadly weapon. Because of the severity with which these charges are treated in Georgia, securing an experienced criminal defense lawyer is crucial. The right legal representation can significantly influence the outcome of your case. Examples of violent crimes include:

Battery and Simple Battery

In Georgia, Simple Battery is defined as intentional physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with another person, or intentionally causing them physical harm. Battery occurs when an individual intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm to another, such as a black eye or bruises. While these charges are typically misdemeanors in Georgia, they can escalate to felonies under aggravated circumstances. Consequences can include one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, restitution, and more. Additionally, “Family Violence” can elevate a Battery charge if the harm was inflicted on a spouse, ex-spouse, parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, or foster child – anyone that is within the same household as the accused.

Assault and Aggravated Assault

Assault, considered a misdemeanor, occurs when someone injures or attempts to injure another person or makes them fear imminent violent injury. Aggravated Assault, a felony, involves causing injury with the intent to murder, rob, or rape. The severity of the consequences depends on the victim’s injuries and whether a weapon was involved.

Armed Robbery

Armed robbery involves using a weapon to threaten a victim while committing theft, such as in a hold-up or carjacking. In Georgia, armed robbery is a felony with severe consequences.


Involuntary Manslaughter occurs when someone kills another person without malice or prior planning. This can include deaths resulting from DUIs, assaults, or other unintended consequences. Voluntary Manslaughter occurs when someone kills someone intentionally but without pre-planning, such as in a self defense situation or while defending others.  Because proving the presence or absence of malice can be challenging, there is a fine line between manslaughter and murder.


Murder is the most serious crime, potentially resulting in the death penalty in Georgia. Given the gravity of this charge, it is essential for the accused or their family to consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Experienced legal counsel can profoundly impact the case’s outcome.

Benefits of Having Our Criminal Defense Lawyer On Your Side

Criminal defense lawyer Martha Hall has years of experience defending those that have faced criminal charges – from misdemeanors to felonies and murder. Don’t face this situation alone. Count on Hall & Navarro for Fearless Representation.

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