Chatsworth, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: What is the sentencing on criminal trespassing property damage less than $500 in georgia

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David S West
David S West
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Marietta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Criminal trespassing under $500 is a misdemeanor in georgia and carries a penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a $1000 fine. However,most people fare far better as this is a relatively minor offense. Those with any prior criminal history may face jail of some small duration but most people will be offered probation, a fine and community service. Two things to know, a guilty plea cannot be expunged in Georgia and without a lawyer your chances of getting your charge reduced or dismissed are low. Having this on your record can definitely affect your future so having a lawyer is advised if you can afford one.

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