Blue Ridge, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: I've had prior violent charges like riot penal institution and simple assault

I need convicted of riot in penal institution simple assault and now I got into fight with roommate she attacked me and pressed charges

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Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There is not enough information here and I am unsure what your question is, exactly. I presume you would like to know if your prior convictions will be used against you. The short answer, is yes, most likely. The State almost always seeks to introduce evidence of prior acts; such as prior convictions involving crimes of violence to help bolster their current case that is an alleged act of violence. You need to make sure that you have adequate counsel that can explore all defenses such as self defense.

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