The Lawyer You Need When Everything Is On The Line
Crimes against a person occur when someone commits or threatens to commit violence against another person. The range of offenses is broad and covers charges such as misdemeanor assault to felony murder.
I’m attorney Keith Fitzgerald, and I defend people charged with these serious offenses. At Fitzgerald Law in Macon, I build strong defenses for people facing these types of charges. I understand how devastating a conviction for a crime against a person can be; the rest of your life may be affected. Speak with me today in a free consultation to discuss your case.
What Charges Are You Facing?
Whether the charge includes assault, sexual assault, battery or murder, I have the experience to defend you. My experience includes:
Aggravated assault: In Georgia, this offense includes assault with the intent to rape, rob or murder a person. It can also involve the use of a device, weapon or instrument to cause serious bodily harm or trying to strangle someone with one of these objects. The charge may also be brought against someone in a vehicle who fired a gun at a person with no “legal justification” to do so.
Penalties may include a prison sentence of up to 20 years, up to a $100,000 fine and more.
Battery: This offense occurs when a person “intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm to another.” It may be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the incident.
Penalties may include up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 for a misdemeanor. For an aggravated battery charge, you can spend five to 25 years in prison. Sentences can be longer if deemed so by the judge.
Murder: In Georgia, murder comes with a life sentence in prison. In the most serious cases, it can result in life without parole or the death penalty. If you are facing murder charges, you must have a lawyer with experience in these difficult cases and the trial skills to get the charges dismissed or to mitigate the consequences.