In Georgia, misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by a sentence of up to 12 months in the  county jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

Here is a brief list of some of the most common misdemeanors charged in Georgia.  Drug and alcohol may result in the suspension of your driver’s license.

  • DUI
  • Traffic Offenses (Reckless driving, speeding, etc.)
  • Driving while License Suspended
  • Theft by Taking
  • Theft by Shoplifting
  • Theft by Receiving
  • Theft by Deception
  • Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce
  • Battery
  • Family Violence Battery
  • Simple Battery
  • Family Violence Simple Battery
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
  • Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer