Being arrested for a felony can be beyond terrifying. That severe of a crime and conviction doesn’t only result in making daily life harder in the future – finding housing and employment become so limited – but it threatens the road your life is on now. And it determines whether the next 10 years or the rest of your life will be spent behind bars. If you or your loved one is facing such a seemingly insurmountable charge, bail them out now. Don’t let them spend a single minute more than they have to in jail. Contact today. We offer felony bail services in Athens, GA and the surrounding counties. We want to get you home, give you time to breathe, spend time with family and consult a proper criminal lawyer. You need that time and we want to help give it to you. For fast bail out of jail, call now!
What is the Measure of a Felony?
A felony is a classification of a crime that is the most severe class. Felonies and misdemeanors are decided on a crime-by-crime basis in the state of Georgia whereas other states have set definitions and parameters about what makes a felony a felony and a misdemeanor a misdemeanor. There are still hard-and-fast felonies in Georgia. Murder is punishable by the death penalty and other serious crimes (such as kidnapping and armed robbery) are frequently penalized by ten to twenty-five years in prison. Crimes such as rape or those which involve rape can incur an incarceration of 25 years to life without parole.
Other felonies may be referred to as “wobblers.” Wobblers are a term lent to crimes that can be punished as either a felony or misdemeanor depending on circumstances (what the crime involved, if violence was a factor, what your criminal history is, if any). For example, in the case of a wobbler, a judge may choose to sentence a conviction of a felony with a prison sentence of 10 years or less to a misdemeanor.
Violent Felonies are never counted as wobblers. Violent felonies are specified in the following list – though not limited to the list:
- Kidnapping where the victim is older than 14 years old – mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison
- Aggravated molestation – mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison
- Aggravated sexual battery – mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison
- Aggravated sodomy – mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison
- Armed robbery – mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison
Bail Bonds Agents at Your Aid
At Double “O” Bonding we understand what you may be feeling if you have or your loved one has been charged with a felony. We know the full weight of how you’ve been treated and what you may face in the coming year. And we want to help make it more manageable. We offer felony bail services in Athens, GA and the surrounding counties 24/7 to aid you in getting your loved one released from jail fast. With any charge as serious as a felony, you will need time to regroup with your loved ones and pick the right lawyer. We can help get you out of jail so you can regroup before trial. Call today!