What is the Difference Between a Felony, a Misdemeanor, and a Violation in Georgia?2019-03-08T10:10:47+00:00

What is the Difference Between a Felony, a Misdemeanor, and a Violation in Georgia?

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The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Georgia is as follows. A felony is charged by the district attorney’s office and is handled in superior court. The punishment of a felony starts with a year in prison and obviously can go up or depending upon the severity of the crime as well as or significant fines. A misdemeanor in Georgia is brought by the solicitor general’s office and is handled in either municipal court or state court. It can punishable up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. There’s also a high and aggravated misdemeanors that have significantly higher fines.