Solicitor General100 10th Street, Government Center - Tower, 9th Floor
Sentence Guidelines for Misdemeanors
General Misdemeanors are punishable for up to 12 months in jail and/or up to $1,000 fine and/or community service.
Some misdemeanor offenses have minimum community service requirements as determined by the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Furthermore, a defendant may be placed on supervised probation to complete the terms of his/her sentence.
Rules of Court
The Office of the Solicitor General is goverened by the following entities and treaties:
The Victim Witness program has been in existence since 1997 and has served several thousand crime victims. They investigate both domestic and non-domestic cases that involve personal injury and/or property damage. These offenses include: Battery, Sexual Battery, Simple Battery, Simple Assault, Stalking, Harassing Phone Calls, Criminal Trespass and Reckless Conduct, all of which are misdemeanor crimes. These crimes are often very destructive to families, individuals and our community as a whole. Every day families live in terror, businesses loose money due to employee injuries, school's struggle with behavior problems that result from violence in the home and property damage increases. In cases involving domestic violence, issues of safety and survival are compounded due to the relationship of those involved.
It is our job to afford these victims a voice in the judicial process and keep them informed of their rights. We are passionately committed to victims' rights and have made several strides towards improving these rights in our community. We are co-founders of the Domestic Violence Roundtable (DVR), a local nonprofit agency that brings a coordinated community response to the crisis of domestic violence, we drafted the proposal that enabled each law enforcement officer in our community the use of a camera at crime scenes, we conduct trainings for law enforcement and community organizations and we are currently working on a Hispanic Victim/Witness pamphlet for this underserved population in our community.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A CRIME !
If you or someone you know is being abused and it is not safe at home or in the relationship, there is help! You are not alone and it is not your fault!
In Georgia Call: 1-800-33HAVEN
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911
Domestic violence is when one person tries to control another through physical, emotional, sexual or economic means. It is about power and control. A batterer can be your husband, your life partner, or someone with whom you Are intimately involved or dating. Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, culture, income level, age or sexual orientation. It is not your fault!
The Domestic Violence Roundtable (DVR) provides leadership to the Columbus community to better respond to the problems of domestic violence. The DVR is committed to ensu A Safety plan is a plan, short-or-long-term to help you seek safety. You may not bering that domestic violence victims have useful information available to them about the services available to provide support and assistance.
What is a Safety Plan?
Safety Plan for Women in Danger: Have the following items hidden in a place where your partner cannot find them and where you can reach them easily.
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