Have You Been Charged with Abandoning Containers with Snap-Locks or Motor Vehicles which Cannot be Easily Opened in Georgia?
Crimes related to weapons or dangerous instruments are heavily regulated in Georgia. The laws were formed to protect the citizens of Georgia and convictions for weapon-related offenses are heavily punished. If you or a loved one has been charged with a weapons offense, call our Georgia Dangerous Instrumentalities Attorneys today. We have over 50 combined years of experience and have someone waiting to answer your call. Find out why we are Georgia's top-rated criminal defense firm.
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-100
A person can be guilty of violating this statute in two different ways.
The first way is when a person leaves any abandoned, unattended, or discarded container which has a compartment of more than 1 1/2 cubic feet capacity and a door or lid which locks or fastens automatically when closed and which cannot easily be opened from the inside, without first removing the lid, door, or locking device from such container and it is accessible to children.
The second way is when a person leaves in any place accessible to children any abandoned or discarded motor vehicle which does not have at least one door which can easily be opened from the inside or one door or window which has been removed.
The Penalty for Abandoning Containers or Motor Vehicles that Cannot be Easily Opened in Georgia
In Georgia, the crime of abandoning containers or motor vehicles that cannot be easily opened will be considered a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors come with consequences of up to a $1,000 fine, jail time up to one year, or both.
Even though the punishment may not seem as severe as other crimes, you still need an experienced Georgia Weapons Attorney. Having a misdemeanor on your record will have an impact on your life.
There are many defenses our weapons lawyers in Georgia can use to resolve your case.
There are a plethora of Georgia Criminal Defenses our attorneys will investigate to see which ones apply to your case. Do not think that you do not have options! There are always arguments we can use to reduce or negate guilt. However, you must call now to ensure you receive the best defense. It takes time to review your case, interview witnesses, and comb through all the evidence.
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Weapons related charges in Georgia are not to be taken lightly. We can assure you that we care about your case just as much as you do and we will do everything we can to fight the charges! Our firm is just as experienced with trying cases as we are negotiating out of court. We guarantee you will receive one of a kind representation when you partner with us. Call now and see how our Georgia Weapons Attorneys will make a difference in your case.