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Georgia Teenager Arrested on 20 Different Felony Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports, police in Gwinnett County have arrested the person they have suspected of three different armed robberies and one situation of false imprisonment in Georgia.

The person has been identified as Walter Williams a 19-year-old man. He has been arrested on multiple counts of armed robbery, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault in Georgia.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will focus on the law behind armed robbery in our state as it is undoubtedly the most serious charge Williams is facing.

Armed Robbery in Georgia

Armed robbery in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §16-8-41 as:

A person commits the offense of armed robbery when, with intent to commit theft, he or she takes property of another from the person or the immediate presence of another by use of an offensive weapon, or any replica, article, or device have the appearance of such weapon.

Georgia Law also outlines what is considered an offensive weapon. Courts have gone back and forth through the years as to what constitutes an offensive weapon as well as if replica or toys can be considered offensive weapons. It has finally been established that an offensive weapon includes not only weapons which are offensive per se, but also embraces other instrumentalities not normally considered to be offensive in and of themselves but which may be found by a jury likely to produce death or great bodily injury depending on the manner and means of their used.

Armed robbery is classified as a felony in Georgia. The penalties for an armed robbery conviction are severe. A conviction of Armed Robbery carries a potential sentence of ten to twenty years in prison with the very minimum being ten years in prison with no early release. Prison terms for life are another common penalty for Armed Robbery. The most severe penalty in Georgia for Armed Robbery is the death penalty.

Practice Note

As a firm, we focus on Georgia Criminal Defense. This means that we understand the very basis of our criminal justice system - that a person is not to be assumed guilty. A person has a presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime in Georgia, please contact our offices today. Georgia criminal law is extremely complicated, and should never be attempted by someone who is not a criminal defense attorney.

Again, call us today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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