with felony obstruction for head-butting an officer, and also for possession of methamphetamine.
I entered a plea for him of obstruction or hindering a law-enforcement officer, Georgia code 16-10-24.
The penalty for violating 16-10-24 is $1000 fine and up to one year in jail or both. This being a misdemeanor charge is a significant reduction from the penalty of felony obstruction.
My client was unable to enter a plea as a first offender because he had previously had a first offender status revoked.
This plea deal resulted in a three-year term of straight probation (no prison time),
This was victory because the original offer from the prosecutor was a five year sentence which would have required at least one year in custody.
We excepted these terms and my client will be supervised in Forsyth County where he presently lives.
This informational blog comes to you from the Alpharetta, Georgia criminal defense attorney Scott Miller.
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