Motor Vehicle Theft

There are several different offenses categorized under the umbrella of motor vehicle theft under Georgia law. Some are charged as misdemeanors and others as felonies—all are prosecuted aggressively. Misdemeanor Motor Vehicle Theft Crimes Joyriding/criminal trespass is a misdemeanor, as is theft by taking or receiving stolen property if the motor vehicle is valued at less than $5,000. These…

Arson in Georgia

Arson is the act of deliberately damaging a structure, dwelling or piece of personal property with fire or explosives. This crime is a felony in Georgia and will be charged in the first, second or third-degree depending on the details of the case. The prosecution will take all of the facts of the case into…

Manslaughter in Columbus, Georgia

Manslaughter and murder are both classified as homicide offenses in Georgia. Manslaughter is the lesser of these offenses that, unlike murder, is not premeditated. There are two types of manslaughter: voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary Manslaughter Voluntary manslaughter occurs when one person intentionally kills another in a moment of passion. There is no pre-meditation involved; rather,…