If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may be wondering if there are ways to avoid jail time and harsh punishments. You have many options for alternatives to prison time. Community service is one option.
The Argument for Community Service
Community service sentences are gaining popularity with judges and courts for a number of reasons. First, it makes less work for an already overstretched prison system by keeping the defendant out of jail. It provides community organizations with much-needed help. It also offers defendants an opportunity to give back to their communities. These benefits mean judges are turning toward community service as a rehabilitative and cost-effective punishment option more and more.
The Sentencing Process
In Muscogee County, Georgia, a judge can determine if community service is an appropriate sentence as an alternative to prison. The judge decides how much and what type of community service is required. The type of community service can range from debris removal around public buildings to helping with light office tasks for public works programs. Probation departments often oversee community service sentences.
Contact the attorneys at Wadkins & Wadkins to see if community service is a viable option for you. As life-long Muscogee County citizens, they have a strong sense of responsibility within the community and are recognized for their record of getting alternative sentencing options for their clients. They have experience building fact-based cases that result in reduced sentences of dismissal altogether.
If you’ve been accused of a crime in Muscogee County, Georgia, contact Wadkins & Wallace today at (706) 221-9451 for a free review of your case.