Felony Attorney Serving Paulding County, GA

In Georgia, a felony is most commonly defined as a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than twelve months. It can also mean a crime punishable by death or by life in prison.

There are many different crimes that can be charged as a felony. This list includes felonies that we see repeatedly.

If you are convicted of a felony, spend a significant amount of time in prison and paying a large fine are not the only penalties you are facing. In addition to time and money you could be sentenced to:

  • Community Service
  • Banishment From The Appropriate Judicial Circuit
  • Loss of the Right to Vote During the Term of the Sentence
  • Loss of the Right to Own a Firearm for Life
  • Loss of State and Federal Financial Aid for Your Education
  • Denied Admission or expelled from State Colleges and Universities for up to a year
  • Denied Admission to Certain Schools for Life (e.g. Law School)
  • Precluded From Certain Job Opportunities
  • Loss of Driving Privileges


Many people, when they think about drug charges, think primarily about possession. While possession is a common charge there are other serious felony charges people face every day. Many types of drug charges involve complex litigation stemming from complicated and controversial laws. You want an advocate who will provide an aggressive defense. At the Law Office of Glen Albright, I will fight for you and will push to have the charges dropped, reduced, or dismissed.

I have the experience and expertise to defend you against any drug charge. Your life can be turned upside down because of drug charges. I know how to prepare your case and how to apply the law to stop the madness and give you control of your life again.

When you are facing drug charges, an attorney can help shield you if they have the proper experience and knowledge. At the Law Office of Glen Albright I have the understanding and compassion to see you through the difficulties of facing drug charges. I do not hand your case off to paralegals or office staff. I handle your case personally from start to finish. You need a lawyer who understands the serious penalties you could face (Lengthy prison time, heavy fines, loss of reputation, loss of children and employment).

In Georgia serious drug charges involving cocaine and methamphetamine can result in prison sentences as long as 30 years. These charges require a very small amount of the drugs, in many cases as small as 1 ounce. Because these charges have such extreme sentences, you need to have an attorney who knows all the rules of evidence and procedure to make sure every effort is made to keep the evidence out of court. I have the experience to examine the evidence and develop a defense to maximize the opportunities to achieve positive results.

Marijuana charges are a common in Georgia. Often time these charges are misdemeanors or can be reduced to a misdemeanor. But there are times when charges are filed that have much more serious penalties such as cultivation of marijuana. These charges have lengthy prison terms. With amounts up to ten pounds, the law provides for up to 10 years in prison. If the weight exceeds 10 pounds the sentences can go as high as 30 years with increasing fines up to 1 million dollars.

At the Law Office of Glen Albright I do not shy away from difficult cases. Charges in Georgia involving the Manufacturing, possession with intent and trafficking have serious penalties. Every detail of the case must be analyzed to find errors that I can use to your advantage. There are requirements of the law that are made part of building a defense. For example, in order for you to be convicted of PWID, it must be proven that you not only were in possession of a controlled substance but also that you intended to deliver it to another person. I have the skills and ability to build a case with strong legal foundations to maximize the best results.

Sex Crimes

Georgia has some of the toughest sex crimes laws in the country. Even if the charges are false, any charge of a sexual offense can have long lasting repercussions. The loss of your reputation and future are too serious for you to not have the best defense you can have.

Because of the nature of Georgia laws, many sex crimes are considered felonies and can be punished with heavy fines, extensive prison time, or, in some cases, the death penalty. Any accusation of a sexual crime is serious and should be handled with great care. I have the knowledge to build the defense you need to see their charges reduced or dismissed.

Molestation, Rape, and Computer Pornography are the most common sexually based crimes charges in Georgia. If you have been charged with one of the offenses, you must have an aggressive defense team to investigate the allegation and interpret the evidence to maximize the opportunities to reduced or dismiss the charges. At the Law offices of Glen Albright, I provide superior criminal defense and I am qualified to handle your case. 

Penalties for sex crimes in Georgia are extremely harsh. Depending on the type and nature of the offense,  you could be sentenced to life in prison without parole or even the death penalty. Don’t trust a lawyer who “Also Practices criminal defense law”. You wouldn’t go to a foot doctor to have surgery on your brain; likewise, you don’t want to retain a divorce lawyer to handle your criminal case. Given the severe penalties you are facing, you want and need a lawyer whose focus is on criminal law. I practice criminal Law. My attention and drive are focused on you and your criminal case.

Violent Crimes

Both the State and federal governments aggressively prosecute violent crimes. If you are charged with a violent crime do not wait to contact me at 678-232-4282. Don’t face law enforcement or the prosecutors without having me standing by your side. When it comes to finding a lawyer to handle the complexities of your case, you only have one choice. Without proper representation you are facing long-term penalties and fines.

I am an aggressive defense attorney and I will stand by your side and go above and beyond in your case. I offer a free case evaluation to assess the circumstance and begin building a strong case strategy. I will fight to preserve your freedom and give you the best possible defense.

Georgia still has the death penalty for certain crimes. Murder is one of the crimes in which the State will seek the death penalty. If you are facing a murder charge you need to call me immediately. Make arrangements for me to complete a free case evaluation so I can begin an aggressive defense and pursue every potential option to reduce or have the charges dismissed.

Many criminal charges are based on the severity of the crime. Assault and battery charges are a good example. Each charge has a simple charge and an aggravated charge. The simple forms are usually charged as a misdemeanor and the aggravated form is charged as a felony.

Simple assault is where the defendant merely attempted to commit a violent act or injure someone.

Aggravated assault goes a step further where the defendant attempts to rob, rape or murder someone and they do so with a weapon that could cause serious injury.

Simple battery is when there is actual physical contact made with the victim and the violent act is intentional.

Aggravated battery is when the defendant causes serious bodily harm in a malicious manner and in some cases disfigures the victim.

Each of the charges also has different penalties. Simple assault and simple battery charges have a 1 year jail sentence and a $1000.00 fine. Aggravated assault and aggravated battery have prison terms as high as 20 years. Having me as your lawyer and advocate means you have an attorney who understands how to argue to have the case reduced or dismissed. The ability to reduce or dismiss charges has major implications on both prison time and fines. Call me today. Don’t delay and run the risk of a lengthy prison sentence and a high financial penalty.  

Theft Crimes   

Theft crimes can have a strong, negative impact on your life if they are not dealt with quickly. Even if you are not convicted, the charges alone can cause you to miss out on job opportunities and more. I have an excellent criminal defense record. Let me provide the relentless defense that you need to have your charges dropped or your case dismissed.

Contact my firm at 678-232-4282 to set up your free consultation!

There are multiple types of theft crimes.The following list is an overview of the most common theft charges. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony theft charge is all based on the amount of money/value of the property at issue.

Theft by Taking

O.C.G.A. § 16-8-2 defines "theft by taking" as unlawfully taking or being in possession of someone else's property with the intent of depriving that person of their property.

Theft by Deception

O.C.G.A. § 16-8-3 defines "theft by deception" as obtaining someone else's property using "deceitful means or artful practice" with the intention of depriving that person of their property.

Theft by Shoplifting

O.C.G.A. §16-8-14 defines " shoplifting" as stealing merchandise from a store using any of the following means:

  • Concealment
  • Altering price tags or other markings
  • Transferring merchandise from one container to another
  • Interchanging labels or price tags
  • Wrongfully causing the amount paid to be less than the state price of the merchandise


O.C.G.A. §16-7-1 defines " burglary" as entering or remaining in someone else's house, other dwelling place, or any part of a building without permission and with the intent to commit a felony inside. This offense is often committed by someone who intends to commit a felony theft crime inside the home or building.


O.C.G.A. §16-8-40 defines "robbery" as stealing property from another person by use of force, intimidation, or sudden snatching.

O.C.G.A. §16-8-41 defines " armed robbery" as, with the intent to commit theft, taking property from another person or in their presence by use of a deadly or "offensive" weapon, replica, article, or device that looks like a weapon.


While not specifically defined in Georgia law, embezzlement is a theft offense that Is committed by someone who has been placed in a position of trust and authority over the property or assets of another and, without the permission of the owner, uses the property or assets for their own personal gain.

Embezzlement is punished in Georgia as a form of property theft. This means that the penalties increase with the value of the property that is embezzled. See O.G.C.A. §16-8-12 for penalties.