Athens-Clarke County has a Municipal and State Court. Municipal Court typically handles traffic tickets and certain other misdemeanors like a first offense DUI. A criminal case in Municipal Court can be resolved by negotiated a plea, bench trial or in some cases transferred to State Court. State Court has jurisdiction for misdemeanor criminal cases as well as jury trials . However, a charge such as Possession of a Fake ID could move your case from Municipal Court to State Court. This means that you could be at risk for higher fines, longer probation, and other issues. If you have been charged with this crime or other similar offenses, it is best to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your specific case.
Many students are arrested for underage possession of alcohol, fake ID, public intoxication and other charges. If you have been arrested for an alcohol offense in or around Athens, GA, attorney Joseph Lariscy can help. For a free consultation call (706) 389-4375 or contact us online for legal assistance.