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The Seven Deadly Sins- Serious Violent Felonies in Georgia

Posted by Brian Cathey | Apr 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Georgia law classifies certain crimes as serious violent felonies, often called the “seven deadly sins":

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed robbery
  • Rape
  • Aggravated sodomy
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Aggravated child molestation

Any person convicted of a serious violent felony must serve every day of the mandatory minimum sentence for that crime: 10 years for armed robbery or kidnapping a victim at least 14 years of age; 25 years for kidnapping a victim less than 14 years of age, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, or aggravated sexual battery; 30 years for murder.

Some reform groups seek sentencing reform that would end mandatory minimum sentences in Georgia.

If you are charged with a serious violent felony, you should consult an aggressive and dedicated criminal defense attorney like Brian Cathey.

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