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