Common Reasons for Arrests in Cobb Co. GeorgiaWritten on February 3, 2016
Each day in counties like Cobb and Fulton, dozens of people are arrested and brought to jail. A trip to the county jail, even for minor charges, can result in hours spent in confinement waiting to be processed. This means having your fingerprints taken and posing for a mug shot. No matter the charge, even for traffic infractions, you will be processed along with those who have been arrested for more serious crimes. If it is a busy day in the jail it can take up to twelve hours before a loved one can even post your bond.
Most people who are taken into custody aren’t locked up for serious felonies. The vast majority of arrests in busy Georgia counties are for less serious misdemeanors. Often times, those who are arrested don’t even realize their freedom could be in jeopardy. An arrest could mean significant time in jail, future court dates and possible expensive fines.
Driving with a suspended license is a common cause for arrest. A Georgia driver’s license can be suspended for a variety of reasons. If you have received a traffic citation for something like speeding or failing to stop at a red light, and fail to go court, your license will be suspended. The same is true for failing to pay court ordered child support. If the court doesn’t have your correct address on file, you may not even know your license is suspended. If you are pulled over for a minor traffic violation, and your license is suspended, you can count on a trip to jail.
If you fail to renew your driver’s license, and it expires, you are risking arrest by continuing to drive. Driving without a valid drivers is the same as driving with an expired license. Between family obligations and career responsibility, it can be very easy to forget that your license is going to expire.
An arrest for a suspended or expired driver’s license could also result in your vehicle being impounded. That’s just one more expense and headache you will have deal with.
Domestic violence arrests are also frequent occurrences. Domestic arguments can quickly escalate when tempers flare. If an arrest is made it will be based on the officer’s decision as to who was the primary aggressor. This determination can be made on what the participant’s say as well as any visible marks or injuries.
If minors are present during the incident, an added charge of Cruelty to Children in the Third Degree can also apply. If a minor child sees or hears any act of domestic violence, the second charge will be added to the arrest warrant.
An arrest can jeopardize your freedom, your wallet and your job! It’s important to keep in mind why people are commonly arrested. That will help you avoid making the same mistakes.
If you have been arrested for any of the above charges, or have any other legal questions or concerns, your first call should be to The Silverbach Group. We are a firm of experienced attorneys who are available for questions and consultations. You can reach us at 770-635-0334.