Three Strikes Law in Georgia

Three Strikes Law in Georgia
Three Strikes law is provision about half of the states have adopted to keep habitual offenders of felony crimes off the street. The result of being charged with a 3 strikes law is 25 years to life without the ability for parole.
In Georgia these offenses count towards your 3 strikes:
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Aggravated child molestation
  • Aggravated sodomy
  • Armed robbery
Most cases in Georgia never get to the third strike before a person receives a life sentence. So if you have two strikes currently, and are facing a third felony offense, it requires a good lawyer to defend you in order to not be charged under the three strikes law. There is also an issue with nonviolent third strikes that can make your case complicated. Some nonviolent third strikes have been treated graciously by the court while others receive the full penalty which is life in prison without parole.