Can a first offender be used for intentional homicide and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime?  – Questions and answers on criminal law in Georgia


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Can you name the first offender for voluntary…

Include if the person has never been convicted of a crime.

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A: In Georgia, first offenders can plead guilty under the First Offender Act; To qualify, one must never have been previously convicted of a felony or have exploited the First Offender Act in the past. In addition, serious criminal offenses are certainly expressly excluded from the use of the law. Although intentional manslaughter and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime are both serious crimes, they are not excluded crimes and therefore qualify for first offender treatment.

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