Will the new charge become a felony and how will this affect my current probation?
There is more information needed to provide you with a better guess as to what might happen as no attorney can tell you what will happen until that attorney has started investigating your particular matter. Having said that, if you’ve been arrested in Cobb while you are currently on probation you might very well have your probation revoked. That’s something your lawyer will need to investigate. Depending upon the specific facts of this new arrest, your charges could be amended after review by a prosecuting attorney and upgraded to a felony level. I would encourage you to hire an attorney as soon as possible so that you put yourself in the best position to deal with these matters - as they will not just go away
P Darrell Kimbrell
A 2nd charge of misdemeanor battery does not automatically convert into a felony. However, it is a violation of your probation. So as my Atlanta colleague correctly stated, you need to hire a defense lawyer ASAP. S/he could represent you on both the forthcoming probation revocation hearing and the new battery charge. Many of us offer free consultations and payment plans.
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