Female Fulton County Jailer Convicted of Assaulting Handcuffed Inmate
An article: Atlanta Crime Examiner reports that a female Fulton County jailer has been convicted of using excessive force against a handcuffed inmate. Apparently, the woman hit the inmate with a milk crate and has been charged with a felony as a result.
Atlanta’s federal court determined that the 41-year-old violated the civil rights of the inmate and that she will now serve as an inmate for at least three months in federal prison. In addition, the convicted woman will serve three months of home confinement to be followed by three years of supervised release, and will perform 120 hours of community service.
Aggravated assault in Georgia is categorized as a form of criminal conduct under violent crimes. While felony violent offenses often involve aggravated assault and impose serious consequences upon a convicted individual, more severe penalties exist for those convicted of murder and manslaughter crimes. Whether a crime has been deemed a misdemeanor or a felony is typically based on the level of punishment connected to the offense.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime in Georgia, you should strongly consider getting in touch with an aggressive and highly knowledgeable Atlanta violent crime defense lawyer. Time is of the essence in building a strong and effective criminal case.