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How long does a felony charge take to fight?

A felony charge case involve a lot of different kind of crimes here in Georgia and in Cobb County a felony case can take anywhere from six months to two years to resolve typically depending on the severity of the case and who it’s assigned to both prosecutor and judge. So the investigation often will take anywhere from four to nine months before you’re formally charged in what’s called an indictment. After that indictment, you’ll have something called an arraignment and that’s sort of the starter pistol for your felony case. That’s how it all gets started in court. After that, you’ll appear for many what’s called calendar calls they’re like a big roll call where they bring everybody together in an effort to try to get the cases resolved.

What that means is they try to bring you in to plead guilty. When you fight your case and you go to trial a trial can take anywhere from two days to a week to two weeks, again, depending on the severity of the case and the amount of witnesses in the case. You should always be prepared to fight your case at trial because your outcome oftentimes will be better as a result of you asserting your innocence.