Gambling and Commercial Gambling

Gambling and Commerical Gambling

With the exception of bingo, raffles and the state lottery, all forms of gambling are illegal in Georgia. However, there can be blurred lines in deciphering what activities are acceptable at private gatherings. If you are facing gambling charges in Georgia, it is very important to understand your legal rights and have an experienced defense attorney on your side. Private gambling is a misdemeanor with a sentence of up to 12 months.

Commercial gambling laws in Georgia are complicated and often enforced differently by separate law enforcement agencies. Commercial gambling is a felony and carries a punishment of 1-5 years and up to $20,000.00 in fines. However, there is a fine line between a legitimate business operation and a commercial gambling enterprise. Distinguishing between the two is where we have found success in defending these cases.

Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark are experienced criminal defense attorneys dedicated to protecting their clients’ rights and minimizing penalties against them. At Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. we always offer a free, confidential case evaluation.  Contact us today.

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