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I am sorry to hear you and your wife are experiencing this situation. The penalty is up to 1 year and fines of up to $1,000 for each charge.
Normally what happens in these situations, is all but one charge will be dismissed and then probation will be given for the one charge. Your wife may be able to have all of hers dismissed since she was a passenger and did not have the gun.
Under GA law, simple assault is attempting to commit a violent injury to another person, or putting someone in a situation where it is reasonable that they will receive a violent injury.
So you will need to consider pleading guilty to one of the charges, in exchange for all charges against your wife being dismissed.
I cannot say what a local attorney will charge you. Though I will guesstimate between $3000 and $5000 for the both.
I suggest you can call(NNN) NNN-NNNNfor a referral service via the Georgia Bar Association. You can consult with local criminal defense lawyers. You should be able to get one to do it for a flat rate, if you tell them you are willing to negotiate a plea and not trial.