You didn't really ask a question with your previous message. However, I can provide some information.
With the GA First Offender Act, the court can basically choose not to enter a judgment of guilt and sentence
the defendant to probation or a period of incarceration when the defendant pleads guilty or no contest. With such an arrangement, the individual doesn't have a criminal
conviction on his record and his civil rights (voting, firearms, etc.) would not be affected once the supervisory period was completed.
Whether or not taking the deal is wise will depend on the details of your situation, as your attorney may or may not feel there's a basis for a strong defense for you. You definitely want to involve your attorney in that decision. Sometimes it takes a while to reach a public defender, as they are overworked due to funding limitations (too many clients, too few attorneys). However, your attorney should call you back and, if she doesn't, you may wish to contact a supervisor at the public defender's office, as the supervisor may be able to resolve the contact issue.
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