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Mikewp said:
The Code on the citation is 16-4-1
(a) When a person´s conduct would otherwise constitute an attempt to commit a crime under Code Section 16-4-1, it is an affirmative defense that he abandoned his effort to commit the crime or in any other manner prevented its commission under circumstances manifesting a voluntary and complete renunciation of his criminal purpose.
(b) A renunciation of criminal purpose is not voluntary and complete if it results from:
(1) A belief that circumstances exist which increase the probability of detection or apprehension of the person or which render more difficult the accomplishment of the criminal purpose; or
(2) A decision to postpone the criminal conduct until another time.

c) A person convicted of the offense of criminal attempt to commit a misdemeanor shall be punished as for a misdemeanor.

Misdemeanor Offenses - Punishable by a fine up to $1,000.00 and/or up to 12 months in jail.

******The above is the worst case scenario. IMO, you'll probably get a fine, probation and possibly community service.

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