Can a DUI really ruin my life? YES. The punishments for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol in Georgia can be severe, and these penalties become harsher depending on how many times you have been convicted of a DUI in the past. Below is a brief summary of the punishments you can face in … [Read more...] about The Penalties for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Georgia
According to Official Georgia Code 42-8-60 (The First Offender Act), a criminal defendant can be exonerated of guilt and discharged as a matter of law despite being found guilty by a jury or entering a guilty plea. This means that even if you are charged, arrested, and convicted of a crime, you can … [Read more...] about What is the First Offender Act and How Can It Protect My Record?
If you or your loved one are being accused of family violence, you need to speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately. There is no simple way to ‘drop charges’ in a family violence case. In fact, attempts by an alleged victim to 'drop domestic violence charges’ may sometimes embolden … [Read more...] about Can I Drop the Family (Domestic) Violence Charges Against my Loved One?
You should never go to criminal court or resolve a criminal matter without speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney. While misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, they still carry serious consequences that can ruin your life. A good criminal defense attorney will be able to help … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Charge?
Getting a DUI can have major ramifications. Most think that you will just have your driver's license revoked; however, there are some other long lasting consequences. For example, you could have jail time, court time, and maybe community service. All of these things can affect your employment. A … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a DUI Lawyer
If you are placed under arrest, or if there is a warrant for your arrest, the number one question on your mind should be: How can I get out of jail? For some offenses, the jail may have a Preset Bail order signed by a judge that allows your release on bail without a hearing. If you are arrested … [Read more...] about What Are My Options for Posting Bail for Someone?
In courtrooms across the State of Georgia, people accused of committing a crime are often asked by the judge or prosecutor: "Are you pleading guilty to the charges?" When you rightfully answer NO, you may be alarmed to hear the judge set your case for a jury trial. Being placed on a jury trial … [Read more...] about My Judge Told Me to Be Ready for Jury Trial. What Does This Mean?
If you are younger than 17 years old, and are being accused of committing a crime, you need to know what to expect in Juvenile Court. Crimes committed by children younger than 17 are called “delinquent acts”. If you are found delinquent, a Juvenile Court judge has the authority to sentence you to … [Read more...] about 10 Things All Teens Need to Know About Juvenile Court in Georgia