Commercial Gambling laws in Georgia carry significant penalties and life-changing consequences. In particular, the State of Georgia launched a task force targeting businesses that use legal Coin Operated Amusement Machines (COAMs). You can face significant fines, seizures, and even jail time for … [Read more...] about Commercial Gambling Laws in Georgia
In Georgia the police can seize your money, guns, and other property through civil forfeiture. Unlike other states, you do not need to be convicted of a crime for this to happen. If the police seize your property, it's your responsibility to act fast and stop them from keeping it. Georgia has some … [Read more...] about Can the police take my money? Fighting Civil Forfeiture
Addiction is a medical illness that has been traditionally over prosecuted and over punished in the American criminal court system. Despite multiple studies confirming the negative impacts of criminalizing individual drug use, our lawmakers continue to resist real change. In 2014 Georgia tried to … [Read more...] about Georgia Drug Overdose Law
The possession of any amount of drugs can be considered a felony in the State of Georgia. However, the amount of drugs involved can make a simple possession case turn into something much more serious. While there are multiple reasons our communities can benefit from relaxing oppressive drug laws, … [Read more...] about Is possession of drugs a felony in Georgia?
There is no Georgia law titled "Stand Your Ground" or "Make My Day," but Georgia law does define when and how self-defense is justified. These laws can be unclear and are often applied unfairly by prosecutors and police officers. For this reason it is important that you contact a lawyer to discuss … [Read more...] about Self Defense. Is Georgia a Stand-Your-Ground State?
Never speak to the police without a lawyer! A knock on your front door. A voicemail on your phone. A visit to your mother. A casual conversation at the scene of a crime. All of these can seem like an innocent attempt by an officer to do their job--but they are NOT. Agreeing to speak to the police in … [Read more...] about The Police Want to Speak with Me. What Should I Do?
According to The First Offender Act, a criminal defendant can be exonerated of guilt and discharged as a matter of law despite being guilty. However, it is very important that you know when and why to use the First Offender Act. Because of the risks and rewards associated with this law, you should … [Read more...] about What is the First Offender Act and How Can It Protect My Record?