A criminal record is a serious consequence that will negatively impact your future. For this reason, young people must do everything possible to avoid a criminal conviction. Unfortunately, being a minor in possession of alcohol in Georgia is an easy way to get caught up in the criminal court system. … [Read more...] about Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Georgia
Can the police take my money? Fighting Civil Forfeiture
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
Georgia Drug Overdose Law
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
Is possession of drugs a felony in Georgia?
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?
What is the First Offender Act and How Can It Protect My Record?
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?