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?
Cell phone recordings have exposed police misconduct including false arrests, unconstitutional searches, and even murder. Despite this, many of us are afraid to record the police, especially considering their ability to avoid accountability. This blog helps you understand your right to record the … [Read more...] about Can I Record the Police?
The latest Social Media Apps and the popularity of smart phones make it easier than ever for sexual messages & child pornography to find their way to our devices & the devices of our loved ones. As a result, Georgia law includes severe punishments for unlawful communications or media found … [Read more...] about Child Pornography and Sexting in Georgia
The State of Georgia has its fair share of national headlines for its history of abusive prosecutions of Statutory Rape, but how can these laws impact you? Accusations of sexual crimes can lead to life-altering penalties including prison time & registration on the sex-offender registry. Your … [Read more...] about Statutory Rape & The Age of Consent
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?