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
Commercial Gambling Laws in Georgia
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
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
Can I Record the Police?
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?
Statutory Rape & The Age of Consent
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
Speeding, Super Speeder, & Traffic Violations
Thanks to multiple reports & studies, we know that cities use traffic tickets to make money at the expense of its citizens, but do we know how these fines impact our driving record? Speeding, Super Speeder, or other Traffic Violations can often lead to a license suspension. Before paying your … [Read more...] about Speeding, Super Speeder, & Traffic Violations
What is CBD and Is It Legal in Georgia?
CBD is a naturally occurring chemical sold and purchased across the State of Georgia. CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, which is a chemical found in marijuana & hemp plants that does NOT produce the “high” associated with THC (the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana plants). According … [Read more...] about What is CBD and Is It Legal in Georgia?
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Charge?
You should never go to criminal court to resolve a criminal matter without speaking to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, but they carry serious consequences that can ruin your future. A good misdemeanor defense lawyer can help you prepare for … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Charge?