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
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
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?
Can a DUI really ruin my life? YES. The penalties for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Drugs or Alcohol in Georgia can be severe. Moreover, these penalties become harsher if you have a checkered record. As a result, DUIs are some of the most complicated criminal cases in the State of Georgia. An … [Read more...] about The Penalties for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Georgia
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?
If you are 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 a victim to 'drop' domestic violence charges may hurt more than help. Victims often face pressure from … [Read more...] about Can I Drop the Family (Domestic) Violence Charges Against a Loved One?
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?
A DUI Conviction can ruin your life. You will be facing a driver's license suspension, mandatory minimum sentences, employment disqualifications, and more. In addition, a DUI conviction will be documented on your permanent criminal record and background check. There are many more reasons for you to … [Read more...] about 6 Things To Know Before You Hire a DUI Lawyer