Getting out of jail is the most important thing you can do for yourself, or a loved one. There are so many problems with pre-trial detention that some States have abolished bail for certain cases. Unfortunately Georgia is not one of those States. For this reason you need to know how to post bail as … [Read more...] about What Are My Options to Post Bail for Someone?
In courtrooms across the nation, people accused of committing a crime are asked: "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 trial calendar could mean many things. You may have angered … [Read more...] about My Judge Told Me to Be Ready for Trial. What happens next?
If you are younger than 17 & accused of committing a crime, you need to know what to expect in Juvenile Court. Crimes committed by children younger than 17 are called “delinquent acts.” If you are found delinquent, a Juvenile Court judge has the authority to sentence you to confinement and … [Read more...] about 10 Things All Teens Need to Know About Juvenile Court in Georgia
Numerous reports confirm the American criminal court system works differently for people who can afford a good criminal defense, as opposed to those who cannot. The cost of legal representation is one of the most common concerns we hear when meeting people facing serious and life-changing criminal … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?
This nation's record of over-criminalizing its citizens continues to hurt many people and their families. According to studies, an estimated third of this nation's adult population have a criminal record. People with criminal records face poverty, unemployment, and re-incarceration at higher rates … [Read more...] about How To Clear Your Criminal Record
Numerous reports have exposed probation as an unnecessary and wasteful trap. Many experts agree that probation allows the court system to enforce an unbreakable cycle of recidivism and poverty. Probation can have serious impacts on your ability to seek employment, housing, financial aid, or join the … [Read more...] about Can I Terminate My Probation Early?
In Georgia, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can involve an immediate license suspension. When a police officer submits a 1205 Form, your license will be suspended before your first court date. The Awad Legal Team urges you to contact a lawyer immediately after a DUI arrest. An experienced criminal … [Read more...] about What Can I Do if I Have a Suspended Drivers License?