For a while in Georgia, criminal cases were put on hold. The courts closed down, and any necessary actions were undertaken online - a process that was critiqued.
The threat of being exposed to the coronavirus and contracting COVID-19 is very real. It is also scary; there have been nearly a million deaths from the disease worldwide and many of those who have contracted the disease and survived are still suffering complications.
Making routine traffic stops when drivers are performing illegal maneuvers is part of a police officer’s job. As part of those routine stops, a police officer may have cause to conduct a vehicle search.
Georgia law allows a person, including a police officer to use deadly force only if the officer reasonably believes that doing so is the only way to prevent death or serious injury to the officer or to third parties.
The bill treats crimes targeting law enforcement officers for harassment and violence similarly to hate crimes, but some critics of the proposed legislation say that police already have enough legal protections.
Possession of any amount of a high-THC cannabis concentrate, such as hash or shatter, is a felony in Georgia, and so is possession of large quantities of marijuana flowers.
You have the right to defend yourself against physical attacks, but resisting arrest is a crime, so if a police officer threatens or bullies you, the place to defend yourself is in the courtroom, not with your fists.
Critics argue that the law violates the right to due process and that it has been used as a catch-all excuse for violence against Black people, but if Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law is repealed, you will still have the right to temporarily detain a person if you catch him or her in the act of stealing from your home, vehicle, or business.
Georgia law protects you from criminal penalties if you seek medical help for a drug overdose. Opioid drug overdoses are reversible.
Some plaintiffs have successfully sued police departments for damages after a destructive search that did not yield any illegal items, but these cases are hard to win unless you have a lawyer.
Georgia police have been using the “reckless conduct” charge in an increasing number of coronavirus-related incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you breaking the law by wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic? Is it actually illegal to appear in public wearing a face mask in Georgia? Up until recently, yes, it was actually against the law to wear a mask in public, though many were not aware of this.
U.S. Department of Justice warned that individuals who intentionally spread COVID-19 or threaten to do so could face terrorism charges. CNN cited a DOJ memorandum, in which the department warned Americans against purposefully spreading the deadly virus or threatening to transmit the disease.
Victims of domestic abuse have found themselves trapped at home with their abusers during Georgia’s shelter-in-place order. While domestic violence survivors are at a higher risk for re-assault during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s courts have dramatically reduced the number of restraining orders they are processing.
Countries around the globe are adopting harsh measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has killed nearly 15,000 worldwide as of March 22.
Atlanta has seen a 22% increase in thefts from autos and car break-ins so far this year. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Police Department is investigating about 200 cases of larceny from vehicles each week.
As an ongoing attempt to reform the criminal justice system, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced at the end of December 2019 that she was going to start limiting access to records involving low level marijuana offenses.
Recently, Atlanta police chief Erika Shields announced that law enforcement officers in the city would no longer chase people if they drove away in a vehicle.
Non-consensual porn (NCP), otherwise known as ‘revenge porn’, involves sharing intimate images online without the other party’s consent. In addition to causing major damage to the victim’s relationships and their professional reputation, the public humiliation and violation of their privacy can threaten their physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, once these images are online, they are impossible to completely erase.
Since the HIV and AIDS epidemic erupted over 30 years ago, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the virus and the disease. Many states have enacted laws that make it a crime for someone to transfer a sexually transmitted disease to another person, such as through sexual intercourse.
If you have been the victim of extortion, you have likely suddenly found yourself in a situation in which you never thought you would be. Our Atlanta criminal defense attorneys are here to help.
Todd Chrisley finds himself in another legal battle and this time, it is with his daughter, Lindsie Chrisley. Lindsie has attempted to bring charges against Todd and her brother, Chase, stating the two have attempted to extort her.
As many states around the country have started to relax their laws on marijuana as early as 2012, Georgia seemed to hold firm in its prohibition. However, over recent years, more and more counties within the state have started to also relax their laws.
While the Fourth Amendment protects all Americans from an unlawful search and seizure, there are instances in which law enforcement can search a person or vehicle without first obtaining a warrant.
The legal status of marijuana varies from state to state. This creates confusion over what is legal and what is not. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance derived from the cannabis plant. It is hailed by medical professionals as being able to treat pain, inflammation, and other symptoms of potentially serious health conditions.
As Georgia’s crime rate continues to surge above national averages, law enforcement officials in Atlanta and throughout the state have gotten more aggressive in apprehending offenders. Police in Fulton County and other communities are increasingly relying on digital technology to supplement their own investigative efforts.
Prostitution is rampant in Georgia and throughout the United States. When it involves two consenting adults, the fact that it is a business transaction and money is exchanged between them makes prostitution illegal. Human trafficking is a more serious category of sex crime, as it forces and coerces women and children to engage in these activities against their will.
For most people, having a valid driver's license plays a vital role in every area of life. It enables you to work, go to school, run important errands, and take care of family members and friends.
More and more states are legalizing marijuana for medical use. A few have gone so far as to make it legal for recreational use, as well. However, Georgia has some of the strictest laws in the country when it comes to marijuana.
As of 2018, there are more than 20 individual rights spelled out in the U.S. Constitution that protect criminals, while there are zero that protect the rights of crime victims and their family members. Every state constitution also defines protections to which criminals are entitled, while nearly a third still define zero rights for victims.
With an ever-growing crime rate, more and more people require the services of a lawyer these days. A good lawyer is essential when you are in the middle of a case where everything it is at stake.
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The world is witnessing an ever-growing crime rate and the law and order department is geared to take criminals off the road. But while doing so, many times innocent people get caught in the frenzy and get embroiled in a criminal case where they are not at all guilty.
Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia, houses some of the best Criminal Lawyers.
In this time and day, there are thousands of law firms which have adopted the technological way of settling disputes. The best part is, this technology is the gateway to a win-win situation.
Have you ever been accused of a crime? In Cobb County, people are accused, suspected or charged with different crimes every single day.
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