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What is SB 288 and How Does it Affect My Record?

If you plead guilty to a crime and avoid jail time, you have avoided the worst-case scenario in the short term; you do not have to worry about bullying by fellow inmates or abuse by guards, and you do not have to wait until your sentence is over to eat home-cooked meals or your favorite convenience store snacks.

New Georgia Law Cracking Down on Street Racers

Until recently, driving at excessive speeds could only get you a traffic ticket, unless you caused an accident or injured someone.

What Changes Assault to Aggravated Assault?

Assault is an attempt to cause bodily harm; if the victim could have a reasonable fear that the defendant’s actions would kill the victim, such as if the defendant was using a deadly weapon, then the charges are for aggravated assault.

Is Tax Evasion a Felony or a Misdemeanor?

Whether tax evasion is a misdemeanor or a felony depends on the amount of money you would have owed if you had filed a correctly completed income tax return; you can get felony charges if the amount is more than $3,000.

The Difference Between Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter

Voluntary manslaughter means killing someone intentionally, although the killing was not premeditated

How Long Does it Take to Get a Criminal Record Expunged?

For arrests that happened after July 1, 2013, many criminal records automatically get restricted (formerly known as expungement) after anywhere from two to seven years.

What Does a White-Collar Crime Lawyer Do?

A white-collar crime lawyer helps you exercise your constitutional rights when you face criminal charges for insider trading, embezzlement, money laundering, identity fraud, or any other financial crime.

What is Defined as a White-Collar Crime?

White-collar crimes are financial crimes that often involve a detailed plan to deceive the victims; the penalties vary according to the complexity of the crime and the amount stolen.

Is CBD Oil Legal in GA?

According to Georgia law, you may possess up to 20 fluid ounces of CBD oil, but only if you have a qualifying medical condition, and only if the THC content of the oil is less than 0.3%.

Do People Get Jail Time for Tax Fraud?

It is possible to get jail time for tax fraud, even when it is charged as a misdemeanor, but in practice, most people sentenced to incarceration for tax-related crimes have been convicted of lying to the IRS about large sums of money.

Is it Obstruction Against a Police Officer or Obstruction of Justice?

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.