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2022 Archives

Can I Use Self-Defense to Protect Myself in Georgia?

Chances are that you hear the term “self-defense” used a lot in the course of normal conversation and in the media, but what does it really mean and when does it apply?

Parole vs. Expungement

When you have been convicted of a crime and served your time for it, your next question may be how you can get it removed from your record.

What Evidence is Required for a Drug Trafficking Conviction in Georgia?

How can a prosecutor convict a person of drug trafficking? What evidence is needed?

What if the Police Do Not Show Up to the Scene of My Accident?

There are a number of reasons law enforcement may not show up to the scene after you report an accident. A serious crime may have happened that they are investigating, or a major weather event, such as a hurricane, may make it impossible for police to get to the scene.

Can You Remove a DUI From Your Record in GA?

You got a DUI after celebrating your 21st birthday. Decades later, it is still on your criminal record

What is an Indictment?

All criminal offenses are taken very seriously in Georgia, but some are considered more serious than others. An indictment occurs at one of the highest, and therefore most severe, levels of the criminal justice system.

Can I Film a Police Officer if I am Pulled Over?

You are recording a police officer, but they object. What are your legal rights?

How Do I Get a Criminal Record Expunged in GA?

Certain criminal records can be sealed or hidden so that others cannot see them—this is called record restriction. For example, if you were arrested for a crime and then have the record restricted, employers and others would not be able to see the arrest record as part of your criminal background.

What if I Miss My Court Date?

Missing your court date is something that you should try very hard to avoid. If you do miss your court date, it is possible that a bench warrant for your arrest could be issued.

What is a Miranda Warning?

Throughout the criminal process, defendants have many legal rights that are protected by the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and case law. One right is the right to a Miranda Warning—sometimes referred to as Miranda Rights.

Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney if I am Pulled Over With Drugs in the Car?

Most people get pulled over at some point in their life. It might be for something minor—such as a broken taillight—or something more serious, such as excessive speeding or suspicions of drunk driving.

What are the Different Types of Warrants in GA?

You are probably family with the term “warrant,” and likely know that in most cases, police need a warrant to make an arrest or conduct a search of your property. But did you know that there are different types of warrants?

What is Extortion?

While extortion is considered a white-collar crime in Georgia, it is taken very seriously and can be harshly penalized. If you are facing extortion charges, it is important that you understand your rights and hire an attorney as soon as possible.

How Do I Find Out if I Have an Arrest Warrant?

There are many reasons a warrant may be issued for your arrest. You may have failed to appear in court, or law enforcement may have laid charges against you, but they are unable to find you.

What is a Bench Warrant?

Bench warrants are documents issued by the court or a judge that allows law enforcement to arrest and detain any person that failed to appear in court.

What are the Consequences for Drug Trafficking in GA?

If you have been charged with drug trafficking, you may think the situation is hopeless. Drug trafficking charges are taken seriously by the state prosecution and law enforcement, and many people are held without a chance of bail or bond at first.