What Are the Different Types of Murder in Georgia?

Like all states, Georgia recognizes different types of murder and punishes them differently. The amount of time someone serves in prison will differ dramatically depending on the type of murder the prosecutor can prove. An effective criminal law attorney can help get charges reduced, so you should contact one as soon as possible if you [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:59:53+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Who Makes the Best Jurors in a Criminal Trial?

The jury trial is a cornerstone of American criminal law. Under the U.S. and Georgia constitutions, you have a right to a jury trial in a criminal case. The Stidham Law Firm has years of experience selecting juries in criminal law trials and can find jurors who are sufficiently open-minded to consider the defendant’s case. [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:59:34+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What You Need to Know about Assault and Battery in Georgia

What is the difference between “assault” and “battery”? The difference is rather simple: Assault involves the threat or attempted harm of another person Battery involves actual physical contact and potential harm Georgia’s assault laws include the offenses of both assault and battery. Below, we’ll take a look at how the state defines the crimes and [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:59:25+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Burglary: More than Just Breaking and Entering

You’ve probably heard the phrase “breaking and entering” being uttered in films and TV shows before, usually in the context of accusing the person doing it of breaking the law. Breaking and entering are most commonly associated with the crime of burglary. With the traditional common law, a person committed the crime of burglary when [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:59:15+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments