The Many Different Types of Theft Crimes in Georgia

Georgia law creates many different descriptions of crimes regarding theft. These offenses can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, depending upon the value of the property at issue. The circumstances of the offense (such as whether a firearm was involved) can also affect the severity of the penalty. Penalties for theft crimes can vary greatly. [...]

By | 2018-04-06T15:16:04+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Impact of the “Me Too Movement” and Sexual Crimes

Lately, sexual harassment and sexual crimes have faced an unprecedented level of media coverage. Movements such as Me Too, Time’s Up, and other advocacy groups have raised awareness for a wide variety of sexual misconduct - both in and outside of the workplace. Their work has given many victims the courage to speak up about [...]

By | 2018-04-06T15:05:46+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Payday Lenders Can Face Criminal Charges

It's not uncommon for a person who needs an advance on their paycheck to seek out a payday lender. According to the Consumer Protection Unit of the Georgia Department of Law, payday loans are generally illegal in Georgia. In limited circumstances, a payday loan can be lawfully made within the state. These circumstances include: 1. [...]

By | 2018-04-06T14:53:14+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Criminal Defense, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Firearm Offenses Carry Serious Penalties Under Georgia Law

Recently, Second Amendment rights have become a heated political issue across the United States. While it is true that the Second Amendment protects citizens’ rights to bear arms, this legal right is not without restriction. Georgia state law creates many regulations pertaining to the improper use of guns. It is important for residents and visitors [...]

By | 2018-04-06T14:42:53+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Electronic Surveillance Can Be a Felony

Georgia law defines many crimes. Many of the more obscure offenses are not well known, and as a result, defendants may not know that their conduct was prohibited until they face criminal charges. Electronic surveillance is one such crime. Many states do not expressly prohibit electronic surveillance in their criminal statutes. The Official Code of [...]

By | 2018-04-05T18:40:44+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments