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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

What to Do When Police Want to Search Your Car

The Fourth Amendment protects U.S. citizens from arbitrary search and seizure. In order for the police to conduct a search, it generally must be pursuant to a search warrant. However, the Supreme Court has carved out several exceptions to this general rule, a major one being the Automobile Exception. The courts allow for this exception [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:59:07+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Plea Bargains

A plea bargain is an agreement between a defendant and a prosecutor in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest in exchange for an agreement by the prosecutor to drop a charge, reduce a charge to a less serious offense, or recommend a specific sentence acceptable to the defense. Deciding whether to [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:58:55+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Legal Status of Marijuana in Georgia

With about half of the states in the United States now permitting marijuana usage in one capacity or another, the law concerning the legal status of marijuana is very much in flux. Because many of these states change their marijuana rules from one year to another, it is easy for the average person to become [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:58:47+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Marijuana|0 Comments

Understanding Assault Charges in Georgia

Assaults are very serious criminal charges. Moreover, if you and the assault victim live under the same roof together, you could also be charged with domestic violence, which carries additional criminal penalties. If you have been charged with assault, time is of the essence, and you need experienced legal representation on your side throughout your [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:58:26+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Do You Need an Attorney for a Misdemeanor Offense?

Do You Need an Attorney for a Misdemeanor Offense? When people hear the word misdemeanor, people generally think of minor offenses. The truth is, in Georgia, misdemeanors can be punished by up to a year in prison – hardly minor. A misdemeanor conviction is still a criminal conviction and can have an enormous impact on [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:58:14+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments