The Confusing Enforcement of Marijuana Laws in Georgia

The United States has a confusing patchwork of state and federal laws related to marijuana. Medicinal and recreational use, amounts for legal possession, paraphernalia, and other matters related to marijuana can all be subject to different legal regulations depending upon the state one happens to be in - or even different places within the same [...]

By | 2018-03-07T18:00:24+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Drug Crimes, Marijuana|0 Comments

Outdated Criminal Laws Can Unfairly Discriminate Against LGBTQ Defendants

Certain crimes have been ruled unconstitutional by both the Georgia Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. When this happens, prosecutions of such cases must stop, and the criminal statutes are often rewritten to reflect the change. But what happens to defendants who have already been convicted under the old statute? For some, it [...]

By | 2018-03-07T17:56:00+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Georgia Legislators Consider a New Hate Crime Law

Hate crime laws designate certain criminal offenses for enhanced sentencing. These offenses are committed based upon race, national origin, or other similar biases the perpetrator has against the victim of the crime. Georgia is one of only five states which do not have designated hate crimes written into state criminal statutes. Now, state lawmakers are [...]

By | 2018-03-07T17:50:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Should I Do After a DUI Arrest?

A DUI arrest places a suspect’s important constitutional rights at stake. In the confusion and anxiety of an arrest, it can be difficult to know what to do in order to protect these rights. By learning about the process and legal rights, suspects will be better prepared to make it through the arrest process without [...]

By | 2018-02-12T16:31:15+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

The Serious Consequences of Georgia Drug Cases

Defendants may be surprised to learn that even first offense drug cases carry severe penalties under Georgia law. Fines, jail terms, and other collateral consequences of a criminal conviction can all follow a defendant throughout his or her life for years after the criminal case has been finalized. Because of this, it is particularly important [...]

By | 2018-02-12T16:27:55+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

Allegations of domestic violence can trigger serious collateral consequences which affect a suspect for years after charges are filed. Some defendants mistakenly assume that, because the case is a misdemeanor, or because the accuser is not credible, these consequences will not apply to them. This is not always the case. It is important to consult [...]

By | 2018-02-12T16:16:18+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Defending a Drug Crime in Georgia

Each year in Georgia thousands of people are arrested for drug-related crimes. In many of these cases, the arrest is made because a small amount of illegal drugs were discovered in an individual's car or person. If you have been charged with possessing or selling illegal drugs, there may be defenses you could raise. To avoid [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:57:29+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Guilty Charges for Incomplete Crimes

Did you know someone doesn’t have to actually commit a crime to be convicted of a criminal act? There is a group of crimes that you can be charged with that fall short of the actual crime itself. These are called “inchoate,” or incomplete crimes. These include-attempt, conspiracy and solicitation. In these cases, if the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:20:51+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

You Were Stopped for a DUI, Now What?

If you are stopped for suspected DUI in Georgia, you may be asked to submit to testing of your blood, breath, or urine to determine if there is alcohol (or other drugs) present. If you have failed a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test, you will likely be charged with DUI. In Georgia, a DUI conviction [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:17:07+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

What Happens With a First Offense DUI

Georgia has very strict DUI laws. In Georgia, a DUI conviction can never be removed or expunged from your record. Even first-time offenders can be subject to serious consequences, including fines and jail time. Don’t think that the judge will let you off easy just because this is the “first time.” You want to be [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:03:24+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Drunk Driving|0 Comments