What Are My Miranda Rights?
What Are My Miranda Rights? In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the famous case Miranda v. Arizona. In this case, the Court decided that coercive interrogations were such a problem that police must give you four warnings before they could begin to interrogate you. You’re [...]
The Penalties for Robbery Can Be Serious
The Penalties for Robbery Can Be Serious Georgia law aggressively protects people’s property rights and criminalizes robbery with some stiff punishments. The amount of time you spend in prison will depend on the circumstances surrounding the robbery and your own criminal history. Robbery in Georgia Georgia statute 16-8-40 states that [...]
Types of Homicide in Georgia
Types of Homicide in Georgia Broadly defined, homicide is any killing of another person that is not legally justified. However, the amount of time a defendant can serve in prison will depend on the mental state they had when they committed the killing. Because this inquiry is so dependent [...]
Pedestrian Accidents Are a Serious Problem
Pedestrian Accidents Are a Serious Problem Pedestrian accidents in Georgia are more common that one might think, and can often result in serious injury or even death. A recent hit-and-run in Dekalb County highlights the dangers pedestrians face every day. At about 3:30 a.m. on February 2, a pedestrian was struck [...]
Georgia’s Motorcycle Helmet Law
Georgia’s Motorcycle Helmet Law In many states, wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is optional. That is not the case in Georgia. Instead, helmets are mandatory for most motorcyclists and their passengers. If you choose not to wear a helmet, you will break the law—and endanger your chances [...]
Shoplifting Is a Serious Crime in Georgia
Shoplifting Is a Serious Crime in Georgia Shoplifting might sound like a petty crime, but the consequences in Georgia can be severe, especially if this is not your first offense. To protect your rights, you should meet with a Georgia criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible for a [...]
Fight Shoplifting Charges in Roswell
Fight Shoplifting Charges in Roswell There are more than 27 million shoplifters each year according to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. It seems harmless. You just need a few items to get you through to the next paycheck. This is the first and last time you tell yourself, “I [...]
Minor in Possession in Alpharetta, Georgia
Minor in Possession in Alpharetta, GeorgiaA minor in possession is an individual under the age of 21 found to be in possession of alcohol, including by consumption.If you are charged with being a minor in possession (MIP) while operating a motor vehicle, the police do not need a warrant to [...]
Drug Checkpoint Ahead?
Drug Checkpoint Ahead? The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution provides protection against unreasonable search and seizure by addressing probable cause and the necessity of warrants. Normally, this amendment would prohibit random traffic stops wherein probable cause was not present. However, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of certain [...]
DUI Breathalyzer Refusal, Will It Impact Me In Court?
DUI Breathalyzer Refusal, Will It Impact Me In Court? On February 18, 2019, Georgia Courts ruled that a Breathalyzer refusal could no longer be used in court. In the past, prosecutors would argue that the accused would only refuse a breathalyzer almost as an admission of guilt. These behaviors [...]