Understanding Following Too Closely

Each day drivers throughout the state of Georgia find themselves charged with the crime of following too closely. Even though it is one of the most common citations issued, following too closely is not something that every driver understands. Though seemingly self-explanatory, the charge has the potential to be substantially more serious than most initially…

Why You Must Attend Your Traffic Hearing

On the surface, receiving a traffic citation is a fast, but stressful process. The police officer who stopped you verifies your identity using your driver’s license, checks your vehicle registration, and asks you to sign the citation. What some fail to realize is that signing your citation is a promise to appear in court. Though…

What to Expect if You are Arrested for Battery

One arrest can change the entire course of your life in an instant. In some situations, this change can happen after an altercation with a person you know or a stranger that your never expected to end in a criminal charge. If you are in a fight with another person, even if it is self-defense,…

What is a Bench Warrant and How Could it Affect Me?

Throughout the state of Georgia, newspapers regularly include a list of individuals for whom the local police are looking. These individuals usually have a bench warrant issued for them, and the police are seeking the public’s help in finding them. While the average person may go their entire life without facing a warrant, it is…

What to do if You are Charged With Public Drunkenness This Summer

Throughout the summer it is normal for people to attend multiple parties and social gatherings that involve drinking. While there is nothing illegal about an adult over the age of 21 consuming alcohol in acceptable locations, drinking in excess could cost you dearly. In the state of Georgia, public intoxication, also referred to as public…

Things You Should Know Before Accepting a Plea Deal

After being arrested for a crime in Georgia the first, and natural, thought most people have is ‘How do I make this situation go away?’. No one wants to stand in front of judge again and risk a long jail sentence after spending a few days or hours in a jail cell. Out of desperation…

Tips for Fighting Traffic Tickets

Each year, thousands of Georgia drivers are stopped and issued traffic citations for a variety of offenses. Traffic citations can be issued for: Driving without a license or with an expired license; Failure to maintain lane; Driving without a seatbelt; Aggressive driving; Operating a vehicle with expired tags; Following too closely; Illegally passing, stopping on…

What to do if You are Arrested for Domestic Violence

In the State of Georgia, any law enforcement officer may arrest a person for domestic violence if the officer believes family violence has occurred. Officers do not need the consent or accusation of a potential victim to make the arrest, and if more than one person is accused, the officer must determine who was the…

Why You Should Obtain an Attorney for Controlled Substances Act Violation Charges

In the past, when people discussed illegal drug use, they commonly referred to narcotics such as marijuana, heroin, and cocaine. While illegal possession, distribution, and use of those drugs still carry significant repercussions, the law has expanded to include certain prescription pain relievers and other types of addictive drugs. The high percentage of patients who…

Three Ways Helping a Friend Could Land You in Jail

Helping a friend or family member avoid trouble is one of our first instincts. Society encourages us to treat others the way we want to be treated, further encouraging that protective instinct.  While in everyday life protecting those closest to you is commendable, when one of those people commits a crime, attempting to shield that…

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