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When Bond Hearings Go Wrong

When juveniles (Georgia residents who allegedly committed a crime when they were under 17 years of age) come before a judge, the emphasis is on rehabilitation – not punishment. However, some juveniles are beyond that. A few weeks ago, a young defendant appeared before a Fulton County Magistrate Court as part of a bond hearing pending a trial for a 2017 “theft by receiving stolen property charge.” Following the dictate of Juvenile Court for rehabilitation, the presiding [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|

Pulled Over by Police? No Blow Required

One of the biggest decisions suspected impaired drivers have to make when pulled over is whether or not to submit to a roadside breathalyzer test. Now, you don’t have to. In February, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that using a driver’s refusal in court against him or her was unconstitutional. Governor Brian Kemp’s signing House Bill 471 changed the law to make submitting to a breathalyzer test optional – not legally required. Previously, such a refusal would [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|

Kids in Trouble with the Law

High school students in America reported that 86% of their classmates use drugs, drink alcohol and smoke during the school day. Equally as alarming was the same study’s finding that 44% of the high school students knew a student who sold drugs at their school. More than half (52%) said there was a place at school or near school where they could go to use drugs, drink or smoke during the school day. In addition, more than [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|

Being Charged with Domestic Violence: A lifetime of ramifications?

Law enforcement’s aggressive position on domestic violence can have a lifetime of impact – regardless of how the charges are resolved. The term, “domestic violence,” refers to “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.” Included in this classification are instances of alleged emotional, psychological, economic, sexual and physical abuse. Acts of family violence are defined as but not limited [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|

Lost Speeding Ticket? What to do Next

It was bad enough to get caught speeding but now you’ve lost your paper ticket. You would pay your fine if you only knew who to pay. Failing to pay or missing your court date will add a Failure to Appear (FTA) charge to your pending citation and that will trigger a Bench Warrant for your immediate arrest. We can help you navigate this complicated legal situation – hopefully before additional charges are filed. What do you [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|

We Love Lawyers: Be Kind to Lawyers Day is April 9.

Let's face it - attorneys get a lot of grief. So, today, on Be Kind to Lawyers Day, we wanted to show our lawyer friends some love. We penned a poem in their honor. If you read closely, you'll see we're offering a sweet treat to the first five attorneys that respond...

By |April 9th, 2019|