If you are facing criminal charges in Georgia, there are many mistakes you need to avoid in order to give yourself the best chance of avoiding a conviction and harsh sentencing at trial. If you make assumptions if you overlook key aspects of the law, or if you fail to approach your case with the…

As a Georgia resident, you are entitled to all of the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution. The 14th Amendment requires the states to uphold individuals’ constitutional rights, and this includes all rights that apply before, during, and after an arrest. If police violate your constitutional rights, then any evidence obtained as a result of…

As you may have read, Georgia’s Hemp Farming Act, which Governor Kemp signed into law on May 10, 2019, is creating problems for state prosecutors when it comes to pursuing charges for marijuana possession. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) recently reported that Gwinnett County – which is situated between Atlanta and Augusta – has been dropping…

If you have been charged with a crime in Georgia, it is important to understand the penalties that are on the table. While Georgia law establishes two classes of misdemeanors each with a specified range of penalties, it assigns penalties for felonies on a crime-by-crime basis. This makes identifying the potential penalties in your case…

As expungement lawyers in Georgia, we help our clients clean up their criminal record. From finding work to spending time with your children, having a criminal record can impact nearly all aspects of your life. When you get convicted of a crime, jail time, probation, and fines are just the beginning of a lifetime of…

If you have been charged with a crime in Georgia, you need to defend yourself by all means available. Under Georgia law, misdemeanors and felonies both carry the potential for substantial fines and terms of incarceration, and having a criminal conviction on your record can impact virtually all aspects of your life. There are many…

In recent years, Georgia has seen an increase in accidents involving drivers under 25 years old, rear-end accidents, and single-vehicle accidents. In Georgia, over 70 drivers are hurt in accidents every hour. In 2017 alone, Georgia saw 1,549 accident fatalities. Many of these accidents are caused by distracted drivers. As a result, Georgia enacted the…

As experienced criminal defense attorneys in Augusta, Georgia, we obtain favorable results for our clients.  These results include acquittals, dismissals, pretrial diversions, and reductions in charges. During our client consultations, we are often asked: “how do I expunge my record?”  This article will provide an overview of issues surrounding record restriction. What is a record…

        

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