What are Cyber Crimes?

Georgia cyber crime law distinguishes criminal acts of stalking, harassment, and intimidation by way of computer, computer network, or other electronic communication device. Telephones are considered cyber devices. Communication could be by email, social media platform, or another application that accesses the internet. Cyber crimes can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the seriousness of theRead More

Underage DUIs

Laws governing a minor in possession of alcohol, underage consumption, and underage DUIs are harsh. In these laws, a minor refers to anyone who has not reached the legal drinking age of 21. The state of Georgia has a zero tolerance policy on minors who drive under the influence. Minors are prohibited to drive aRead More

What Happens if you Violate Probation?

If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the state of Georgia, chances are you will be sentenced to probation for a period of time instead of or after serving time in jail. During probation, you are required to abide by certain rules and regulations that are often strictly enforced. Violating theseRead More

Blood Test After DUI Test Refusal

McAllister v. Georgia (2006) allows law enforcement to take a blood sample from someone arrested for DUI who has refused to take a chemical breath test under Georgia’s law of implied consent. The officer must obtain a search warrant and, like any procedure related to a DUI arrest, the blood test must be properly conducted.Read More

What are your rights during a police search?

The police arrive at your front door after receiving a call. They ask if they can come inside but don’t have a warrant. The decision you must make is very important. Should you let them inside or refuse? Many people believe they must always let law enforcement in. Most attorneys would advise you against allowing law enforcement toRead More

Avoiding Accidents in Wet Weather

We’ve had an especially wet summer. While it is always important to have your full attention on the road, it is especially important while it’s raining. Staying alert helps prevent accidents that can cause injuries and have other devastating impacts. Unfortunately, many drivers do not pay enough attention when weather conditions take a bad turn. RainRead More

What if I’m hit by an uninsured driver?

This question is very common. Nearly 12% of all Georgia drivers do not have car insurance coverage. If you are in an accident, there is a 1 in 8 chance that you will be in an accident with someone who does not have adequate car insurance. If you been in an accident with someone whoRead More

Slip and Fall Statistics

Slips and falls are quite common. The seriousness of an injury can range from mild to incapacitating. While an injury such as a sprained ankle may be treated at home and heal quickly, some falls result in broken bones, head trauma, or spinal injuries of the back and neck. Injuries may leave lifetime visible scars. TheRead More

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

Mandatory minimum sentencing laws set minimum prison time for specific crimes. The laws and penalties have become quite severe to crack down on certain crimes. Normally, a judge or jury determines the punishment a defendant will receive after being found guilty. Judges do not have the legal jurisdiction to lower jail time when there areRead More

What Is a Slip and Fall Injury?

Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits and missed workdays. Many accidents can be prevented if an owner takes proper care. Almost any place will have risks if not properly maintained, and these can lead to slip and fall accidents. Risks include: Wet floors Safety code violations Poor lighting Uneven or loose flooring andRead More