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

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

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What is Campus Carry HB 280 and What You Should Know

Governor Nathan Deal recently helped Georgia join 9 other states by signing Bill HB 280-“Campus Carry Bill,” which permits licensed firearm owners to carry concealed firearms in specific areas on college campuses in the state of Georgia. This has been a highly controversial piece of legislature for several months with many concerns voiced by theRead More

Alternative Sentencing

Alternative Sentencing In the state of Georgia, a defendant has several plea options in addition to pleading guilty or non-guilty. Nolo Contendere When you think of criminal verdicts, you may either think someone is guilty or innocent. There is a third plea that is available: a no contest or nolo contendere plea. Nolo contendere is Latin forRead More

Drunk Driving Arrests on the Decline – Why the Decline?

Since 1982, drunk driving fatalities have decreased by a staggering 51% on our nation’s highways. Experts say causes may be due to multiple reasons. Among underage consumers, alcohol-related driving fatalities have decreased 80%. In 2015, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population was 3.2, showing a 65% decrease since 1982, when statistics onRead More