Criminal Justice

Georgia Criminal Court Procedures

There are many different kinds of hearings in Georgia criminal cases, including Bond Hearings, Preliminary Hearings, Arraignments, Motions Hearings, Calendar Call, Trials, and Sentencing Hearings. While some Georgia Courts use slightly different vocabulary or handle multiple types of hearings at a single court date, most follow the same general procedures. Bail & Bond When a person is taken into custody, the first …

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Fulton County Father’s Day Restorative Justice Program

This week I had the great privilege of speaking with CBS 46 about Fulton County’s Restorative Justice Expungement Program along with Solicitor Keith Gammage. I have been assisting clients in my private practice with record restriction for about 10 years, and I had the opportunity to get involved with Fulton County’s program back in November …

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Georgia Failure to Appear Warrants: How They Happen and How To Fix Them

Whether you have received a traffic citation or are being charged with a criminal offense in a Georgia criminal court, failing to appear in court can have major consequences. These consequences may include: Arrest pursuant to a bench warrant, Driver’s License Suspension, Jail for up to 3 days or a fine of up to $200. …

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Mythbuster Monday: Eyewitness Testimony

Since I began to practice law, I’ve learned that there are many misconceptions about the practice of law, criminal defendants, and the justice system. As a criminal defense attorney, I spend a lot of time debunking these misconceptions, for two major reasons. For one, if you are a Georgia citizen, you could potentially be called to serve as a …

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