Criminal Justice

Georgia Considers Restoring Ex-Offenders’ Voting Rights

The Georgia State Senate is currently considering a measure that would restore voting rights to a number of people with felonies in their pasts. The measure, if implemented, would only apply to non-violent offenders. In the 2016 election, nearly 250,000 Georgians were denied the right to vote. The issue is being studied by the Senate …

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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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