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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 State Patrol Still Reeling From Cyber Attack

Three months ago, hackers launched a massive ransomware attack that crippled the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The problem remains unresolved, as GSP is still unable to access its computer system or its digital records. It is believed that some records, believed to be from tickets written July 23-26, are simply lost permanently. That will …

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Georgia Supreme Court Admits Error in Possible Wrongful Conviction Case

Last week, the Georgia Supreme Court denied the State’s last-ditch effort to prevent Devonia Inman from having his case retried. Inman first went to prison for the murder of Donna Brown in 1998. This happened despite the fact that Inman has always sworn his innocence, and despite witnesses that approached police to point the finger …

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Georgia Speeding Crackdown Begins Today

As you begin your work week, watch out for speed traps. Beginning today (July 15, 2019), law enforcement agencies around Georgia and surrounding states will be participating in Operation Southern Shield, a speeding and traffic violation crackdown that will run until July 21, 2019. If you do end up getting a speeding ticket during Operation …

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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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Friday Legal News Roundup:  What are the legal news stories you should know from this week?

National: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, filed suit against the Trump Organization. He alleged, according to CNN, that the Organization failed to “fulfill its contractual obligations to indemnify him or pay his attorneys’ fees relating to his work after he began cooperating with federal investigators.” According to Cohen, his attorneys fees total $1.9 million. On Monday, …

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Weekly Legal News Roundup

Friday Legal News Roundup:  What are the legal news stories you should know from this week? National The President’s former attorney and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, testified before the House of Representatives. Read more at NPR, Washington Post, and/or Fox News. In North Carolina, an election fraud scandal, which forced the state to hold a new …

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New Georgia Supreme Court Case Has Major Implications for DUI Cases

Yesterday, with Elliott v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court handed down a decision that has major implications for Georgia drivers and the attorneys who represent them, particularly where breath tests are involved. To understand the implications of this case, it is first important to understand a little bit of Georgia law, and even a bit …

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Fulton Record Restriction Summit - Pictured Kevin Fisher with Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and Atlanta resident Jason Pullman

Fulton County Veterans Day Record Restriction Summit

I feel very strongly that people should be able to move on after an encounter with law enforcement. For this reason, I was very excited to participate in the Fulton County Record Restriction Summit a few weeks ago. It may be surprising for some of my readers to know that people whose cases are dismissed prior …

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Youth Justice at Grady High School

This week I had the great pleasure of speaking to a group of Grady High School parents and teachers about Georgia Juvenile Court procedures, traffic cases, DUI, and some of the other most common legal issues facing teenagers today. We discussed the procedural differences between Georgia Juvenile Courts and Georgia adult courts — this is …

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