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Boating Under the Influence Crackdown: What You Need To Know About BUI

According to 11 Alive, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources made 31 arrests for Boating Under the Influence over Memorial Day weekend. That’s more than double the number from last year. One of those arrests resulted from a crash that killed five people on the Wilmington River. Many people do not realize that Boating Under the Influence […]

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Be On Alert: Popular Scam Targets Georgia Residents

Recently, a friend of mine received a call from a person saying that he was from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. The caller claimed that my friend had missed jury duty and would be arrested if he didn’t make a payment to the caller. This smelled fishy to my friend, so he called me. It

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Georgia “Crime Suppression Detail” Stops Nearly 600 Vehicles

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Georgia police stopped nearly 600 vehicles between January 21 and January 23. Beginning in April 2021, multiple police agencies, including the Georgia State Patrol, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Natural Resources, and Atlanta Police Department, have coordinated to conduct “crime suppression and

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Fisher’s Findings: Charitable Injustice by Otto L. Wheeler

A few months ago, I was approached by Otto L. Wheeler, a writer based in Austin, Texas. He asked if I would be willing to consult on a new writing project he was working on, which would take place in Atlanta. Over the course of a few conversations, we talked about the city, the court

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DUI Scam Alert:  Don’t Let Fraudsters Steal Your Money

Recently, I received a call from a very concerned parent who lived outside of Georgia (for the sake of anonymity, I’m going to keep these personal details vague). The parent had just received a call, allegedly from their child (who lived in Georgia), over a very poor connection. During this call, the “child” stated that

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Thoughts from a Georgia Lawyer: Go Vote!

In case you haven’t heard, today is election day. After a contentious campaign, Americans around the country are taking to the polls. In fact, many have already voted both by absentee/mail-in ballots and during early voting periods. Reports have estimated that early voting totals have, in some states, already surpassed the total number of ballots

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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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