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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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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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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Atlanta Courthouse

Bench Warrant Dismissal in Atlanta Municipal Court

Bench Warrant Dismissal in Atlanta Municipal Court Yesterday I was in Fulton County getting a case dismissed. Today I was just up the street in Atlanta Municipal Court securing a dismissal on a different, though nonetheless important, type of matter: a Failure to Appear and Bench Warrant. I have written at length about Failures of …

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Fulton Courthouse

Another Day, Another Dismissal (and Another Happy Client)

Another Day, Another Dismissal (and Another Happy Client) Not a bad start to the week. This particular case was a traffic case that was bound over (transferred) from municipal court to Fulton County State Court. There were two charges: Failure to Maintain Lane and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device. We requested a jury trial. …

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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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