Everything You Need To Know About SB 105: Early Termination of Probation

On May 3, 2021, Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 105, also known as the probation reform bill, into law. If you are currently on probation, you may qualify for early termination of probation. Keep reading to learn about SB 105, if you qualify, and how I can help you! What is SB 105? In short, …

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Lafler Frye

Lafler-Frye Hearings in Georgia

Lafler-Frye hearings stem from the Supreme Court’s rulings in Lafler vs. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye. Lafler-Frye hearings allow the prosecutor to put their plea recommendation on the official court record. Keep reading to learn more about Lafler-Frye hearings and the cases that led to their creation. WHAT IS A LAFLER-FRYE HEARING? Lafler-Frye hearings were …

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Scam Alert

How To Protect Yourself From Legal Representation Scams

A scam is a dishonest or fraudulent scheme. Scams can take many forms, including legal representation scams. Keep reading to learn more about legal representation scams and how to avoid them. What is a legal representation scam? A legal representation scam typically shows up as someone offering legal services they are not qualified to offer. …

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Athens-Clarke County Decriminalizes Possession of Less Than One Ounce of Marijuana

Last week, Athens-Clarke County became the latest Georgia jurisdiction to decriminalize possession of less than one (1) ounce of marijuana. Keep reading to learn more about what this means for Athens-Clarke County residents. So is weed legal in Athens now? The short answer is no, weed is not legal in Athens. There’s a difference between …

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Pleas In Georgia Courts

Everything You Need To Know About Pleas in Georgia Criminal Court

There are a few kinds of pleas in Georgia criminal cases. These include Not Guilty pleas, Guilty pleas, Nolo Contendere pleas, and Alford pleas. In this blog post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about pleas in Georgia criminal cases, including what they are and how they work. You’ll also learn how an experienced Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney …

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Bench warrant update

July 2022 Update to Bench Warrants in Georgia: What You Need to Know

Whether you have received a traffic citation or have pending criminal charges in a Georgia court, failing to appear in court can have significant consequences. These consequences may include: Arrest on a bench warrant, Driver’s License Suspension, Jail for up to 3 days or a fine of up to $200. What is a Bench Warrant? Per …

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Legal Terms You Should Know

Misunderstood Legal Terms You Should Know (Part 1)

The law is complex. That should go without saying. After all, that’s why I have a job, and why it is so essential to hire an attorney who has not only studied the law but who has practiced it. But it is helpful for both my clients and the general population to have a better …

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Prosecutorial Discretion

What You Need to Know About Prosecutorial Discretion in Post-Roe Georgia

You have likely heard the news that, with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the United States Supreme Court has overturned the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. The case prevented states from regulating abortions in many circumstances and stood as binding precedent for 50 years.  So what happens now? The short answer is that …

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georgia juvenile court

Knowledge is Power: Understanding the Georgia Juvenile Court System

The Georgia Juvenile Court system is specifically tasked with “protect[ing] the community, impos[ing] accountability for violations of law, provid[ing] treatment and rehabilitation, and equip[ping] juvenile offenders with the ability to live responsibly and productively.” O.C.G.A. § 15-11-1. Georgia Juvenile Courts generally have jurisdiction over individuals who commit offenses prior to their 17th birthday. There are …

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Know Your Rights on the Fourth of July

Know Your Rights on the Fourth of July

Every holiday weekend results in crime suppression crackdowns, and this Fourth of July will probably be no exception. Record high gas prices may keep some drivers home this weekend, but I suspect many people will still be hitting the road for the holiday. Traffic violations, DUI, and Boating Under the Influence are charges that frequently …

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