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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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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5 More Tips for Hiring a Georgia Attorney

Five (More) Essential Tips for Hiring a Georgia Attorney

This post picks up where last week’s left off. If you missed that one, here’s my first post on Five Essential Tips for Hiring a Georgia Attorney. Go back and check it out, then head back here for Five (More) Tips for Hiring a Georgia Attorney! In this post, you’ll learn a few things that …

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Tips for Hiring Georgia Attorney

Five Essential Tips for Hiring A Georgia Attorney

On top of the stress of being summoned to court, hiring an attorney can be extremely stressful. There are so many out there. How do you choose a good one? What questions should you ask? In this blog post, you’ll learn five essential tips for hiring a Georgia attorney. This is part one of a …

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How to Avoid Criminal Charges After an Accident

Being involved in a car accident is a frightening experience, even if the accident is relatively minor. Adding to the stress of an accident is the fact that it can result in criminal charges, especially if your actions may have caused the collision.  Click here to read my blog post about some common traffic citations that …

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