Georgia courts offer family violence protection orders to people who claim to have been the victim of violence or the threat of violence. These kinds of orders can be used to greatly restrict your behavior, and disrupt your life. Knowing the risks associated with having a protection order issued against you is important, and with […]
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Attempt, conspiracy and solicitation are all classified as “inchoate” crimes, meaning that they involve mere preparation to commit a crime and you can be prosecuted for them even if you fail to complete them. Keep reading to learn more about these serious types of crimes. Attempt In Georgia, criminal attempt occurs when you take a […]
The felony murder rule is one of the most controversial doctrines in all of criminal law. Normally, to be guilty of murder you must either intend for the victim to die or act with reckless disregard for life. Under the felony murder rule, however, you can be charged with murder if you participate in a […]
A stun gun is an electrical devise such as a Taser that emits an electrical charge strong enough to disable a person. Some, but not all, uses of stun guns are regulated by Georgia’s criminal statutes. Failure to use a stun gun in compliance with the law can result in criminal penalties. As such, it […]
Under Georgia state law, “homicide” is a category of offenses that applies when a crime is committed resulting in the death of a victim. The difference between murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter is particularly important because the seriousness of these crimes vary and a prosecutor may charge you with a more serious offense in […]
It is important that Georgia residents realize the difference between making bad choices and committing a crime. Unfortunately, in some cases, the defining line between these two things is rather unclear, which makes it difficult for those involved to clearly process the scenario and find the truth of the matter. It does not matter who […]
One of the fundamental rights that every American has is the protection from illegal searches and seizures by law enforcement. Unfortunately, sometimes there are “gray areas” that make it difficult to ascertain whether those fundamental rights were violated – and under what circumstances, such as an honest mistake or intentionally. When criminal charges result from […]
Capital punishment is one of the most widely debated areas of criminal law across the United States. Many states have abolished capital punishment in favor of life sentences in prison. Georgia is one of the many states that continue to practice capital punishment, even though historically, the issue has been challenged on many levels. For […]
In Georgia, one of the most damaging areas of the criminal justice system is that of sex crimes, particularly those involving children. This includes charges relating to child pornography. Child pornography is a complex, serious area of the law, and individuals who are facing child pornography charges likely are overwhelmed and concerned about the security […]
The Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse in downtown Atlanta is an impressive building with a history all its own. Inside the Fulton County Courthouse however, many of the cases being tried are less impressive. In fact, the courthouse is something of a contrast between highly publicized criminal cases in Fulton County Superior Court, and the lesser […]
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