DACA Repeal and the Effect on Crime Rates
Posted in Crime on October 20, 2017
The President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the program that protects many young illegal immigrants from deportation, could send many immigrants into hiding. The repeal focuses on reducing crime, namely illegal immigration and the resultant crimes that are said to be committed by those who have entered the country illegally. However, the facts do not…
The Problem With Abstinence-Only Programs
Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2017
Abstinence-only programs teach students that they should not have sex until marriage. The program tends to leave out other types of sexual or reproductive health education, including methods of birth control and safe sex. Comprehensive sex education includes such topics, including abstinence. Abstinence-Only This type of education instructs adolescents that abstaining from sexual activity stands…
Racial Bias in Criminal Sentencing
Posted in Crime on October 16, 2017
In recent years, some Americans have turned their attention to the harsh treatment of black Americans by police officers. Some believe that the legal system treats African-Americans more harshly, with inequity present from the first encounter with law enforcement through trial, imprisonment, and life after incarceration. In some cases, more severe sentences are imposed on…
How Do Miranda Rights Work?
Posted in Civil Rights on October 5, 2017
You’ve likely heard of Miranda rights or perhaps have seen someone recite them on television. Despite how common these basic rights are, many don’t completely understand them or know what role they play in a criminal proceeding. Here are the basics of your legal rights regarding Miranda statues. How Miranda Got Its Name The Miranda…
What is the Difference between Marital Privilege and Attorney-Client Privilege?
Posted in Civil Rights on October 4, 2017
Most people know that the information between them and their lawyers is confidential. Legally, courts refer to this as attorney-client privilege. Defendants also enjoy marital privilege. This simply means that conversations between two spouses enjoy the same protection. But what happens when these two worlds meet? Attorney-Client Privilege in the Presence of a Third Party…
Is Cyberbullying a Crime?
Posted in Crime on October 3, 2017
Cyberbullying is a buzzword that has recently become the subject of national attention. Teasing has always been a part of life, but the online space has opened new and more sinister doors for harassment. What’s the difference between simple teasing and online harassment? Is cyberbullying a crime under Georgia law? Learn how online harassment could…
Reasons for Denial of a Weapons Carry License
Posted in Civil Rights on October 2, 2017
The Second Amendment gives us the right to bear arms. However, there are certain instances in which a request to carry a weapon may result in a denial. Georgia law has specific requirements for those who want to carry a weapon within the state’s borders. Since a weapons carry license costs $30, it’s helpful to…
Power and Jurisdiction of Different Law Enforcement Agencies
Posted in Crime on September 30, 2017
Law enforcement agencies come in many different types, each with their own role in our justice system. What is the difference between each kind of agency, and how does jurisdiction factor into a criminal case? Federal Agencies At the top of the hierarchy are federal law enforcement agencies. There are 65 different federal agencies and…
What’s are the Different Classifications of Crimes?
Posted in Crime on September 29, 2017
If you or someone you love faces charges for a criminal offense, you may be feeling a range of emotions. Fear, stress, and confusion are all natural feelings after an accusation or arrest. Knowing the difference between certain types of crime can go a long way in creating peace of mind and best preparing yourself…
Do I Have a Legal Right to a Police Report?
Posted in Civil Rights, Crime on September 28, 2017
If you’ve been arrested or were involved in an incident in which a police officer responded, the officer on scene likely filed a report. By law, you are entitled to a copy of the report. If you’re interested in obtaining a copy, it’s in your best interest to contact the responding precinct or law enforcement…