Georgia Stalking Laws
Posted in Crime on February 22, 2018
You might know the basic definition of “stalking,” but Georgia’s laws dive much deeper than most people realize. The laws are intricate, and require an attorney’s sharp eye and professional representation if you’re a defendant facing stalking charges. Stalking is a criminal offense in Georgia, punishable with prison time and thousands of dollars in fines….
Georgia Resisting Arrest Laws
Posted in Crime on February 21, 2018
Resisting arrest is a common crime police officers add to existing charges against an individual. What constitutes “resisting arrest” is largely up to the officer’s personal judgment, making it a highly subjective area of law. Any action you take during an arrest is critical, as even the smallest sign of resistance can end with this…
What Is Racketeering?
Posted in Crime on February 20, 2018
“Racketeering” refers to a criminal offense in which someone commits an illegal activity in order to advance the role of an organization, or on behalf of an illegal enterprise. Many different types of crimes can fall under racketeering, as long as the defendant committed them with the intent to advance someone’s role or to aid…
Georgia Capital Punishment Laws
Posted in Crime on February 19, 2018
Capital punishment is the official name for the “death penalty.” It is a sentence for only the most serious crimes. Although some states no longer permit capital punishment, Georgia and many others still do. In Georgia, convicted criminals 17 and older guilty of certain crimes can receive capital punishment sentences. Crimes that could result in…
Georgia Arson Laws
Posted in Crime, Lawsuits on February 15, 2018
Police might arrest you for arson in Georgia if they believe you intentionally started a fire or set off explosives that damaged someone else’s property. The most important thing to remember about Georgia’s arson laws – and all arrest scenarios – is to remain silent until you have an attorney present. Anything you say during…
Chatham County Court Overview
Posted in Local on February 14, 2018
There are many reasons you could find yourself heading to the Chatham County Courthouse in Georgia – a divorce case, probate court, criminal offense, or traffic citation could all lead to a court date. Each courthouse runs according to its own rules, requirements, and regulations. The more prepared you are for your case, the better,…
Coastal State Prison Information
Posted in Local on February 13, 2018
If the courts convict an adult male of a felony in Georgia, he may end up in the Coastal State Prison. The Georgia Coastal State Prison is in Chatham County, in Garden City. It is a medium-security institution with a maximum capacity of 1,836 inmates. The prison opened in 1981 and consists of twelve housing…
Is DNA Evidence Foolproof?
Posted in Crime, Lawsuits on February 1, 2018
DNA evidence is arguably the most important development in forensic science of the last century. Law enforcement officers and criminal investigators have access to a wide array of scientifically backed evidence-gathering techniques to more accurately charge and convict offenders. While DNA evidence may seem inarguable in some cases, it’s vital to remember that DNA evidence…
How Do Prisoners Obtain Cell Phones?
Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2018
Inmates in the American prison system do not have permission to own or use cell phones, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping them from making calls and using social media. Many people wonder how prisoners are able to obtain smartphones in prison, when inmates are posting messages and even photos from inside their cells….
Is There a Relationship Between Poverty and Crime?
Posted in Crime on January 30, 2018
Social scientists, criminal researchers, lawmakers, and public policy makers have long discussed the relationship between poverty and crime. Why do areas with the highest poverty rates often display similarly high crime rates? Why do cities with the highest crime rates also have wider income disparity between the upper and lower classes? While violent crime rates…