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Georgia Human Trafficking Laws

Posted in Crime on July 6, 2018

Human trafficking is a serious crime with penalties to match; the courts do not take human trafficking accusations lightly. In the unfortunate event that you find yourself involved in a human trafficking criminal case in Georgia, you must take immediate action to protect your rights. Otherwise, you could face years in prison and thousands of…

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False Imprisonment in Georgia

Posted in Crime on July 5, 2018

Georgia Code Section 16-5-41 defines false imprisonment as confining or detaining a person or persons against their personal liberty without a legal basis or authority. It can be easy to accuse someone of false imprisonment in Georgia due to its broad definition. Conviction of this crime could result in imprisonment for a minimum of one…

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FBI Highlights Significant Increase in Sexual Assaults on Flights

Posted in Sex Crimes on July 5, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning passengers to be wary of sexual assaults on flights. They have noticed an “alarming” increase in sexual assault claims on flights in the U.S. – an increase of 66% from 2014 to 2017. The FBI’s public warning may set people on edge for possible assault on flights,…

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The Case of Cyntoia Brown: Is it Fair to Give a Life Sentence at Age 16?

Posted in Civil Rights on July 5, 2018

Cyntoia Brown is currently 14 years into a life sentence for murder – a sentence the Tennessee jury gave her in 2004 at just 16 years old. According to Brown, the murder she committed was in self-defense. Her case states that she was a rape victim forced into prostitution. At age 16, she killed a…

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What Rights Do You Lose as a Convicted Felon in Georgia?

Posted in Civil Rights, Local on June 21, 2018

You might know that a conviction can be troublesome for your future, but do you understand all of the rights and freedoms you stand to lose as a convicted felon? Felony convictions can follow a person around forever, interfering with employment and housing opportunities as well as many other aspects of life. The myriad of…

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Georgia Truancy Laws

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2018

Skipping school might seem like a harmless or normal part of being a kid – until parents get into serious legal trouble. The legal word for skipping school is “truancy,” and it could end up with a criminal case against your family. Learning Georgia’s truancy laws can help you avoid a criminal record as a…

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What Are the Criminal Charges for Underage Drinking in Georgia?

Posted in Local on June 18, 2018

Georgia lawmakers take underage drinking seriously. You may think everyone does it, or that getting caught won’t have major or lifetime consequences. Unfortunately for teens, this isn’t true. One mistake involving underage drinking could follow you for years to come. The attorney you hire for your defense and the steps you take together can help…

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Revenge Porn Laws in Georgia

Posted in Sex Crimes on June 18, 2018

“Revenge porn” has been a recent topic of conversation among Georgia lawmakers. Revenge porn refers to a trend in which someone posts sexually explicit photographs or videos of a person to the internet without that person’s permission. Revenge porn has become such an issue in Georgia that lawmakers voted unanimously to pass a bill criminalizing…

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What Are the Differences Between Record Sealing, Pardons, and Expungements?

Posted in Civil Rights on June 4, 2018

Like most states, Georgia has laws in place that give certain convicted criminals the opportunity to erase, reverse, or seal their records. Three different options exist depending on the situation and the individual’s goals for his or her case: record sealing, pardon, and expungement. Each involves a different legal process with very different outcomes for…

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What Is a Good Behavior Warrant (Good Behavior Bond)?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2018

Georgia law has a provision that permits judicial officers to issue a “good behavior warrant” or “good behavior bond” to those whose conduct justifies the belief that someone else’s safety is in danger. Upon return of the warrant, the court may require collateral in the form of a bond for the individual’s good behavior for…

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