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Georgia Human Trafficking Laws

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

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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Genealogy Databases for Criminal Investigations: The Laws Around Using DNA in an Investigation

Dozens of years after the “Golden State Killer” case had gone cold in the state of California, prosecutors utilized a third-party genealogy database to arrest the accused perpetrator – Mr. Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer. This astounding criminal case triumph has led many to question the use of sensitive personal information from genealogy…

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Cybercrime – A High-Tech Fight on a Global Scale

As the internet continues to grow in reach, speed, and capability, so do the criminal networks and hackers that exploit its vulnerabilities. The global impact of cybercrime may be costing the economy more than $600 billion a year – up significantly from an estimated $445 billion in 2014, according to a recent report by a…

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What Happens to Your Property If You Go to Jail?

Generally, it takes several months between the time of an arrest and conviction for felony cases in the United States. You should safeguard your property and monetary assets before you begin serving a sentence. Take care of these necessities when you are out on bail or before a plea deal. If you are facing time…

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Difference Between Public and Private Prisons

Much controversy surrounds public and private prisons. Local, state, or federal governments own and operate public prisons. The law requires public prisons to make certain information public because taxpayer money funds them. Almost all prisons were public up until the 1980s. A third party owns and operates a private prison, and the government contracts it….

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Georgia Tax Fraud Laws

Georgia Tax fraud occurs when someone tries to evade paying his or her full amount of taxes. Tax fraud often occurs when people intentionally falsify documents or provide incorrect tax information. If you have been accused of tax fraud in Georgia, contact Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C. for help and advice about how to move forward….

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Georgia Kidnapping Laws

Kidnapping can be a complicated accusation. Under Georgia law, courts define kidnapping as a person taking another person without lawful authority and holding him or her without his or her consent. It can become complex when the court determines whether the person taken gave consent and what is considered consent. If you or a loved…

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Georgia Indecent Exposure Laws

In Georgia, indecent exposure is also known as “public indecency.” It occurs when someone intentionally exposes him or herself in public or performs lewd or sexual acts in a public place. Being charged with indecent exposure involves many punishments, one of which is registering as a sex offender. What Is Considered a Public Place? The…

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What Are Extortion, Blackmail, and Larceny?

One might hear someone use the terms “extortion,” “blackmail,” and “larceny” interchangeably, but in fact they are three separate crimes. Each term refers to a specific illegal action allegedly taken by the defendant. Learning the distinction between the three terms can help you understand a recent charge police brought against you or a loved one….

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