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Consider the vulnerabilities in the case against you

Facing a violent crime charge is often challenging. It is crucial that you take the time to think carefully about the impacts that a conviction can have on your life. This can give you the motivation that you need to work on your defense. We can help you learn what you need to know about the defense options that you might be able to use.

Sexual assault laws in the U.S.

The United States law regarding sexual assault is strict and may lead to several years in prison. Any crime that involves unwanted sexual contact can turn into a sexual assault case. In most cases, sexual assault involves crimes from groping to rape. The sentencing for these depends entirely on the seriousness of the crime committed. The exact crimes that fall under sexual assault vary from state to state. It is important to know about state laws before filing a complaint in court.

Woman charged with murder after shooting son's estranged wife

In Georgia, a 63-year-old woman is facing a number of criminal charges after allegedly shooting her son's estranged wife on June 23. News sources report that following the fatal shooting, the woman contacted her son and told him to come to the scene. The couple's two minor children were inside their mother's home when the fatal incident occurred there, but neither was physically harmed.

Man could face death penalty for priest's death

A 28-year-old man in Georgia was indicted on May 25 for malice murder and other criminal charges including false imprisonment and aggravated assault. Prosecutors are reportedly seeking the death penalty for the alleged murder of a St. Augustine priest. The priest's body was discovered in a wooded area of northeast Georgia after the accused man led investigators to the site on April 18.

Katt Williams faces battery charges

Comedian Katt Williams was taken into custody in Georgia on April 27 after a fight at a restaurant shortly after 10 p.m. Allegedly, Williams' family began arguing with restaurant staff after being told that the area where they had seated themselves was reserved for another party. Police say Williams then arrived and threw a salt shaker at the manager. He was detained at a nearby Waffle House, charged with battery and released shortly after midnight.

7 men indicted on charges related to Georgia murder

Seven men were indicted on March 22 by a DeKalb County grand jury on charges related to the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Georgia man in December 2015. Prosecutors claim the shooting death was the culmination of a violent crime spree that began four months earlier in September 2015.

Do you understand the difference between assault and battery? - III

Over the last several weeks, our blog has been spent some time exploring the crimes of assault and battery in the hopes of providing some basic background information and, perhaps more significantly, helping clarify once and for all how these are very distinct crimes.

Skill and experience matter when charged with a violent crime

In the last few posts, we've spent some time discussing how the law here in Georgia defines and differentiates between crimes like assault and aggravated assault. While we have yet to explore the exact criminal penalties associated with a conviction on these charges, there's a very good idea that you already know that they are indeed relatively severe.

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