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Why a plea bargain could benefit a Georgia defendant

You've always been a law-abiding citizen, or at least you were until the night you got in a bit of trouble and found yourself wearing handcuffs, sitting in the back of a police car and standing in front of a judge.

You're about to be introduced to the Georgia criminal justice system and learn a lot of new terms that really have never been part of your vocabulary. One of the phrases your attorney just might teach you? Plea bargain.

Man faces 4 years in prison after assault

If you participate in a violent crime, there is always going to be a risk that you'll be arrested and put in jail. Not all cases are the same, and there are ways to defend yourself. However, the way you present yourself to the police, the judge and others will make a difference to your case.

Take, for example, this case involving a Georgia man who was accused of throwing Vienna sausages and choking a woman. A July 2 report states that the man, 26, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault charges after he choked a woman who was staying at the Roberta Inn in April. Shortly after that, he threw a brick at a witness' car, shattering its window.

Negative communication may push you toward divorce

Communication issues really do play a role in divorce. Marriage is complicated. Couples who cannot properly communicate may not see that marriage last.

One reason that experts note is that some couples often tend to focus only on negative communication, rather than positive. This can push two people apart over time. Even minor conversations about small problems can cause issues because they make these people feel like they are working against each other, rather than working with each other.

Protecting your parenting time with your child is crucial

There are few things as precious and important to protect as your time with your child. For parents who share custody or visitation privileges with another parent, this is not always as simple as one might hope, especially if the other parent's behavior complicates the matter.

While it is certainly wise to choose your battles carefully when dealing with your child's other parent, you must protect your rights to time with your child when you observe the other parent obstructing that time. This can happen many ways, but all of them add up to undermining the court-ordered time you spend with your child or preventing you from enjoying that time at all.

Understanding aggravated assault charges in Georgia

Aggravated assault is a very serious crime, and therefore, in the state of Georgia, it is treated accordingly. It is severely punished when a person has been successfully charged with the crime.

However, many people get accused of aggravated assault falsely, and it is important that they are equipped with the right information so that they can defend themselves appropriately. It is useful for those accused of aggravated assault to first understand the definition of the crime.

When does substance abuse affect child custody?

As a parent, you will always want to do whatever is in your power in order to protect your child. Usually, young children spend every day and night with you as a biological parent; however, when biological parents are seperated, it can mean that the child splits his or her time between each parent. While this is done to ensure that the child has a strong bond with each parent, you might worry that the other parent is not responsible, and that you are not able to protect your child from harm at all times.

Substance abuse is a very common problem among many people, whether it is illegal drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol. If you believe that substance abuse on the part of the other parent may be affecting your child, you should take the time to understand how child custody law in Georgia functions in this area.

Understanding involuntary manslaughter laws

When a person dies due to the actions of another, it could be considered murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. These different terms can be confusing, but they all lead to different sentencing procedures because they are all different crimes.

Involuntary manslaughter is a crime where a person's actions led to another person's death. These actions typically must be dangerous and irresponsible in some way in order for an involuntary manslaughter charge to result. For a person to be charged with involuntary manslaughter means that he or she did not intend to cause a person's death, but his or her irresponsible and negligent actions mean that punishment is still justified.

How to enforce child support in Georgia

When a child support order is made in the state of Georgia, the obligation for the parent to pay his or her child support order becomes legally enforceable. However, it can still be very challenging to force a person to pay his or her child support payments when he or she simply refuses to do so or when he or she makes excuses.

If you are struggling financially because of the other parent's refusal to pay child support, it is important to know what your options are so that you can begin the process of enforcing child support and getting the funds that you need.

Reviewing violent crimes in Canton

Violent crimes are a part of society. These crimes will never go away, even with the strong presence of law enforcement in the Canton, Georgia, area. There are various types of violent crimes that people can be charged with, which is why we will take a look at those crimes in today's post. Not all violent crimes actually have to involve violence either, just the threat of it.

Robbery is a very common violent crime because it typically involves the use of a weapon. The weapon might never be brandished or even used against the victim, but just knowing that it is there instills enough fear to make it a violent crime. Robberies are usually accompanied by a gun, knife or other object that can inflict damage or pain.

Taking action after a false domestic abuse accusation

It can be upsetting to be accused of domestic abuse by a partner or an ex partner, and it will likely make you worry about your future, as well as your future relationship with your children.

There can be many reasons why a person might make a false claim of domestic abuse. One example of a false allegation of domestic abuse is when an argument breaks out between two people. As a result, one accuses the other of committing domestic abuse, when he or she has actually misinterpreted the definition of domestic abuse under the law.

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