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October 2015 Archives

Do you understand the difference between assault and battery?

It goes without saying that there are certain legal terms that can cause people an inordinate amount of confusion in the area of criminal law. For example, many people often hear -- and even use -- the terms "assault" and "battery" interchangeably as if they were the same criminal offense in the eyes of the law.

Law enforcement now targeting more than just drunk drivers

In the not-so-distant past, most discussions about drug use and drug crimes centered around such substances as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy. Fast forward to the present, however, and these same discussions have expanded to include prescription drugs.

Understanding the penalties for second, third DUIs

Last month, our blog spent some time discussing how there are no free passes here in Georgia when it comes to impaired driving and how, contrary to popular belief, this is true even for first time offenders. To that end, we discussed how steep fines, license suspension and even incarceration were all on the table for those convicted of a first offense DUI.

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