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Taking a look at domestic violence laws in Georgia

Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects millions of people each year. It doesn't matter how old you are or what type of relationship you are in, domestic violence can occur to anyone. Today, we will take a look at the domestic violence laws in the state of Georgia.

New marijuana law takes effect in Atlanta

A new marijuana law has taken effect in Atlanta, Georgia, recently and many believe that there are some areas of concern even though the law itself is quite clear. The new law reduces possession of less than an ounce of marijuana to a simple fine that does not come with a criminal conviction or jail time.

Georgia shoplifting laws create harsh penalties for theft

Many people see shoplifting as a victimless crime. They walk into a retail establishment, hide something or change out price tags, and then leave the store. Sometimes they pay a fraction of the actual price of the item. Other times, they don't pay anything. The retailer has to factor this kind of loss or shrink into one's overhead, effectively passing the price of stolen goods on to consumers.

Why should I hire a criminal defense lawyer?

Why should I hire a criminal defense lawyer? This is an excellent question and one that we are asked quite often by prospective clients. A criminal defense lawyer brings so much to the table that representing yourself in court just doesn't make sense even though it is well within your rights.

Selling or giving away prescribed medication is a crime

Maybe you were in a car accident, or maybe you had to have your wisdom teeth removed. Your doctor prescribed you pain medication, which you didn't finish. Now, your friend is offering you $20 per pill for your unused medication. It may sound like an easy way to make money and help someone out. In reality, you're breaking the law and could face criminal charges as a result.

Georgia federal contractor allegedly leaked classified document

One person's traitor is often another person's patriot. That's the discussion that is once again at the forefront of discussion after a 25-year-old woman was arrested this month here in Georgia for leaking classified information regarding Russia's alleged hacking of the 2016 presidential election to an online news publication.

Georgia man convicted for falsely claiming Purple Heart

A former Georgia police officer has been found guilty of a number of charges related to a false claim that he was awarded the Purple Heart for being injured in a military exercise. The Canton man could be sentenced to five years behind bars for each of five charges of making false claims. These were made both to the Cherokee County tax commissioner and the county sheriff in order to get special license plates free of charge. He could also receive five years for one count of theft by taking. The jury found him not guilty on another theft charge.

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