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Voluntary manslaughter in Georgia

Homicide is the act of taking another person's life. This is a general term that does not factor in the specifics of the situation. Homicide charges are very complex, because there can be many intentions, circumstances and reasons for why another person dies at the hands of another.

The consequences of aggravated assault

Aggravated assault is generally defined as a type of assault that is much more serious in nature than simple assault. Many people believe that the definition of aggravated assault is an assault that involves a weapon. While an act such as this can be defined as aggravated assault, other acts such as an assault that takes place in the personal space of the victim can also qualify.

How does Georgia law treat robbery charges?

Robbery is considered a serious and often violent crime across the United States. However, each state has its own specific laws on the consequences of a robbery charge. Of course, petty theft and armed robbery are very different crimes; therefore, they have differing consequences.

New charges for woman convicted in death by stabbing

A woman charged with the stabbing death of a 17-year-old male in 2005 is back in jail. The woman was originally convicted in the murder but was paroled after just four years in prison. The woman and her brother attacked the teen in his home, which was near the Georgia Square Mall, during a fight over drugs.

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.

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