Since most people in the United States get their idea of how forensics are used through television dramas, it's small wonder that many assume forensic analysis is always pure science, totally above-board and infallibly correct.
At our law firm, we always take a rehabilitative approach toward juvenile criminal defendants. We simply don't believe that they belong in an adult court or an adult prison -- even if they're teenagers.
On the recent day that a young Georgia man should have been celebrating his future, he was in a courtroom dealing with a problem from his past.
In Georgia, you need a license for numerous activities. To drive. To work as an interior decorator. To cut hair. To be a nurse. When you need a license or permit, and don't have it, you can get into trouble.
Police in Savannah, Georgia, are searching for the culprit or culprits who decided to alter the statue of a Revolutionary War general with what they're calling "googly eyes."
Three months ago, a Georgia jury found a defendant not guilty of drug charges, returning the verdict in less than 30 minutes. Still, on June 22, the judge in Bartow County Superior Court ordered the man to serve three years in jail, with about 14 months' credit for time served, declaring that the man had violated probation.
Georgia is among the states that use a grand jury system to decide whether to charge a suspect with a crime. But just what is a grand jury?
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.
If you have never been arrested, it's understandable not to have a clear idea of what transpires after being detained by the police. While it's never going to be a pleasant experience, knowing what to expect may remove some of the fear and uncertainty.
When you are accused of extortion, it means that there is reason to believe that you have made a threat toward someone or their property, or lied to them, in return for financial gain.