There's a criminal law in Georgia that takes after the game of baseball. It's called the "three strikes legislation." Georgia isn't the only state to have a law like this on the books. Three strikes legislation relates to sentencing for violent felony crimes. Essentially, it works like this: If a criminal defendant has two prior convictions for violent felonies, a third violent felony conviction will result in a lifetime sentence to prison.
The mayor of Snellville, Georgia, has resigned his post after taking a plea deal in a felony case that had to do with tax evasion and illegal use of campaign funds.
A Georgia woman has filed a lawsuit against law enforcement and Monroe County officials, contending they improperly arrested and jailed her on drug charges.
A judge in Barrow County, Georgia, called on a little-used state statute to nullify a jury's conviction of a 78-year-old man on murder charges, allowing for a new trial.
A judge in Fulton County, Georgia, has dismissed a murder indictment against a 35-year-old man who had been charged with injecting another man with a fatal dose of heroin.
Georgia is home to many excellent rock, alternative and rap groups, including the band Migos. Recently, a member of that rap group was arrested in Jonesboro. He faces a number of charges. The 26-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was traveling with his bodyguard, and that man also was arrested.
The Georgia man told the jury he was guilty. Knowing he could face a felony conviction, he still testified that he grew marijuana and possessed what had been lumped together as "drug-related objects."
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.
On May 7, the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS) was successful in apprehending a known Marietta drug dealer. He was later booked on charges of possession with an intent to distribute heroin. A spokesperson for the drug task force has said that he was in possession of a particularly lethal mixture of both fetanyl and heroin known as "gray death" at the time of his arrest.
Who would have thought that listening in on someone's conversation when they clearly "pocket dialed" you from their cellphone would be something illegal? Apparently, anyone carefully reading the state of Georgia's wiretapping laws would think it.