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What Is the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Law in Georgia?

Posted on December 19, 2019 in Criminal defense

Rape is a serious crime in any state. In Georgia, the definition of rape is twofold: to have carnal knowledge of a female against her will or to have sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 10. Statutory rape is another crime that involves sex with someone under the legal age of consent… read more

What Are the State of Georgia’s Laws on Sexual Assault?

Posted on December 19, 2019 in Criminal defense

Sexual assault is an expansive area of law in Georgia with dozens of statutes in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) defining different sex crimes and related terms, as well as explaining the various punishments for each. It is important to understand the sexual assault laws in your state, especially if someone has accused… read more

When Can a School Be Held Accountable for Bullying?

Posted on October 29, 2019 in personal injury

Bullying is a significant problem in 2019 that can affect a victim, and their families, in many ways. A child could suffer physical, mental and emotional damages from a bullying experience at school. The depression and anxiety from being bullied could turn into long-term mental health issues or suicidal thoughts or actions. As a parent,… read more

Can You Settle a Bench Warrant Without Going to Jail?

Posted on October 29, 2019 in Criminal defense

Finding out a judge has issued a bench warrant against you can be alarming. It is important to know how to deal with a bench warrant before the police take you into custody. A bench warrant generally will not give the police the right to arrest you in your home unless you failed to appear… read more

ChancoSchiffer P.C. Defends Jeffrey Epstein Victim

Posted on October 22, 2019 in Firm News,sexual assault

On August 14th, 2019, ChancoSchiffer P.C. filed a lawsuit on behalf of 32-year-old Jennifer Araoz against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein. It was one of the first lawsuits against Epstein’s estate after he took his own life on August 10th. Araoz is suing the estate for the damages she suffered from an alleged rape and… read more

Can I Sue for Police Misconduct?

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Criminal defense

Police misconduct is a grave wrongdoing that can cost victims their lives. Police misconduct such as civil rights infractions, brutality or excessive use of force creates an unjust law enforcement system. It makes it difficult for civilians to trust the police, and for honest police officers to do their jobs. If you become the victim… read more

What’s a ‘Phantom Driver’ in an Accident?

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Vehicle Accidents

Not all car accidents involve one vehicle hitting another. Some involve just one vehicle striking a fixed object. In a single-vehicle accident, if another driver caused the collision yet did not touch the first vehicle, the police will refer to the at-fault driver as a phantom driver. Phantom drivers are hit-and-run drivers without the hit…. read more

How to Get Atlanta to Cover Auto Damages Caused by City’s Roads

Posted on August 29, 2019 in Vehicle Accidents

Whether you have driven the same road every day for years or you are new to Atlanta, an unexpected pothole or a fallen tree limb in a dangerous place could end with your car in a ditch. Even if your Atlanta car accident did not involve any other vehicles or drivers, you could receive compensation… read more

Georgia’s Video Recording Laws

Posted on August 28, 2019 in Criminal defense

Between smartphones, drones and cameras the size of a grain of salt, technology has created a world in which it is almost impossible to know when someone is recording you. While that sometimes can lead to uncovering real-time crimes, as in the case of the sexual assault streamed on Facebook live that led to an… read more

Bodily Injury v. Personal Injury: How Do Claims Against Me Work?

Posted on July 8, 2019 in personal injury

When navigating the legal realm, it becomes essential to understand how injured drivers obtain different means of compensation. Especially as a defendant, this knowledge becomes invaluable because it helps you understand for what you, or your insurance company, are responsible. Bodily injury liability and personal injury claims are two ways that a plaintiff receives compensation… read more