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Category: Criminal defense

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

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

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

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

How Do I Take Care of a Warrant Without Going to Jail?

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Criminal defense

A warrant for your arrest means the courts have authorized law enforcement officers to arrest you upon sight, based on probable cause to suspect your involvement with a crime. The courts typically base arrest warrants on police officers’ sworn statements or affidavits. Arrest warrants can occur after even minor infractions, such as traffic violations. Former… read more