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Statutory Rape in Fulton County

Statutory rape is defined in § 16-6-3 of the Georgia criminal code. The statute says that “a person commits statutory rape when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with any person who is under the age of 16 years and not his or her spouse”. Many people wrongly believe that there is a defense […]

DUI Roadblocks

Believe it or not, roadblocks are not an end-all be-all scenario for impaired drivers. In fact, roadblocks must pass legal muster in order to be legally compliant. Stopping All Vehicles: During a DUI roadblock, all vehicles passing through a checkpoint location must be stopped. This includes both cars and motorcycles. Minimal Delay: The duration of […]

Boating Under the Influence on Lake Allatoona

Georgia law makes it a crime to operate a boat or other moving water vessel (for example, a jet ski) under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination on a public waterway. The legal blood alcohol content for someone over 21 is the same as it is for a car: .08. The legal limit […]

Aggravated Child Molestation in Bartow County

Aggravated Child Molestation is a serious crime in the State of Georgia. In fact, it is the worst crime that one can be accused of committing. It is imperative that you retain a qualified attorney immediately if you are being accused of aggravated child molestation in Bartow County. Many allegations of aggravated child molestation are […]

Look Ma, No Hands- Georgia’s Hands-Free Law

Beginning July 1, 2018, Georgia implemented its Hands-Free law which aims to reduce distracted driving incidents by restricting cellphone use while driving. Drivers are prohibited from holding a cellphone or any stand-alone electronic device (iPad, etc.) with any part of their body. However, drivers are permitted to use hands-free technology like Bluetooth and earpieces for […]

Theft by Receiving Stolen Property in DeKalb County

A person commits the offense of theft by receiving stolen property when s/he receives, disposes of, or retains stolen property which s/he knows or should have known was stolen unless the property is received, disposed of, or retained with the intent to restore it to the owner. “Receiving” means acquiring possession or control or lending […]

Child Cruelty in Fulton County

In Georgia, there are three types of child cruelty- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree. 1st degree child cruelty occurs when a parent, guardian, or other person supervising a child willfully deprives a child of necessary sustenance to the point that the child’s health or well-being is jeopardized OR when a person maliciously causes a child […]