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Affray Charge in Atlanta, Georgia

Fighting by two or more people in a public place to the disturbance of the public tranquility is a misdemeanor offense in Georgia known as affray. All misdemeanor offenses carry a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail and/or a fine of $1,000. Affray requires an intent to fight, so it is a highly defensible […]

Georgia Arrest Bond Information

In Georgia, every person arrested on criminal charges is entitled to a bail bond hearing to determine if the judge will set bond on their case. A bond is essentially collateral, which secures a promise, once released from custody, to appear in court for future court dates. There are many different forms of bonds that […]

Theft by Receiving Arrest in Georgia

Georgia law has two different statutes that address the crime of theft by receiving. The first section defines the offense of receiving stolen property while the second Georgia statute describes receiving property that was stolen from another state. The first statute describing the crime of theft by receiving is transcribed in O.C.G.A. § 16-8-7. In […]

Georgia Ignition Interlock Device Limited Permit after DUI Arrest

Following a DUI arrest, the State of Georgia has authority to suspend the driver’s license of the accused in a civil proceeding, which is separate from the criminal case, if one of the following occurs: After the accused has been arrested, the officer on the scene read the accused the correct “Implied Consent” notice and […]

Theft by Conversion Arrest in Georgia

In Georgia, like other theft offenses, a theft by conversion charge can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the property converted. According to § O.C.G.A. 16-8-4, theft by conversion occurs when a person lawfully obtains another individual’s funds or property and then unlawfully converts such property to his/her […]

Theft by Deception Arrest in Georgia

According to § O.C.G.A. 16-8-3, theft by deception occurs when a person obtains property by any deceitful means or artful practice with the intention of depriving the owner of the property. However, deceitful means does not include statements of exaggeration that are unlikely to deceive the rightful owner or false statements as to matters that […]

Theft by Taking Arrest in Georgia

In Georgia, a theft charge can encompass either misdemeanor or felony penalties, depending on the value of the goods or property in question. If you have been arrested for theft, you could be charged with any of the following: theft by taking, theft by deception, theft by conversion, theft by shoplifting, and so on. However, […]

Facial Recognition Software in Georgia Policing

Since 1956, law enforcement agencies have used video surveillance systems as a means of deterring, preventing, and prosecuting criminal acts. The miniaturization and decreasing cost of this technology now allows police departments across the United States to film suspects with hidden cameras.   But even more recently, facial recognition technology is being utilized in the […]