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Aggravated Assault in Cherokee County

In Cherokee County, Georgia, there are two types of assault offenses that an accused person may be convicted of: simple assault and aggravated assault. Generally, simple assault is classified as a misdemeanor where aggravated assault is a felony offense. In this blog, we will solely discuss the latter. According to O.C.G.A. § 16-5-21, a person […]

Georgia Public Drunkenness Attorney

As holiday parties and events are in full swing, you may wonder the best way to stay clear of police encounters after a night out of drinking. The most obvious way to avoid trouble after a night out is to use a rideshare or designated driver, so as not to drive while intoxicated. But what […]

HGN and Head Trauma

If you have been pulled over in Georgia on suspicion of DUI, the investigating officer will probably ask you to perform a battery of standardized field sobriety tests. This request may take the form of any number of questions, such as “can we just check to see if you are safe to drive?” or “we […]

Public Indecency in Fulton County

Public Indecency is a serious crime in Georgia. It is imperative that you retain a qualified attorney immediately if you have been charged with public indecency. O.C.G.A. § 16-6-8(a) defines public indecency as follows: A person commits the offense of public indecency when he or she performs any of the following acts in a public […]

Have you been charged with Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Cobb County?

In Georgia, if you have been convicted of a felony the law does not allow for you to have a firearm.  If you are caught being in possession of a firearm, and you are a convicted felon, you can be punished by a sentence of 1-10 years. What is possession? Possession of a firearm can […]

Aggravated Assault in Gwinnett County

In Gwinnett County, Georgia, there are two types of assault offenses that an accused person may be convicted of: simple assault and aggravated assault. Generally, simple assault is classified as a misdemeanor where aggravated assault is a felony offense. In this blog, we will solely discuss the latter. According to O.C.G.A. § 16-5-21, a person […]

How Hearsay Rules Apply in a Probation Revocation Hearing

If you are on probation for an offense in Georgia, your probation comes with certain conditions. If you are accused of violating your probation, the judge may be able to revoke your probation and sentence you to jail time if the state can show that you violated the conditions of your probation by a preponderance […]

Prostitution, Pimping and Pandering in Fulton County

Prostitution is when a person performs or offers or consents to perform a sexual act for money or other items of value. O.C.G.A. §16-6-9. The statute is not about sexual activity per se but is solely concerned with commercial transactions involving sexual activity. The harm is done to society and not to the individual. Therefore, […]

Statutory Rape

Statutory Rape is a serious crime in Georgia. O.C.G.A. § 16-6-3 defines Statutory Rape as engaging in sexual intercourse with any person under the age of 16 years old who is not your  spouse. Statutory Rape requires corroboration and cannot stand solely on the unsupported testimony of the victim. In Georgia, it is not a […]

Aggravated Assault in Cobb County

In Cobb County, Georgia, there are two types of assault offenses that an accused person may be convicted of: simple assault and aggravated assault. Generally, simple assault is classified as a misdemeanor where aggravated assault is a felony offense. In this blog, we will solely discuss the latter. According to O.C.G.A. § 16-5-21, a person […]