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Forgery Laws in Georgia



There are four degrees to the offense of Forgery in the State of Georgia. Forgery in the first and second degree involves the making, possession or alteration of a writing other than a check in a fake name or in a manner that alleges the document was made by another person at another time without […]

Understanding Georgia’s First Offender Act and Its Retroactive Application



Understanding Georgia’s First Offender Act and Its Retroactive Application By Casey Cleaver 07/24/2018 What is it? Under Georgia Code § 42-8-60, the First Offender Act is a sentencing option which allows a person with no prior felony convictions to dispose of their criminal case without a conviction. The law can be paraphrased as follows: Where […]

Recent Supreme Court Decision – Carpenter vs. United States



by John Lovell Last month, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the privacy rights of individuals. The Government, without a warrant or a showing of probable cause, issued an order to a cell phone company to provide Timothy Carpenter’s cell site data. The Government sought to gather the extensive records, including the […]

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