Identity Fraud Arrests and Charges in Georgia

In Georgia, identity fraud is one of the most common white collar crimes committed. In general, it is a crime where one person uses another person’s personal data, without his/her authorization, with the intent to defraud that person. Such examples include, but are not limited to: Opening a credit card using someone else’s social security […]

Forgery Arrests and Charges in Georgia

In Georgia, the offense of forgery is broken down into four different degrees, depending on the type of document forged and whether that document was delivered, presented, or used. Third and fourth degree forgery deal solely with checks, while first and second degree forgery are associated with all other documents. According to O.C.G.A. § 16-9-1, […]

Intensive Supervision Program after Arrest in Fulton County, Georgia

What does it mean when the Fulton County magistrate judge gives you a bond but requires you to report under “ISP” or Intensive Supervision Program in Fulton County? Intensive Supervision provides a more rigorous form of pretrial release. Defendants released to the ISP program are required to meet with case managers a minimum of (3) […]

The Due Process Protections Act under Federal Law

The “Due Process Protections Act” (“DPPA”) became law in October 2020. It received rare bi-partisan support in both houses of Congress and was signed by Trump. The bipartisan support may be attributed to the fact that the law was inspired by the prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. The charges against Sen. Stevens were dismissed, […]

Aggravated Assault Charges in Georgia

In 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 commits the […]