Governor Kemp Signs Bill that will Enhance Penalties for Fleeing and Eluding in Hall County, Georgia

By: Attorney Erin Dohnalek On April 25th, 2022, Governor Kemp signed legislation to further public safety efforts in the State of Georgia. One of the bills that he signed, which was passed in the House, as well as the Senate, will enhance or increase penalties and sentencing for individuals charged with fleeing or attempting to […]

Rape in Douglas County

Rape is a serious crime in Douglas County. O.C.G.A. § 16-6-1 defines rape as follows: A person commits the offense of rape when he has carnal knowledge of: A female forcibly and against her will or: A female who is less than ten years of age. Carnal knowledge in rape occurs when there is any […]

Hapeville DUI – Criminal Defense Attorney

Hapeville, Georgia is home to the Hapeville Municipal Court where Judge Monica Ewing presides over DUI, Traffic, Marijuana, and other City Violation cases brought by Hapeville Police Department. The Hapeville Municipal Court is located at 700 Doug Davis Drive, Hapeville, GA 30354.   One of the most common cases we see in the Hapeville Municipal […]

Have you been charged with Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Walton 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 […]

Changes to the Way Search Warrants for Cell Phone Content Must be Obtained

A new decision released by the Georgia Supreme Court changes the way police must obtain warrants if they want to search the contents of your cell phone. In State v. Wilson, released on February 21, the Court tightened the reigns on what officers must include in their search warrants. In Wilson, a defendant was on […]