Douglas County – Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer – Criminal Defense Attorney

Obstruction of a law enforcement officer can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts of the case. The Statute governing Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer can be found at O.C.G.A. 16-10-24. If the case is prosecuted as a misdemeanor, the Douglas County Solicitor’s Office will prosecute the case, whereby if […]

Conditional Discharge

Conditional Discharge or Drug First Offender is a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows someone who has been charged for the first time with possessing drugs or a non-violent property crime related to drug or alcohol addiction to resolve their case without a felony conviction. The resolution will typically involve probation and some sort […]

First Offender

If you have been charged with a felony offense (with some exceptions) and have never pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a felony, you may be eligible for First Offender treatment under OCGA § 42-8-60. Charges that are considered serious violent felonies, e.g. murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, etc and sexual offenses are not eligible […]

Aggravated Stalking

By: Attorney Erin Dohnalek In Georgia, aggravated stalking is charged as a felony. It is set out in O.C.G.A. § 16-5-91. This statute states that an individual commits aggravated stalking when: He/she violates a “no contact” or “stay away” provision of their bond; He/she violates a temporary restraining order, temporary protective order, permanent protective order, […]

I am under 21 and got a DUI… help!

If you are under 21 and have been charged with DUI, it is important to note that there are big differences between defending a DUI when someone is over 21 and a DUI where you were under 21. The biggest difference between them is the acceptable blood alcohol content for young drivers. While the legal […]