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Georgia Repeals Citizen’s Arrest Law

In order to prevent crimes like the one that claimed the life of Ahmaud Arbery, Georgia has enacted a new law that prevents citizen’s arrest, except in the case of store employees who have witnessed shoplifting and restaurant employees who have witnessed “dine and dash” incidents.[...] Continue Reading

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What is Felony Disenfranchisement?

Criminal charges for felony crimes in Georgia are a serious matter. They involve heavy fines and court costs, a potentially lengthy prison sentence, and a criminal record that follows you the rest of your life, impacting your ability to obtain housing, jobs, and an education. [...] Continue Reading

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Can Criminal Charges Affect Visitation Rights?

When parents are divorced or are otherwise no longer living together, child custody and visitation is likely to be a major issue. Children tend to do better when both parents are actively involved in their lives and each parent has the right to spend the time needed with their child in order to form a close and loving relationship. However, the primary concern of the court in child custody cases is ensuring that the safety and well-being of the child is protected. [...] Continue Reading

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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Georgia?

It is every driver’s worst fear to see flashing blue lights in their rearview mirror. It is an even bigger problem if you have had several alcoholic beverages prior to getting behind the wheel or are under the influence of any other type of substance, including prescription medication. Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter in Georgia that involves potentially severe penalties. [...] Continue Reading

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