Currently, Georgia’s age of consent is 16 years old. If your child is under 16, then any adult who has sex with them has committed statutory rape and can be punished accordingly. However, most teens date and are romantically involved with other teens. For example, it is common to see two 15-year-olds dating or a [...]
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During a divorce, couples often argue over who will get physical custody of the children and how they will divide property. But what about your pets? Unless you and your ex intend to live together in the future, one of you will need to take your dog, cat, or rabbit with you. In a Georgia [...]
Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. According to statistics, three people are killed every two hours in alcohol-related accidents. An estimated four million people drive under the influence of alcohol each year, and because many people are repeat offenders, there are more than 100 million alcohol-impaired driving episodes annually. If you [...]
The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives criminal defendants the absolute right not to testify against themselves. This means that you do not need to answer police questions and you can’t be forced to testify at trial. Nevertheless, you always have the right to testify. In other words, it is up to you whether [...]
Even the best-laid plans sometimes go awry, and this holds especially true with real estate closings. Even though your purchase contract contains a closing date, various events can pop up, causing you to delay the closing. Read on to identify some of the more common reasons why you might need to postpone your closing. The [...]
Lawyers are your best friends. Seriously. Although lawyers have a terrible public reputation, only they are qualified to help you go up against the state in a criminal matter. Who do you trust with your liberty—a lawyer you handpicked and hired or the state prosecutor who only wants a conviction so they can look “tough [...]
Child custody in Georgia can take on several forms. What is in the best of interests for one child, may not work for another. Therefore, child custody is very fact specific and each case is unique. If you need assistance with a child custody suit, a Lumpkin County family law attorney can assist. We can [...]
You may hear the term "implied consent" on the news or in relation to a court proceeding. Do you really know what this term means? It can be confusing. If you have been accused or charged with DUI, a Johns Creek DUI attorney can help you understand implied consent and how it applies to your [...]
Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you are likely anxious to get to your real estate closing and wrap things up. Unfortunately, real estate closings do not always go as planned. There are many reasons that a closing can be delayed or even (gulp!) canceled. A Dahlonega real estate closing attorney can help [...]
Sexual assault and related crimes are hot-button topics in the news this year. High profile individuals are coming forward as both victims and accused parties. Many of these accusations are well founded. But, what happens if you are accused of sexual assault and really are innocent? In these situations, you must take swift and aggressive [...]