An eyewitness identification is often a big break in a criminal investigation. In a typical confrontation, the police will ask a witness to view a suspect standing in a lineup, and a positive ID can quickly lead to your prosecution and conviction. However, Georgia criminal defendants can challenge positive eyewitness identifications in several ways. At [...]
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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: losing your children. Unfortunately, Georgia’s Division of Family and Childhood Services (DFCS) has the power in some situations to take your children away from you, principally because of alleged deprivation. If a complaint has been filed against you as a parent, then you’ll need a qualified juvenile law attorney by [...]
DUI checkpoints are a popular tool police use to keep the roads safe, particularly during the holidays. When you go through the checkpoint, the police will ask for your driver’s license and proof of insurance, but they are really checking to see if you have been drinking. Stay calm as you go through the checkpoint [...]
A criminal conviction can carry lasting consequences. Possible job loss, difficulty getting an apartment, or losing your right to vote being only some of them. For this reason, you should select your criminal defense attorney carefully. The Epps Law Group has years of experience providing tough and ethical representation for criminal defendants, but not all [...]
One of the most important considerations, when you buy property, is how you want to hold the title. Generally, if you own property as the sole owner, then the deed will use language like “Carol, a single woman” to establish ownership. However, you have more choices when two or more people decide to co-own property. [...]
The process of going through a paternity suit or legitimation petition for a father can be stressful and confusing. Georgia law establishes two distinct levels of recognition of the relationship between a father and a child born out of wedlock: paternity and legitimation. Paternity establishes who the biological father of the child is and obligates [...]
In every state, it's a crime to leave the scene of an accident. A hit and run refers to striking another vehicle or person with your car and then driving away. If you are involved in a collision that results in injury or death to any person, or damage to another vehicle, Georgia law requires [...]
State laws governing firearms explain when you need a license to carry a weapon, where you can carry your firearms and what the penalties are for breaking the laws. It is important to know Georgia’s law surrounding your right to carry a firearm and the possible penalties you may face for breaking the laws. License [...]
With the holiday season right around the corner, most people will be out eating, drinking and celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately, this can also be one of the riskiest times to be out on the road. Between Christmas and New Year, the U.S. sees the average number of fatalities involving alcohol-impaired drivers rise 34 [...]
Self-defense is a basic human right. If you are being attacked, or fear for your life, you have the right to use force, even deadly force, to protect yourself. Unfortunately, in some cases, assault charges are brought against the person who was only trying to protect themselves, their property, or another human being. Self-defense is a [...]