Generally, a juvenile is classified as anyone who is under the age of 17 when they commit a crime. In most situations, a minor who commits a crime in Georgia will be tried as a juvenile, which has many benefits. However, a juvenile sometimes will be tried as an adult. In short, the consequences are [...]
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The final step in the homebuying process is the “closing,” where the buyer and seller sit down to sign paperwork and eventually exchange the keys. In Georgia, an attorney must run the closing and be physically present at the closing table when the transfer of ownership takes place. This attorney doesn’t represent either the buyer [...]
Divorce is an emotionally draining experience. It can also be a financially and legally complicated one. If you think divorce is on the horizon, you should meet with a Georgia divorce lawyer as soon as possible. At Epps Law Group, we advise people on how to protect their rights and interests before the first divorce [...]
For many juvenile defendants, an arrest is the scariest event in their young lives. In the drama of an arrest or court case, it is easy to forget that a conviction carries lasting consequences which can follow a juvenile defendant well into his or her adult years. Protect your child’s future by hiring an experienced [...]
When someone is convicted of a crime in Georgia, they might pay a fine or go to jail, or both. Jail time is a serious consequence, but there are other repercussions which can seriously disrupt your life and cause a lasting impact. In particular, people can lose their jobs, civil rights, and other important opportunities. If [...]
If you are pulled over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, it is common to be asked to take a Breathalyzer test. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI and have had a BAC test, the results of your Breathalyzer test can be challenged. Whether that challenge will be successful depends on the specific facts [...]
A juvenile arrest in Georgia can have serious immediate consequences, especially for those who are going through the college admissions process. Are you concerned that a lapse in your judgment as a juvenile will affect your college admission chances? This question is a real concern for students seeking admission to college. Don’t let a blemish [...]
Many divorce litigants may be surprised to learn that alimony - even an award of “permanent” alimony - can be terminated by petition of the paying party. The circumstances in which a court can grant such a petition are limited by state law, but recipients must be prepared to defend an attempt by their former [...]
Child custody cases are sadly common across the state of Georgia. With a little bit of flexibility and creativity, however, they can be made less burdensome for the families involved. Though people commonly imagine divorce proceedings when they think of child custody, a child custody case can be brought completely independently of divorce proceedings. This [...]
An arrest is a stressful event for an adult who is prepared for the process. To an inexperienced teenager, however, it can be worse than traumatizing: teens can be more likely than adults to inadvertently waive important constitutional rights than they do not know they have. Experienced juvenile defense attorney Kyle Epps has decades of [...]