February 2018

Protecting yourself from a Sexual Assault Charge

2018-02-12T02:52:51+00:00

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 [...]

Protecting yourself from a Sexual Assault Charge 2018-02-12T02:52:51+00:00

Can a Juvenile Criminal Record be Sealed?

2018-02-12T02:54:40+00:00

We are all young once. Juveniles can make poor choices and this can lead to an arrest and juvenile conviction record. In some instances, the indiscretion in youth was a lapse in judgment spurred by factors such as inexperience or peer pressure. A Dawson County juvenile crimes attorney can assist in evaluating whether your child's [...]

Can a Juvenile Criminal Record be Sealed? 2018-02-12T02:54:40+00:00

Choosing a Juvenile Justice Attorney

2018-02-12T02:54:27+00:00

The call often comes in the middle of the night: your teen has been picked up for breaking the law. Although you don’t know all the details, you know enough to take the allegations seriously. One thing you definitely need to do is hire an attorney experienced in juvenile crimes who will stand by your [...]

Choosing a Juvenile Justice Attorney 2018-02-12T02:54:27+00:00

What Is Aggravated Assault in Georgia?

2018-02-12T02:53:26+00:00

Georgia criminal law protects people from being violently attacked. The law also protects people from the reasonable fear of being attacked, which is called assault. In Georgia, simple assault is typically a misdemeanor, but assault can also be a felony if it is “aggravated.” Defining the Crime Simple assault is an attempt to commit a [...]

What Is Aggravated Assault in Georgia? 2018-02-12T02:53:26+00:00

January 2018

How Robbery is Defined in Georgia

2018-01-24T20:09:26+00:00

In the State of Georgia anytime someone takes something of value without the other's consent, it can be a criminal act. The penalties for some of these charges can be fairly strict. If you find yourself being charged or accused of one of these actions, you should consult a Johns Creek criminal law attorney at [...]

How Robbery is Defined in Georgia 2018-01-24T20:09:26+00:00

What is the Difference between Civil and Criminal Law?

2018-02-12T02:55:30+00:00

Do you know the difference between criminal and civil law? If you are charged with a criminal act, sometimes you could also face a civil lawsuit. The two types of cases have significant differences. However, in both instances, you should seek legal representation. We can help you understand the difference between a criminal and civil [...]

What is the Difference between Civil and Criminal Law? 2018-02-12T02:55:30+00:00

A Felony Case: What to Expect

2018-01-19T16:47:06+00:00

If you’ve been charged with a serious crime, you’re no doubt overwhelmed and frightened by the prospect. In fact, many defendants are terrified in the face of a legal situation of this magnitude. Better understanding the legal process in a Georgia felony case can help reduce your stress and allow you to make better-informed decisions [...]

A Felony Case: What to Expect 2018-01-19T16:47:06+00:00

Georgia Law and Age Distinctions 

2018-02-12T02:55:45+00:00

 In Georgia’s criminal justice system, a defendant who is 17 years old is considered an adult. This age distinction can be especially significant when it comes to the sentencing your 17-year-old child will face if convicted of a crime in Georgia. In fact, the sentencing outcomes affected by the age differential between a 16-year-old and [...]

Georgia Law and Age Distinctions  2018-02-12T02:55:45+00:00

December 2017

Racists on Your Jury? You Might Get a New Trial

2018-02-12T02:56:31+00:00

This month, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lower court’s decision regarding a death sentence involving a biased juror. The case builds on other Supreme Court decisions that allow criminal defendants to challenge their guilty verdicts by arguing that one or more jurors harbored a racial bias against the defendant. Given the charged nature [...]

Racists on Your Jury? You Might Get a New Trial 2018-02-12T02:56:31+00:00

What Constitutional Rights do Juveniles Have?

2018-02-12T02:56:56+00:00

In many ways, juvenile delinquency hearings are less harsh than the criminal proceedings adults face. For example, juveniles will often receive community service or counseling instead of prison time. A juvenile’s record is also sealed, so their criminal activity shouldn’t impact their attempts to get a job or an apartment when they are older. Nevertheless, [...]

What Constitutional Rights do Juveniles Have? 2018-02-12T02:56:56+00:00