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October 2018 Archives

Domestic violence accusations are difficult to handle

Domestic violence is a serious matter. As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, it is important for people to realize that not all accusations of domestic violence are based on fact. This is one of the reasons why these cases are so difficult to handle. Many of them come down to a he-said-she-said scenario.

Criminal justice cases must be handled carefully

One of the most important things that a criminal defendant can do is to define the purpose of their defense. There are two primary purposes that it can have. One of these is to try to have the person found not guilty of the charges. The other is to try to minimize the penalties the person will be given. Both of these are equally important in the criminal justice system.

Teacher dismissed after indictments for drug crimes

No matter what you do, if you face a criminal conviction, you could lose your job. Since that's a reality, it's important that you do all you can to defend yourself if you face criminal charges. Charges alone can be enough for your employer to decide you're too much of a liability to continue working for them.

Posting bail to secure your release from jail

One of a person's primary concerns when they are arrested for a criminal charge is getting out of jail. Having to remain incarcerated from the date of your arrest through the final outcome of the case means that you will likely remain there for a long time. As an alternative, the court can set a bail amount for you, which is the amount of financial surety that you can provide to the court as an assurance that you will come back for your court dates.

Affirmative defense strategies must be carefully considered

All criminal defendants have the right to fight the charges in court. For some, the desire to tell their side of the story about the matter comes strictly from wanting to minimize the penalties that they will face. These individuals might admit that they did the action at the center of the case, but they may want to explain why they did it. This is called an affirmative defense. We know that this won't apply to all cases; however, it is very important that a person who is going to use this option knows exactly how this choice might impact them.

Are you fully aware of Georgia driving regulations re alcohol?

What if you are driving several friends to a party or a favorite Georgia restaurant to watch the game on a big screen TV while you toss back a few cold ones and enjoy a good meal? Let's say one of your friends wants to start the party early and gets into your car with an open container of alcohol? You don't think much of it because he or she is not the driving – you are. 

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