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    Drinking and Driving: How Much is .08 Percent?

    The number .08 percent doesn’t sound like a big number, but when it comes to your blood alcohol content, a hundredth of a point can make a difference of whether you drive home in your own vehicle, or in handcuffs in the back of a patrol car. That little number can be all it takes Read More

    Can I Just Use a Court Appointed Attorney?

    If you are a fan of television police dramas like “Law & Order” or “NYPD Blue” you have heard the Miranda warning read to countless suspects. You have heard all about the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney. There’s also that important line that says “If you can’t afford an Read More

    Going to Court? Don’t Go Alone…Take an Attorney With You!

    The wheels of justice don’t always turn quickly. If you have experience navigating the legal system, chances are you discovered things move very slowly. The best way to expedite a journey through the courts, whether it is a criminal or civil case, is to have a knowledgeable attorney working for you. The attorneys at The Read More

    Medical Marijuana Legalized in Georgia

    A few months ago (April 2015) Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The new law specifically legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat a list of illnesses and conditions. Cannabis oil contains high levels of THC, which is the component of marijuana that produces the drug-like effect. Read More

    Firearms in Georgia: Carrying a Firearm in Your Vehicle

    Most of us have very few interactions with the police. There may be an occasional traffic ticket or fender bender, but for the most part we know law enforcement officers are there if we need them. There have been several high profile incidents over the past few years involving the police. We hear about these Read More

    Privacy Laws: What You Need to Know in Georgia

    Privacy is something that has been in the news lately. Earlier this month, certain sections of The Patriot Act expired which had allowed the federal government and other law enforcement agencies the right to monitor communications and telephone records of millions of citizens.  There are a number of other privacy rights and issues that could Read More

    What is a First Appearance? How Can an Attorney Help Me?

    First appearance is a preliminary court hearing you may experience if you have been arrested. It’s not, however, a mandatory hearing. If you are arrested for an offense, and bond out of jail within the first few hours, a first appearance will not occur. In Cobb County, Georgia, a first appearance is held twice a Read More

    Are Local Law Enforcement Still On Your Side?

    Over the past several months there have been a number of highly publicized incidents involving the police and citizens. Some of those incidents have received a great deal of media attention and public scrutiny. The reality is, law enforcement personnel have contact with citizens every day and it isn’t on the news. That’s because nothing Read More

    Medical Marijuana Is Now Legalized in Georgia

    Last Friday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The new law specifically legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat a list of illnesses and conditions. Cannabis oil contains high levels of THC, which is the component of marijuana that produces the “high.” There will be an application Read More

    Don’t Go To Court Alone!

    A courtroom can be an intimidating place. The judge, prosecutor (or solicitor if you’re in State Court), and jury may all play a role in determining a defendant’s fate.  A person could be facing a fine or possibly even jail time when entering the courtroom.  If you have an upcoming court appearance, you shouldn’t face Read More