Legal Blog: Court Appearances
What Rights Do I have if I am Arrested While Driving?
November 16, 2016
The law is black and white. It’s written in a way that makes it very clear to understand what you can and cannot do. The law is also clear when it comes to the consequences if you are convicted of a crime. If you speed, you may receive a citation and have to pay a Read More
Have You Been Charged with a Crime?
January 22, 2016
Being placed under arrest is certainly an unsettling experience, but being charged with a crime is an even more serious matter. If you are convicted, your life can be impacted for years to come: affecting your ability to gain employment or even apply for housing. Having a criminal record can also damage personal relationships and Read More
Can I Just Use a Court Appointed Attorney?
October 28, 2015
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
Crime Trends To Be Aware Of
October 1, 2015
It’s the time of year when summer starts winding down and autumn is just around the corner. There isn’t any shortage of activities to enjoy in the area as temperatures cool and fall gets into full swing. There are a number of local festivals, concerts, Halloween activities and football games to enjoy. Any time there Read More
Going to Court? Don’t Go Alone…Take an Attorney With You!
September 29, 2015
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
Do You Get Your Legal Advice Online? Nothing Beats a Personal Consultation!
September 10, 2015
We live in a world driven by technology. You can do just about anything online, now. You can shop, take college classes, see a doctor “online”, and even pay traffic citations from the comfort of your computer. Many people are now even able to work from home. Over the past few years a number of Read More
Privacy Laws: What You Need to Know in Georgia
July 6, 2015
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?
June 30, 2015
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?
June 3, 2015
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
Common Arrest Charges: Small Issues That Can Lead to Big Trouble and Land You In Jail!
May 18, 2015
There isn’t any shortage of things to get arrested for in Georgia. The criminal code is filled with a variety of misdemeanors and felonies that can result in a trip to jail. There are some offenses that are common knowledge. If you are pulled over for drinking and driving, you will find yourself in handcuffs. Read More