Reports out of Hall County state a 40-year-old man has been arrested after the alleged victim’s family filed a complaint accusing him of child molestation with a 12-year-old child. The complaint alleged that the events occurred in October of 2018. To better help understand the law related to this matter, I will outline the offense…

Criminal Law Basics by the Athens GA Criminal Defense Attorney Most people learn about criminal law from pop culture – the movies, television, books, magazines and the internet. This blog post discusses the basics of criminal law. Let our Athens GA Criminal Defense Attorney give you an overview of the basis every Georgian need to…

Georgia Assault and Battery Laws Under Georgia law, the assault laws include offenses for assault and battery, and both are taken very seriously.  Depending on the details of the charges, both assault and battery can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. The difference between the two is rather straight forward: Assault is the threat of or attempted…

Tips if you are arrested for DUI in Athens Georgia. 1. Write Down Everything you can remember as quickly as possible! DUI cases are often won and lost in the details. So write down everything you remember from your DUI stop, no matter how insignificant. Do it now. Memory fades over time, and important details that could…

At some point in our lives, most of us are pulled over by the police at least once. Even most law-abiding drivers may unknowingly have a blown tail light or just driving the same vehicle as a reported crime. Many individuals are unaware of what their rights are when they’re pulled over. Here are some…

PLEASE READ THIS ADVICE. Many people are arrested (DUI, traffic ticket, etc.) every day and the majority of the individuals make the same mistakes which can make their situation worse. A lot of these reactions are understandable; however, some defy logic and common sense. No one plans on having an arrest today, but you may be arrested…

  Our Athens GA DUI Lawyer shares his insight on field sobriety tests. Standardized Field Sobriety Test is one of the most controversial issues related to drunk driving arrests. Field Sobriety Testing was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is used by law enforcement officers to determine whether or not a person is driving under the…

Quite many people believe that if they are arrested and not “read their rights,” they can escape punishment. This is not true. However, if the police fail to read a suspect his or her Miranda rights, the prosecutor can’t use for most purposes anything the person arrested says as evidence against them at trial. Of course, as…

Our Athens GA DUI Lawyer gives you a DUI Law Update from the Georgia Supreme Court today! What is the statement of the Supreme Court of Georgia? The Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday struck down parts of Georgia statutory law that allow a person’s refusal to submit to a breath test upon being stopped for DUI Law to be…

How can my Georgia driver’s license to drive be suspended administratively and again if I am convicted of DUI?  This is a very good question. Georgia law thinks of driving as a privilege and not a right, therefore can issue a License Suspension DUI. On the administrative end, the law provides the Department of Driver…

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