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…

What is DUI Breath Tests? Breath tests for DUI are regarded by law enforcement as an accurate and reliable way to test the amount of alcohol in a person’s body, but the truth of the matter is false positive results are not uncommon for breath tests. There are a number of possible explanations for why a…

Overview of the Death Penalty The US Supreme Court Monday held that the state of Missouri can execute a man who claims to suffer from a medical condition that will make the lethal injection Death Penalty excruciatingly painful. The court voted 5-4 despite some suggestion during oral arguments in November that Justice Brett Kavanaugh would…

All across Georgia, people are looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day festivities at their favorite restaurants and bars. Large crowds are expected to start Friday and going well into Sunday, the actual date of St. Patrick’s Day this year. In addition to free-flowing green beer, you should also expect to see an increase in DUI…

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…

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…

  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…

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