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December 2017 Archives

Understanding involuntary manslaughter

Being involved in a car accident that results in a person's death can be a devastating experience. It may be that the accident was a tragic occurrence that simply could not have been avoided. This can be true for situations where there is extreme weather or when there are external conditions that could have not been avoided by any driver involved.

Are you about to become acquainted with the ALR procedure?

The holiday season is coming up, and there will be many festivities, including parties where your hosts serve alcohol. If a Georgia law enforcement officer pulls you over on your way home and discovers that you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or above, the state of Georgia has some stiff penalties in store.

Being charged with drug possession in Georgia

Georgia's state laws are relatively strict when it comes to drug possession and distribution. The state regulates prescription drugs in addition to illegal drugs, and, therefore, you can be subject to harsh sentences if you are found in wrongful possession of such drugs.

Do you know the difference between assault and battery?

The terms "assault" and "battery" are used together so often that many people think they are one crime called "assault and battery." In fact, the words refer to two distinct crimes. Just as the charges have different definitions, there can also be different penalties if you are convicted of one of them.

How will a DUI affect my life?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is of course illegal in the United States. However, it is the most common criminal offense. That means that many people who have never been involved with the law before can find themselves worrying about what a DUI will mean for their future.