Author Archives: Melvin S. Nash
What are Considered Essential Businesses Under States’ COVID-19 Rules?
During the coronavirus pandemic, previously bustling locations from malls to urban downtowns have gone eerily quiet. But your local pizza place might still be open, along with restaurants that can survive on takeout and delivery orders and, of course, grocery stores. After all, keeping people fed during an epidemic is critical, and food delivery and […]
How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?
Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether […]
What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?
COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it […]
How Can Someone Be Punished if They Violate a COVID-19 Stay at Home Order?
Across the country, stay-at-home orders have strained law enforcement and tested how far states and municipalities are willing to go to enforce the orders. These directives have triggered controversy and confusion, as standards sometimes differ from town to town or county to county. In certain instances, people who have violated government edicts designed to reduce […]
Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]
What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?
Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into […]
Common Mistakes People Make After a DUI Arrest
If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), it is important to be fully aware of your rights and avoid making mistakes that could worsen the penalties you face. In Georgia, you already face a license suspension of up to a year, several hundred dollars in fines and, depending on the circumstances, possible […]
Meth Continues as Illegal Drug of Choice in Georgia
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) frequently releases information about drug usage in the state. Its latest report reveals that methamphetamine continues to be the illegal drug of choice overall. The GBI collects its information by examining drug samples collected during arrests by law enforcement agencies across the state. There are seven GBI labs […]
What You Can Expect If You’re Accused of Domestic Violence in Georgia
Dealing with allegations of domestic violence is never easy, especially if you have been wrongfully accused. Knowing what to expect after being accused of domestic violence can help you to keep your cool and avoid making the situation any worse with your actions. With this in mind, the following is an overview of what you […]