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Author Archives: Melvin S. Nash

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 […]

How Does Georgia Law Define Statutory Rape?

Georgia law has a very specific definition of rape. Under Georgia Code Title 16, a person is guilty of rape “when he has carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will, or a female who is less than 10 years of age.” Any sexual offenses involving two men, two women or anything else […]

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 […]

How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Georgia

Many people who receive speeding tickets simply choose to pay the fine and move on. However, you do have the right to fight that ticket in court, and doing so could help you minimize or even eliminate the fine and the impact the citation has on your driving record. Georgia courts have a track record […]

An Overview of Sexual Assault and Battery Laws in Georgia

Georgia’s sexual assault laws differ in some ways to the same types of laws enforced in other states. For example, it is a crime for a person who has disciplinary or supervisory authority over another person to have sexual contact with that person. This includes anyone in a student-teacher relationship or those who have legal […]

Widow of Pipeline Worker Killed in 2016 Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Georgia Company

The widow of a man who died in an explosion while working on a pipeline in 2016 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his Georgia-based employer. In the lawsuit, the woman blames Colonial Pipeline, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, for her husband’s death and alleges negligence on the part of the company. She filed the claim […]

Appeals Court Allows Wrongful Death Suit to Proceed Against Seatbelt Company

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals declined to reconsider a decision it made in March to allow a wrongful death lawsuit to proceed against the defendant, a seatbelt manufacturer blamed for the death of a man in a car accident. The lawyers for the defendant, Autoliv Japan Ltd., asked the appeals court to certify a […]

What You Should Know About Breathalyzer Tests in Georgia

In Georgia, you may be arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.8 percent or higher within three hours of driving or being in control of a moving vehicle. This is true even if your driving ability was not actually impaired. In addition, you […]

How Family Violence Protective Orders Work in Georgia

Any person who claims to have been a victim of domestic violence may file a petition for a protective order in the Superior Court of Georgia. That person may also file a petition for a protective order on behalf of an underage child. In the petition, the petitioner must allege he or she (or the […]


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