Category Archives: Criminal Defense
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
How Does Georgia Define Family Violence?
In Georgia, the crime of family violence involves any one of several specific criminal acts involving family members. Individuals convicted of a family violence crime may face greater penalties than they would for committing the same offense against a nonfamily member. State law defines family violence as any act of battery, assault, criminal damage to […]
Georgia Law Calls for Serious Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers
Every state in the nation, including Georgia, has laws on the books that mandate drivers to remain at the scene of an auto accident until they can exchange information with other parties involved — or until law enforcement officers or emergency responders arrive. Any driver involved in a crash who leaves the scene may be […]