Being charged with a crime could be very detrimental to the reputation of the accused. This is especially true if the defendant is young and has past charges on their record. In order to reduce the impact of allegations, the accused should seek to defend the charges. This could provide them with the opportunity to reduce the charges against them or possibly have them dropped altogether.
The Department of Justice is making bold moves to combat prison overcrowding, while still addressing public safety. In light of new sentencing guidelines for those already imprisoned on drug charges, the DOJ now moves to support reduced sentencing to those currently incarcerated.
Navigating conflict in a marital relationship can be difficult. When family violence spills into the legal system, the situation can become even more strained. The legal system must respect the rights of individuals while protecting the public from an individual who may pose a threat. In a recent case, one court was walking a thin line and is now drawing sharp criticism from all sides.
Residents of Georgia know that an accusation of any crime can have serious consequences on one's life. There is, of course, a long list of legal ramifications if one is found guilty of a crime. However, simply being accused of a crime can also have long-lasting effects on one's life, especially when connected to often heinous crimes such as domestic violence. One Talmo man is discovering that fact firsthand.