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April 2016 Archives

Understanding ignition interlock devices

There are a variety of consequences and penalties associated with drunk driving that can include jail time, fines, license suspension or an ignition interlock device. Because ignition interlock devices are a potential consequence of drunk driving charges, it is important to understand what one is and how it is used. Ignition interlock devices are mechanical devices installed in the dashboard of vehicles and are used to limit drunk driving.

Theft charges can have a significant impact on those accused

There may be a tendency to think that certain criminal accusations are not as serious as others, however, it is important to keep in mind that any criminal accusation can have serious consequences. Accusations of crime can have far-reaching consequences for individuals facing them and those facing such accusations should be aware of these consequences when determining how to respond to criminal charges.

What is negotiated during a plea bargain?

Plea bargaining is an important aspect of the criminal justice system. If you are charged with a crime, however, you may wonder what a plea bargain entails. In general, plea bargaining is a negotiation that involves the prosecutor and the defendant. Plea bargaining may result in lesser charges or fewer charges, a lesser sentence or may address facts associated with the case and the allegations against the accused party.

Think medical marijuana is legal in Georgia? Think again.

When Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed legislation legalizing cannabis oil for people with certain medical conditions, many people assume that medical marijuana is now legal. However, the law is narrow in scope. It is easy to run afoul of Georgia's medical marijuana law, especially if you are brining medical marijuana into Georgia from another state.

Georgia domestic violence report shows increase

Domestic violence can be a community problem and is a concern for all parties involved. The past year was a particularly difficult one for domestic violence in Georgia, including in Gwinnett. An annual report presented by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Coalition against Domestic Violence revealed that domestic violence-related deaths were up. Gwinnett County tied Chatham County for second on the list for highest number of domestic violence-related deaths, while Fulton County had the most.

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