A recent report named Georgia the second hardest state in the nation on drunk driving. According to the report, Georgia received a 70 percent ranking for harshness on drunk drivers. Factors used to determine how hard a state is on drunk drivers included evaluating minimum jail sentences, fines and ignition interlock device requirements.
This blog recently discussed the criminal justice process. It is essential to also keep in mind that during the criminal justice process individuals accused of a crime have important criminal defense rights. Some of those rights relate to arrests and the requirement that an arrest must be lawful to be valid. An arrest is important because it usually initiates the criminal justice process against an accused individual.
Reckless driving is not just another traffic ticket. In Georgia, it is a criminal violation that could result in jail time, a criminal record and other consequences.
Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean you are without criminal defense rights. Criminal defense rights are an important part of the criminal justice system and anyone facing criminal charges should be familiar with them. They should also be familiar with the criminal justice process. Criminal defense rights are the right of any individual charged with a crime, regardless of the crime they are accused of committing.
Though marijuana charges may not always immediately seem serious, they are serious drug charges. Even small amounts of marijuana possession can lead to significant consequences and possessing greater than an ounce of marijuana qualifies as a felony charge. Possession of marijuana under one ounce is charged as a misdemeanor. However, any type of marijuana criminal charges can carry serious penalties and consequences.