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January 2017 Archives

What are the phases of a criminal trial?

A criminal trial can be an overwhelming process and can be a significant concern for any accused individual facing criminal charges. Criminal trials are based on guilt or innocence and the prosecution must prove the accused individual's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A criminal trial also provides the opportunities for criminal defense. There are six primary phases of a criminal trial and anyone facing criminal charges may wonder more about them.

What happens if police catch me driving with a suspended license?

Life without driving privileges can be complicated, and it can be difficult to get to work or school if you do not have permission to drive. Regardless of whether you lost your license because of drunk driving or from receiving too many traffic tickets, the consequences are steep if police catch you driving with a suspended license in Georgia.

Understanding arson charges and why to take them seriously

Arson is a serious crime and criminal charges for arson should be taken seriously. It is important to understand what arson refers to. Arson can apply to the burning of property, boats or forests. Arson charges may be assigned in various degrees based on the circumstances. Arson charges are typically classified as felonies and can result in serious penalties and consequences for the accused party. Circumstances of arson are regarded seriously by law enforcement and are thoroughly investigated as a result.

Georgia legislator facing domestic violence charges

A Georgia state representative was recently arrested on domestic violence charges. The man is accused of punching his wife and pointing a gun at her. The alleged altercation occurred while the couple was fighting over possible infidelity. Authorities reported the 36-year-old legislator attacked his wife at their home. He is also accused of threatening to kill his wife and pointing a gun at her. The legislator reported to authorities that his wife accused him of cheating on her and attempted to strike him when he pushed her away.

The basics of a felony drunk driving charge

This blog recently discussed options that may be available in circumstances of drunk driving charges. DUI charges can have an unexpectedly big impact on the life, future and freedom of an accused individual. Felony charges are serious criminal charges that should, of course, be avoided. They are punishable by greater than a year in prison and steep fines and may result in a felony criminal record.

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