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How can I reinstate my driver's license in Georgia after a DUI?

Drivers who have been accused of drunk driving face many challenges ahead and may wonder how to reinstate their driver's license following a DUI which can result in a driver's license suspension. In Georgia, a driver's first DUI charge in a 5 year period will result in license suspension for 12 months. License reinstatement, however, may be possible if certain conditions are met for drivers over the age of 21.

Defending against drug charges in Georgia

A few weeks ago, this blog reviewed the penalties associated with marijuana possession in the state of Georgia. Anyone convicted of possession could lose his or her driving privileges for a minimum of 180 days for a first offense. Restoring the license requires several hundred dollars in court fees. In addition to the legal penalties, there is the social stigma that may accompany a drug possession conviction. These factors create difficult hurdles for individuals trying to get their life back on track after a conviction.

What is a felony in Georgia?

This blog periodically highlights recent events that involve a felony charge. But what is a felony in the state of Georgia? What are some examples of felony crimes? This blog will delve a little deeper into felony charges in the state of Georgia so that those facing them can have a better understanding before crafting their legal defense.

What are the penalties for possessing marijuana in Georgia?

Many people believe that using marijuana responsibly isn't a bad thing and doesn't make you a bad person. In fact, the nonprofit advocacy group NORML is a strong voice on behalf of marijuana users nationwide. This group has been lobbying for the legalization of marijuana since 1970.

Attempted robbery leaves one dead

Many Georgia residents utilize Craigslist to locate items at a reasonable price. Choosing to meet a stranger to complete a transaction, though, can be dangerous. Anyone who chooses to utilize Craigslist should proceed with cation. One Augusta, Georgia woman is claiming that she was attacked during a recent Craigslist transaction.

Holiday shoplifting can bring serous penalties

Last week, Georgians celebrated Thanksgiving. With this day of thanks behind us, the nation and the state now look forward to gift-giving during the holiday season. Many will flock to local retailers to find the perfect present for their friends and family. Potential shoppers are not the only ones who may head to the stores, though. In addition to preparing for shoppers, retailers must also focus on potential shoplifters.

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