Three women, who reportedly refer to themselves as the "Felony Lane Gang," were recently arrested in Indiana following a brief car chase. The woman were wanted on felony warrants for a number of break-ins and thefts, and had previously taunted authorities on social media.
Under Georgia law, prosecutors can prove that a driver was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol by establishing that their blood alcohol content level was over the legal limit or by establishing that the driver was unsafe due to their drunk driving.
When police are called to handle domestic disputes, it is sometimes difficult to know which party was the instigator. However, police are generally trained to make an arrest even if no one is in immediate danger. In some cases, one party will falsely accuse the other of domestic violence out of anger or in an attempt to get revenge, and the wrong party will get arrested.
When a police officer pulls you over, you probably wonder to yourself whether you were speeding. Did you miss a stop sign? Did you forget to use your turn signal when you changed lanes? You won't really know what infraction the officer thinks you committed until he or she comes to your window.
Robbery is considered a serious criminal felony in Georgia and can result in life-changing consequences. Under O.C.G.A. 16-8-40, robbery is a theft and property crime that is generally defined as a theft committed by use of force, intimidation, or sudden snatching. Prosecutors have a legal duty to prove that a defendant is guilty by establishing that they committed one of these three forms of robbery beyond a reasonable doubt.