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Fake gun leads to aggravated assault charge for man

Airsoft guns are a hot topic of debate around the globe. Some countries have banned them altogether due to their uncanny resemblance to an actual firearm. In the United States, airsoft guns are required to have a bright orange tip on the end of the barrel to identify them as such. It is illegal to remove the orange tip, and anyone committing a crime using or portraying an airsoft gun as a real weapon is subject to punishment just as if a real weapon was used.

What is the difference in assault and battery?

The terms assault and battery are commonly mistaken for the same crime. However, though they are similar in nature, they each have defining characteristics and separate sentencing guidelines. The most defining difference between the two is the presence of actual physical harm.

Crimes that affect employment in Georgia

Some crimes committed in the state of Georgia can affect both future, as well as current, employment. These crimes are especially relevant to employment in higher level, professional positions such as bankers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, attorneys, and other such positions in which trust is a large factor. They are known as "moral turpitude" crimes, and include a long list of offenses. A current or potential employer can decide to terminate or deny employment if a person has been convicted of such.

Squatter claims newly constructed $500k Gwinnett County house

In a bizarre Facebook post, a squatter staked his claim on a brand new, $500,000 house in Georgia. He then moved himself and his nephew into the dwelling, and posted signs on the windows claiming he now owned the property.

Domestic assault can be accompanied by battery, assault charges

For anyone who has ever had a disagreement with a loved one, they know that arguments can escalate quickly. It isn't unusual for quarreling couples to say something they don't mean in the heat of the moment. However, what happens when a person has done something they can't take back? If it has to do with domestic assault allegations, it could have multiple potential consequences.

What response may a person have when accused of a crime?

When you ask a person what it's like being arrested, a person can have a range of emotions. Complete shock can cause a person to have lack of memory as to the details of the arrest. Maybe they suspected it was coming, but didn't know what they would be charged with? Perhaps the accused just needs an opportunity to represent their side of the story.

What is required to plead self-defense to criminal charges?

Not many Georgia residents will stand by when someone threatens them with harm. In fact, it is often natural for a person to experience the sensation of "fight or flight" when faced with potential danger. If a person does not believe that they can outrun the threats to their safety they may be forced to face down their attacker and defend themselves.

Battery and other charges filed against Gwinnett county teacher

The Fourth of July holiday is usually filled with sun, fun and good times for many Gwinnett residents. However, an alleged incident is making residents uneasy as a Gwinnett county teacher has been charged with battery and charges related to sexual assault in an underage girl. It happened at a nearby lake by Lanier Islands on the fourth of July. According to the complaint, the girl was allegedly bitten on the buttocks while swimming in the area by the accused. He is currently being held on bond over $6000 at the Hall County Jail.

How does one work their story into their criminal defense?

Georgia laws and ordinances are in place with the hope of keeping citizens happy, safe and healthy. However, these laws do not account for every possible situation that may befall a person. Sometimes, the law does not account for those discrepancies. When accused of a crime, each person has the right to build a criminal defense against criminal charges.

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