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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.

Traffic felonies and misdemeanors: knowing the difference

Can a traffic-related violation result in a serious crime? The answer is yes. Gwinnett residents may be aware of the potential consequences a speeding ticket or similar traffic violation can bring, but many may not be aware that a traffic-related violation could result in a felony charge. Felonies are more severe in comparison to a misdemeanor as they could result in a punishment of one year or more in prison if convicted.

How is manslaughter different from a murder charge?

Most people do not have the intent behind their thoughts and actions in which they plan to hurt or even kill someone. The truth is, people can die in accidents or as the result of an unforeseen series of events. When a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly, the law or the family may be looking for answers as to why. Sometimes that can result in a manslaughter charge and it's important to understand how it's different from a murder charge.

Man arrested in Ocala wanted in Georgia for other charges

An arrest in one state could reveal that the accused in facing charges in another state. Facing multiple state and federal charges is a complex and overwhelming position to be in. For some defendants, they may look at their situation as hopeless, as law enforcement has collected evidence against them. However, this is not true as there are many opportunities to poke holes in a case by asserting a criminal defense.

Helping to understand conspiracy charges

While criminal charges require some element that proves the accused broke the law, not all crimes are based on the same elements. Additionally, not all crimes can be charged if an individual is accused of the crime. For example, in order to face a criminal conspiracy charge, two or more people must be a part of the presumed illegal act.

Determining the best defense strategy for you

Facing criminal charges is an overwhelming experience. When individuals in Georgia and elsewhere are charged with a crime, they may be unsure about what the can and should do. Because the state has collected evidence against you, it can be an intimidating experience. However, not all evidence can stand. Additionally, defendants are afforded a wide variety of defense options, making it vital that they assess what options apply to them.

Can I lose my right to own a gun after a domestic assault case?

Although domestic abuse really is a horrible thing, the reality is that many residents of Gwinnett County and those who live in other parts of the Atlanta metro area wind up getting accused of it. Many times, tempers can flare within the home and, before one knows it, police are at the door.

Three charged in death of business executive

Officials claim that three men invaded the upscale home of an elderly business executive who lived in the Atlanta metro area and fatally stabbed him in the course of a robbery. Although two of the men were arrested shortly after the incident, one man was arrested one week later, after police located him at his house. The arrest reportedly happened peacefully and without incident.

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