Domestic violence is a serious charge that can result in serious penalties under Georgia law. An individual charged with domestic violence can face jail time and fines. In addition, the court will often enter a protective order which can prevent the accused from entering their own home or seeing their children. A domestic violence conviction will result in a criminal record and a damaged reputation.
Concert goers in Atlanta enjoyed the music of one of their favorite artists over the weekend. However, when that artist left the stage, he and his tour buses were in danger after an early morning shooting on I-285 near I-75. Cobb County police are investigating the event.
Certain criminal charges can lead to negative long term consequences, one of which could be the loss of a job. Very few charges carry the same social stigma as domestic violence. Even when an individual is later adjudicated innocent, the social and economic toll can be difficult to recover from. Recently, a college defensive lineman was permanently sidelined for alleged off the field activities.
Visiting a restaurant or bar for a night out is a weekend staple for many. Fun, food and laughs are the order of the day. What is not on the menu is an assault or battery. Unfortunately, a Georgia woman was the victim of an attack during a night out.
When firefighters arrive at the scene of a fire, there are a variety of things that are normally expected. Scared individuals that need to be rescued and a fire that is burning out of control are all things that are commonly found at the scene of a fire. Georgia firefighters allegedly encountered a new scenario while fighting a recent apartment fire.
A new chapter may be opening in the high profile Vanderbilt football rape case. Two of the former Vanderbilt football players were convicted of a 2013 rape one year after being cleared by an on-campus investigation. Vanderbilt refuses to release the result of the on-campus findings. One attorney on the case may seek a new trial for the defendants.
When an individual is pulled over, they could face a traffic violation. In some cases, a police office may find reason to search a vehicle, which could lead to additional charges that could be criminal.
While driving on the highway, every driver hopes to never hear a police siren indicating the need to pull over. Traffic stops can be a source of great stress for both the driver and passengers in the vehicle. If the officer decides to go beyond a routine traffic stop and request a search of the vehicle or the driver, there may be concerns that the constitutional rights of the individuals are being violated.
Domestic violence accusations can have far-reaching consequences. Families, as well as those accused of family violence, may be significantly impacted by family, or domestic, violence. Because of the seriousness of domestic violence accusations, it can be important to understand what domestic violence is and what options those accused of domestic violence may have when facing domestic violence accusations and charges.
Drinking alcohol is an enjoyable experience for many residents of Gwinnett County. For most, enjoying a drink or two is an activity that is easily managed and kept under control, making rational and safe decisions in the process. However, there are some people who make less-than-safe decisions when drinking - such as drunk driving. These choices can lead to injury and serious consequences for those who make them, as a recent incident shows.