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What are the stages of the criminal justice process?

Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean you are without criminal defense rights. Criminal defense rights are an important part of the criminal justice system and anyone facing criminal charges should be familiar with them. They should also be familiar with the criminal justice process. Criminal defense rights are the right of any individual charged with a crime, regardless of the crime they are accused of committing.

The consequences of pleading guilty to assault

Most people who are charged with assault are embarrassed about the situation they find themselves in. They may have had too much to drink, and an argument escalated into a fight. They may consider pleading guilty to the charges simply because they want to move on.

The importance of a criminal defense strategy

This blog recently discussed possible defenses to robbery charges. If charged with a crime, any crime, it can be helpful to understand criminal defense options and strategies and how criminal defense strategies are developed. A criminal defense strategy and story will be influenced by the story the prosecution is telling about the accused individual and the criminal charges the accused individual is facing. As such, each criminal defense strategy is unique and different and it is important to be aware of the options when facing something as serious as criminal charges.

What is negotiated during a plea bargain?

Plea bargaining is an important aspect of the criminal justice system. If you are charged with a crime, however, you may wonder what a plea bargain entails. In general, plea bargaining is a negotiation that involves the prosecutor and the defendant. Plea bargaining may result in lesser charges or fewer charges, a lesser sentence or may address facts associated with the case and the allegations against the accused party.

Drivers under 21 face much stricter penalties overall

As a society, we tend to treat teens and young adults with more leniency and understanding. However, this isn't true when it comes to driving laws. As the Georgia Department of Driver Services points out, drivers under the age of 21 face much stricter penalties for traffic violations than do older adults.

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.

NFL star threatens suit over film about rape accusations

Sexual assault is a hot topic in the state of Georgia and throughout the United States. Date rape on college campuses are of particular concern for many. A recent film explores this topic through some high profile cases on the topic. Yet, one cable news network may be sued after the controversial film is aired.

How to reduce points on your driving record and protect your license

We all know how important it is to be able to drive. Without driving privileges, we typically can't get to work, pick up our children from school, visit the grocery store and perform the other necessary tasks of life.

What is insurance fraud in Georgia?

It has happened to many of us. We get in a wreck, we have a house fire, or something is stolen from our place of residence. In these instances, we often turn to our insurance companies to seek relief for our damages. While this is certainly legal and can provide much financial relief, those who lie to their insurance companies in an attempt to recover compensation are likely breaking the law, and, if convicted, they may be subjected to significant penalties.

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