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.
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.
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.
The phrase "doctor shopping" has taken on a very negative meaning in recent years. Today, it typically refers to visiting multiple physicians or health care providers in an attempt to obtain multiple prescriptions for the same drug.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.