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Legislators in South Carolina have a signed a bill that will raise the maximum jail time for DUI offenders from five to seven years, impose tougher penalties for motorists who refuse to take a field sobriety test and increase the punishment for those who have a blood alcohol content higher then the legal limit. Legislators believe that […]

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Thanks to the information superhighway, having even a single conviction on your record can make it difficult or impossible for you to get a job, a bank loan, or a place to live. Your record is easy to access and will follow you across the country and around the world. The idea that someone convicted of […]

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A recent Supreme Court ruling has further narrowed Georgia’s law concerning implied consent and DUI. The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a Richmond County man, Harley Snyder, should not have been required to give over a blood sample that led to his DUI conviction in a fatal accident without a search warrant. Though Snyder could have been forced […]

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A recent op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution touches on the devastating effects entry into Georgia’s “draconian” sex offender database can have on lives and careers. The article, which follows a local man’s struggle to keep a valued employee – and a registered sex offender – on staff, exposes the many issues of HB 908, which seeks to […]

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Two Peachtree City boys have been charged with manufacturing an explosive device after police say they injured a mail carrier with the device they put in a mailbox to get even with a local bully. According to an Associated Press news report, the teenagers – ages 15 and 16 – admitted that they planted the device in […]

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In a cautionary tale about the very serious nature of criminal suits for clients and attorneys alike, a Superior Court judge has ordered a couple and their attorney to pay more than $1 million in legal fees and court costs from a dismissed case. According to an article, the lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct against Bishop […]

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Businessman Sentenced To 10 Years For Bank Fraud, Must Pay $5.69 Million In an example of the serious nature of Georgia White Collar Crime, a McDonough man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bank fraud on Monday, February 11th, according to an Atlanta Business Chronicle report. U.S. District Judge Timothy Baiten also ordered the businessman to […]

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In a disturbing example of child molestation, a high ranking aide to Governor Deval Patrick’s administration was accused of sexually assaulting a boy in the steam room of a Florida resort, according to a report. Carl Stanley McGee, 38, the assistant secretary for policy and planning was arrested December 28th after the suspected assault and has […]

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In an example of the worst kind of Atlanta Juvenile Criminal case, a 16 year old has been arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault in connection with two recent shootings at a MARTA bus stop in front of Atlanta’s McNair High School. The arrest came one day after the shooting of 15 year […]

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A police officer who was off-duty reportedly, warned Cobb County officials about a suspected drunk driver who they say has had several drunk driving violations in the past. Officials ended up arresting this driver, but not before he tried to take off and then hit a vehicle injuring two children, according to a news article in the Atlanta […]