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Alford Plea: Negotiating Guilt and Innocence

Most accused only knew of two ways to deal with indictments filed in the courts by the prosecution: admission or denial. Accused can admit committing the crime and plead guilty or deny the accusation ...
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Georgia Trespassing 101

“PRIVATE PROPERTY. NO TRESPASSING. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.” In one way or another we encounter sign posts with the above inscriptions posted on fences and trees. But what do those ...
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Treating Youthful Offenders as Adults in Georgia

It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. When children reach their “teen” years, and even before, trouble can start. However, in Georgia, the State can treat children as adults ...
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On Confessions and Recantations

On Confessions and Recantations We heard the story of Troy Davis from Savannah, Georgia who was executed through lethal injection despite the recantation of several witnesses as well as appeals from ...
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Georgia Robbery 101

In Georgia, robbery is committed when a person, with intent to commit theft, takes property of another from the person or the immediate presence of another: By use of force; By intimidation, by the ...
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Georgia's First Offender Act Information and Updates

Georgia’s General Assembly has always been looking for ways to reintegrate offenders into the society. Within the last two years, several laws pertaining to first offenders were enacted. In ...
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Basics of Aggravated Assault in Georgia

The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) 16-5-21(b) states that a person commits the offense of aggravated assault when he or she assaults: With intent to murder, to rape, or to rob; With a ...
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Georgia's Street Gang Act 101

Georgia’s Street Gang Act 101 The existence of gangs in Georgia is a reality. However, Georgia gangs exist not only in highly urbanized areas but also in small towns and suburban places. ...
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Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) in Georgia

Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) in Georgia Family Violence and Stalking Trend The Georgia Commission on Family Violence recently (2017) released fact sheet on domestic violence statistics and ...
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Georgia Failure to Appear

If you missed your court date for either a criminal or traffic citation, you are in failure to appear (FTA) status and a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest and your bond can be forfeited. In ...
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The Fourth Amendment: How can it protect me?

The Fourth Amendment: How can it protect me? By Megan Matteucci, Michael Bixon The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures by police. However, ...
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Actual v. Constructive Possession

Actual v. Constructive Possession By Megan Matteucci, Michael Bixon You are driving around town with your friends when you hear the roar of sirens behind you. You were driving a few miles over the ...
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What is the Georgia Pretrial Diversion program?

In Georgia, the Pretrial Diversion Program offers an alternative to prosecution for first time offenders facing a minor offense in the criminal justice system. The Program offers an advantage to those ...
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How Does A Criminal Case Proceed

Criminal Proceedings The following definitions are provided to explain the criminal justice process: Arrest and Booking: This is when a police officer takes you into custody and takes you to jail. The ...
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