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Blog Posts in 2013

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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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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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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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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