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Understanding Georgia Marijuana Laws

The attitude toward marijuana is changing across the country. A growing number of states now allow it for medicinal purposes and some have even legalized recreational use. Even the federal government is considering changing its controlled substance c… Read More
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SECOND CHANCE AHEAD

Georgia’s New Second Chance Bill Takes Effect

An expanded Georgia law took effect January 1, 2021, giving residents with past criminal convictions a “Second Chance” and opening up employment opportunities to would-be workers with a criminal record. Find out what the new version of Georgia’… Read More
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Georgia Criminal Law: Should You Hire an Attorney? (Hint: YES!)

If you are facing Georgia criminal charges, you may wonder whether you should hire an attorney to represent you. You may be debating whether you can rely on a court-appointed attorney, or even simply represent yourself in front of the judge. Find out… Read More
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Georgia Stand Your Ground Law: What are Immunity Statutes?

If you are a gun owner in Georgia, or are worried about becoming a victim of a crime, you may be concerned about when and how you can stand your ground to defend yourself, your home, and others against illegal activity. Find out from our attorneys ho… Read More
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What Are Blue Collar Crimes?

If you have been looking up criminal defense on the Internet or have spent a while in a Georgia courthouse, you may have heard the term “blue collar crime.” Find out what blue collar crimes are, some typical examples of blue collar charges, and w… Read More
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Manslaughter vs. Murder in Georgia: What’s the Difference?

Murder and manslaughter are some of the most serious criminal charges in the Georgia courts. Find out what the differences are, what the penalties can be, and how your criminal defense lawyer can help you defend against the charges. Manslaughter and… Read More
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How a Criminal Record Res…

How a Criminal Record Restriction Could Help You Find a Job

More than 1 in 9 Georgia residents are out of work due to shutdowns related to COVID-19. Now that Georgia’s stay at home order has been lifted, businesses are reopening and many workers are looking for jobs. If you aren’t getting hired, it could… Read More
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Can You Stand Your Ground…

Can You Stand Your Ground in Self Defense in Georgia?

Many Georgia residents want to be secure in knowing their homes, cars, and loved ones are safe. They may carry a gun at all times to protect themselves from robbery or attack. But do they need to retreat first, before opening fire? Or can you stand y… Read More
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Meet Jana Allen, New Crim…

Meet Jana Allen, New Criminal Defense Attorney at The McCoy Law Firm

The McCoy Law Firm in Cartersville, Georgia, is expanding! We are happy to welcome former Assistant District Attorney Jana Allen to our criminal defense team. We sat down with Ms. Jana Allen to get to know her. Find out how her work as a prosecutor c… Read More
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What it Means to Plead No…

What it Means to Plead Nolo Contendere in Georgia

If you are facing traffic or criminal charges in Georgia, you may be nervous about the effect of pleading guilty. Sometimes, the right answer may be entering a nolo contendere plea instead. Find out what this no-contest plea is, and when it may help… Read More
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