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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. Allen to get to know her. Find out how her work as a prosecutor can he… 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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Understanding Georgia Controlled Substance Schedules

When you are facing drug charges, it can sometimes feel like the prosecuting attorneys and court staff are using complicated language on purpose to confuse you. But knowing the difference between the different types of drugs and how Georgia law treat… Read More
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What is the Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you’ve ever watched a crime drama, you have probably heard it said, “You have the right to an attorney.” But have you ever thought about why you might want one? Find out what the role of a criminal defense attorney is, and how he or she can… Read More
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Why I Take Criminal Defense Cases

I started my legal career prosecuting cases on behalf of the citizens of the State of Georgia as an Assistant District Attorney. I left the District Attorney’s office to own my own business and used my prosecutorial experience to help me develop a… Read More
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Felony or Misdemeanor: What Georgia Residents Should Know

You’ve had a run-in with the police and now you’ve got a court date before a Georgia judge to answer for criminal charges. But you may not fully understand the charges. Have you been charged with a felony or misdemeanor? And what’s the differen… Read More
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